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We will be holding our next Open Day on Wednesday 27 September, more details will follow soon.

Bridging the Gap!

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Over the past few weeks students, their families and staff have been donating food to the Glastonbury Bridging the Gap Food Bank. Redgrave House managed to collect the most donations, closely followed by Piper House. The food will be given to those who are facing a financial crisis to help bridge them through their difficult time. The summer is a time of particular need for donations as the stocks are running low but demand is unfortunately still high.

Pastoral Leader, Mrs Charlotte Kendall said: I would like to say a massive thank you to all those students and families who have donated food, it will make a huge difference to many people and families. We hope to collect donations again in the new academic year. If you would like to donate additional food, the items can be taken to Morrisons where there is a donation box.

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St-Art! Exhibition

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Year 11 GCSE Art and Technology students showcased their amazing work in the inaugural exhibition for Art, Product and Textile coursework. 

Wendy Lewis, Teacher of Art said: “It was fantastic to see so many visitors and students admiring the talent we have here at the school.  As well as the outstanding work we had amazing canapés and nibbles made by one of our GCSE food groups.”

Messages from St-Art! Exhibition visitors:

“What an amazing show - such talent and excellence”

“Excellent work throughout - what great talent there is in the school - keep up the good work”

“I have to say I was blown away. Fantastic stuff”

“As usual St Dunstan’s students continue to impress”

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Bee Competition

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St Dunstan’s School has taken Glastonbury in Bloom to its heart! Students have been involved in a range of activities; the School Council have developed an area of the garden to grow produce.

They will be using this to help create a range of healthy dishes as well as producing some new and exciting recipe ideas to share. They have also been working with staff member, Pauline Plant, toward the Glastonbury in Bloom competition; they have created a beautiful entry which has taken on a bee friendly theme. Our hope is that we have created an area for everyone who passes to enjoy while, at the same time, creating an area that is rich in pollen and nectar for the bees.

Alongside the planting, the Student Council also held an assembly and ran a whole school competition to raise awareness of the need to create and maintain bee friendly areas. There was a great response to the competition with entries from individuals and tutor groups including cakes, decorated flower pots, paintings, a song parody and an information video. Entries to the competition were judged anonymously by The Mayor of Glastonbury, Councillor Emma George. The winner, Macey (pictured above with The Mayor and Mrs Rowlinson-Baker) was presented with a £30.00 Amazon Voucher and two runners up, Teresa and Molly, with £10.00 Amazon Vouchers courtesy of the town council.

The Mayor, Councillor Emma George wrote:
“I was really impressed with the creativity, imagination and talent in all the entries and actually wanted to give them all a prize!  However, I have already said that there will be one first prize plus two runners up so: First prize goes to Macey for her animation which shows not just outstanding creativity and initiative, but also contains all the necessary information about the plight of our bees. Well done Macey!"

“The two runners up are Teresa for her cake and Molly for her painting.  I was pleased to see so many edible entries and they all looked amazing but Teresa’s cake just had that WOW factor and really came across as ‘Everything Bee’. I particularly liked both the paintings and found it very hard to choose between them. Cushla’s is a beautiful image with an interesting, thoughtful composition and style showing a clear talent.  Molly’s vibrantly colourful flowers just kept drawing my eye though; I thought that she had really produced some good depth and perspective by her use of light and shading, showing just how important pollinating flowers are for protecting our bees. All in all, some outstanding entries which, as I said before, I was hard-pushed to choose between.”

“I would like to commend the way that the staff and the students at St Dunstan’s School have supported the School Council in their project and is really looking forward to showing off the work in their portfolio which is to be presented to the judges of Glastonbury in Bloom.”

Mrs B Rowlinson-Baker
Assistant Headteacher

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