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6th March 2017

DAOS PE teacher wins silver medal!

Congratulations to DAOS PE teacher, Miss Phillipa Lowe, who together with Eilidh Doyle, Mary Iheke and Laviai Nielsen won a fantastic silver medal for Team GB in the 4 x 400m women’s relay at the European Indoor Championships which took place in Belgrade, Serbia at the weekend.

Miss Lowe ran a superb 2nd leg with a personal split time of 53.1 seconds and the team ran a time of 3.31.05 minutes to take the silver medal. Poland won the gold medal with Ukraine taking the bronze.

Huge congratulations to Miss Lowe on this wonderful achievement!

MEP visits DAOS!

We were delighted to welcome Vicky Ford MEP to our School last week who delivered a speech to our DAOS Economics Society.  It was an excellent talk on the trials and tribulations of the UK departing Europe and how she is in a lot of discussion with other European MEPs about what will be the future role of the UK in Europe. Many thanks to Mr Simpson, Head of Economics, for organising this visit.

Gym and Dance success!

A sell out audience were entertained to a fantastic gym and dance display which took place over two nights in our Main School Hall this week!  Year 7 – 13 students wowed us with their tumbling and acrobatics during the gym display and there were some mesmerising solo and group performances during the dance section of the programme! It was a highlight to see our Year 10 Dance Leaders choreograph their first dance for Year 7 and 8 students.

Congratulations to all students who took part and those who helped behind the scenes. Special thanks to Miss Coakley and Miss Lord for organising the event! All their hard work and dedication made this year’s gym and dance display another huge success!

Parent/Student reminder – Non-Uniform Day!

This term’s non-uniform day is on Friday 17th March 2017.  All proceeds will go to United World Schools – this is an organization which creates educational opportunity for children living in the world’s poorest regions.

Please could students give £1 to their Form Tutors on the Friday morning. Assemblies for Year 8 and 9 students in support of this worthy cause will also be held next week.