Durham High School became a film set this week, as we welcomed film education specialists Affixxius into school to produce our new school film. Our thanks to all the pupils involved, who were tremendous ambassadors for DHS. We look forward to sharing the final piece with you in the Summer Term.
Our U12 Netball Team delivered a fantastic set of performances at the Jesmond Invitational Tournament last weekend. They produced wins against Dame Allan’s, NHSFG, RGS and St. Peter’s to secure first place in the tournament. Well done girls!
The response across the school to the Ukraine appeal has been tremendous and extremely heart-warming. Firstly, Mrs McElrue would like to pass on his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has donated to her Poland excursion appeal. They have been overwhelmed with the response from the school community and are struggling to fit everything in their van ahead of them setting off this evening. A reminder that you can still donate on their JustGiving page and you will be able to follow their journey to Poland on Facebook.
Pupils across the school have all responded to the crisis in such an empathetic way, either sending in donations or becoming entrepreneurs and making and selling their own goods. Across Junior House, various pupil-led activities raised over £510 for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Reception, Year 1 and 2 made and sold biscuits, Year 3 sold homemade books, jewellery, cakes and bookmarks, Year 4 made and sold bracelets, Year 5 held a jumble sale with toys, books and DVDs, and Year 6 sold bracelets, hair scrunchies, blue and yellow badges and cakes.
In Senior House, a bake sale organised by our Interact Club yesterday raised a tremendous £417. Thank you to everyone for your generosity and support for this fantastic cause.
Sports Presentation Evening
It was wonderful to welcome so many of you to Ramside Hall on Monday evening to celebrate the sporting achievements of our pupils over this last year. This was the first Sports Presentation Evening to take place in-person since 2019, and we were delighted to finally welcome football commentator and sports journalist Vicki Sparks as our keynote speaker. Vicky presented awards to all our winners, as we celebrated some fantastic individual and team successes. Well done to everyone who received an award on the evening. A gallery of photos is now available to view on our Facebook page.