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Equality Week – Some Examples

Equality Week – Some Examples

Well done to all of you from Key Stage 3 who took part in Equality Week. We have had an overwhelming amount of fantastic work by you all, and so much enthusiasm for the projects that you could choose to take part in. Please see some examples of the completed challenges here.

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

What is the writing competition? A writing competition for ages 7 to 17, called ‘Generation Lockdown’, has been launched offering young people the chance to write about their experiences during lockdown. Winners will be picked by authors and have their work published in a book. Submissions can be in the format of a personal experience, a poem or a creative story and the deadline closes Friday 17th July. Find out more here: https://generationlockdown.co.uk/ Published pieces will appear in a John…

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Equality Week

Equality Week

Learning Week: Equality This week is a themed learning week, focusing on equality. Please read through this document carefully, which will give you an oversight of equality and the learning activities that you should take part in. What is equality? Taken and adapted from www.equalityhumanrights.com Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of…

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The Lockdown Blogs

The Lockdown Blogs

Mrs Chappell and her Year 7 class have been working hard to produce their very own Lockdown Blogs – outlining the average day in the life of a Year 7 under lockdown. Read some examples of the blogs here!

Earth Day – 22nd April 2020 #BeCreative

Earth Day – 22nd April 2020 #BeCreative

Dear all, Today – Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 – is Earth Day and, alongside it, an opportunity to #BeCreative. As part of this special initiative and day, we have collapsed the timetable and invite all students to use today’s learning time to be innovative, creative and produce something truly inspirational for Earth Day 2020. We invite every student at Darrick Wood School to use the 22nd April 2020 to take part in the #BeCreative Earth Day challenge, in partnership with…

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Learning resources for access from home

Learning resources for access from home

Please find below a range of learning resources that are accessible at home for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 learners. This page will continue to be updated, so please check back for further subjects and resources. Check out the student guide to home learning here. If you’re looking for extra-curricular ideas outside of the normal subject areas, please click here. If you’re looking for documentaries to watch that relate to learning, please click here. Can’t hear the PowerPoint show…

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Exam Results 2019

Exam Results 2019

Congratulations to all Year 11 students who obtained another set of fantastic GCSE results and maintained the high standards we have come to expect. There were a number of outstanding individual performances, including three students who obtained eight or more grade 8 and 9 GCSEs. At GCSE, 78% of students gains a grade 4 or above in English and Maths, and 51% of students gained a grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSE. A huge well done to everyone…

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Darrick Wood School Wins Radio Drama Award

Darrick Wood School Wins Radio Drama Award

Staff and students at Darrick Wood School in Orpington are celebrating after winning an international radio drama award for one of their extra-curricular media projects. In January 2018 the school set up an audio blog to post weekly content including audio plays, short stories, original music and podcasts recorded by its pupils. Two of their plays were included in the UK International Radio Drama Festival that was held in Canterbury last week (18th-22nd March). Now in its fifth year, the…

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UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019

UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019

DWS Audio is proud to announce that two of our audio plays have been included in the UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019. One of Our Exercise Books is Missing and Free Fall will be showcased on Thursday 21st March at Café Nero in Canterbury, the venue for this year’s festival. The plays will also be available online via the radio drama festival website, where you can listen and vote for your favourite play. Mr Chappell