Forthcoming events and Quiz results


10th December

U16 Boys county cup football – away at Ivybridge                13:00 – 17:50

Yr 9 county cup football v St Bonifaces                                    14:50 – 15:40

Yr 7 & 8 Hockey home V Bude                                                    15:10 – 16:45

11th December

U13 boys football county cup                                                       14:00 – 15:30

Year 11 parents evening                                                                15:45 – 18:45 

14th December

U15 cricket at Bideford college                                                     10:10 – 15:10

18th December

Christmas lunch                                                                                13:10 – 14:10

19th December

Winter concert                                                                                  19:00 – 20:45

21st December



Quiz results

Apollo                   40           15-NTR

Thor                       77           17-JNS

Poseidon             83           18-PB

Zeus                      67           16-CW/CH/SH


Which sporting body has appointed Susanna Dinnage as their new Chief Executive

  1. Formula 1
  2. Premier League
  3. British Olympic Association


2 – Premier League – Dinnage is the Premier League’s first female Chief Executive and joins from media organisation Discovery, where she was the global president of the Animal Planet channel. Richard Scudamore is stepping down next month after 19 years in charge of the Premier League.

Year 11 GCSE Art Update

Year 11 art students have been working on a project on the theme of ‘Edibles’ this term. A range of relevant artists have been studied including Joel Penkman, Sarah Graham and Tjalf Sparnaay. This week’s art images show just some examples of the observational drawings and paintings students have created. A wide range of media and techniques have been explored and students have also worked closely from their own photographs.

Completed coursework projects, worth 60% of the overall GCSE grade, are due in on Thursday 10th January. Students have a ‘Project Checklist’ and a breakdown of tasks is always available on ‘Show my Homework’. We wish Year 11 the very best of luck with completing their projects.

Miss Urquhart


Careers evening and interview skills day

Two very successful events have been delivered by HCC for their students.

On Thursday, our Careers Evening was held at the school for Years 9 and 11. The evening took place between 5pm and 7.30pm. Parents were more than welcome to drop in at a time that was convenient.

The event provided opportunities for students and their parents to find out information first hand from visiting exhibitors including colleges, companies and organisations from the local area.

Parents and students were invited to come along to the event. The Careers Evening was a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable insights into the wealth of options available post 16. If a child is thinking about further and/or higher education or an apprenticeship based route, or even if they haven’t decided yet, the event can often bring about ideas and inspiration that they might not have previously thought about.

Post 16 decisions are important for your child and we aim to provide you with as much information to help with the transition as we can.

Some of the organisations who attended are:

Budehaven Sixth Form
Callywith College Acacia Training and Development
Cornwall College Group Anglo Group
Exeter College British Army
Exeter Maths School Devon and Cornwall Police
Launceston College GCHQ
Okehampton College Greenfield Engineering
Petroc College Harpers Homemix Ltd
Plymouth Argyle National Citizen Service
Shebbear College IET leaflets only
West Buckland School


On Monday 3 December, we held an Interview Skills day for the current Year 11 pupils.   We invited local business people and college representatives to come in and interview each Year 11 in a practice ‘formal twenty-minute interview’ scenario. Pupils then had feedback from the interview.

The event was aimed at challenging pupils, preparing them in the very best possible way for any interviews that they may encounter and give them an insight into the interview process. We expected all pupils to treat their interview as a real process. The interviews were held during a normal school day; therefore, pupils were expected to attend in school uniform. Pupils attended normal classes apart from their 20-minute interview.

Netball results

Netball match report Year 7

On Thursday the 6th of December, the Year 7 girls A team had a netball match against Bude.

The score was 4 -1 to Holsworthy!  The player of the match was Brooke.B.  Well played girls!

By Brooke Blake


Netball match report Year 8

On Thursday the 6th  of December, Holsworthy Year 8 girls played a netball match against Bude.  The match took place on the Holsworthy astro.

In the first quarter Holsworthy took a firm lead of 3-0 and were very pleased with that.  Holsworthy then doubled their score by half time.  Both sides were playing very well, and everyone kept going despite the rain.  Holsworthy continued to score, and finished the game 12-0 up.  We were all extremely happy with that brilliant result. 

Imogen Sutton who played GK received player of the match and Katie Martyn who played C was awarded with runner up.  Both Holsworthy and Bude played very well.

By Ellen Bellew

Exeter College rugby trip.

On Wednesday 5th December, Holsworthy travelled to Exeter College to take part in a training day and watch an Exeter chiefs ladies match. Unfortunately, the match was cancelled due to poor weather. However, that didn’t stop us training in the rain and getting very muddy which was a lot of fun! After lunch, we did some awards such as biggest hitter and speed freak. Two of our players were chosen by the Exeter chief academy coaches for special awards for amazing effort during the training, they were Issy Edworthy and Paige Hooper.  We then travelled to our second venue at Exeter central where we met Bristol bears/England international player Poppy Leitch for a question and answer session before doing some video  observation and analysis. Finally, we finished with a SAQ session in the sports hall before departing back to Holsworthy. On the way back we did a rugby quiz to test our knowledge and this was won by Hester and Angel.  Overall, it was a very successful day enjoyed by all! It was great to be invited back again next year.  A big thank you to Martins Cash and Carry for providing us with refreshments for the day.


Miss Goldsworthy girls_rugby

Forthcoming events and quiz!

Forthcoming events

Monday 3rd December

Year 11 interview skills day

Tuesday 4th December

Yr7 boys football County Cup at Plymstock College 12:00 – 17:00

Wednesday 5th December

U13 & U16 Girls Rugby Training Day @ Exeter Uni 08:55 – 17:30

Thursday 6th December

Netball Yr7 & Yr8 HCC v Bude @ Home 15:10 – 17:00

Monday 10th December

U16 Boys county cup final away at Ivybridge     13:00 – 17:50

Yr 7 & 8 Hockey at home vs Bude            15:10 – 16:45

Tuesday 11th December

U13 Boys football county cup        14:00 – 15:30

Yr11 Parents Evening        16:00 – 20:00


Quiz results

Thor 67

Highest group JNS 20

Zeus 83

Highest group DBL/JG 17

Poseidon 61

Highest group MG 16

Apollo 32

Highest group ?

Question 3 of 20:

A UK supermarket chain’s Christmas commercial has gone viral after it was banned for being too political. What was the commercial about?


  1. palm oil – The supermarket chain Iceland, used an animated clip about an orangutan and the destruction of rainforests caused by the need for palm oil. The clip had been created by Greenpeace.

Governor Vacancies

The Governors of the Holsworthy Area Cluster, which comprises Holsworthy Community College and the three Primary Schools at Bridgerule, Bradford and Black Torrington, would like to offer you the opportunity to join us on the Governing Board.

We are part of the newly formed Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. This collaboration of schools from all over Devon, is already proving to be of great benefit to pupils, staff and all those connected with school life.

As we go into 2019, we see the need to bring on board some more volunteers to boost our numbers.

The role of a governor is interesting, rewarding and diverse. The website link for more information about the structure is:

We would be delighted to talk to anyone who would like some more information about what is involved and so please contact the current Co – Chairs: Kate Scrivener on or Ken Watson