When Michael Tomlinson MP arrived at The Purbeck School, he transformed the Purbeck Hall into the debating chamber at the Houses of Parliament. Students faced each other on different sides of the House, taking their seats as Ministers, Backbenchers and Members of the Opposition, in order to resemble a Parliamentary question time and learn how debate can influence results. They learnt the meaning behind well-known phrases such as “Tow the
Congratulations to Mike Davies who has secured a sports scholarship at the Prestigious Sport Academy Aarhus in Denmark. On completion of his A Level exams, Mike will be heading to Denmark to embark on a year’s professional sports coaching alongside academic studies. Mike was introduced to Handball as part of our school P.E. programme. He was soon recognised as a talented player and picked for the school team, who went
On Wednesday 8th May we were delighted to welcome Major General Cowan to talk to our year 12 and 13 students about his life, opportunities and situations in which he has demonstrated leadership. His talk was both fascinating and inspiring to our students. He also talked to the students about the Halo Trust and the excellent work which is going on to prevent further injuries https://www.halotrust.org/about-us/our-history/ Reference – https://www.speakers4schools.org/speakers/Major-General-J-M-Cowan-CBE-DSO/
Dylan first discovered handball at Dorset School Games whilst playing for The Purbeck School’s U15 squad back in April 2017; in this he impressed some county coaches and was given Dorset handball trials along with some of his fellow teammates. After playing for Dorset handball for a short while Dylan decided to sign for Poole Phoenix, where he was able to develop his understanding and skills in the game. A
Last week the Purbeck School Sixth Form had the privilege to welcome Vikki Slade, a local councillor and Lib Dem candidate for Mid Dorset & North Poole MP seat, to the school. Vikki spoke about a wide range of key political issues of the day; including Brexit, the NHS and our current education system. Vikki then answered a number of challenging questions from our students, particularly focusing on Lib Dem
This is it! As the end of the academic year approaches, here are some vital notes for your information. Normal school will continue until Friday 10th May after which the revision period commences. From Monday 13th May you will be expected to attend all lessons in a subject until the final exam in that subject. From the 13th May attendance at QST and tutor time is not compulsory unless you
Hanna Field joined the University of Exeter Pathways Programme after joining our sixth form in year 12. Hanna has attended many subject activities at the university and after passing her online assessments, she has been awarded the title of “University of Exeter Senior Scholar”. Hanna is planning to commence undergraduate study in Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter later this year.
Last week we were delighted to invite back one of our ex-students Zoe Squirrel to talk to our current sixth formers. Zoe is a competitive para dressage rider based in Dorset. It was a privilege to hear her truly inspiring talk to our students about following your dreams, adapting your skills and abilities to succeed and to never give up.
We are half way through our mentoring programme 2019. Our fantastic year 11s are being mentored by our talented sixth formers in both years 12 and 13. Both year groups really do find the process incredibly rewarding, supporting and developing key skills as well as providing opportunities to discuss revision strategies (top tips!). Great effort all. Miss Mason
This week, in recognition of the stand students across the world are taking to prompt our governments acting further on the issue of climate change, our Year 13 A-Level Geography students wrote to our local MP, Michael Tomlinson, to express our concerns on the issue of climate change and the actions the government should be taking to mitigate against it. Read our letter here.