Browsed by
Category: Movement and Performing Arts

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…

Read More Read More

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

Darrick Wood to perform at the Shakespeare Schools Festival

Darrick Wood to perform at the Shakespeare Schools Festival

On Monday 29th October our Year 12 A level Drama students and a selection of our Gifted and Talented Year 9 pupils will be performing at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford as part of this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival.  They will be performing an adaptation of The Tempest which has been directed by our A level students as part of their course. The students will be performing alongside other schools in celebration of Shakespeare’s works.  If you would like to…

Read More Read More

Les Misérables comes to Darrick Wood School

Les Misérables comes to Darrick Wood School

Darrick Wood’s performance of “Les Misérables” will be held on Tuesday 20th November, Wednesday, 21st November, and Thursday, 22nd November at 7.00pm in the Hall.  Now the world’s longest running musical, and a global stage sensation, Les Misérables sweeps audiences through an epic tale of passion and destruction. It includes all those songs made popular by the stage and screenplay – “One Day More”, “On My Own”, “I Dreamed a Dream”, and “Do You Hear The People Sing”.   The…

Read More Read More

Murder Mystery Evening

Murder Mystery Evening

The Drama Department and the PSA invite you to a Murder Mystery Evening where you the audience attempt to solve the murder….. Who Killed the Hotel Manager? Tickets are £10 and you will receive a two course meal: Main course: Fish and chips or Vegetarian Sausages & Chips Dessert: Salted Fudge Cheesecake or Lemon Tartlet This will be a licensed event so you will not permitted to bring your own drinks. Lager, Ale, Wine and Soft drinks will be on…

Read More Read More

Parent Bulletin 23.03.18

Parent Bulletin 23.03.18

This week Our Spring Concert held on Thursday was a fabulous success. A varied programme included pieces by the Jazz Orchestra, Choir, Training Band, Senior Choir and Concert Band. We were delighted to welcome the Bromley Youth Music Trust Inspire Big Band along with other special guests. These were Phelan Burgoyne, Martin Speake and Rob Luft. The evening premiered a piece composed by Phelan titled ‘Sounds Like Home’, which was derived from motifs composed by Year 7 Jazz Workshop participants….

Read More Read More

Parent Bulletin 16.03.18

Parent Bulletin 16.03.18

This week · We welcomed our Governors on Wednesday as they visited the School and dropped into lessons. They were very impressed with what they saw and were positive in their feedback. · On Thursday, our A level Music students gave a truly outstanding recital as they performed a range of musical items with skill and flair. · Year 11 pupils have now completed their week of pre-public examinations (PPEs) in preparation for their GCSEs. Pupils should ensure that they…

Read More Read More

Music Spring Concert – 22nd March 2018

Music Spring Concert – 22nd March 2018

Darrick Wood School Music Department presents The Spring Concert Featuring; Choirs and Bands from all year groups Special Guests; Phelan Burgoyne, Martin Speake and Rob Luft And The BYMT Big Band Please download additional details here. Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 7.00pm in the Main Hall. The Music Department

DWS Dance Company to represent Team Bromley!

DWS Dance Company to represent Team Bromley!

Congratulations to Darrick Wood Dance Company, who won the borough competition to represent Team Bromley at the London Youth Games at the CopperBox Arena, London. The dancers performed fantastically well and showcased the amazing talent we have here at Darrick Wood School. Miss Rose would like to let everyone involved know how proud we all are, as this is the third year in a row that Darrick Wood Dance Company have won this dance competition. Congratulations to all involved.     FORM 1 Libby Goodwin 10XL…

Read More Read More

Bugsy Malone Performances at Darrick Wood School

Bugsy Malone Performances at Darrick Wood School

Darrick Wood’s performance of “Bugsy Malone” will be held on Wednesday, 22nd November, and Thursday, 23rd November at 7.30pm in the Hall.  This is an extremely popular musical, with students across each key stage involved as performers, musicians and back stage assistants. Written by Alan Parker, it tells the story of Bugsy and the excitement surrounding Fat Sam’s Nightclub. It includes all those songs made popular by the screenplay – “Fat Sam’s Grand Slam”, “Tomorrow”, “Bad Guys”, ” My Name…

Read More Read More