The Thomas Hardye School

Archive News Stories 2015

See the Thomas Hardye Choir performing on the BBC at Christmas

 

Thomas Hardye students amongst winners of National Poster Competition.

Winners

The 11th October 2015 was designated as UK Fungus Day, promoted as part of 2015 Biology Week by the British Mycological Society. The Society ran a national poster competition with a closing date in December on the theme of Fungal Interactions. We are pleased to announce that Oliver Taylor in Year 10 and Sophie Parvin in Year 11 (both from Stratford College), have won major prizes in the competition.

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Thomas Hardye students through to the Cola Challenge Regional finals

Cola Challenge

A group of enterprising Year 10 students have won a place in the South West regional finals of the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge. At the regional final the students will have the opportunity to work alongside Coca-Cola Enterprises business mentors on a new and exciting project, with the chance to win some exciting prizes.

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A celebration of ‘Noël’ by the next generation of French teachers!

Damers

On Wednesday, the 16th of December, fifteen Year 11 Most Able French students got together to deliver lessons about Christmas in France to Year 3 pupils at Damers First school. In groups of three or four, they adapted games or invented their own French-based activities to teach words about ‘Noël’ and numbers in French.

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Christmas Wreaths raise more than £250 for Age Concern

Wreaths

Kingston Maurward Floristry students worked with Thomas Hardye business studies students to complete the annual enterprise workshop for the third year in succession. The students produced 30 wreaths during a 3 hour workshop supported by the expertise and patience of the floristry students!

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Thomas Hardye win Regional Chemistry Competition

Winners

A team of Chemistry students from Years 10 and 9 - Jake Hatton, Dan Warland, Will Adler, Jacob Cox - has won the regional Top of the Bench competition held at the University of Exeter on Friday 11th December 2015. They will be invited to compete against other regional winners in the UK national final in the spring.

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Thomas Hardye Girls Netball Team.

Hockey Team

The U15 Girls Hockey team has been outstanding this term. Every week, come rain or shine, the girls have given 100% effort and enthusiasm in both training practise and competitive matches.

 

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Thomas Hardye Film Club make Zombie Film.

Read about our Film Club's Zombie Movie and watch it - if you dare!

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Thomas Hardye Girls in Cross Country Success.

Cross Country Team

The girls cross country team have been training hard during the summer and autumn with the Dorchester Athletics Club. They raced last week at Leweston School in Sherborne and were competing against many schools with strong teams from Dorset and further afield.

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Pathways Students Preparing ideal Christmas Gifts

Bulbs

Not sure what to get your family for Christmas? Do not worry we have the answer BULBS! The perfect Christmas gift. Each bulb cost £3.50 and the money will be sent to two charity’s - Cancer Research and  GOSH. The bulb will come with a gift tag and care instructions. The bulb will flower in time for Christmas! 

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JUVENES TRANSLATORES

Translators

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;  The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation), has organised since 2007 a translation contest for schools within the 28 Member States in the European Union (Juvenes Translatores).

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Sixth Form visit local dairy

Dairy Visit

Thirteeen sixth form students  recently visited Craig's Farm Dairy in Osmington, as part of their AS Food Technology course.  After a tour of the milk production unit, milking parlour, dairy herd and their young calves, the students were asked to create their own flavour of ice cream, made with lashings of Criag's famous rich double cream.  

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Ash Cloud Apocalypse!

Ashcloud

Recently, to coincide with world GIS day, students in Year 9 took part in a simulation to map evaluate the risks a super-volcanic eruption could have on their local area.

 

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Congratulations to Students Competing in the
2015 Fleet Air Arm Engineering Challenge

Harry Buttle

Teams of six students from Years 12 and 11 who are interested in Engineering competed against other schools in the south west at Fleet Air Arm Engineering (FAA) Challenge days held in November at Yeovilton and did outstandingly well.

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6th Form French Exchange visit to Bayeux

Reception

From the 12th of November to the 17th, around twenty students from the Thomas Hardye Sixth Form visited Bayeux, France. Bayeux is twinned with Dorchester and exchanges have been taking place for over fifteen years. Each student stayed with host families and met during the day to do things as a group. We spent Thursday travelling and met our host families for the first time that evening.

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Staff Play Sixth Form in Charity Netball Match

Staff Netball

The PE department took on the sixth form in a charity netball match for Children in Need on Friday 13th November. The sixth form provided a year 12 and year 13 team. It started off very close encounter, but with some excellent shooting from Mrs Dean and Mr Goulding, the PE department edged their lead and went onto win the match 8-5. It was a very enjoyable match and a rematch is on the cards, but maybe with a different sport!

