Dear Parents and Carers,
As we move towards the Easter Holiday it is perhaps worth taking a moment to reflect on the achievements of the last few weeks and the challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Body Language was a triumph, both the Primary performances and College performances were quite stunning. All of the pupils and students involved had worked hard to produce high quality vibrant performances. The music was also of the highest quality, as we have come to expect at South Dartmoor. We are looking forward to more musical excellence on Thursday with the Spring Concert, if you do not have a ticket you need to hurry……. On Monday evening I attended the Sixth Form Theatre Studies AS and A level performances. Clearly a great deal of hard work had gone into preparing the pieces which were very enjoyable. The ski trip departs at the end of the week and we hope Mr Phipps and his crew have a great time and find some good snow.
The Atrium build is gathering pace and Kier tell me they hope to be ‘out of the ground’ on April 13th. Kier are proving to be excellent partners in this venture and are offering us support to improve a number of areas of the College site as part of their commitment to the Academy community. They are also offering a post 16 paid work placement on the build during the summer holidays-more information on this to follow!
The College has just placed orders for five new minibuses which will arrive in September and replace our rather tired yellow and red ones. The new minibuses will have silver livery and be rather more comfortable for the passengers having reclining seats! If you have a business and would like to explore advertising/sponsorship of a bus please do contact me.
We hope to launch the College’s new website after Easter and I hope you will find the new site more accessible. Any feedback upon it will be gratefully received.
Following the holiday Abi Cowell and I are running the London Marathon in support of the College’s long term ‘charity partner’ Whizz-Kidz. The College has raised in excess of £60,000 for Whizz-Kidz and we are proud of our ongoing relationship with a charity that makes such a difference to the lives of children with physical disabilities. This is the 25th year of Whizz-Kidz existence. To mark this anniversary I have been asked to represent the College as one of Whizz-Kidz 25 biggest fund raisers by running an international marathon. I will therefore be running the Florence Marathon in November but added to this I am also taking part in the London to Brighton 60mile race in May. Any support for our charity work would be gratefully received and contributions can be made to support my efforts via the link at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/hughbellamy.
I wish you all a happy Easter and for those who have children for whom the exam season soon commences I hope it is not too stressful!
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