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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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Parent Bulletin 13.03.20

Parent Bulletin 13.03.20

This week Friday, 13th March is Sport Relief 2020 and today most students and staff took up the opportunity to wear their sports kit to school. We do not know the final amounts but that is sure to have raised over £1000 for Sport Relief. This will be added to the amounts raised through activities through the week including today’s staff vs. students netball competition at lunchtime. The match was well supported and very competitive. It ended in a draw…

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Parent Bulletin 15.11.19

Parent Bulletin 15.11.19

This week Hustings were held this week in the first stage to select the next senior prefect team and the School’s Head Boy and Head Girl. We heard some excellent speeches from everyone demonstrating belief in the School’s values and ideas for how the candidates would serve their school in the remainder of their time on roll. The next stage is a vote and then finally interviews with the Head Teacher and senior leaders in the School. Assemblies this week…

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Parent Bulletin 11.10.19

Parent Bulletin 11.10.19

This week Thank you to parents of students in Years 10 and 11 who attended our information evening on Wednesday. The information booklets that were given out are now on our website and can also be downloaded here. We still have some copies of the other booklets written by Tim Foot that are £1 each and will make them available at the Year 10 and Year 11 parents’ evenings next term. In the meantime, they can be purchased from Pupil…

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