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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…

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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

Take pArt Challenge

Take pArt Challenge

We are delighted that two students have been chosen to exhibit at the V&A Museum of Childhood as part of the Take pArt Challenge competition. A huge congratulations to Amber Blake & Georgia Barnard for having their art work shortlisted. All submissions will be judged at a private show, held at the V&A Museum of Childhood on the 29th November. Congratulations from the Art Department and all at Darrick Wood School  

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

For National Poetry Day this year, Ms Tibbs hosted a ‘Poetry Breakfast’. Students were encouraged to bring a poem along; one that they love or had written themselves. Students and staff shared the poetry aloud whist quaffing croissants, coffee and other breakfast goodies. Many of the pupils have since asked for another one – a highly enjoyable way to start the day! Ms Tibbs

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…

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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…

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Darrick Wood Students Walk Wales with the Mark Evison Foundation

Darrick Wood Students Walk Wales with the Mark Evison Foundation

Three students, from Darrick Wood School, walked along the Welsh Coastal Path with the support of the Mark Evison Foundation. Samuel Holland, Amy Post, Kelsey Lyrick wrote the following of their experience: “Between the 23rd to the 26th of July the three of us took part in a challenge walking the Welsh Coastal Path, and took a coach down to Chepstow. The first night we stayed in a youth hostel which was great fun as it allowed us to cook…

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DWS AUDIO – ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

DWS AUDIO – ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people no longer watch TV.   Or so the latest viewing figures suggest. According to a recent OFCOM report teenagers and young people now spend 40% less time watching the traditional TV schedules than they did seven years ago. And while they may consume ‘television’ content in other ways – notably through services such as YouTube and Netflix – much of the content served up by the subscription video on demand services comprise of American teen dramas. In addition,…

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Darrick Wood Artists Receive National Recognition

Darrick Wood Artists Receive National Recognition

We are delighted that three Year 12 students were chosen to exhibit at a  prestigious nationwide competition yesterday. The Mall Gallery received approximately 25,000 entries. Out of those, 340 were selected and 4 of which were chosen from Darrick Wood – a quite phenomenal achievement. The aim of the exhibition is… “… to send out the strongest message possible, to all our young artists, that our society needs creative people who will enrich the fabric of our culture… “  James Horton, MA,…

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