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News Archives 2013

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THS 6th students and children from Damers school work on mural

THS 6th students and children from Damers school work on mural

Have you seen the mural on the wall at Damers First School as you pass by on Damers Road? It’s a fantastic Learning Wall created by Sixth Form students and the children in Foundation at Damers First School.[More]
December 2013

The Coca Cola Real Business Challenge

The Coca Cola Real Business Challenge

The Coca Cola Real Business Challenge is a national competition and a group of our Yr 10 students have just heard that they have made it through to the Regional Finals to be held in Bristol in February 2014. [More]
December 2013

Juvenes Translatores

Juvenes Translatores

In order to promote language learning and translation as a “mediation”  tool between the different European countries, as well as bring us closer and help us understand each other’s cultures; [More]
December 2013

Year 10 Business Studies Christmas Wreath Enterprise Activity

Year 10 Business Studies Christmas Wreath Enterprise Activity

Students from Yr10 Business Studies have been getting the Christmas spirit and learning about the Business process. They recently worked with students and staff of the floristry department at Kingston Maurward, to produce Christmas Wreaths. [More]
December 2013

Colfox Cross Country meet December 2013

Thomas Hardye beat top schools in Cross Country Competition

The Thomas Hardye School is very proud of the recent achievements of it's cross country teams.
Last week at Lewestons in the inter girls' race, our A team beat 25 other teams to collect a first prize trophy and individual medals. [More]
December 2013

News from Food Technology

News from Food Technology

Year 12 food technology students were able to find out about the food related courses on offer at Bournemouth University, when Joanne Holmes, a lecturer from the college, came in to school a few weeks ago.[More]
December 2013

The Horses from left to right - Skye's The Limit, Candy Man, Dereen Breeze

Thomas Hardye Riding High

On the  28th October The Thomas Hardye School brought home great success from the National Schools Equestrian Centre National Championships 2013 hosted at the impressive Addington Manor in Milton Keynes. [More]
November 2013

Woodwind Masterclass with BBC Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Principals

Woodwind Masterclass with BBC Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Principals

Wednesday 13th November saw two woodwind principals of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hosford (Clarinet) and Julie Price (Bassoon), come to Thomas Hardye School to take a masterclass for Sixth-Form Woodwind players.[More]
November 2013

Two Hardye’s Students gain places in National Youth Orchestra

Two Hardye’s Students gain places in National Youth Orchestra

Two Year 12 students from The Thomas Hardye School have just had some very good news – they have both passed auditions for the National Youth Orchestra (NYO). [More]
November 2013

Thomas Hardye Sixth Form CACHE Students bake for Haiyan

Thomas Hardye Sixth Form CACHE Students bake for Haiyan

Sixth Form Students aged 16-18 from the Thomas Hardye School, who are studying for the CACHE Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care and Education qualification, worked together to raise money for the children and families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.[More]
November 2013

Michael Fish takes Thomas Hardye by Storm!

Michael Fish takes Thomas Hardye by Storm!

On Monday 11th November, weatherman Michael Fish visited Thomas Hardye School to work with our Sixth Form students and present the third of this season’s Community Lectures.[More]
November 2013

Thomas Hardye Student receives top Science Award

Arkwright student wins top award

Year 13 Student Josh Curry has just received the prestigious Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation Prize. Josh has written an account of the day and his project. [More]
November 2013

Thomas Hardye students take part in Plush Young Musicians Day

Thomas Hardye students take part in Plush Young Musicians Day

On Saturday 23rd June, Hardye’s music students took part in The Plush Young Musicians Day, alongside other young musicians from around Dorset, as part of the 2013 Plush Festival. [More]
November 2013

Thomas Hardye School Remembers

Thomas Hardye School Remembers

Despite the adverse weather conditions causing the school to decide on a reduced ceremony, Thomas Hardye still maintained its proud tradition of having a moving tribute to remember those who lost their lives in combat on Remembrance day. [More & Photo Gallery plus Video]
November 2013

Peter Oakes rehearsing Choir and Orchestra

Prestigious Orchestra comes to Dorchester

The half term holiday got off to an excellent start with The Thomas Hardye Singers and the Imperial College Symphony Orchestra performing to a full house on Saturday 27th October at St Mary’s Church, Dorchester.[More]
November 2013

