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News Archives 2014

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David Dein

David Dein Inspires Thomas Hardye Year 10 to Aspire!

Former vice-chairman of Arsenal Football Club and former vice-chairman of the Football Association, David Dein came to the Thomas Hardye School to speak to all of our Year 10 pupils. [More]

Food news

Waitrose support Food and Nutrition Students

Year 10 GCSE food and nutrition students were recently treated to a fresh fish interactive cookery demonstration,  by Waitrose fish advisors.  Maria and Clare from Waitrose showed the students how to gut, prepare, scale, fillet and cook fresh bass with thyme and rosemary.  [More]


Year 9 Student wins yacht races

Year 9 student Alex Mcfarlane  recently competed in the 2014 Royal Yachting Association, Eric Twiname Championships at Rutland Water and won all three of his races in the Topper dinghy class. This made him overall winner in that class. He is hopeful that he will now be selected for the national team as a result.   [More]

football team

Under 19s win Schools County Cup Final

Goals from Ben Sabine and Tom Wade saw Thomas Haryde school overcome Queen Elizabeth school, Wimborne in a thrilling final ... [More]


Chapel Choir sing Evensong at Bath Abbey

On Thursday 3rd April, the day before the end of the Spring term, the Thomas Hardye Singers in their guise as the THS Chapel Choir went on our annual trip to Bath to sing Evensong at Bath Abbey. [More]


The Thomas Hardye School Mock European Elections 2014 Results

On Friday 9th May 763 students from all years cast their votes in the first Thomas Hardye School Mock European Election. [More]

sicily trip

Students visit Sicily and go Volcano walking!

Early on Good Friday morning 46 Year 11 students gathered on a cold dark morning ready for an intrepid adventure to Sicily. [More]

west bay

Geographers getting out and about!

The Spring Term was a busy time for the Geography department with Year 9 students going on a two-day trip to London, [More]

biology challenge

Biology Challenge Success for Year 9

Biology Challenge is an online competition which takes place in schools in conjunction with the Society of biology.  [More]

Pathways Group

ASDAN CoPE at The Thomas Hardye School

The Thomas Hardye School has been offering the CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) course since 2006.  A portfolio based course which asks students to complete six compulsory skills in Problem Solving;  [More]

Hockey Group

Ella Pallister Memorial Hockey Match

Sixth Formers have raised £214.75 through a charity hockey match and cake sales. The weather held off and allowed for a fast paced and energetic game.  [More]

bath trip

GCSE PE A* Masterclass to The University of Bath

15 year 10 GCSE PE students with the potential to gain an A* took part in a Masterclass event at The University of Bath. Students learnt about VO2max and Onset of Blood Lactate Accumulation (OBLA), applying these advanced theoretical concepts to sophisticated physiological tests in a sports science laboratory. [More]

classics group

Thomas Hardye School Classics Department welcomes
leading Greek scholar Edith Hall

On Monday fifty sixth form students of the Thomas Hardye School Classics Department welcomed Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at King's College, London, for a study day for their Classical Civilisation A-level in the Melvin Library. [More]

Berlin Trip

History Students in action packed visit to Berlin

It was early Wednesday morning as we set off for Luton Airport. We arrived at around 9am local time in Berlin and after checking in at our hotel, our walking tour around the city began.  Initially, we started off at the Brandenburg gate, which became a symbol of significance after the Berlin Wall came down.  [More]

Rwanda visit

THS staff and students attend UK Kwibuka20 commemorations

On Saturday April 12th 2014 sixth form students and staff from The Thomas Hardye School attended the UK Kwibuka20 commemorations in Birmingham at the invitation of the Rwandan High Commissioner to the UK.  [More]

netball team

Thomas Hardye Girls provide Year 9 & 10 Netball Champions

Both the year 9 and 10 girls have won their respective South West Dorset Netball League, smashing the opposition and not losing a single game.  [More]

Soldiers of the street

Students sleep under the stars for 'Soldiers of the Street'

On the evening of 28thMarch, 22 students ranging from year 9 – 13 gave up their Friday night to sleep ‘homeless’ outside the Sixth Form Centre in aid of Soldiers Of The Street. [More]

holocaust visit

THS students take part in Holocaust Educational Trust ‘Lessons From Auschwitz Project’

On Tuesday 18th March two year 12 students, Ned Mumford and Chloe Elcock, went to Auschwitz death camp near Krakow, Poland as part of the Holocaust Educational Trusts ‘Lessons From Auschwitz Project’. [More]

War Graves

Year 9 Historians Relive the First World War

We travelled under the water, heading towards Calais. I was feeling very excited and hopeful and I felt the shadow of millions of soldiers from a century ago making this very journey. Our first stop was Sanctuary Wood. [More]

Model UN

Students Attend Model United Nations Conference in Oxford!

