Forthcoming Events, Quiz, Community Info, Apprenticeships

Forthcoming Events

Monday 25th February

First day of second half of Spring Term

Tuesday 26th February

Rugby 7s tournament for Years 8 & 9 at West Buckland School – 8:55am – 4.10pm

U14 & U15 netball v Shebbear – away – 3.10pm – 5.30pm

Thursday 28th February

Oddments Theatre Group working with Year 10 & 11 Period 3

Oddments Theatre Group Performance – The Hiding Place. Tickets £12 on the night or £10 advance 7.30pm – 9pm

The Hiding Place

Friday 1st March

Petroc College taster day for some Year 10 students – 8.50am – 3.10pm

Oddments Theatre Group working with Year 9 students Period 3

Monday 4th March

HLC Dance Festival 12.45-2.45pm

Quiz results

Thor 101

Highest group JS 19

Zeus 87

Poseidon 81

Highest groups KB & PB 18

Apollo 80

Highest group AV 18

Question 17 of 20:

After a month-long campaign, what has overtaken Kylie Jenner as Instagram’s most liked photo ever?
a. a picture of an egg 
b. a picture of a sock  
c. a picture of a surfing cat


  1. a picture of an egg – When the first image of the egg appeared online, it looked like it only had one aim – to stop Kylie Jenner being the “Queen of Instagram”. It was actually revealed to be linked to a mental health campaign. The egg, known as Eugene, has now cracked after “feeling the pressure” of all the attention it’s received. A message posted alongside the broken egg advises people to seek help if they feel the same way.



Netball Round-Up

“On Wednesday 13th February, our Year 10 netball team travelled to Barnstaple to compete in the North Devon Tournament.netball yr 10 tournament 13 Feb 19 2

There were ten teams, so we were put into two groups to play.

Our first game was against Chumleigh, which we won 5-4. Our next game was against Torrington, where we played well and won 6-0. Our third game was against Bideford; they gave us a tough fight, but we won 7-2. Our last game was against Park School, who made the finals last year. We gave them a tough game and it was end-to-end, however, they came out with a win 8-5.

The top two teams from each group went through to the semi-finals and as we were placed second, we played the winners of the other group. We played West Buckland and had a good game, going 2-1 up at half time. We played well, but they came back stronger, winning 10-5. This meant we went to the third and fourth place play offs against Braunton.

They were a good team and went 5-1 up at half time. However, we were determined and played really strongly and managed a draw of 5-5.

This meant overall we were placed third in the tournament.

Everyone played amazingly and we enjoyed a McDonalds on the way home!”


“They are an outstanding team; a pleasure to work with! We are very proud of you all!” Miss Goldsworthy

“On Thursday 14th February, Year 7 played a netball match against Shebbear College. Well done to HCC, who did play really well, but Shebbear won; they had really good shooting skills. Player of the match for Shebbear was Millie and our player of the match was Kaitlyn.”


Masterchefs in the Making!

Holsworthy Community College students in Years 7-9 have grown in skill level over the past 6 weeks during their Baking enrichment programme.

We started by looking at how to make and shape tuile biscuits, which then led into chocolate motif work and the use of a sauce bottle to present coulis on a plate.

These are challenging techniques for students to tackle and the standard they have demonstrated has enabled them to grow in confidence with their cooking.  The enjoyment and sense of pride from the students in the class has been clear to see. The pace of lessons has been a real challenge, but they have grown in their leadership of small group tasks and ultimately have executed some wonderful outcomes, culminating in some star performances this week.

All students have cooked their own designs of the vanilla cheesecake, thanks in part to some borrowed equipment from Okehampton College. The class are very much looking forward to their next challenges and hopefully we will have some more fabulous photographs to show on the school website soon. Well done to all involved.

Mr Biddle



Following a 3 week introduction to drill, the Cadet Enrichment group moved to the next phase of training camouflage and concealment.

Following a brief chat on the changes made to British Army uniform patterns in recent history, the pupils were shown how to apply cam cream, before donning different uniform.

Using only minimal cover the group were shown how to maximise their concealment!