GI Joe in Dorset - Sculpture at the end of the show

THS teacher visits former Nazi death camp to develop better ways to teach about the Holocaust & Genocide

Thomas Hardye School Humanities teacher, Kevin Matthews, has recently visited sites of the Nazi genocide in Poland as part of a select group chosen to pioneer the way the Holocaust is taught in England’s secondary schools. [More]
November 2013

GI Joe in Dorset - Sculpture at the end of the show

Uncovering Dorset’s hidden histories

On Friday 18th October, Year 10 GCSE Historians, who are currently studying modern American History, had the opportunity to attend a special performance of ‘GI Joe in Dorset’ at the Dorchester Arts Centre. [More]
October 2013

Business Studies and Travel & Tourism students field visits in October

Business Studies and Travel & Tourism students field visits in October

YR12 Travel & Tourism investigate Butler's Model of tourist development in Bournemouth...
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October 2013

Science Family Fun to celebrate Wallace 100 and Biology Week: Oct 12th 2013

Science Family Fun to celebrate Wallace 100 and Biology Week: Oct 12th 2013

Thomas Hardye School’s Science Fun Day drew in the crowds for an afternoon of science, art and technology to celebrate the work of pioneering evolutionist Alfred Russel Wallace 100 years after his death [More & Images]
October 2013

Year 9 students put down their pens for ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’

Year 9 students put down their pens for ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’

On Wednesday 9th October, Year 9 students got involved in a national event which meant that in many of their lessons they did not write a single thing down...[More]
October 2013

Autumn Term Business and Enterprise News from Year 9

Autumn Term Business and Enterprise News from Year 9

Every Year 9 student will have the opportunity to taste Business Studies this year as part of a new initiative.
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October 2013

AS Travel and Tourism Students visit the New Forest and Portland Castle

AS Travel and Tourism Students visit the New Forest and Portland Castle

Why is it that the New Forest National Park is such a huge draw for domestic and overseas visitors?
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October 2013

Sixth Former mobilises Staff and Students to fight Alzheimer’s

Sixth Former mobilises Staff and Students to fight Alzheimer’s

Thomas Hardye Sixth Former, Matt Shaw decided he wanted to do something to help those suffering from Alzheimer’s. [More]
October 2013

Vince Cable & Students

Summer Successes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Two students from Thomas Hardye School, joined six others from across the country (selected by the Royal Institution) and met Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP...  [More]
September 2013

Year 12 students take part in work experience at Gould's Café 11

Year 12 students recently took part in work experience at Gould's Café 11

At the end of last term, ten AS food technology students from year 12 took part in work experience at Gould's Café 11 in Dorchester.  [More]
September 2013

Two Teams in The Top Three!

Two Teams in The Top Three!

The Thomas Hardye Equestrian team have qualified for the National Championship at the prestigious Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire In October, after winning the Show Jumping challenge held at Bryanston School . [More]
September 2013

2013 UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshops- Cambridge and Kyoto

2013 UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshops- Cambridge and Kyoto

This summer the school was extremely fortunate to be invited to participate in two amazing workshops taking place at Cambridge and Kyoto Universities. [More]
September 2013

Yr 10 Business studies students represent the school at the ‘Think Big’ European Youth Development Programme

Yr 10 Business studies students represent the school at the ‘Think Big’ European Youth Development Programme

On 19th June 2013 20 students from Year 10 Business Studies, who were selected because of their positive attitude in lessons, represented the school ...[More]
September 2013

School looks to create a Sustainable Woodland

School looks to create a Sustainable Woodland

Staff and pupils at Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, hearing that areas of forest the size of Wales are routinely disappearing, would like to play their part in trying to redress the balance. [More]
September 2013

What a scorcher! - CCF Summer Camp 2013

What a scorcher! - CCF Summer Camp 2013

The last week of term once more saw 45 members of the CCF go on their annual summer camp. This year they were at RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall. [More]
August 2013

Thomas Hardye school bucks national trend with excellent GCSE results

Thomas Hardye school bucks national trend with excellent GCSE results

“Thomas Hardye celebrated a significant rise in results, bucking the national trend. The number of students achieving five good passes including English and Maths rose from 65% in 2012 to 69% this summer. Remarkably a third of all results were at grades A/A*!  [More]
August 2013

Ryan Dedman a future student at the Thomas Hardye School

More sporting Talent comes to Thomas Hardye

More sporting Talent comes to Thomas Hardye, as new Year 9 gains success at world championships.  [More]
August 2013

Another successful year for Thomas Hardye A level students.

