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Arts Award Success

Arts Award Success

Congratulations to all 73 Bronze Arts Award students (now Year 10) and the 7 Silver Award (now Year 11) who all passed their Arts Award! This is the first time we have entered the silver award so we are so pleased for all students, as it was a lot of work on top of their normal studies! The examiner stated how sophisticated and well put together our students work was in both levels, and how impressed they were with the…

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Celebrating former Darrick Wood student success

Celebrating former Darrick Wood student success

Great news from former Darrick Wood student Hannah Holland whose Talent Management business, started in 2019, HLD Management goes from strength to strength. Representing female talent from social media influencers Demi Rose and Yvonne Victoria, reality tv sisters Eve and Jessica Gale Siân Carys Owen who is a DJ, HLD is founded on the principle of strong women supporting strong women. From her office near St Paul’s cathedral, Hannah’s client list grows despite this year’s unusual challenges and she was,…

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Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of World Town Planning Day with a new competition

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of World Town Planning Day with a new competition

Competition close date: Monday 16th November Celebrate World Town Planning Day and take part in the Plan The World We Need competition. The Plan The World We Need competition is an incredibly flexible challenge for students and asks you to consider curriculum areas such as design and technology, history, citizenship, STEM, climate change and ICT. The competition is open to all students at secondary schools (ages 11-18). The competition asks you to compile your best ideas about helping local communities…

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World Mental Health Day – Beyond Words

World Mental Health Day – Beyond Words

Did you know that it’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October, so this Saturday? What’s your 2020 been like? Put your feelings into words, in a project led by Bupa and it’s project partners. Writing has so many benefits for our wellbeing and mental health. And in these extraordinary times, the creative process can help us make sense of how we feel.   In the run up to World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October), Bupa are inviting all young…

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Parent Bulletin 18.09.20

Parent Bulletin 18.09.20

This week With all year groups now back it has been delightful to walk around school and see lessons in progress, learning happening and our new procedures making a difference in minimising risk to students and staff. I have been very impressed to see our students quickly settling into the new routines, following instructions and understanding that whilst many things have necessarily changed in school, that we are here to help them prepare for the future. They look smart in…

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School Athletics Record Broken!

School Athletics Record Broken!

Mr Timmins has reported that Charlie Platt (Year 7) has already broken a school athletics record. Mr Timmins has written the following: “You know I love a school record, so I’m very excited to announce we already have a new school Pole Vault record for Year 7! Charlie Platt cleared 2.23m at a competition yesterday beating the previous record of 2.10m. This performance ranks him 1st in the UK for a Year 7 pupil!” Charlie is also a highly ranked…

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Homework and Home Learning

Homework and Home Learning

Please find, attached, the guide to homework and home learning. Below this, please also find 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. 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…

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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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