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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – Measure for Measure


Trying new things and facing challenges has been a feature of school life this week. Students have indeed adopted Shakespeare’s advice and shown great courage when tackling a range of exciting and new learning opportunities, the most obvious of which has been Year 5 and their eagerly anticipated interpretation of the Bard's work in our very own Globe Theatre. 


I am delighted that Year 5 have approached the task of performing Shakespeare with such enthusiasm as even the youngest children can have their lives transformed by his plays. Through reading and performing Shakespeare’s work, I’m sure our students will be engaged by the language, ethics, morality and life lessons of his wonderful stories. 


As we hurtle through the second half of term, an enormous amount of excellent work is also taking place in other parts of the school.  Last weekend’s second Award for Young People (AYP) expedition, this weekend’s U15 FOBISIA competition in Shanghai, and preparations for Carols on the Pitch are some of the current highlights.


The FOBISIA event promises yet again to be an excellent showcase of the sporting talents present at DBIS. I know the students will represent the school with real distinction while participating in what promises to be an intense few days of competition. Click here for a list of our U15 team members.


I continue to be in awe of our students’ commitment, talent and determination to try new things. I am also very grateful to all the staff and parents who continue to provide such a wide variety of exceptional learning opportunities for our students in all phases of the school. 


Best wishes for the weekend.


Paul Tough

Head of School

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