Another successful year for Thomas Hardye A level students.

The Thomas Hardye School is celebrating another outstanding set of A Level results. The pass rate reached 99% for the second consecutive year with 33 subjects recording 100% pass rates.  [More]
August 2013

Max Blass Laker a year 9 student

Musical Maestro in the making?

Max Blass Laker a year 9 student in the school has recently been accepted into the Royal Academy of Music to study piano. [More]
July 2013

Model UN conference at Thomas Hardye

Model UN conference at Thomas Hardye

Thomas Hardye Year 12s once again experienced the sort of dilemmas the United Nations face constantly when the School ran another of its successful Model UN Days. [More]

July 2013

World in Dorset Day 2013

World in Dorset Day 2013

On Wed 10th July, Year 9 students were given the opportunity to experience, understand and represent stories of migration and multiculturalism. [More]
July 2013

Tango comes to THS

Tango comes to THS

Students from MFL, Dance and Music took part in a Tango workshop on Thursday (11th July) [More & Images]

July 2013

Year 10 Pathways complete the Horticulture element of the CoPE course

Year 10 Pathways complete the Horticulture element of the CoPE course

On the 10th July we had our last visit to Kingston Maurward College. During year 10 we went every afternoon on Week 2 Wednesday and learnt skills in Horticulture. [More]
July 2013

Gifted and Talented French day

Gifted and Talented French day

The MFL Gifted and Talented day on the 2nd of July took place in the languages building, where students from other schools joined us for a day of activities and brioche eating.[More]
July 2013

Great Western Camping

Mr Mark Evans of Great Western Camping visits Yr 10 Business Studies students

Mr Mark Evans, owner of Great Western Camping in Dorchester visited the Yr 10 Business Studies students. [More]
July 2013

DASP Prom Concert 2013

DASP Prom Concert 2013

Saturday night (June 29th) saw students from schools across the Dorchester Area join together to lift the roof off the Marquee at the Thomas Hardye School for their annual ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert.[More]
July 2013

Plague, Fire and Revolution for Year 12 Historians

Plague, Fire and Revolution for Year 12 Historians

On 2nd July 2013 seventeenth century historians embarked on an intensive day out in London. The idea was to bring the course to life and transport our minds back to the turbulent years of the seventeenth century; [More]
July 2013

Pathways Course group visit The Magdalen Project in Somerset

Pathways Course group visit The Magdalen Project in Somerset

On the 2nd July one group from The Pathways Course visited The Magdalen Project in Somerset as part of their Level 2 CoPE course. [More]
July 2013

French lessons to Year 3 pupils at Damer’s First school

A new generation of French teachers?

On Monday, the 24th of June, fifteen Year 12 French students got together to deliver French lessons to Year 3 pupils at Damer’s First school. [More]
July 2013

Forget Glastonbury – Chalke Valley History Festival is the place to be!

Forget Glastonbury – Chalke Valley History Festival is the place to be!

With a coach full of history students from year 10 and 12, we travelled to the rural oasis of Chalke Valley to attend the annual History Festival. [More]
June 2013

Year 10 MFL enrichment day at Budmouth College

Year 10 MFL enrichment day at Budmouth College

On Friday, the twenty-first of June, 14 Year 10 students took part in a modern foreign languages enrichment day in Budmouth College, alongside the best year 10 languages students from other schools in the county.
[More]
June 2013

Thomas Hardye Singers sing at University College Oxford

Thomas Hardye Singers sing at University College Oxford

It’s not that long ago that The Thomas Hardye Singers sang in Cadogan hall, London, it was an incredible event. I thought it would be difficult to top that and wondered if all other choir events would ever measure up to it.
[More]
June 2013

Food & Nutrition students take part in Culinary Masterclass

Food & Nutrition students take part in Culinary Masterclass

Last week, fifteen Year 10 Food and Nutrition students had the opportunity to take part in a Culinary Master Class based in school, run by the Enterprise and Skills Company.
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June 2013

Year 12 Historians Uncover the Past

Year 12 Historians Uncover the Past

Year 12 Seventeenth Century historians visited the Dorset History Centre on Wednesday. The aim of the visit was to give students a fascinating insight into how historical documents are preserved... [More]
June 2013

