Year 9 girl’s football league finals. Angmering v Durrington High school Match report 9th December 2014

Match report 9th December 2014

Angmering School kicked off the game on a cold, rainy afternoon with a strong start attacking Durrington. After a short period of possession by the home team, Durrington started to up their game by settling down to relaxed passing.

The first goal was scored by Rosie Culver who was found by Skye Bacon with a cross from the left wing, with a typical tap in.

Despite Angmering’s attempts to go forward, the home team found themselves trailing by another two goals scored by Rosie Culver again to complete her hatrick.

Later goals where added by Skye Bacon and Ellie punter to finish up 5-0 winners against a team that found it hard to keep their heads up towards the added goals.

A good all round team performance with key instructions from coach, Miss Head ensuring Durrington where clear winners of the league finals.

By Rosie Culver 9BMc

Year 9 girls Netball V Brighton and Hove High School

County Cup quarter final

Our year 9 netball team played in the third round of the county cup last Tuesday against Brighton and Hove High School. After a nervous start the girls pulled ahead and were winning convincingly by half time. Our attack remained solid in the second half, with Livi Miller shooting very well. Defence was equally as strong, with Iona Gardner and Sophie Waller playing outstandingly. We won 27-10 and are through to the semi-finals.

By Miss Wolstenholme

Year 10 Basketball

The year 10 basketball team had a tournament against Steyning and Shoreham academy. They had a tough game against Shoreham but came through and beat them by 6 with Conrad Nichol as the Man of the match and having an easy game against Steyning beating them by 8 with Henry Godward as man of the match.

By Ryan Perry

On Wednesday evening, the Year 10 Boys’ basketball team took on local rivals Worthing High School in a home fixture. The Year 10’s cruised to a 19 – 15 win over Worthing with Conrad Nichol scoring 8 points, Mathew Odiatis getting 3 blocks in his debut game and Oli lifford getting 5 steals. Sam Holland and Ryan Perry  got man of the match award. This result extends the Year 10’s unbeaten start within the league to 3 matches.

By Sam Holland

Exam Tips from someone that has taken WAY too many…


1. Be as prepared as possible (snore, I know, but annoyingly true)

Revise topics you are unsure of because the more prepared you are, the less you have to feel nervous about and the easier your life will be! Also make sure to be proud of how hard you are working at revising (don’t try and cram it all in the night before the exam!)


2. Take time to relax too.

Don’t over load your brain. I know the fact that exams are round the corner might make you feel like you should be thinking about them at all times but this is neither true nor helpful. As long as you are working hard when you are revising it is not only acceptable but actually advised. Yep that’s right; you can watch Netflix guilt free as long as you have worked hard on your revision first.


3. Use tried and tested memory techniques to remember things, just reading a revision book doesn’t work; your brain is not a sponge!

I promise you, you might think that reading your notes over and over and over and over again will make them stick but it’s a myth (unless you’ve got photographic memory you lucky thing). Make mind maps, use stories to remember key words or try using loci (placing things you need to remember in places in your house mentally).


4. Eat healthily (as healthily as possible when you are stressed!) AND drink lots of water.

I know this point just sounds annoying, but stressing out makes some people not want to eat anything at all while others feel like they want to eat everything in sight. Try and eat healthily because the vitamins and minerals in your food will help your brain and too much junk will just make you feel rubbish and tired.


5. Try and get a good night’s sleep (easier said than done I know!)

Your body is looking for at least 8 hours. Go to bed extra early try to wind down: don’t just expect to fall asleep like you will every other night (try hot drinks, a bath, a book etc etc). Don’t stay up all night revising, it’s only going to make your brain want to sleep during to the most inappropriate time (the exam) and we’ve all seen the Inbetweeners, energy drinks are not the answer!!!


6. Talk to somebody reassuring to put your mind at rest and remind you that you are more than capable of doing it!


I know it sounds common sense, but tell someone that you are stressed and nervous and they can reassure you and help you calm down.

