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Parent Bulletin 25.01.19

Parent Bulletin 25.01.19

This week Assemblies this week have focused on the themes of success and courage. Sporting and academic achievements as well as the accumulation of wealth were all acknowledged as ways of measuring success. The idea of courage being a more valuable measure of success was introduced by Mr Eynon using the story of Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche. L’Arche is an international federation of communities across the world for people with learning disabilities. Jean Vanier showed great courage when…

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Sport Relief Success at Darrick Wood School

Sport Relief Success at Darrick Wood School

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Sport Relief activities. In total, the events raised over £3300, which is nearly double the total of two years ago.   Well done to Years 7 and 8, in particular, who ran a mile in their own style, with lots of pupils really making an effort in fancy dress. In an incredible solo effort, Molly Martin in Year 7 managed to raise over £130. A huge well done to all involved.  

Bromley Schools Cross Country

Bromley Schools Cross Country

On Wednesday 15th November the Bromley Schools Cross Country Championships was held at Darrick Wood School.   Fifteen secondary schools in the Bromley Borough took park with over 60 participants in most races. The highlights of the day were the year7 girls event Victoria Fenwick came 4th, Hannah Strover came 6th, Thea Cleary came 9th and Katie Brash came 10th winning the overall team event, which was an amazing achievement. In the year 7 boys event Zak Hollingsworth came 2nd, Christopher…

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Kent Schools Athletics Championships

Kent Schools Athletics Championships

Six of our pupils qualified for the Kent Schools Athletics Championships, which were held on Saturday 10th June 2017. The pupils won four County medals, which is a fantastic achievement for any school!   The following pupils represented the school. Intermediate Boys (Y10/11) 100m – Chizute Ogbedeh, 4th (11.84s) Junior Boys (Y8/9) Pole Vault – Ethan Kitteridge, 1st (2.55m) Junior Girls (Y8/9) 200m – Eve Ward, 3rd (26.81s) 1500m – Zoe White, 6th (5:13.7) Year 7 Boys 800m – Matthew…

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Darrick Wood School compete in the English Schools Athletics

Darrick Wood School compete in the English Schools Athletics

Following our athletics success in recent years at a local level, Darrick Wood School we successfully entered into the English Schools Track and Field Cup for the first time this year. This is a highly prestigious event, which comprises a county competition, progressing to a regional competition and culminating in a national final featuring the top 12 schools in England. Teams must comprise of only twelve athletes for girls and fourteen for boys and each athlete must compete in two…

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Vaughan performs in Kent County under 14 lawn tennis team

Vaughan performs in Kent County under 14 lawn tennis team

Vaughan Watson from Year 8, a member of the Kent County under 14 lawn tennis team, recently competed in an inter county tennis competition. Kent placed third overall out of 8 counties. A fine achievement by the county and an excellent performance by Vaughan, who won a bronze medal with Kent. Well done to all those involved and we look forward to hearing more about Vaughan’s future achievements.

Darrick Wood School Success at London Youth Games

Darrick Wood School Success at London Youth Games

Both our Year 7 boys and Year 8 girls were successful in reaching the finals of the London Youth Games Sports Hall Athletics at Crystal Palace, representing Bromley and South London. This in itself is a monumental achievement and one which is unprecedented in the history of Darrick Wood School sports. All our athletes have demonstrated outstanding dedication and hard work over the past three months, regularly attending training and making fantastic improvements in their disciplines. Today both teams exceeded our expectations…

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DWS Gym Show

DWS Gym Show

Come and join us at the Darrick Wood Rocks PE Department Gym Show. Wednesday, 29th March 2017 at 7pm in the Main Hall. Tickets can be purchased from School for £3 in advance.

South East London Indoor Athletics Championships – Boys

South East London Indoor Athletics Championships – Boys

Following victory at the Bromley Championships, our Year 7 Boys Team represented Bromley in the South London Regional Final held in Carshalton, Surrey. The boys have trained extremely hard and demonstrated great commitment and dedication to training after school and subsequently performed far beyond expectations. Competing against the top schools from seven other boroughs in South London, our Obstacle Relay team of Jamie Low, Alex Webb, Louis Roberts and Isaac Agyapong got the team off to a great start with…

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