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Year 10 Parents’ Evening, Thursday 4 April, 4-7 pm


World Book Day


On Thursday 2 March students celebrated World Book Day. Year 9 students ran an assembly on Wednesday 1 March with the theme of “Friends in Literature” – a lively interactive quiz involved the whole school and showed what keen readers our students are as they managed to identify all the characters correctly.

In the week leading up to World Book Day, Mrs Gregory – our literacy coordinator – set a tutor group challenge whereby each tutor group was assigned a book which they had to research and then use their findings to create a poster to represent their text.

On World Book Day itself, Mrs Gregory also set a “literary treasure hunt” around the school; it was great to see so many students rushing round, at break and lunchtime, trying to solve the clues. As well as the treasure hunt students had the opportunity to come dressed as a character from a book on World Book Day; George from “Of Mice and Men” rubbed shoulders with a werewolf from “Twilight” and “Serafina Pekkala” from The Northern Lights!

Finally, also on World Book Day, students ran a book exchange which was very popular. Students and staff brought in books for a “swap shop” style lunchtime event. Again, it was most pleasing to see so many students participate – their eagerness for books confirms what keen readers we have in the school. The only condition of the book exchange was that when students have finished the books, they pass them on to someone else who might enjoy them – a great way to keep the reading buzz going.

Well done to all concerned – a very successful celebration of books and reading.

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Future Chef ‘Young Chef of the Year’ Competition


Two Year 10 students excelled as chefs by competing in the FutureChef ‘Young Chef of the Year’ competition at Yeovil College. The competition was judged by two professional chefs who gave valuable advice and expertise to both students.

Billy and Katie were up against several schools in the South West. Their task was to plan and produce a two-course meal within 90 minutes, on a £7 budget. Both students created stunning plates of food and should be incredibly proud of themselves. 

Katie made ‘Chicken Ramen followed by Chocolate Orange Cakes and Orange Cream’ and Billy made ‘Chicken and Pesto Calzone and Caesar Salad followed by Chocolate and Cherry Mousse’.

Both Katie and Billy were a credit to St Dunstan’s and should use this experience to develop their cooking skills and techniques further. I am very proud of what they have achieved and look forward to them competing in more cooking competitions in the future. 

We are very proud. Well done!

Miss Tourle and Mrs Pallister

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Christmas Tree Festival


As part of the Christmas Tree Festival held in St John’s Church, students from the School Council have worked together to make decorations for a tree. The festival has 50 Christmas trees, local companies and schools make a donation for a tree and then decorate it to their own theme. The theme for the St Dunstan’s School tree is ‘Nurturing the Future’ and each decoration has been designed to represent a growing, sparkling flower.

The festival will run from Sunday 11 December – Friday 6 January 2017. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

For more information please visit the following websites:

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