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  • Durrington High School Choir perform at Worthing Sings Live

    Durrington High School were delighted to take part in Worthing Sings Live on Wednesday 6th November. The annual event, which takes place in the Worthing Assembly Hall and is organised by West Sussex Music Service brings together schools form the Worthing area for an evening of wonderful music.

    The DHS choir, made up of students from year 7 through to 11, wowed the audience with their beautiful performance of ‘Through the Wardrobe’ which was written by ex-DHS student Sofia Hole. They also sang a moving rendition of ‘Shallow’ from the hit film ‘A Star is Born.’

    After the performance of ‘Shallow’, which featured Morgan Pharaoh belting out a solo along with beautiful harmonies and also more powerful moments, the audience gave rapturous applause. One parent reported ‘To hear the collective gasps from everyone around us, including the Mayoress, and the praise from them all when they finished, I knew I wasn’t the only one blown away by them.  They were polished and very well-rehearsed.  They looked amazing and were a total credit to our school. It was the best performance of the entire night by far.’

    Thank you to Mr Dean for accompanying the choir on piano and to Miss Maughan for conducting them. Huge thanks also to Mrs Isham, Miss Maughan and Mr Dean for giving out students a wonderful opportunity to perform and showcase their talents and to West Sussex Music Service for organising a fantastic event.

    You can hear some snippets from their performance alongside photos of rehearsals in the video below:

  • Match Report: DHS U16 girls football team progress to the 3rd round of the National Cup

    Durrington High School U16 girls football team have reached the 3rd round of the National Cup following a 2-1 win over Millais School, from Horsham, on Wednesday 6th November.

    Right from the kick off it was clear Millais were a strong side as they battled hard with some strong challenges and great passing which lead to some early chances. Thankfully goalkeeper Saffron Foley had another fantastic match and made some great saves to keep Millais at bay.

    It was not long until Durrington settled into the game and began to use their own strong passing and teamwork skills which led to the first Durrington goal. Grace Watkins received a well-timed pass on the outside of the area and took an amazing shot from distance which ended up in the back of the net, 1-0 Durrington.

    With a goal on the scoreboard, Durrington started playing with more confidence which allowed an individual run from Katelon Goldsmith who then scored from outside the box giving Durrington a 2-0 lead going in to half time.

    In the second half Millais came out fighting and got an early goal to get back to 2-1. The Durrington defence battled hard, with a special mention to Keely Taylor who made some excellent challenges during the game, which earnt her player of the match.

    The final whistle blew with Durrington maintaining their lead and booking their place in the 3rd round of the National Cup, a big achievement for the girls’ football team.

    Good luck in the next game girls!

  • Year 8 students inspired by trip to University of Brighton

    As part of the careers programme at Durrington High School year 8 students were inspired by the possibilities offered at University when they spent the day with the Brighton outreach team at the University of Brighton last term. Every student in year 8 has now had the opportunity to take part in this exciting day, with the other half of the year visiting in the Summer term.

    The objective of the day was to open the door to future possibilities for students as they gained an insight into life at a busy university. The group explored the many reasons they may choose to go to university and also the financial implications and ways to meet these if they did. University student ambassadors were on hand to answer questions and show them around the impressive campus.

    There was a competitive architecture-based activity which the students really enjoyed and there was also a chance for an interactive quiz at the end of the day to test everything that they had learned throughout the day.

    Toby Henry, DHS career leader said, ‘Many of our students are already thinking about the possibility of going to university, making this is a really insightful and helpful trip for them. For those students unsure about university or those who have never considered it before, the trip offers a first look and answers a number of questions as to why they might consider it as an option. Being at the university also has the power to inspire students to work hard to get there. They are really rewarding trips for all.’

    Parental feedback echoed Mr Henry with one taking the time to comment, ‘My child has always said he would never go to University, but after his trip to Brighton this week, it has inspired him to consider it as an option in his future. I think it’s great that you are opening doors for children and letting them see there are a lot of options out there for them.’

    Student feedback was also very positive with one student saying ‘I have learnt what to expect if I go to University and what I need to do to get there’ and ‘I have learnt some of the qualities/ skills I will need to get into university, and I have also learnt that university isn’t just about studying.’

    Huge thanks go out to the Brighton University outreach programme team as well as the Durrington Careers Team and pastoral staff for organising the trips.

  • Eco Ambassadors make fantastic start to environmental campaign

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  • DHS produce spectacular show in just 24 hours

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  • DofE students battle the wind and rain to successfully complete their expedition

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  • Performance in Education highlight importance of road safety to year 7

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  • Students win art prizes at Shoreham International Neighbours Festival

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  • Exciting plans submitted for new indoor and outdoor sports facilities at Durrington High School

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  • Year 7 embrace the wet and wild weather during exciting team building days

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  • U13 girls football team off to a great start

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  • DHS celebrate National Coding Week

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  • Year 11 students explore next steps at DHS Careers Fair

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  • Thank you for the memories, the show will go on!

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  • Life-saving CPR now part of the KS3 curriculum at Durrington High School

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  • Music suite upgrade at Durrington High School

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  • Durrington students turn dreams and ambitions into reality with excellent GCSE results across the board

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