Dear Parents/Carers,

The term is racing away towards Christmas. It is a busy time for everyone but particularly the Music Department who are recovering from their input into the wonderful production of Bugsy Malone whilst girding their loins in preparation for ‘Carols on Tour’ and the Carol Concert. The students are continually asking me what Mrs Lewis has up her sleeve for the end of term Christmas surprise, but they haven’t cracked me yet. We have our Year 11 Party on the evening of the 17th, the Carol service on the 18th and our Christmas surprise on the last day.

Congratulations and my thanks to the students staff and parents involved in developing the South Dartmoor Float, which paraded in Ivybridge and South Brent Carnivals last week. Our entry won its category at both events and received many plaudits.

The College were well represented at the Teignbridge Sports Awards last week with a number of students gaining recognition for their achievements. Special mention must be made of Harry Birchill who won the Junior Sportsman of the Year  and the Overall Teignbridge Sports Personality of the Year awards. Harry is ‘double’ British Champion in Mountain Biking.

South Dartmoor/SSP award nominees and their categories were :

Young Persons Services to PE & Sport (Category sponsored by Dartmoor SSP) :

2nd          -              Arthur Hocking (South Dartmoor sports leader)

Services to Sport (Education) :

3rd           -          Sam Cann (Dartmoor SSP Cycling Development community coach)

Winner     -         Philippa Young (Ilsington Primary Link Teacher)

Sportsperson of the Year with a Physical/Learning Disability :

3rd           -          Alex Woodgates (England CP Football)

Junior Sportswoman of the Year :

3rd           -           Ellie Ingham-Hill (England Cricket)

Junior Sportsman of the Year :

2nd          -           Tom Manley (GB Waterpolo)

Winner    -           Harry Birchill (British Mountain Bike Champion)

Overall Teignbridge Sports Personality of the Year

Winner     -           Harry Birchill

Any parents or carers who have not contributed to the ‘Planner and Library Fund’ may still do so on Parent Pay or by sending in a cheque or cash to the College. All contributions will be very gratefully received as the education cuts continue to bite. A contribution of £10 is the suggested amount.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Bellamy

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Hugh Bellamy


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