26 May 2017

As we come to the end of another busy half term I’m pleased to bring you an edition of my Head’s Blog which demonstrates the commitment and participation of both students and staff.

I hope you have an enjoyable and productive half term break. We return to school on Monday 5 June (A week).

Last weekend saw the second set of ten teams out on Dartmoor taking part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition training.

On Wednesday ten of our RFU Young Leaders attended the Plymouth Primary Tag Rugby Festival at Brickfields where they acted as officials and referees gaining valuable experience.

Excellent Work

Our examples of excellent work this week are from Ms Cole’s A level Physics class.

Ms Cole said, “These are examples of the amazing A level research projects my class completed for their practical skills endorsement. They picked quite an intriguing range of subjects”.

Luke Staszewski

Emily Isaacs

Luke McMullan

Michael Collingwood

Alex Cunningham

Sports Update

Team Success

Well done to Daniel McVeigh and Jack Lashbrook who play for MAP Juniors U14 team. Their team has been undefeated in both cup and league matches for two years.

They won both the Grenville Cup and the U14 top league this season winning the final match of the season 3 – 1 against Plympton FC.

Devon Wednesday League Presentations

As the football season draws to a close we can report our 2nd XI received the trophy for the most sporting team, celebrating their good conduct, and the 1st XI finished as runners up in their division.

In addition Mr Orkney was named as Secretary of the Year.

Well done all!


Mr Strang and Mr Carpenter report a ‘fantastic achievement’ by the Year 7 and Year 8 teams who won the Super 8 athletics competition at Brickfields last Friday (alongside students from DHSG)..


Congratulations to the Year 9 Cricket team who started the season with a ‘hard fought victory’ over Hele’s School in the Devon Cup.

Staff News

Mr Jenkins has been fundraising for St Luke’s Hospice. Last Saturday, with members of his club, he cycled from Plymouth to Bude and back to Plymouth (a distance of around 100 miles).

He said, “The event was organised by my cycling club as we wanted to support this great charity”.

Future Events

5 June First day of Summer term two (A week)

5 – 9 June Year 7 exam week

10 June 11+ familiarisation session

10 – 11 June DofE Bronze Award assessed expedition (Year 10)

12 – 16 June Year 8 exams week

17 – 18 June DofE Bronze Award assessed expedition (Year 10)

And finally

I’ve been asked to highlight the Summer Fayre taking place in Devonport Park on Sunday 28 May from 12.00 – 17.00.

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