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Japanese Students visit Thomas Hardye

Team Photo

On Tuesday the Tenth of November 2015, fifty students from Kobe in Japan came to visit us at the Thomas Hardye School for the day.
In the morning, we had a ‘meet and greet’ where we introduced ourselves to each other and they made a Presentation and sang a beautiful Japanese song. In the afternoon a trip had been arranged to take them to Portland.
 

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'Yes Chef' Thomas Hardye Heats Take Place

Yes Chef

Last Thursday, six year 10 GCSE food students took part in the first heat of the Yes Chef competition.  The had to cook two dishes in two hours, one of which had to include mushrooms as the main ingredient, and the other had to use pears.  Dishes were varied, and included mushroom stroganoff, mushroom and tarragon pate, pear frangipane tart, and poached pears in red wine.  

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Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance Service

On November 11th 2015, as is traditional for Thomas Hardye, the whole school stood outside the School gates for a Remembrance Day Service. The CCF Army and RAF Sections paraded down Queen's Ave and there were readings by students.

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Physics and Biology ‘AS into A2’ Competitions - Winners announced

Prizewinners

The summer term Ogden Physics Essay Competition for Year 12 students was won by Jasmine Thomson for her account of 'The parallel universe theory'. Jasmine, who is now in Year 13 and hoping to study Physics at university, became the first girl to win the competition (now in its fourth year).

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Thomas Hardye Stands Up To Cancer

Stand Up to Cancer

Throughout October, The Thomas Hardye School has participated in the campaign Stand up to Cancer to raise funds for cancer research. The campaign was run by a group of 6th Form girls and involved cake sales, which happened on a weekly basis and selling our Stand up to Cancer badges throughout the school.

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Thomas Hardye Family Festival of Science a huge success

Science Festival

A recent Dorchester Area Schools Partnership’s family festival of science, held at The Thomas Hardye School, drew in record crowds for a fun-filled, action-packed afternoon of hands-on science and engineering activities and demonstrations.

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Shelterbox Disaster Relief Volunteer visits Year 9 Geographers

Shelterbox

A selection of Year 9 students attended a session this week to learn a little more about immediate disaster relief provided by the Cornwall based charity, Shelterbox. Our guest volunteer, Tony, spoke of the many natural hazards that Shelterbox respond to, including the current typhoon (Koppu) causing intense flooding in the Philippines.

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THOMAS HARDYE SCHOOL  FLYING HIGH

Equestrian

The Thomas Hardye School Equestrian team travelled to Bicton Arena in Devon to compete in the NSEA Jumping With Style Qualifier. The team, consisting of George Rodgers, Elliot Bowman, Victoria Clarke and Rosie Russell, achieved a great result of 2nd place out of 26 teams, qualifying them for the Great Britain Championships at the elite Addington Manor from 23th to 25th October.

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Year 11 Geography workshop – Japan Tsunami

geography

On Thursday 15th October, 70 top Geographers in Year 11 took part in a “Restless Earth” workshop based on the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011. 6 volunteers from the British Cartographic Society came to run the workshop in the morning, all of who came from a range of backgrounds from the military to working for Ordnance Survey.

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Celebrating women in physiology: Thomas Hardye School student wins national poster competition

Elsie presentation

As we have previously reported, Elsie Moore, a 15 year-old student at The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, won The Physiological Society’s national ‘Women in Physiology’ school poster competition. Schools were invited to celebrate 100 years of women’s membership of The Physiological Society, by taking part in a poster competition focusing on the achievements of women who’ve won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Successful Fire Drill for School

Fire Drill

On Thursday 1st October the school had one of its regular fire drills. These are very important for student safety, so that they are completely familiar with how to evacuate the building quickly and calmly. They also allow us to monitor the whole process of emergency evacuation and ensure that two and a half thousand people are completely safe.


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Student wins Poster Competition

poster thumb

2015 marks 100 years of women's membership at The Physiological Society. To celebrate this milestone, they ran a number of activities throughout the year to look back at the contributions of women to physiology.

 




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Under 16 Netball Finals

Netball Team

On Tuesday 22nd September the Under 16 girls went down to Budmouth for the local area netball tournament.

They played three games in their pool, all of which they comfortably won. This meant the girls progressed through to the next stage and played Beaminster in the semi-final.




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Year 11 students meets Sporting heroes

Ben

Year 11 student, Ben Bowley recently attended one of his favourite sporting events and got to meet some of the stars of the evening. He has written this account of his exciting evening.


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Excellent GCSE Results

GCSE Results

Staff and students at Thomas Hardye celebrated another excellent set of exam results following on from last week's A levels. The number of students achieving 5 passes at grade C or above including English and maths was 67%, in line with last year.


