6 May 2022

I’m pleased that due to the lifting of Covid restrictions we have been able to reintroduce many additional opportunities for students.

The Rock Project taster session held this week is a great example of this.

Mr Adams said, It was wonderful to have such a great turn out to our first Rock Project club learning how to set up the kit and already sounding impressive”.

Ten Tors Challenge 2022

We also want to wish our three Ten Tors teams every success as they face this tough challenge over the weekend.


Many thanks to members of staff who have supported students through their extensive training programme.


During the challenge you can track the progress of the teams at this link.

35 mile team - 1185 - route code OE

45 mile A team - 1185 - route code SJ

45 mile B team - 1185 - TG

Holiday Club

Mr Campbell says that the booking system for our May half term holiday club is now open.

He added, “Our three day extravaganza is open to all children aged from 8 - 12 years of age and is not to be missed".


For more information please click on the link below.

Link to holiday club information


Student News

Congratulations to Arley Walker 7W who has become a Hegarty Maths completer.

This means he has completed all 925 skills, each at 100%, on the Hegarty Maths

Website.

There are over 1.5 million students who use Hegarty Maths and Arley joinsonly a handful of others to complete the whole website.

I think he is only the second DHSB student to achieve this and the youngest - very well done!

Excellent Work

Well done to Neel Shivane 7P whose work has been shared by his Science teacher Mr Burt.

The task was to write an account of how plants reproduce, including key terms, and Mr Burt said that Neel’s work was an excellent submission.

PSHEE Activities

This week the Deputy Heads of Year led assemblies on the dangers of social media for their respective cohorts on Wednesday. Before or after these assemblies, students began to work on their topics for Friday, as follows:

The Year 7 lesson was entitled ‘Superbugs’ and discussed infectious diseases, resistance to antibiotics and the importance of hygiene and vaccinations. These resources were sponsored and developed by the Pfizer company who are well known for their anti-Covid work.

Year 8 students, rather than focusing on the present day, were looking quite a long way ahead to talk about pension planning. They learned about the different types of pension and how it is never too early to start this aspect of financial education!

Year 9 students welcomed an old boy of the school, Owen Weymouth, who was speaking about his career with the Red Bull diving team. His presentation was called ‘Life choices and taking risks’ and contained some exciting footage of some of his more exotic dive locations which understandably fascinated his audience. A welcome respite from their in-school exams this week!

Year 10 students revisited the topic of sleep, and its importance for both physical and mental health, and finally Year 11 students had an exams briefing from Mrs Edwards, our Exams officer. This covered the GCSE requirements and procedures for the exam season; particularly important this year due to the disruption and lack of formal exams over the past two summers. If anyone missed this talk for any reason they should ensure that this vital information is gathered on their return, from Mr Berryman or Ms McCullar, their Head of Year.

That's it for this week; more information re tutorial programme in the Hea’s Blog next Friday.

Ms Moreton

PTFA News

Calling all parents and carers! Please join us if you can. You will be made very welcome. Please also don't forget to buy your raffle tickets - great prizes to be won.

Please also remind your children that the deadline is Monday for the PTFA photography competition - cash prizes to be won and the 12 winning entries will feature in our fundraising academic calendar to be sold in the summer. Thank you for your support.

Mrs Kinsella

Sports Update

Cricket

The cricket season is back!


Year 8 students faced Okehampton in the first round of the Devon Cup and won the match by 25 runs. Well done to the team.

Football


Yesterday the Year 9 and Year 10 football teams held an after school coaching session in preparation for the Devon Cup finals on Wednesday 11 May.


Good luck to both teams.