- 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 establishing the first of these as it tackled discriminatory attitudes at the time and he had given up a very successful life in the navy to help. Those wishing to find out more can visit the website: https://www.larche.org.uk/jean-vanier
- On Thursday, we were delighted to field strong teams in the Bromley Years 7 and 8 Indoor Athletics Championships. This is a championships in which Darrick Wood has a rich history of success. Many had trained since September and showed commitment and dedication to their goal to do their best in all the events. Both girls’ teams won and the boys also did very well against tough competition. The Year 7 boys finished 4th and Year 8 finished brilliant 3rd out of 10 teams. Darrick Wood girls were first in all but one track race, were in the top three for most field events with personal bests being set by many. The girls now progress to the next round against schools from across South London with a competition at Crystal Palace in February. At stake is a place in the London Youth Games finals later this year.
- Year 12 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday, 31st January, 5.00pm – 8.00pm.
- The PSFA are arranging a Quiz Night at the School on Saturday, 2nd February at 7.30pm.
- There will be a Year 9 Science GCSE Options evening on Wednesday, 6th February. Please can parents of Year 9 pupils reply to the letter that was sent by email either by printing and returning the slip or by using the reply link.
- Thursday, 7th February is Alumni Day. Former students of Darrick Wood are invited to contact the School should they wish to come along.
- Whenever wintry weather threatens, the School always endeavours to remain open. Last year was a particularly challenging year in this respect, something we hope is not repeated. If there are no messages via email or on the School website, please assume the School is open as usual. If there are any changes we will post a message on the website and contact parents by email.