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Outstanding A level Results

A level students

The Thomas Hardye School is celebrating a second consecutive year of record A Level results: a third of all grades were at A or A* and 43 students achieved 3 grade A's or better; 9 students achieved 3 grade A*'s or better with special congratulations to Fergus Johnson who managed 5 grade A*'s and 1 grade A and to Fionn Bishop for achieving 5 A*s!


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Outstanding Designs win Valter Competition Prizes

Tom

Students from The Thomas Hardye School showcased exceptional innovative Design Technology and Science project work at the annual Valter Prize Award Ceremony held at Bournemouth University in July and were generously rewarded for their efforts.


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Year 10 student running to success

Robinson

Year 10 (and Trenchard College) student Robinson Okumu was recently selected by the English Schools Athletic Association to represent Dorset at the National Championships in Newcastle. He was running his favourite event, the 100 metres. In a very impressive performance and indeed a personal best, Robinson came 5th. In a national event this would be impressive enough.


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Trenchard - the Puppy!

Guidedog

Trenchard Presentation Assembly took place on Friday 10th July to celebrate student successes over the past term. However, a new addition to the College stole the show. A young male, with very large paw’s and big brown eyes called Trenchard – the puppy the college has sponsored and named for their charity work this past academic year.


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A new bike shelter for school

Cycle Shed

The Thomas Hardye School is encouraging students and staff to get on their bikes. And pupils and teachers now have somewhere to keep them thanks to new bike shelters provided by Dorset County Council and sustainable transport charity Sustrans.


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ScratchJam 2015

Scratch team

A team of year 9 pupils has won second place in this year’s Scratch Jam competition at Bournemouth University. The competition is part of the International Scratch Day which promotes computer programming as a career and the overall participation of STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A total of 12 schools took part in the competition from all over Dorset and Hampshire.

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Harry Wheeler South West England Water polo Success

water polo

Harry Wheeler, 15 from Thomas Hardye and West Dorset Water polo, played for South West England at Cardiff this weekend, in the U/16 Inter Regional Championships. His team played four well fought matches on Saturday, winning 3, losing one, and as a result of coming second in that group, meant they went through to the semi-finals on Sunday.

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DASP LIT FEST 2015

LitFest

July 9th saw the culmination of a week-long festival of literacy across the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership (DASP). A celebration event was held in the Thomas Hardye School theatre and attended by representatives from all of the Dorchester area schools. Entertainment was provided by two authors – Ali Sparkes and Andy Briggs who shared the secrets of their journeys to success with 180 students who gave the morning a resounding ‘thumbs up’. 


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The House believes…

Debate finalists

Students across the whole of Year 9 have been proposing, opposing and questioning each other on the hot topics of the day in the Inter-college Debate Competition. The competition consisted of five rounds and motions under discussion included whether Shakespeare should be on the national curriculum, three parent babies, whether athletes convicted of crimes should be allowed to continue to compete and the European response to the migrant crisis.


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Culinary MasterClass for Year 10

Cooking Preparation

Fifteen year 10 food students recently took part in a culinary master class, organised this year by the food department.  They were lucky enough to have Gail Cheeseman from CACHE demonstrate a plaited loaf, which they then had to produce themselves, all with perfect success. 


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Students enjoy day out as reward for College Tokens Received

Weymouth Trip

The final year’s reward trip waited for the best weather of the year. Twenty students from Year 9 and 10 who achieved the most tokens in the last half term took the train down to Weymouth. Finding a nice sandy spot, with enough room to swing a cat, and ensuring there were no jellyfish on court, we proceeded to set up an epic rounder’s game.


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Sailing Success for Dorchester Students

Winning Team

On the 26th June, 11 schools and 85 pupils took part in this year's Schools Sailing Regatta at Rockley Park Sailing Centre, Poole.

DASP took at team of 6 students years 7 to 10 from Thomas Hardye, DMS and St Osmunds.


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Scentsational Result for School's STEM Club

Team photo

THS stem club Scentsational Science took part in the Big bang south west competition on the 25th June 2015 and were proud to win the CREST Award for “Enthusiasm and Understanding in  Real World Context”. A huge congratulations to all the team that worked so hard to do so:

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Young dancers perform at Prince of Wales First School

Dance students

On Tuesday, 23rd June, AS dance students performed at the Prince of Wales School as part of the South Dorset Ridgeway Festival. This involved schools in the local area raising the profile of the Ridgeway, getting more people visiting and enjoying and learning about it.

