Headteacher’s Blog 22/11/2019

Important Dates




Year 7 House Shout Competition


On Monday Year 7 spent the day in their houses practising and rehearsing for a singing competition in the afternoon. They learnt about vocal warm ups and practised a different song for each house. In the afternoon they came together as a whole year group, with over 200 pupils singing a round of 4 different songs – the gusto of the terraces yet the beauty of choir angels!


Then came the serious moment – each house performed their rehearsed song to the two esteemed judges – Mr Purvis and Ms Locke. After much deliberation whilst the students sung and stamped along to Shotgun by George Ezra the decision was made. Peake House took the singing competition by a whisker from the other houses. 


DMA U16 Netball


Our U16 Netball team were the sole representative from West Norfolk in the County Finals on Saturday 16th at UEA. They performed extremely well against tough competition and were a credit to DMA.


DMA KS3 Table Tennis Team


Our KS3 Table Tennis players travelled to the very competitive West Norfolk Tournament on Monday 18th November.  The Girls finished 5th and the Boys 4th, which are both fantastic results! Well done folks!


DMA Swimming Officials


On Wednesday 21st November our Leaders officiated the Primary Cluster Gala at Alive Leisure.  As well as time keeping the group were superb in encouraging the young swimmers.

Special mention to Tom Drew who was exemplary in his leadership and encouragement of the swimmers throughout.


Year 9 Parent’s Evening


The Parents’ Evening for Year 9 students is next Thursday from 4:15 until 7:15.  Please book appointments through the online booking system (https://parentsbooking.co.uk/downhammarket) to speak to your child’s teachers about their progress so far and to start thinking about the options process.


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