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Month: October 2020

Parent Bulletin 16.10.20

Parent Bulletin 16.10.20

Half-term We come to the end of the first half term and whilst it has been hard work and not without issues, I think we can say it has largely been very successful here at Darrick Wood with the aim of re-opening the School to all students for the first time since the lockdown being achieved and sustained. I draw your attention to the Head Teacher update email today which outline some changes we will put in place for after…

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Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of World Town Planning Day with a new competition

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of World Town Planning Day with a new competition

Competition close date: Monday 16th November Celebrate World Town Planning Day and take part in the Plan The World We Need competition. The Plan The World We Need competition is an incredibly flexible challenge for students and asks you to consider curriculum areas such as design and technology, history, citizenship, STEM, climate change and ICT. The competition is open to all students at secondary schools (ages 11-18). The competition asks you to compile your best ideas about helping local communities…

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Parent Bulletin 09.10.20

Parent Bulletin 09.10.20

Assembly this week Introducing Black History Month, our assemblies this week focussed on equality and diversity and the positive contribution to society by black and ethnic minority British people including former international athlete from Croydon, Donna Fraser.  Form time activities have also been shared by members of staff and discussed by Forms throughout the week. ID cards Student ID cards and lanyards that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for. The cost is £5. Please pay online…

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World Mental Health Day – Beyond Words

World Mental Health Day – Beyond Words

Did you know that it’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October, so this Saturday? What’s your 2020 been like? Put your feelings into words, in a project led by Bupa and it’s project partners. Writing has so many benefits for our wellbeing and mental health. And in these extraordinary times, the creative process can help us make sense of how we feel.   In the run up to World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October), Bupa are inviting all young…

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