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Inter College Bake Off Competition

winners

Earlier in June, the Food department held their inaugural Great Hardye’s Bake-off.  Teams from each college consisting of the College leader, a year 9 student and a year 10 student, took part in a Technical Challenge to produce a perfect lemon meringue pie in an hour.

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Year 10s Aspire to the 'Dreaming Spires' of Oxford

Oxford Trip

Twenty-eight Year 10 students travelled to Hertford College, Oxford University on the 17th June to get an insight into university life. During the day we took part in a university-style workshop, led by Dr Catherine Redford, on the topic of Frankenstein.

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Pupils track ticks to reveal Lyme disease hotspots

Students

Academics and undergraduates from the University of Exeter are set to work with school pupils from Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester on a new study to explore the distribution of Lyme disease in the region.


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Biology Challenge

Biology Challenge is an online competition which takes place in schools in conjunction with the Society of biology. This opportunity was taken up by Year 9 students who have an interest in Biological sciences. One of our students achieved a Silver Award.


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Student Wins National Volunteering Award

Congratulations to Georgia Dean in Year 12 for winning the British Heart Foundation Young Volunteer of the Year Award! Georgia has been volunteering at the BHF shop in Dorchester for  3 years, alongside her studies at THS. This incredible achievement recognises her long-standing commitment to the charity.


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Three students win Physics Gold Award

Olympiad Team

Three of ours students have received the prestigious Gold Award at the British Physics Olympiad. Only 5o students received this award nationally out of 2500 entrants.

 


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Younus stars as THS win through to U15 Cricket Finals Day

Mo Batting stats

Shahvaiz Younus hit an unbeaten 86 in 62 balls to be the hero in what could go down as one of THS’s most exciting matches ever.

 

 


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Year 11 Students Aspire and Inspire!

aspire students

A group of Year 11 students this year have taken part in a pilot enrichment programme for academically able students called Aspiring Minds. The students attended weekly seminars on a variety of topics chosen to challenge them beyond their traditional GCSE subjects .

 

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Were you involved with NNEB/CACHE at
Thomas Hardye School between 1993-2015?

NNEB

Were you involved with NNEB/CACHE at Thomas Hardye School between 1993-2015? The CACHE team at Thomas Hardye School are celebrating 20 years since the first cohort qualified.

 

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Stratford students take part in Litter Cleanup

Bowleaze

On Thursday 21st May, 13 Stratford College students from years 9 and 10, accompanied by Mrs Hughes, Miss Davies and Mr O’Donnell travelled to Bowleaze Cove as part of the Environment Committee’s project.

 

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Rounders Tournament a great succcess

Rounders

On Thursday 21st May both Year 9 and Year 10 girls Rounders team took part in the Dorset and Somerset Rounders Tournament held at Thomas Hardye. On a fine afternoon with the sun shining the weather was perfect.

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Year 9 and 10 Dance students visit Bristol

Dance Trip Group

Year  9 and 10 dance students enjoyed watching Matthew Bourne's - The Car Man, a professional dance work at the Bristol Hippodrome on the 21st May. 

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Latest group of CCF cadet instructors pass for duty

CCF

The latest group of CCF cadet instructors have passed the Cadet Forces Instructional Technique (CFIT) Course with some of the best results seen in recent years.   These new instructors will be essential for the new recruit intake next academic year, which is set to be a sizeable one.

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Year 10 Women in Physiology Poster Competition

Winning Poster

To celebrate 100 years of women's membership, The Physiological Society recently invited 11-16 year-olds to design a poster on one of five women who have won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

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Pathways Agriculture Group

Pathways Group

Last month saw the end of a two year Diploma course at Kingston Maurward College for a group of students from Thomas Hardye School. During that time the students attended each Friday and completed modules in both Agriculture and Construction. 

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Send My Friend To School

THS Students

A new DASP project for the 2015 Summer Term is Send My Friend to School. This brings together thousands of children across the UK to speak up for the right to education and remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.

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Election Fever at the Thomas Hardye School

All Candidates

Tired of hearing about how young people don’t care about politics and tired of giving politicians the impression that young people are easier to ignore, Thomas Hardye sixth formers set about to change this.  For the past six weeks, sixth form students, representing the main political parties, ran their own election campaign.

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Dorset A Level PE conference

PE Revision

The Thomas Hardye School hosted the Dorset A Level PE conference for the OCR exam board.
We hosted 6 visiting Schools including: St.Edwards, Leweston, Budmouth, Yeovil College and Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne.

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International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies Poster Competition.

IYL Poster

Year 9 students were asked to make an eye-catching A3 sized poster, collage or graphic design on the theme : “How Light Based Technology Can Change Lives”. The poster had to highlight one way in which light technologies have changed lives.

