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Parent Bulletin 01/10/21

Parent Bulletin 01/10/21

This week Attendance at extra-curricular clubs continues to be very high and we have launched a range of new clubs and societies led largely by our Sixth Form students. These include Debate Club, Art Club, Eco Group, Book Club, LGBTQ+ Society, Science Society, Mental Wellbeing Society, and many more are planned. Please encourage your child to get involved with at least one extra-curricular club or society. We are in the process of producing a timetable of what is on for…

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Parent Bulletin 17/09/21

Parent Bulletin 17/09/21

This week Life at school continues to feel a little nearer the ‘normal’ we remember pre-2020. We have held assemblies for students in Years 7 to 11. Years 7, 12 and 13 have had team building days, which seem to have gone very well. Assemblies have focussed not just on the start of a new academic year, expectations and values but also on one of our big priorities of the year – the environment. The aim will be to reduce…

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Results 2021

Results 2021

We are incredibly proud of our 2020/21 Year 11 and Year 13 students who have this week received their results for GCSE, A level and vocational qualifications. Their two year courses have been so disrupted by the COVID-19 courses, ultimately leading to the cancellation of public examinations, but they have worked really hard throughout, been rigorously assessed in school and achieved very highly. They should be proud of themselves and we wish everyone well for the next stage of their…

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Subject Matters – Monthly Molecule

Subject Matters – Monthly Molecule

Our amazing Year 12 Scientists have now published the July addition of the Monthly Molecule magazine. The theme of this month’s instalment is Inequalities and Parallels in STEM. The beautiful Image accompanying this post was created by a member of our Senior Prefect team. We include here an article from this addition of the Monthly Molecule. Some copies of the magazine will be distributed to the older students, however spare copies are available in the Sixth Form Foyer. The Truth…

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International Day – 21st July 2021

International Day – 21st July 2021

Today, Wednesday, 21st July 2021, Darrick Wood School celebrates International Day, and students across the School will learn about different countries: their cultures, their languages, their cuisines and so much more. International Day lessons will allow students to explore the diverse world within which we live, whilst also reflecting upon the relevance of other countries and cultures to their own lives. In Art, for example, Year 9 students will explore architecture from around the world, whilst Year 8 will discuss…

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Subject Matters

Subject Matters

In this edition of Subject Matters, one of our high flying Year 12 students discusses the impact of the pandemic on the Indian Economy. Over the past few months, COVID-19 has caused mass destruction in India. Packed hospitals have been forced to turn away patients, people were dying in the streets and bodies were found washed up on the banks of rivers. This rise in case numbers has been exponential in the second wave, and this time it’s not only…

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Subject Matters

Subject Matters

In order to share their love of everything scientific, a group of our lovely A level Scientists have got together to create a science magazine called the Monthly Molecule. The magazine covers up-to-date research in the fields of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It also features documentary and book recommendations along with a monthly puzzle. Please encourage your son or daughter to collect a free magazine from their Science teacher of the Sixth Form Foyer. Here is an article from the…

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Parent Bulletin 19/03/21

Parent Bulletin 19/03/21

This week We have finally finished the LFD testing at school and home testing kits have now been distributed. If your child did not bring one home please tell them to let their tutor know and we will make arrangements. As mentioned in last week’s Bulletin, the testing at school was a massive undertaking but very much part of the strategies needed to re-open schools and in that respect has therefore been very successful. Overall, since 5th March 4637 tests…

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World Kitchen in Collaboration with Waste Week – 15.03.21

World Kitchen in Collaboration with Waste Week – 15.03.21

In collaboration with Waste Week, the second instalment of World Kitchen will focus on creating dishes from unwanted food items and leftovers. We’re asking you to look in your fridge and create a dish from food that will otherwise be thrown away. What a great way to get creative, save money and help the environment! Please send through photos and descriptions of your dishes to the World Kitchen email address (worldkitchen@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk). Better still, as part of the National Waste Week…

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Waste Week 2021

Waste Week 2021

Did you know that in the UK we throw away approximately 20 million slices of bread every day which creates greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to over 140,000 cars every year? Or that every year, 36,500 cows are producing milk that we just throw down the drain? Or that on average, a UK family could save £720 per year if they stopped throwing their food in the bin? These are just a few reasons why we have decided to take part…

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