7. Keep your revision on your phone

How many times do you check your phone a day? Too many right, well think how many times you would look at your revision notes if they were your background. I’m not asking you to stare at them 24/7 but what is the harm in looking at them when you’re bored or waiting for someone.


8. Try to think about how you are going to feel when the exams are all over!

Try and visualise the feeling of when this exam is done and done good! Maybe book something or arrange something with friends for when they’re over as an incentive to work hard now and have a lot of fun rewarding yourself after. This might also work as a motivator when you’re feeling lazy and procrastinating like a pro!


9. Make sure you have breakfast… even if you are not hungry

Even if you feel too nervous to eat (and I really know what feels like I promise) force yourself to eat something, even if it is only fruit. Your brain needs fuel to concentrate and also how annoying is it to hear your stomach rumbling throughout the whole exam


10. Get to the exam super early

It’s just one less thing to stress about. Which scenario do you think will prepare you best for the exam? 1) Being stuck in traffic or running up the road a few minutes before you’re supposed to be there and you’re panicking that you might be late or 2) (this is the right answer, pick this one) Knowing you are there, ready, having time to go through your revision notes or try and relax for a little bit before you go in… I know which one sounds best to me! Also get all your equipment ready the night before. Again, easier life if your night searching round the house for a pen in the morning.

11. Got a Lucky Mascot? Bring it for sure!!

Lucky pen? Socks? Pants? Doesn’t matter what it is or it its seems weird, if there is a chance that it is lucky and it will make you feel and little more confident then put it in your bag or wear it under your uniform! We could all do with a bit of luck from time to time.


12. Avoid talking to other people outside the exam room about what you have revised

I know its soo tempting to ask the others what they’ve been doing, what they remember etc etc etc BUT there is a massive flaw in this plan, the fact that when ( and I say WHEN and not IF because this ALWAYS happens) they tell you that they’ve revised something you haven’t… you are going to doubt yourself, freak out and feel less confident! Either quietly go over what you revised by yourself or chat about something totally unrelated.


13. Top psychology tip!

Put your favourite chocolate bar or sweet or anything you would really look forward to eating in your bag. Tell yourself you can only have it once you have finished the exam. Psychologically the thought of a reward will stimulate your brain to work quicker and harder as it wants the sensation of pleasure (a weird psychology fact… but true!). And if it doesn’t work and is not tru you still get to eat chocolate (so really what’s the worst that can happen?).


14. DO NOT freak out!

If you start to panic… Stop. Put the Pen down. Tell yourself you can do it (because you can! Imagine that I’m telling you or your teacher is telling you if it helps!). Take deep breaths and a sip of water. Then concentrate on a question at a time or a paragraph at a time. It’s all mind over matter!


15. Re-read all of your answers and make sure you have read ALL of the question paper

We’ve all heard of the person that missed the 6 mark question, or forgot to answer a whole page because they didn’t see it. DO NOT LET THIS BE YOU! Just check it and this major slip-up can be avoided.


16. Don’t replay it over and over again


Whether you thought the exam went brilliantly, okay or awful it’s done now so guess what… mulling it over in your head and talking about what you wrote with your friends is NOT going to change the words you wrote on your paper. Try and relax, feel relieved and proud of yourself that you’ve done it. Eat your chocolate… you deserve it.

17. Finally, remember there is life after exams


You did it!

By Miss Hughes
Accelerated Progress Coach
Durrington High School

Year 8 London Dockyard



This photograph is called the Rhinebeck Panorama. This photo was found in 1941 in a loft in Rhinebeck, New York State. It was originally 2.5 metres long, in watercolour. Before slavery was introduced, you would be able to trade stuff like swords for diamonds, so it was a win-win situation. However, soon after, land was up for sale in the Caribbean. Rich Europeans brought the land that contained sugar canes and then faced a dilemma. Who would care for the plants and cut them? They then thought that black Africans could become slaves. So when they went to trade, they asked for slaves instead of diamonds. The slaves were put on ships in thousands. Once they were over to the Caribbean, they got forced to work all day. They soon became weak. They hardly got fed. Even pregnant women were made to work. This was good for the rich because they had more people for no more money. Also the women got raped sometimes so that the master would have free slaves.


