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November 2017

  • National Lifesaving Championship Leeds

    Published 27/11/17

    The National Lifesaving Championships were held in Leeds at the weekend with a few of South Dartmoor Community College students taking part.  

    The Simulated Emergency Response Competition (SERC) tests the initiative, judgement, knowledge and ability of 4 lifesavers who apply their lifesaving skills to an unknown simulated emergency situation whilst working as a team.

    The competition tests each team’s rescue skills in and out of the pool, as well as their emergency first aid and casualty care, all within a two-minute time limit.

    National Lifesaving Results:

    Tom Stoppard and Finley Kingsbury bronze in the life support initiative test
    Evie Godwin and Rebecca Blease silver in the aquatic initiative test
    Will Whitehead and Ollie Smith gold in the aquatic initiative test
    Emma Ogley and Libby Wray gold in the dry initiative test, silver in the line throw

    AND Will,Ollie, Mark Thomas and Rebecca won the National SERC

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  • FA People's Cup

    Published 27/11/17

    FA People’s Cup

    South Dartmoor's girls' football teams only started playing two years ago, but last week reached the Final of the FA People's Cup County round, losing by the narrowest of margins on a sudden death penalty shoot out in the Devon championship. Over 15 teams took part in the competition and the girls came up against some quality players. SDCC One qualified from their group winning their matches 5-1, 4-0, 6-1 before making it into the Final. The team started brilliantly, taking the lead in the first 10 seconds through Libby Gimson, however the girls were then pegged back with a late goal taking the match to penalties. Despite being were knocked out 5-4 on sudden death penalties, Mr Pryke and Ms Reed were incredibly proud of the team's achievement. 

    The other South Dartmoor Two team improved throughout the competition, narrowly missing out themselves on a semi final place. The continued improvement of all the girls and their enjoyment made it a memorable day for all. South Dartmoor are continuing to build on the girls football team success, in prepartion for the World Youth Cup in Sweden next July!

    Under 13 Girls Team: 

    Team One: Evie Ganney (C), Libby Gimson (VC), Meirah Codreanu-Khan (GK), Sarah Amos, Tatiana Musialska and Sarah Amos.

    Team Two: Ella Christophers (C), Darci Turpin (VC), Cleo Whitbread (GK), Lucy Whitbread, Arwen Davies, Ruby Green and Luana Lopes.

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  • Balletboyz Experience

    Published 22/11/17

    The profile of Boys Dance continues to develop here at SDCC and one professional dance company we have to thank for continuing to inspire the work that we do is The Balletboyz.  This company caught the attention of some of our older dancers when we first saw them perform in 2013 and our admiration for the style, energy and talent of the Balletboyz continues to grow.  So much so that this year when the Dance Department were given the opportunity to work with dancers from the company here at South Dartmoor we couldn’t have been more excited.

    Our Boys Dance Company visited The Northcott Theatre on Tuesday 14th November to take their front row seats for the final performance of The Balletboyz 2018 tour ‘Fourteen Days’.  The performance was exhilarating and captured the creative minds of all 16 boys what attended.  The most exciting thought for the students was that they would be learning movement repertoire first hand from two of the company’ dancers the following day.

    On Wednesday 15th November, the Boys Dance Company greeted Harry & Matt from The Balletboyz as they arrived at South Dartmoor for the workshop and they were eager to get started.  The students took part in an intense and challenging warm-up and technique class which was followed by the learning of movement material from The Balletboyz current tour and to finish with they explored new and exciting ways of developing lift work and contact work.

    The Boys Dance Company demonstrated perseverance and determination from the very start and it was a huge pleasure to see them working to closely with such talented dancers that they admire.  The morning was finished off with a question and answer session in which Harry & Matt were quizzed about dancers in training, the highs and lows of working for dance companies, travelling the world and working with choreographers. 

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  • Year 7 Rugby Team 2017

    Published 14/11/17

    A thoroughly enjoyable day with the Y7 rugby boys at the Brixham tournament.

    The TEAM:
    Leo Hodges (joint captain)
    Jacob Forey (joint captain)
    Isaac Mark
    Joe Cox
    Jack Mooney
    Ryan Gaydon
    Oscar Brookfield
    Kai Swann
    Max Baxter
    Dan Cox
    Jack Pollard

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  • Mufti Day Fri 17th Nov

    Published 14/11/17

    Mufti Day Fri 17th Nov

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  • South Dartmoor Remembers with Ashburton

    Published 14/11/17

    South Dartmoor Remembers with Ashburton 2017

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  • Duke Of Edinburgh Award Silver

    Published 10/11/17

    Duke Of Edinburgh Award Silver

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  • 2018 EXAM SEASONĀ 

    Published 09/11/17

    2018 EXAM SEASON


    The GCSE exam season will commence on 07/05/18 and finish on 22/06/18.


    The GCE exam season will commence in 02/05/18 and finish on 26/06/18.


    This doesn’t include the many controlled assessments that make place throughout the year. Please consider these dates when organising holidays as the exams are set in stone and cannot be moved or replicated.


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  • Year 13 historians explore Berlin

    Published 08/11/17

    Mr Hayward and Mrs Palmer were joined by 19 Year 13 students in the German capital of Berlin over October half term to support their research into 20th Century German history. Areas visited included the Reichstagg parliamentary building (pictured), Holocaust memorial, Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the Berlin Wall. Students were also able to spend time exploring the city’s cultural areas and tried a range of food, with Ashley Causey sampling Currywurst from every available outlet.

    All students were a credit to the school throughout the four day trip and the History Department look forward to visiting Berlin with the current Year 12s – please contact Mr Hayward for further information.

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  • School of Rock

    Published 07/11/17

    Wednesday 29th November, Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December, Saturday 2nd December (Matinee 1pm Saturday only) 

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