This week marked the two-year anniversary of the first national lockdown, and we cannot help but reflect on what another tumultuous 12 months it has been for us all. Even though COVID-19 has not gone away completely, as the days get longer and the Summer emerges from its hiatus, it is wonderful to have enjoyed those aspects of school life that we have dearly missed, with the annual drama production, Junior House Music Concerts, school photographs and in-person Parents’ Evenings all able to take place free of restrictions again. We are very much looking ahead to a Summer of exciting events, trips and activities that we can celebrate together as a school community.
The Parents & Friends are delighted to see the return of the Durham High School Ball after Easter. The rainforest-themed event will be taking place on Saturday 7 May from 7pm in The Bishops Suite at Ramside Hall. The Ball is for all members of the school community, with parents from all year groups invited, as well as Year 12 and 13 pupils, staff, Governors and Old Girls who are aged 17 years old and above.
The annual event, which was last able to take place in May 2019, is a wonderful occasion which will allow us to finally come together as an entire school community and celebrate the wonderful efforts of our pupils, staff and parents throughout the last two years. The aim of the evening is to raise money for the Parents & Friends, who do fabulous work for the benefit of all pupils at Durham High School. To book, please visit bit.ly/dhsrainforestball where you can choose your menu options and pay for your tickets. We really do hope to see you there.
Year 4 Bracelet Making
Cara in Year 4 was very moved when she learned about the situation in the Ukraine, so decided to help by raising some money. Together with her team, she is working through every lunchtime making bracelets to order for £1 each. Well done to Cara and friends.
Swimming success for Anya
A massive congratulations to Anya in Year 5, who won the Freestyle and IM Relay at the Northumberland and Durham Counties ASA Swimming Championships. Well done, Anya!