Articles Posted byMs A Anderson

Anyone Say Pizza?

RSD is delighted to see the return of the ‘Read for Pizza’ challenge. Since the summer, Junior school pupils have been living countless adventures, solving thrilling mysteries and learning about historic and futuristic places, people and cultures – all through the joy of reading! Once a book was read, a book review was written and then handed in to our librarian, Mrs Ferguson. Each book review gained points for one of the four Houses. Extra points were given for particularly challenging books and Mrs Ferguson was also on the lookout for very well written reviews which demonstrated excellent detail and critique.

Initially, the competition was very close and any House could have gained the prestigious award but Beresford Charlemont surged ahead in the final days and clinched the coveted prize – a free pizza lunch! Bullingbrook /Tyrone came in second, closely followed by Nicholson/ Dungannon, leaving Mountjoy / Ranfurly in last position.

Individual prizes for the best written reviews were given to: Julia Meeke (B/C), Tsventen Bogcrevski (B/T), Riley Burrows (N/D) and Mia Ruddy (M/R).

Well done to B/C and to every pupil who took up the challenge!

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Congratulations to our Duke of Edinburgh Award winners!

The DofE is an award for senior pupils consisting of four sections at Silver level: volunteering, skills, physical and an expedition, however with COVID we have pupils in Y13 and Y14 collecting their awards today.

Completing your DofE Award is a great achievement as the award requires a lot of effort, time and dedication. That feeling after the expedition when you finally take off your walking boots and realise you have completed your challenge is immense!

Congratulations to the following pupils who have successful completed their Silver DofE award:

Avis Ip, Harold Ng, Ethan Burke, Daniel McClean, Hannah Glasgow, Jada Lai, Yu Hin Pang, Chloe McCollum, Crystal Ho, Reece Ferguson, Miriam Carson, Callum Walker, Reuben Hampton, Rebecca Graham, Hannah Herron, Lois Carson, Kristin Fenton, Caleb Burke, Kamile Gasiunaite, Eva Cavanagh, Safron Smith, Emma Chambers, Katie Ewing, Lucy Archer and James Shaw.

The following pupils have received the Certificate of achievement for having completed 3 sections, but not the expedition section:

Eliza Richardson, Catherine Richardson, Shannon Kelly Troughton, Grace Wylie, Aaryn Tang and Ellie Heatherington

Well done everyone! What an amazing achievement!

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House Gingerbread Competition

Well done to all who took part in the Gingerbread House Competition! The standard was exceptionally high and it was evident that a lot of time and effort had been dedicated to the competition. 

Special congratulations to our senior and junior winners:

Senior overall winner: Sophie Meyer Year 13 BC
Senior runner up: Joanna Ashfield Year 13 ND
Junior overall winner: James Watson Year 8 BT
Junior runner up: Jessica Birnie, Sarah Needham, Isabella Kinkead ND

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