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ASA WATERPOLO NATIONAL AGE GROUPS CHAMPIONSHIP

Waterpolo

Hattie Burnell, Year 11 and Harry Wheeler, Year 10 both travelled to Manchester to represent Exeter in the U17 Waterpolo Championships.

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THS student joins 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen

Under 14 Netball

THS year 13 student, Chloe Elcock, a Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Youth Champion and a Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador, attended the recent commemorations at the site of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp on Lüneburg Heath, northern Germany, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by British and Canadian forces.  Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp was active between 1940 and 1945.

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U14 AND U15 NETBALL TEAMS WIN WEYMOUTH NETBALL LEAGUE

Under 14 Netball

Congratulations to both the U14 and U15 netball teams, who have taken part in the Weymouth and Dorchester School Netball League. Both teams have trained hard throughout the season, and have played exceptionally well in both friendly fixtures and in particular the league.

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THS Student wins through to finals of Art Prize

ellie

Ellie Smeaton has had 2 images selected for 2015 Saatchi Schools Art Prize. Out of 20,000 entries worldwide, she has been shortlisted to be one of the last 20.

The Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools can submit art work from students between the ages of 4 and 18.

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School Trip to Sicily

Sicily Trip

At the end of the Easter Holidays, 50 Year 10 and 11 geography students made a trip to Sicily in the Mediterranean. After a very early start on the first day we flew in over picturesque views of the volcanically fertilised farmland and spent the afternoon exploring the town of Taormina with its Roman theatre and picturesque Italian streets and squares.

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Thomas Hardye continues to be Outstanding!

Ofsted Logo

In our first Ofsted Inspection as an Academy, we are delighted to say that the OFSTED inspectors judged the school as outstanding in all areas. Here are just a few of their comments from the Report:
‘The headteacher has set a very clear direction for the school to provide a first class education for all students’ ‘Students’ behaviour is exemplary. They display a thirst for learning and this ensures that levels of engagement in lessons are exceptionally high’

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Attachment Theory event draws crowd at The Thomas Hardye School

Group Photo

On Monday 23rd March, over 350 delegates attended an event at Thomas Hardye School, hosted by Bournemouth University, on the impact of attachment relationships.


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The Great Henning Talent Show

Henning talent show

On Wednesday 25th March, after weeks of planning, The Great Henning Talent Show was performed. The Henning charity team worked hard in organising the event and the talent that was showcased was incredible. But the money that was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support was equally incredible.

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Thomas Hardye Students visit CERN

Cern Visit

The annual trip for Year 12 physicists to CERN in Geneva took place in February with 36 students accompanied by Miss Pengelly, Mr Ellison, Mr Reader and Dr Collington. The school is very grateful to The Ogden Trust for its support and to the Medipix Laboratory.

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BBC School Report

School Report

On 19th March, some of our Year 9s took part in BBC School Report. They reported on local issues and created a video news report.

 

 

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THS hosts Dr Carl Wilkens during Holocaust Memorial Week 2015

Carl and Teresa

During this year's Holocaust Memorial Week, The Thomas Hardye School hosted Dr Carl Wilkens and Mrs Teresa Wilkens on the first stage of their UK lecture tour.  Dr Carl Wilkens moved his young family to Rwanda in the spring of 1990 where he served as the country director for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency . When the genocide against the Tutsi was launched in April of 1994, Dr Wilkens sent his family with the rest of the American evacuees to Burundi, but refused to leave himself.

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THS Keeps the Memory Alive during Holocaust Memorial Week 2015

holocaust logo

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Week was ‘Keep the Memory Alive’ and among the plethora of activities going on across the key stages during the week trying to just that, year 10 History students received a Holocaust survivor testimony from local resident, Harry Grenville, who came to Britain as part of the Kindertransport evacuations in the 1930s. 

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Year 9/10 Spanish Exchange

spanish trip

At 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. They had a full programme of activities organised for the week in southern Spain. During the week, they discovered the city of Murcia, including a visit to the city's historical cathedral, as well as the planetarium.

 

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Year 12 River Field trip to Charmouth

Fieldtrip

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March, Year 12 students visited Charmouth to conduct some fieldwork. Their aim was to investigate how well the River Char fitted “Bradshaw’s Model” (a piece of theory they had previously learnt about in lessons). Students took a “hands on” approach to measuring a range of variables along the river, such as width, depth, velocity and sediment characteristics.

 

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Walk for Wateraid

Water Aid

On Sunday 22nd March students from Stratford college have organised a sponsored walk. Students will be walking from Thomas Hardye school to Osmington Mills. This will mark the halfway point of the journey

 

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Netball Success

Netball team

The U15 Netball girls had their area final yesterday and did exceptionally well. Each member contributed to their overall team success, tough teams to play against but they held their own. They all should be really proud in representing the school.