When we did our drama performance using our knowledge that we told at the beginning and made 5 freeze frames about slavery. Our group Farrah, Teagan, Beth, Chloe and Alice, did a performance. Our first freeze was when we were all happy and then Chloe got chained and then we all got chained up. Then we had to be a slave and work and cut the sugar canes. The last freeze frame was when we all died.



In the gallery we saw lots of different objects used in the slavery year. There were a lot of pictures and information you could read about slavery. There was a PowerPoint being shown near the end of the gallery and it was saying how slavery is cruel. Also there was a model of a west indie warehouse which would have been the same style in the slavery years which was really interesting.



We then did a workshop on poetry where a women carved her babies out of heartwood and she kept them in her clothes so they didn’t get taken away. Also she didn’t get her art work signed so the poem was called “So who was the mother of Jamaican art?”

Object handling session

The artefacts came from around 1700s to the 1800s so the papers were very fragile. After lunch, we went to a handling session. There we got to hold objects from the slavery period. We went to visit 4 tables. The first one was filled with objects from West Africa before the transatlantic trade. There was a bronze leopard from Benin, an iron plaque from Benin, a kente cloth from Ghana, bronze (or brass) weights from Benin and a gourd rattle.

The next table was to do with trade/products of enslaved African labour. There were a replica sugar cane, tobacco, a clay pipe, wooden cigar box, rum bottle, sugar nippers, replica sugar cones, cotton, coffee and a leather box with scales.

The third table had different drums with beaters and one of the drums had strings around it so when you put it round under your arm it tightened the strings and made the pitch different.

The last table had Manillas, sugar cane, slave bracelet and key and papers from plantation owners.


Dhs girls football year 9

DHS v Winston Churchill School
Year 9 Girls Football Nation Cup, Round 3
A high paced game in which the girls controlled for a long period, which resulted in a win of 5-0. Skye Bacon and Rosie Culver scored in the first half leaving our team at 2-0, the defence was strong enough to hold back the Winston Churchill School from scoring, but Darian Exley held it all together by making some amazing saves. In the half time talk Miss Head gave us positive feedback and what dhs could do to improve, Winston Churchill School fought back harder in an exciting second half but dhs conceded 2 more goals by Skye Bacon and Cydney Tang, despite it thundering and lightening whilst pouring down with rain for the second half. Nearing the end, Rosie Culver scored a clean shot that passed the goal keeper easily, taking us to 5-0.

By Cydney Tang and Lilli Wickenden

Year 10 Boys County Cup

Durrington High 1 – 5 Beacon Academy

DHS second game playing together was a county cup game at home. DHS got off to a poor start going 1-0 down mid-way through the first half. DHS equalised through a nice finish from Andy Gifford before the break however, DHS went 2-1 down thanks to an own goal.
In the second half the game was a different story. The wet and windy weather made it difficult for DHS to play good football; the opposition however took advantage scoring another 3 goals. DHS lost the game 5-1. MOTM was Andy Gifford.

By Max Gasson

U16 girls football team

U16 girls football team

U16 girls football team
Wednesday 5th November
county cup game against Littlehampton Academy.

We started off well scoring a quick goal by the left Midfielder Abbie Beadle. From this we progressed to 5-0 lead by half time. Littlehampton didn’t quit and continued to press our defence with great balls through to their quick striker. Our defence remained strong, only conceding 1 goal the entire game. Littlehampton scored from a high corner cross which whipped straight into the back of the net.
Durrington remained solid, playing extremely well to conceive an overall 13-1 win by the end of the match.
Durrington’s victory meant that they were now through to the next round of the U16 county cup.

A brilliant start to the competition with a promising future for the team!