This year members of Helsinki house are supporting the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF); a charity committed to helping conservation efforts throughout Africa and Asia. DSWF are currently supporting the The Muzovu Project which works with 19 Zambian schools to provide specialist conservation presentations and lessons to more than 3000 children each year. The schools are all in areas bordering the Kafue National Park where DSWF help to run an elephant orphanage.
To coincide with Anti-Bullying Week this year (19-23 November 2012) we held an inter-house competition where students were asked to create posters and poems communicating the anti-bullying message.
Some well designed and heart-felt contributions were received and here are the winners:
The first ever Delphi FIFA competition will begin on the 14th January. The tournament bracket is displayed on the Delphi House board along with rules and regulations of the competition. You can also view an online version of the bracket on the following website;
Mr White and Mr Wallace are entering the competition and are bigging up their chances. Mr White has been overheard saying that the Delphi students are rubbish at FIFA and stand no chance agains the might of the Dane Court PE department. I think that this is our chance to prove him wrong and Evan Williams will get his opportunity in the first round.
All entrants will be paying £1 which is being donated to Delphi's house charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust.
UPDATE: The winner of the tournament was Bryn Llewellyn. Congratulations!!
Year 8 students have been particularly busy in their food technology lesson recently. Each prepared and baked a small Christmas cake and then went on to ice and decorate it to their own design. The food technology staff received the completed masterpieces this week and put more than 150 of them on display in their kitchen spaces.
After careful judging the display was visited by students and parents. The imaginative variety of designs and colours was a spectacular sight.
Dane Court's first inter-house climbing competition took place between 20 November and 4 December. Each house was invited to enter up to 14 competitors (two from each year group). An impressive 55 students took up the challenge and turned up to compete in competition events at weekly intervals with thirty of those attending all three sessions.
Climbing skill varied enormously from those with several year's experience to complete novices. Nevertheless everyone had a great time and learned much about a rapidly growing sport.
Overall personal scores reveal some very impressive performances and not just by those with a lot of experience.