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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require." - Edward Elgar

Audience members at last night’s school concert, “A Night at the Proms,” were treated to a phenomenal evening of music by the DBIS choir and orchestra. The atmosphere at the community hall was reminiscent of London’s Royal Albert Hall as students performed a stirring repertoire of popular classics and contemporary hits. The evening was a fitting celebration of our students’ fantastic musical talent and a glorious way to end the term. Thank you to all the students, staff and parents who contributed to last night’s event and in particular to our Head of Performance and Creative Arts, Clare Lambert. Clare will be leaving DBIS at the end of the school year, and I wanted to publicly acknowledge her outstanding contribution to the Creative Arts at DBIS over the last five years. 

The Globe Theatre yesterday was buzzing with Year 4's entrepreneurial endeavour. The process of designing, creating, costing and marketing an idea would be a challenge for many adults let alone Primary children. It was very pleasing to see Year 4 articulate their innovative ideas with such confidence and passion. Look out Richard Branson et al.

Meanwhile, a series of  “green” events have taken place this week across the school to help focus attention on improving the environment, particularly in our community. What a fantastic week it has been with students involved in discussions, walks, presentations, conservation initiatives and competitions. As a result, I’m eagerly anticipating a range of interesting proposals from the students for school-wide environmental action.

Lastly, at the end of a challenging term, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued commitment to the school, and I wish you all an enjoyable holiday.

Paul Tough
Head of School 

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