25 November 2016

An unbelievably diverse week of activities here at DHSB this week. So many wonderful opportunities for students and staff.

We’ll share a selection of photos in this Blog but please check our Twitter hashtag #dhsbccw for the full range of images.

Thanks to Mr Coombes, Assistant Head, for many of these photos and captions.

But first this week, congratulations to our Bar Mock Trial team, through to the national final which will be held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London (March 2017).

Constance Littlehailes, the Citizenship Foundation project coordinator said the team was “Very impressive in the Truro regional heat”.

Mr Riggs added, “I first entered a team into this competition 25 years ago during my first year of teaching at Notre Dame. It is so popular that it is not even possible to get a place every year. It has been so useful because I have seen so many students who have had some interest in the legal profession having their appetite to become a lawyer really whetted, and go on to study law and become solicitors and barristers. In all those years, I have never seen a performance as good as this. The lawyers were exemplary and all were able to talk about what they heard on the day rather than just reading out something they had prepared beforehand. The witnesses got the perfect balance between playing a character and sticking to their story in the witness box. Our Court Clerk/Usher was seen as being a model professional by all the judges. And the jurors “Our little spies” gave us invaluable information on what the other team were doing!! I was very, very proud of all of you”.

Curriculum Challenge Week 2016


 German Exchange

 Ten Tors Selection

 Year 9 and 10 London Football Tour

 Year 12 Media

 Year 7 and 8 German Christmas Markets

Back at school

 Finishing the sweet art product

 Year 9 Geographers at Devonport Guildhall

Ion identification in Chemistry

Mapping Maths

Preparing to rescore some movie soundtracks

 Challenge for Year 11

French putting their morning’s research into action

Year 7 creative RS

Year 9 cafe task

Year 9 celebrating all things Mexican

 Stop motion production in production

Using Laban’s efforts of movement theory

 What a great hat!

  Year 10 in teams working on lean manufacture

Spaghetti bridges – time for testing

Strange goings on as Year 8 students investigate a murder

 The Roman Wall at Isca, modern Exeter

 Aled gives us music from a Ghanaian xylophone

The Lebanese delegation preparing UN

Year 12 students were out of school too, some enjoying a wide variety of work experience placements.

Sports Update

Many congratulations to Josephine Spencer who was selected to take part at the Youth World Windsurfing Championships in in Limassol, Cyprus.

Ms Davidson said, “I’m so thrilled that Josie is getting such great life experience”.

Well done to our U16 badminton team. Their overall match result at the central venue competition was DHSB 4, Lipson 1.

 Jack Jones and Toby Leung

Our Year 11 football team bow out of the national cup after losing their match against Penryn College 3 – 1.

The visiting team said, “DHSB were great hosts again”.

Future Events

29 November

Year 7 Parents Evening

5 December

Sixth Form Open Evening

12 December

Carol Service

14 December

Speech Day

And finally, our friends at Stoke Damerel Church have asked us to advertise their Christmas Craft Fair – all welcome!

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