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Able students reach for the stars!

westlands

Following a half-hour coach trip, about twenty-five Year 10 students filed into the Westlands Leisure Centre in Yeovil, taking our seats amongst a large group of like-minded students from all over the South West. Over the next five hours, we would have the opportunity to investigate and explore some of the deepest and most intriguing questions in the world at the moment.

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Florida Tour 2015

Florida group

This February the Thomas Hardye School took 112 year 11 students to Florida in the United States for its annual trip. The trip leader Mr Munro and the other 11 group leaders along with FEAT travel supervised the most amazing tour with a focus on Science, culture, aspiration and fun. Our itinerary included the Kennedy Space Center, Ice Hockey in Orlando, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios Island of Adventure, the Blue Man group, Wet and Wild, Dolphin swim in Key Largo, Basketball at Miami University, South Beach Miami and airboats in the Florida Everglades.

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Year 10 Student wins 'Yes Chef' Competition

Yes Chef

Last week, Isabel Cadec  took part in and won the final of the Enterprise and Skills company's Yes Chef competition at the Bournemouth Marriott Hotel.  The year 10 GCSE Food student had beaten almost 400 other food students in Dorset to gain  place in this year's final, having taken part in a very challenging semi-final two weeks previously at Bournemouth University.  She had to beat three other finalists from all over Dorset,  by cooking a two course meal for nine guests.

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More Cross Country Success for Thomas Hardye

cross country

It has been a very successful season for the Thomas Hardye School cross country teams with top placed  runners at Leweston, Bryanston, Budmouth, Beaminster and Colfox. 6 students qualified for the Regional Championships  in Wiltshire, and  four Thomas Hardye students have now  been selected for the  English Schools’ cross country Championships in Blackburn on March 14th.

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Henning College students and staff take up challenges to take on cancer

macmillan logo

The first half of the current academic year saw Henning College raise nearly £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through a variety of events.  During the next half year Henning College students will stage a fundraising lunchtime concert among other events in an attempt to double their current total raised so far. 

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Thomas Hardye Students to make the news!

Students from this school will be making the news for real on 19th March 2015 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day,

The link below will take you to the 2015 News Report page. Make it a favourite now and then check it out on March 19th! You can also still see our 2014 News Report.

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Students raise £50 for Multiple Sclerosis

MS Cheque Presentation

14 year ten GCSE Business students took part in the Tycoons in Schools Competition run by Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame. Their business, called 14+1, made a £50 profit in two weeks which they donated to Multiple Sclerosis.

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Students win award in Coca Cola’s Real Business Challenge

cocacolaaward

Coca Cola’s Real Business Challenge
South West Regional Finals – Winners Best App

Out of 783 schools who entered this national competition, 100 schools were selected to take part in the 10 regional finals. Seven students from THS competed against 10 other schools from the South West at @Bristol. they worked very hard and won the award for best App.

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Thomas Hardye at Bristol Grammar School Model UN

Model UN

Thomas Hardye Sixth formers were flexible and skilled enough to represent some very diverse countries at the latest prestigious Bristol Grammar School Model United Nations Conference. Not only did Oliver Weaver and Joe Arey win awards but the teams, including many first timers at Model United Nations, had to speak and pass resolutions on subjects as diverse as Arctic oil drilling, cyber warfare and what should happen with future territorial disputes in space.

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THS and Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

Holocaust memorial

Staff and students from the Thomas Hardye School were asked to not only participate in the local Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations at Dorchester Corn Exchange, but were also invited to the main UK Commemorations in Westminster.  THS students recited genocide survivor poetry from the Cambodian and Bosnian genocides during the Corn Exchange commemorations .  

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JUVENES TRANSLATORES 2014

translators

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;  The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation), has organised since 2007 a translation contest for schools within the 28 Member States in the European Union (Juvenes Translatores).

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Ten Students offered places at Oxford and Cambridge

Oxbridge applicants

The Thomas Hardye Sixth Form is absolutely delighted that ten students have been offered places to study at the prestigious and highly competitive universities of Oxford and Cambridge for September 2015.


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Students attend global launch of International Year of Light

eiffel tower

A student-led delegation from the University of Southampton and the Thomas Hardye School has returned from Paris after receiving a special invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

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Year 10 student earns exciting dance opportunity

zoe dance

Congratulations to Year 10 student Zoe Cochrane who has successfully auditioned for Young Creatives a national programme managed by Youth Dance England in partnership with The Royal Ballet School and Royal Opera House which supports young people to develop their choreographic skills and deepen their knowledge of choreography.

