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8 July 2016

We’ve welcomed lots of visitors on site this week at our Open Evening for Year 5 and their families, our Art Exhibition and our Familiarisation Day on Thursday when our new students enjoyed a programme including Science, Art, Sports and a lunch in Refuel.

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Art Exhibition

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Year 6 Familiarisation Day

Following these events we’ve received many compliments about our students’ confidence, maturity and leadership skills.

DHSB Today Summer Edition

Please take time to read the summer edition of DHSB Today which highlights additional opportunities outside the curriculum that support and develop our students. These fantastic experiences can’t necessarily be assessed through formal examinations but are evident in the talents, the confidence and the overall success of students’ achievements.

Diana Award

Well done to two students, Hugo Oh Graham and Isaac Hudson, who have heard the exciting news that they will receive a Diana Award later this year.

Hugo and Isaac were both nominated in the Courageous Citizen category.

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BT Tech Factor

Well done also to our Digital Leaders who have won second place in the BT Tech Factor competition.

The judges said, “Extremely well produced and narrated, the entry from Devonport High School for Boys showed how they were currently using technology and how they’d spend the prize money on improving their learning environment even further. Far beyond the classroom, a school radio, ‘Thinkspace’ collaborative coding club and plans to build their own hardware in-house show, Devonport High School understands how technology can be used to engage students and get them excited about learning”.

Devon and Cornwall MegaFinal

Our weekly Chess Club, supported by Mrs Cooke, goes from strength to strength.

Congratulations to Robert Liu, Nicholas Hodge, Aidan Ricketts and Thomas Hyndman who recently went to the UK Chess Challenge Devon MegaFinal and Adam Blaxley who participated in the Cornwall event.

Special congratulations to Robert and Nicholas who are through to the next round, the GigaFinal.

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The Theatre Royal Plymouth was part of a UK wide event which took place on Friday to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Around 100 volunteers (including DHSB students) from the Plymouth area were part of the commemorative project which was conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre.

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DHSB student Cian Kinsella is pictured here

Teachers’ Institute in the Houses of Parliament

Sue Moreton, our Information, Advice and Guidance Co-ordinator, has been on her own ‘work experience’ this week with the Teachers’ Institute in the Houses of Parliament.

Ms Moreton applied to Parliament’s open call and was selected from more than a hundred applicants to attend this exciting week-long event in Parliament. Fully funded by Parliament’s Education Service, she met the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, participated in question and answer sessions with the Speaker and the Lord Speaker, and heard from parliamentarians of all parties in both the Commons and Lords.

John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, said, “I am proud that this excellent initiative, now in its tenth year, continues to provide such an invaluable service. Better engagement and dialogue with young people is of fundamental importance to our democracy, and I am sure that the school representatives attending will find the experience both useful and enlightening.”

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Future Events

Wednesday 13 July

Sports Day

Friday 15 July

Summer Festival

Wednesday 20 July

Final day of the Summer Term


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