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Darrick Wood Geographers make it to Antarctica!

Darrick Wood Geographers make it to Antarctica!

Congratulations to those who took part in the UK Polar Network Flags Competition. A number of successful entries made it to the Antarctic, where they were proudly displayed and photographed by the scientists who were working there!

Language Competition

Language Competition

On 21st March 2018, six of our Year 9 pupils travelled to Southend for a languages competition in which they had to perform a short dialogue (some of which they had written themselves) with excellent pronunciation, expression in their voices and high accuracy. The pupils all did really well and two of our pairs advanced to the next round, seeing off some tough competition!  The six pupils were: Jamie McLeod Jose Ancaja Charlotte Connelly Amrit Matharu Bea Clarin Myah Darkwah A fantastic achievement…

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Cologne Christmas Market trip 2017

Cologne Christmas Market trip 2017

On a frosty Thursday evening in the middle of December, thirty-two hardy souls packed themselves into a coach in the school park. Ahead of them lay an arduous trip across four countries with only their portable technology and a tube or two of Pringles for company. This was the annual Christmas market trip and, having just completed their GCSE mocks, Year 11 were looking forward to some well-earned R&R in the beautiful setting of the city of Cologne. Not long after dawn…

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UK Youth Parliaments’ Make Your Mark

UK Youth Parliaments’ Make Your Mark

Written by Jacob Eyers. The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) are conducting a nationwide survey focusing on what they will campaign about over the next year. They are aiming for 1 million ballots this year. The 10 options available to choose from all effect young people in some way. At the Bromley Youth Council we are in change of the ballot within Bromley. Our 2 UKYP reps will go to the House of Commons to debate and decide the campaigns. This will…

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Transatlantic politics

Transatlantic politics

For the second year running Sixth Form Government and Politics students have been able to engage in a transatlantic political and cultural discussion with High School Politics students in Kenston School Ohio. Thanks to the wonders of Skype a really engaging 90 minute interchange spanning 5 time zones allowed students with a shared interest in Government and Politics to inquire and debate with each other on a whole range of issues. Ohio is renowned as bellwether state, a swing state…

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Darrick Wood School Welcomes Chinese Visitors

Darrick Wood School Welcomes Chinese Visitors

Earlier this term we were able to welcome a group of Chinese students for a week-long visit to Darrick Wood. They were from a city in north east China, located between Mongolia and North Korea. After a week spent sightseeing they then spent a week in lessons here experiencing all aspects of school life. Pairs of Chinese students were buddied up with a Darrick Wood student who took them to their lessons and looked after them throughout the day. There…

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US Ambassador visits Darrick Wood School

US Ambassador visits Darrick Wood School

Darrick Wood School was fortunate to have the opportunity to host a visit from the US ambassador to the UK, Mr Matthew Barzun, on September 26th. The ambassador’s motorcade swept up the school drive and out stepped the United State’s top diplomat in the UK accompanied by a phalanx of burly security men that did look like they meant business. Mr Barzun was speaking to a large audience of sixth formers and his engaging personality and relaxed style soon won…

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A transatlantic political discussion by Skype

A transatlantic political discussion by Skype

On Thursday, April 14th, Year 13 Government and Politics groups were engaged in a political discussion with a group of US high school students from Kenston High School in Ohio. The American students answered a whole range of question from our sixth formers who study US Government and Politics as part of their A level studies and posed some of their own. This was jointly organised by Mr Cozens and Mrs Buchanan for Darrick Wood School and Mrs Smith, a Politics…

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