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Year 9 learn about the problems litter causes

Matilda

Matilda Manley from the “Litter free Coast and Sea” gave a talk to all Y9 students on the impact of litter on the coastal environment. Matilda mixed scientific studies with interactive demonstrations to show the impact of litter on the costal environment. She also examined how individuals within Dorset are being encouraged to stop littering, the importance of local examples and resisting peer pressure to conform in changing behaviour.

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Students receive special invitation to attend global launch of the International Year of Light

raphaelkatharine

A special student-led delegation from the University of Southampton and Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, has received a special invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) in Paris next week.

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Local Company and Students launch Report on need for more Engineering Graduates

Engineering

Filling the demand for new engineering jobs will generate an additional £27 billion per year for the UK economy from 2022, the equivalent of building 1,800 schools or 110 hospitals,  according to new research outlined at an ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK launch event in Dorset recently. However, to meet projected employer demand the number of engineering apprentices and graduates entering the industry will need to double.

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ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK presents cheque for £450 to Josh Curry

Josh

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, in collaboration with Thomas Hardye Sixth Form, are delighted to announce the presentation of a cheque for £450 to Josh Curry who is the STEM award winner for 2014. Called the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK STEM award, it is presented each year for the best performance by a year 13 student in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline. The award is run at two sixth forms in the country, Thomas Hardye and Poole Grammar.

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Students get Bowling trip as reward for achieving most tokens

Bowling

This Wednesday 20 students, accompanied with some excited staff went to Weymouth for an evening of bowling and chips. The students have achieved the most tokens over the last half term in the lead up to Christmas and we felt that they deserved not only the recognition for this but a deserved opportunity. The rewards are given out for excellent contributions in class, excellent effort levels, 100% attendance over half terms, superb extra-curricular involvement and great homework. [More]

 

Year 12 Rivers Field trip to Charmouth

Rivers

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March, Year 12 students visited Charmouth to conduct some fieldwork. Their aim was to investigate how well the River Char fitted “Bradshaw’s Model” (a piece of theory they had previously learnt about in lessons). Students took a “hands on” approach to measuring a range of variables along the river, such as width, depth, velocity and sediment characteristics.

 

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Walk for Wateraid

Water Aid

On Sunday 22nd March students from Stratford college have organised a sponsored walk. Students will be walking from Thomas Hardye school to Osmington Mills. This will mark the halfway point of the journey

 

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Netball Success

Netball team

The U15 Netball girls had their area final yesterday and did exceptionally well. Each member contributed to their overall team success, tough teams to play against but they held their own. They all should be really proud in representing the school.

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Able students reach for the stars!

westlands

Following a half-hour coach trip, about twenty-five Year 10 students filed into the Westlands Leisure Centre in Yeovil, taking our seats amongst a large group of like-minded students from all over the South West. Over the next five hours, we would have the opportunity to investigate and explore some of the deepest and most intriguing questions in the world at the moment.

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Florida Tour 2015

Florida group

This February the Thomas Hardye School took 112 year 11 students to Florida in the United States for its annual trip. The trip leader Mr Munro and the other 11 group leaders along with FEAT travel supervised the most amazing tour with a focus on Science, culture, aspiration and fun. Our itinerary included the Kennedy Space Center, Ice Hockey in Orlando, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios Island of Adventure, the Blue Man group, Wet and Wild, Dolphin swim in Key Largo, Basketball at Miami University, South Beach Miami and airboats in the Florida Everglades.

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Year 10 Student wins 'Yes Chef' Competition

Yes Chef

Last week, Isabel Cadec  took part in and won the final of the Enterprise and Skills company’s Yes Chef competition at the Bournemouth Marriott Hotel.  The year 10 GCSE Food student had beaten almost 400 other food students in Dorset to gain  place in this year’s final, having taken part in a very challenging semi-final two weeks previously at Bournemouth University.  She had to beat three other finalists from all over Dorset,  by cooking a two course meal for nine guests.

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More Cross Country Success for Thomas Hardye

cross country

It has been a very successful season for the Thomas Hardye School cross country teams with top placed  runners at Leweston, Bryanston, Budmouth, Beaminster and Colfox. 6 students qualified for the Regional Championships  in Wiltshire, and  four Thomas Hardye students have now  been selected for the  English Schools’ cross country Championships in Blackburn on March 14th.

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Henning College students and staff take up challenges to take on cancer

macmillan logo

The first half of the current academic year saw Henning College raise nearly £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through a variety of events.  During the next half year Henning College students will stage a fundraising lunchtime concert among other events in an attempt to double their current total raised so far. 