Students from Thomas Hardye School took part in a Model United Nations Conference in Oxford on the weekend of 28th-30th of March. [More]


National Science and Engineering Week Roundup

Students from Years 9 to 13 and our community took part in a wide range of activities to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week, 14-23 March, which is organised nationwide by the British Science Association.[More]

Ducklings music

Year 10 student takes part in 'Yes Chef' final

Just after last half term, Lucy Delamere in year 10, travelled to the Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth to take part in the Final of the  Enterprise and Skills Company's 'Yes Chef' competition, where she had two hours to cook a three course meal. [More]


Year 9/10 Spanish Exchange

IAt the beginning of March, students studying Spanish in years 9 and 10 spent a week in sunny Murcia on the first leg of the Spanish exchange with our partner school, the Instituto Mariano Baquero.[More]
March 2014

Ducklings music

Musicians triumph at local music festival

It’s not often that you get such a strong music department with so many different ensembles, but it’s even rarer to have a group of 8 double reed instrumentalists win an award at a local Music Festival. [More]
March 2014

Year 11 student takes part in Rotary Young Chef final

Holocaust Memorial Week 2014

Following on from the Holocaust Memorial Day display in the Melvin Learning Resource Centre dedicated to the children who did not survive the Holocaust...[More]
March 2014

Year 11 student takes part in Rotary Young Chef final

Year 11 student takes part in Rotary Young Chef final

Tim Williams in year 11 recently took part in the District final of the Rotary Young Chef at Minehead in Somerset. Despite the long journey, he.. [More]
March 2014

World Book day

World Book Day 2014

On Thursday 6th March, Thomas Hardye School celebrated World Book Day by turning it into a ‘DEAR’ Day (Drop Everything And Read). [More]
March 2014

London Visit

Year 9 Geography students take a trip to the Capital!

On Friday 28th February, 41 Year 9 Geographers caught a train to London in order to experience our capital city. After arriving in London Waterloo, we took a trip to ... [More]
March 2014

Chloe CCF

THS CCF Adjutant took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) programme at half term

Thomas Hardye School CCF Adjutant, Sjt Chloe Elcock, took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) programme on Dartmoor during the recent half term. [More]
March 2014

Business Trip

Business Studies news

The Coca Cola Real Business Challenge A group of enterprising Year 10 students competed in the South West Regional Finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge in Bristol.  [More]
March 2014

Museum Concert

Year 12 music students play to the public in the Dorset County Museum

As part of the AS level Music course each year, students perform before an audience to display their abilities and work as musicians.[More]
March 2014


Thomas Hardye 6th form students visit London Theatre

On Thursday 13th February The Thomas Hardye School Sixth Form visited the Duchess Theatre, London too see Lisa Dwan perform in an award winning trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays.  [More]

February 2014

Thomas Hardye Students Sporting Success

Stratford students teach Damers students about migration

Three students from Stratford college spent the afternoon at Damer’s First School with 3 Year 4 classes. The students at Damer’s have been learning about migration through time... [More]

February 2014

Thomas Hardye Students Sporting Success

Thomas Hardye Students Sporting Success

Five Thomas Hardye students have recently been very successful in their chosen sports. Hattie Burnell, 14  is a keen water polo player and currently trains... [More]

February 2014

Thomas Hardye's production of the Shakespearean comedy ‘Twelfth Night’

Thomas Hardye's production of the Shakespearean comedy ‘Twelfth Night’

On the 5th, 6th and 7th of February the drama department provided an entertaining reimagining of the Shakespearean comedy ‘Twelfth Night’.[More]
February 2014

Bethany Mansell of Year 9

THS student selected to represent Dorset at the 2015, 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Bethany Mansell of Year 9 has recently been selected alongside 35 other scouts and Explorer Scouts from across the County to represent Dorset at the 2015, 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. [More]
February 2014

Thomas Hardye Sixth Formers excel at Model United Nations Conference

Thomas Hardye Sixth Formers excel at Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 1st February, 22 students travelled to Bristol to take part in an annual Model United Nations Conference at Bristol Grammar School. [More]
February 2014

THS students honour National Holocaust Memorial Day

THS students honour National Holocaust Memorial Day

A number of activities have been undertaken as part of Thomas Hardye School’s status as an IOE Beacon School in Holocaust Education.[More]
February 2014

Thomas Hardye students make it to National Finals with car design

Thomas Hardye students make it to National Finals with car design

A group of Thomas Hardye students have made it to the National Finals of a competition to design and build a model car, with the same characteristics as a real 4 x 4. [More]
February 2014

Singers from Thomas Hardye have been busy!

Singers from Thomas Hardye have been busy!

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]
January 2014

Some of the 2,500 luggage tags representing children murdered during the Holocaust

Thomas Hardye School students remember the victims of genocide

Thomas Hardye School students and staff have been involved in events in Dorchester, Blandford and Shaftesbury as part of this years International Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations..[More]
January 2014

Musical Theatre Club present a 'Night at the Musicals'

Musical Theatre Club present a 'Night at the Musicals'

Students of all ages from the Musical Theatre Club (MTC) provided an entertaining evening of song and dance on Thursday 16th at their ' Night at the Musicals' performance to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. [More]
January 2014

Stratford College students meet Vince the goat.

Stratford College students meet Vinnie the goat

Thomas Hardye School now has a College or House system, which began in the Autumn Term. We have 4 Colleges called Stratford, Napier, Henning and Trenchard.[More]
January 2014

Latest phase one CCF recruits with training team and OC Waterloo Company

Latest THS CCF recruits ready to go

Thirty new Thomas Hardye School Combined Cadet force (CCF) recruits are about to pass their phase one training and join their choice of either Army or RAF sections. [More]
January 2014

Becky Holmes from Science Made Simple

Science enrichment for year 10

Becky Holmes from Science Made Simple, sponsored by IET, gave an inspirational, illustrated, demonstration lecture, involving volunteers, to all Y10 students. [More]
January 2014

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