Next on the programme was how to “move without a rifle” or in layman’s terms how to crawl  or move low to the ground.

The group learnt the leopard crawl and monkey run.

Running the training is Lt Jim Harvey and 2 of his cadet NCOs (young leaders). Jim added “The pupils are all showing great committment and enthusiasm for the training and are doing really well.” 

Situations Vacant

Support Staff Vacancy  

Exam Invigilator

Start date:                          As soon as possible

Job Term:                            Permanent

Location:                             Holsworthy Community College

Salary:                                  Grade B  – actual salary £8.82 per hour

Hours:                                  Casual during term time

Work Pattern:                   Various times throughout the academic year but mainly during May and June

Closing Date:                     Monday 25th February 2019

Holsworthy Community College is part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust and works collaboratively with secondary schools and primaries to support the learning of our students.  The Trust has its own Teaching School – The Dartmoor Teaching Schools Alliance – with over 90 schools as members across Devon.   As a result, the opportunities for development and career progression within the organisation are superb. 

At Holsworthy Community College we offer:

  • The opportunity to work as part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust.
  • A co-operative inclusive college ethos with high expectations for all students and staff.
  • A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment.
  • Opportunities to get involved with sharing best practice.

You will:

  • Have English and Maths basic skills.
  • Have a basic knowledge of computers.
  • Be flexible.
  • Have effective communication skills.
  • Be confident and a reassuring presence to candidates in exam rooms.

The main purpose of the job is to conduct examinations in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), awarding body and Holsworthy Community College instructions.

All schools in The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

For further details and an application pack please or visit our website  or e-mail and return completed application to

Forthcoming Events, Quiz, College Open Days, Apprenticeships and Community Events

Forthcoming Events

Monday 11th February

Dartmoor MAT AGM 5pm at Okehampton College

Wednesday 13th February

Year 10 North Devon netball tournament at Park School 1.30pm – 6pm

Thursday 14th February

Year 7 football v St Joseph’s – at home – 2.15pm – 3.30pm

U12 and U13 netball v Shebbear – at home – 3.10pm – 4.30pm

Friday 15th February

Last day of first half of Spring Term

Monday 25th February

First day of second half of Spring Term

Tuesday 26th February

Year 7 rugby tournament at West Buckland School – 8.55am – 4pm

U14 & U15 netball v Shebbear – away – 3.10pm – 5.30pm

Quiz results

No official quiz last week due to school closure. Quiz was done “just for fun”.

Question 3 of 20:

CERN have plans to build an even larger version of its hadron collider. What does the hadron collider help people study?
a. physics 
b. space 
c. earthquakes


  1. physics – The Geneva based particle physics research centre is proposing an accelerator that is almost four times longer and ten times more powerful. Critics say that the money could be better spent on other research areas such as combating climate change.

Year 9 Super Team!

On Tuesday 5th February, our Year 9s played St Joseph’s at football. We played two 5-a-side matches that were split into three 10 minute thirds. We then played a 9-a-side game for the last 15 minutes.

A team – The first third was very close, which was drawn 1-1. The remaining thirds were a one sided affair, with Holsworthy ending 8-1 winners overall. Adam, Reece and Scott were amongst the scorers.

B team- Holsworthy went behind in the first third, but came back to draw 1-1, with Ed scoring. The second third saw a much better performance and the Year 9s won 5-0, with Mitchell scoring four and Ed scoring again. The final third was won 3-0, with Mitchell scoring two more and Dan scoring one.

9-a-side – Holsworthy dominated the 15-minute game and ended up 2-0 winners, with Adam and Dan scoring.

A good day for Holsworthy with wins for all teams.

Well done, HCC!


What a Feast!

On Thursday 7th February our fabulous canteen ladies pulled out all the stops to create this fantastic Chinese banquet to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Students could choose from sweet and sour chicken balls, sticky lemon chicken, Chinese ribs, chilli beef in batter, chicken chow mein, vegetarian spring rolls and  Quorn dippers, accompanied by either noodles, egg fried rice or special fried rice. All this for just £2! Prawn crackers were available too.

A big thank you to our wonderful kitchen team – it was delicious!