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Thomas Hardye Students to make the news!

Students from this school will be making the news for real on 19th March 2015 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day,

The link below will take you to the 2015 News Report page. Make it a favourite now and then check it out on March 19th! You can also still see our 2014 News Report.

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Students raise £50 for Multiple Sclerosis

MS Cheque Presentation

14 year ten GCSE Business students took part in the Tycoons in Schools Competition run by Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame. Their business, called 14+1, made a £50 profit in two weeks which they donated to Multiple Sclerosis.

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Students win award in Coca Cola’s Real Business Challenge

cocacolaaward

Coca Cola’s Real Business Challenge
South West Regional Finals – Winners Best App

Out of 783 schools who entered this national competition, 100 schools were selected to take part in the 10 regional finals. Seven students from THS competed against 10 other schools from the South West at @Bristol. they worked very hard and won the award for best App.

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Thomas Hardye at Bristol Grammar School Model UN

Model UN

Thomas Hardye Sixth formers were flexible and skilled enough to represent some very diverse countries at the latest prestigious Bristol Grammar School Model United Nations Conference. Not only did Oliver Weaver and Joe Arey win awards but the teams, including many first timers at Model United Nations, had to speak and pass resolutions on subjects as diverse as Arctic oil drilling, cyber warfare and what should happen with future territorial disputes in space.

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THS and Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

Holocaust memorial

Staff and students from the Thomas Hardye School were asked to not only participate in the local Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations at Dorchester Corn Exchange, but were also invited to the main UK Commemorations in Westminster.  THS students recited genocide survivor poetry from the Cambodian and Bosnian genocides during the Corn Exchange commemorations .  

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JUVENES TRANSLATORES 2014

translators

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;  The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation), has organised since 2007 a translation contest for schools within the 28 Member States in the European Union (Juvenes Translatores).

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Ten Students offered places at Oxford and Cambridge

Oxbridge applicants

The Thomas Hardye Sixth Form is absolutely delighted that ten students have been offered places to study at the prestigious and highly competitive universities of Oxford and Cambridge for September 2015.


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Students attend global launch of International Year of Light

eiffel tower

A student-led delegation from the University of Southampton and the Thomas Hardye School has returned from Paris after receiving a special invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).

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Year 10 student earns exciting dance opportunity

zoe dance

Congratulations to Year 10 student Zoe Cochrane who has successfully auditioned for Young Creatives a national programme managed by Youth Dance England in partnership with The Royal Ballet School and Royal Opera House which supports young people to develop their choreographic skills and deepen their knowledge of choreography.

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Year 9 learn about the problems litter causes

Matilda

Matilda Manley from the “Litter free Coast and Sea” gave a talk to all Y9 students on the impact of litter on the coastal environment. Matilda mixed scientific studies with interactive demonstrations to show the impact of litter on the costal environment. She also examined how individuals within Dorset are being encouraged to stop littering, the importance of local examples and resisting peer pressure to conform in changing behaviour.

[More]

 

 

Students receive special invitation to attend global launch of the International Year of Light

raphaelkatharine

A special student-led delegation from the University of Southampton and Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, has received a special invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) in Paris next week.

[More]

 

 

Local Company and Students launch Report on need for more Engineering Graduates

Engineering

Filling the demand for new engineering jobs will generate an additional £27 billion per year for the UK economy from 2022, the equivalent of building 1,800 schools or 110 hospitals,  according to new research outlined at an ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK launch event in Dorset recently. However, to meet projected employer demand the number of engineering apprentices and graduates entering the industry will need to double.

[More]

 

 

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK presents cheque for £450 to Josh Curry

Josh

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, in collaboration with Thomas Hardye Sixth Form, are delighted to announce the presentation of a cheque for £450 to Josh Curry who is the STEM award winner for 2014. Called the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK STEM award, it is presented each year for the best performance by a year 13 student in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline. The award is run at two sixth forms in the country, Thomas Hardye and Poole Grammar.

[More]

 

Students get Bowling trip as reward for achieving most tokens

Bowling

This Wednesday 20 students, accompanied with some excited staff went to Weymouth for an evening of bowling and chips. The students have achieved the most tokens over the last half term in the lead up to Christmas and we felt that they deserved not only the recognition for this but a deserved opportunity. The rewards are given out for excellent contributions in class, excellent effort levels, 100% attendance over half terms, superb extra-curricular involvement and great homework. [More]

 

 

Stories from last year are still available in the Archive pages below.

News Archive [2015] [2014 Autumn Term] [2014] [2013] [2012] [2011] [2010] [2009]

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