Madame Zeroni by Molly Borland and Maternal Protection by James Cartwright

Sixth Form students in Royal Academy A-Level Summer Exhibition Online 2013

Two Sixth Form Art and Design students have been successful in the selection process and online exhibition of their work by the Royal Academy of Arts in the 2013 Royal Academy A-Level Summer Exhibition Online. [More]
June 2013

Year 9/10 French Exchange to Nantes. 14-22 May 2013

Year 9/10 French Exchange to Nantes

The Languages Department took a group of 27 students of year 9 and 10 students to Nantes. Students stayed with their exchange partners, and we organised a number of day trips and visits. [More]
June 2013

UK Japan Young Scientist Workshops 2013

UK Japan Young Scientist Workshops 2013

The Thomas Hardye School has been invited to participate in the UK Japan Young Scientist Workshops at the Universities of Cambridge and Kyoto. [More]
June 2013

SNCOs at FOB Thorpe

THS CCF Put through their paces during ‘Pre-Deployment’ Training

Members of the Thomas Hardye School CCF have under taken an intensive skill at arms and tactical field training package prior to their deployment to the 43 Brigade Central Camp in Cornwall this July.  [More]
June 2013

Beacon School Lead Teacher, Kevin Matthews

Beacon school status for the Thomas Hardye School

The Thomas Hardye School (THS) has been awarded the status of an IOE Beacon School in Holocaust Education by the University of London’s Institute of Education. [More]
June 2013

Charity Young Musicians Concert in aid of Julia's House

Charity Young Musicians Concert in aid of Julia's House

Last Friday the Corn Exchange in Dorchester was packed to hear a special concert by over 100 young musicians from the First, Middle and Upper schools in the Dorchester area in aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset Children’s Hospice.
[More]
May 2013

GCSE PE Gifted and Talented Trip to Bath University

GCSE PE Gifted and Talented Trip to Bath University

Thomas Hardye Students, with leadership from the Sixth Form, have shown yet again what big hearts they have.
[More]
May 2013

Sixth Form students raise £1000 in memory of their friend

Sixth Form students raise £1000 in memory of their friend

Thomas Hardye Students, with leadership from the Sixth Form, have shown yet again what big hearts they have.
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May 2013

The Big Brew- sixth form tea party

The Big Brew- sixth form tea party

The Big Brew- sixth form tea party for elderly residents of Dorchester Over thirty year 12 students organised and hosted a fantastic tea ... [More & Images]
May 2013

Athlete Serita Shone came to visit 14 Yr 10 Btec Pupils

Living for Sport – Barrier Breaking Inspiration!

Ex-pupil and potential Olympic Athlete Serita Shone came to visit 14 Yr 10 Btec Pupils as part of Sky Sports, living for sport programme.
[More]
May 2013

‘Little Shop’ helps stop heroes horrors

‘Little Shop’ helps stop heroes horrors

The recent school production of ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’ helped the Thomas Hardye School Combined Cadet Force to raise £521.28 for the armed forces mental health charity, Combat Stress.
[More]
May 2013

Year 9 students carrying out interviews at the County Museum

Learning in the Real World: Thomas Hardye Students can’t get enough Free Time!

Students in Years 9 and 12 have been participating in an exciting and innovative lottery-funded project that aims to investigate how people’s leisure time has changed over the years.
[More]
April 2013

Lucy King who won the Yes Chef Final at the Menzies Carlton Hotel

Yes Chef Final

Congratulations to Lucy King who won the Yes Chef Final at the Menzies Carlton Hotel, Bournemouth on Monday 22 April. Slimmed down from an initial field of over 100 students...
[More]
April 2013

Trekking down Etna

Sicily: A Trip of Awe and Wonder

On Wednesday 10th April, a group of 33 students embarked on a trip of a lifetime to the island of Sicily. This trip was aimed at allowing... [More]
April 2013

Year 10 Business Studies students Owen, Kieran & Emma

Easter Enterprise Success

Yr 10 Business Studies students used their skills and expertise to raise money for charity. Split into teams, their remit was to add value to a tube of mini eggs and to use £20 (on loan from the Business Enterprise Account) in their endeavours.[More]
April 2013

Celebrating Science and Engineering Week

Celebrating Science and Engineering Week

In March, the school and community enjoyed a wide variety of events, visits and achievements in celebration of “invention and discovery”, as part of the 2013 National Science and Engineering Week. [More]
April 2013

