Dear Parents and
The Headmaster has been away for a few days this week
meeting with pupils and agents in Spain and Germany so he has kindly asked me to write the View from the Close this week.
It has been a very busy
week, as usual, at Dover College.
The ‘Beast from the
East’, and the snow and ice associated with it, disrupted many of our
programmed evening events last week but in typical Dover College style we
Honk was a great success with performances on Saturday and Monday. I was
absolutely stunned by the quality of the production when I saw it on Monday.
Lead performances from Ellie Willetts, Imogen Davis, Jonny Heaver, Silvio Conte
were outstanding and Macy Hadler, Libby Martin, Artem Pavlov, Edward Aylward
Lopez, Juliet Jordan, Summer Leigh, Angelique Taylor, Gabriella Hood, Archie
Grove, Lotte Hide, Anna Grant, Archie Seward, John Rufus, Erin Seal, Niall
Noonan, Shania Marriott, David Yeadon, Nina Fest, Julian Thomas and Rosie
Baldwin all giving outstanding supporting performances in their parts.
Behind the scenes, Poppy
Lennon was Stage Manager leading the technical crew of Tyler Henderson, Clayton
Ferguson, Sam Smith, Tamzin Vickers and Erin Harris, Joseph Grinstead was in
charge of Lighting.
Thank you Mr. Lockyer,
Mrs Hardy, Mrs Smart and other members of Common Room who helped but special
mention must go to Mrs Myers as Director and Mr. Young as Musical Director.
The Priory Public Speaking Competition was a hard fought
contest. Judging this kind of competition is never easy and Mrs Green, Mr.
Hill, Harry Amos and myself found it very difficult. There were 11 contestants
in the final and they spoke brilliantly on a huge range of themes.
- Tom Hutton Should we allow underage
- Charlotte Hide Is the gender gap in sports
- Chloe Leedham Has technology gone too far?
Moos Do we need to give more freedom to our children?
is Brexit going to take us?
- Samuel Smith
Are footballers paid too much?
- Angelique Taylor Should we let children have fizzy
- Nathaniel Turner
How important is it for children
to learn to swim?
Wallace Is it our responsibility to reduce the
use of plastic?
Wells Is racism still an issue today?
Winther Has our society become too
Maisie Wells was the
eventual winner with Louise Wallace 2nd and Charlotte Hide 3rd.
The Year 9 Parents’ Meeting and Options Presentation in the Great Hall on
which was re-scheduled for Thursday 8th March was very successful.
Academic Certificates were from the Science Faculty and presented in Assembly on 5th March 2018
Lily Rashbrook – for consistent
hard work and positive attitude.
Libby Turbutt – for excellent
attitude and enthusiasm in lessons
Ben Kibler – Maturity in his
answers and making big improvements in Chemistry
For Effort – Louise Wallace and
Verity Watkins in Year 8 for excellent understanding of the digital divide
For Attainment – Erin Harris and
Anna Grant in 8W for demonstrating excellent subject knowledge, communication
and presentation skills about Digital Censorship.
We have another
eventful week to look forward to.
Deputy Head Academic