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Wonderful Winter Fayre - An amazing £3,000 was raised at the Winter Fayre! This money will go towards purchasing a new mini-bus for our school.  Many thanks to everyone who came along on the night, to those who donated generously towards colour family stalls or sent in items for the tombola's and Grand Raffle. We really could not have achieved such a fantastic fundraising total without the support of you, your daughter, Davison staff and the Friends of Davison High School (FODS) our wonderful PTA who helped to organise, run and tidy up after the event!

 

New - Parents’ Evening Online Appointment Booking System

The school is introducing a new intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system. This will allow parents/carers to choose their own appointment times with teachers and they will receive an email confirming their appointments. We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and welcome any feedback.   To log into the system please visit : https://davison.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

 

Festive FODS! - The Friends of Davison School (FODS) are our fantastic PTA, volunteered their time last Friday to come into school to make up an array of beautiful tombola hampers for the Winter Fayre. FODS also donated all the festive items for 2nd prize in the Grand Raffle, a Hamper worth over £90! Thank you FODS, you're a wonderful team and we appreciate all you do for our school. 

 

Year 8 students have made some great masks as part of their Greek Theatre Unit of Work !

 

 

Congratulations to our U14 football team on winning their opening two games of the football season. A convincing 8 - 0 win against Worthing High School was followed this week with a 5 - 0 victory against Sir Robert Woodard Academy.

Well done girls and good luck next week against Shoreham Academy.  D. Baker

 

Ten Year 9 students went to the Shoreham Big Bang event on Tuesday 11th November ~ an event set up to encourage more young people into STEM careers.  Exhibitors included the British Society of Immunology, National Physical Laboratory, Institute of Engineering and Technology, British Psychological Society, South Downs National Park, Southern Water and the British Army.  Feedback from various organisers was that the Davison students were attentive, listened very carefully to the exhibitors and had a go at everything! Ellie Ransom won the ETI competition and will be receiving an ETI Superfast Thermapen, a precision thermometer.

 

 

 

 

Iceland Trip 2014 - all safe and well - beautiful waterfalls, mid atlanic ridge geothermal power station, mud pools and swimming in the Blue Lagoon!

 

Berlin 2014 Students Visit the Brandenburg Gate


Who would have believed their eyes if they had seen 40 teenagers up at the crack of dawn gathered around their teachers? But this is what happened on the 15th October as we were about to go to Berlin. The trip there took us well into the afternoon because, for the first time in 30 years, the S-Bahn ("Stadtschnellbahn" - "city rapid railway") drivers decided to strike, which meant we took a long while to get to the Beethoven school, where we were to meet some German students. We got on well with the students after a little bit of nerves, but that’s to be expected. On the second day we went into the school again and helped them write a script in English. I was very surprised at how much and how well they spoke our language! In the afternoon we went down to the East Side Gallery, which is the kilometre if the berlin wall that is still standing and every 4 years or so artists come and paint murals with the theme of freedom on to its blank canvas. We also went bowling with our new German friends that evening! Wir haben spaß gemacht (We had fun)!

The next day we went to the Deutsches Historisches Museum, probably the only pink armoury in the world! We learnt about the German empire from the unification in 1871 to WW1 when Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated. After lunch the history students went back to the museum to learn about the cold war and the German students went to watch a film called Lola rennen (Lola run) which was confusing, because it was not chronologically ordered.

We were all very tired after this! On Saturday we went to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. It was quite a harrowing experience, because we were shown all the worst places, like the pathology unit where they did experiments on people and the Soviet POW execution place. We also saw some cartoons people had painted on the kitchen war of potatoes washing themselves because that is what the prisoners had to do. We were always reminded, though, that the reason that is still here so that it doesn’t happen again, and that education is the key. We went out to a meal with the German students that evening. The next day we were travelling back and we took a visit up the TV tower. It was 203 metres up and we could see the whole of Berlin! We then travelled to the airport and to home.

I enjoyed this trip because it is nice to be immersed in the culture of the language you are studying   (I was on the German side) and you pick up lots of snippets of language you might not otherwise. Berlin is a place of great importance to European history and was the site of one of the most important events in the latter 20th century and is a great city to visit. Ten out of ten!

By Zoë Ring