Students excel at Model United Nations Conference

Students excel at Model United Nations Conference

On Friday 22nd March, a group of 18 students embarked on a journey to Oxford’s Magdalen College School for a weekend of thrilling debates around some of the world’s most current and compelling issues. [More]
April 2013

Year 12 students return from French student exchange

Year 12 students return from French student exchange

After being delayed for two days following heavy snow in Northern France the Year 12 French exchange finally got the green light to go to Bayeux. [More]
March 2013

History Students discover life in the trenches

History Students discover life in the trenches

On the 22nd March Year 9 ventured off to the front line of the WW1 trenches. During this time we got up to many interesting activities which gave a real insight into life in the trenches. [More]
March 2013

Competitors Yes Chef Semi Final

Yes Chef Semi Final

Lucy King travelled to the White Pepper Cookery School in Lytchett Minster as one of four students taking part in the afternoon heat of the semi-finals of the “Yes Chef” Competition. Their task was to produce2 courses using the ingredients provided in 2 hours.  [More]
March 2013

Cadogan Hall Choir Trip

Thomas Hardye Singers Cadogan Hall Trip

On Saturday 2nd March the Thomas Hardye Singers visited the Cadogan Hall, London. We had been invited to sing with Imperial College Symphony Orchestra and Choir. [More]
March 2013

Travel and Tourism Training Success

Travel and Tourism Training Success

On Friday 1st March, AS Travel and Tourism students took part in a full day customer service training course delivered  by The Enterprise and Skills Company in a fun and motivational way. [More]
March 2013

Jamie Scadden, Aaron Oakes and Charles Jeffreys

Young Drivers from THS Taste Success in National Karting Championship

On Friday 1st February 38 of our Year 9 Geography students embarked on a journey to London, in order to experience our capital city.  [More]
March 2013

Engineering Challenge Victory at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Engineering Challenge Victory at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Ten Year 12 students attended the annual Engineering Challenge at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, with Mr Munro and Mr Oliver from the science department. [More]
March 2013

Students Explore the Seabed (from the safety and comfort of their classroom!)

Students Explore the Seabed (from the safety and comfort of their classroom!)

Four Year 9 classes of science students from the Thomas Hardye School have experienced what it is like to be at the forefront of scientific research thanks to the researchers aboard the Research Vessel James Cook, which has been exploring the deep sea environment in the Caribbean. [More]
February 2013

Year 11 student, Susie Baird in Rotary Young Chef competition

Year 11 student in Rotary Young Chef competition

Recently, Susie Baird from year 11, travelled to Mere in Wiltshire to compete in the first round of the Rotary Young Chef competition. 
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February 2013

Year 9 Geography students visit London & Haberdashers Askes Hatcham School in Lewisham

Year 13 students in the ‘3 Peaks Challenge’ in aid of Julia’s House

On July 30th and 31st last year a group of Year 13 students undertook the ‘3 Peaks Challenge’ in aid of Julia’s House the Dorset Hospice for Children.  [More]
February 2013

Year 9 Geography students visit London & Haberdashers Askes Hatcham School in Lewisham

Year 9 Geography students visit London & Haberdashers Askes Hatcham School

On Friday 1st February 38 of our Year 9 Geography students embarked on a journey to London, in order to experience our capital city.  [More]
February 2013

Thomas Hardye school Girls Cross country squad compete in Inter counties championships

THS Girls Cross country squad compete in Inter counties championships

As our previous story has reported, last month at the Kings Park in Bournemouth, the Inter Girls Cross country squad from Thomas Hardye school won the Schools Cross Country Championships.  [More]
January 2013

Sarah-Jane Weston of Sarah’s Card Creations at one of her trade fairs.

Business Studies News

A visit by Matthew Staveley, General Manager of the Came Down Golf Club & another from Sarah’s Card Creations to Yr 11 Business Studies students. [More]
January 2013

Thomas Hardye students compete in Dorset Cross Country championships
Thursday 17th January 2013

Thomas Hardye students compete in Dorset Cross Country championships

Despite the weather conditions being near frozen and very firm underfoot, Kings Park, Bournemouth saw Thomas Hardye School have its most successful ever set of results in Cross Country running at the County Championships. [More]
January 2013

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