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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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Wellbeing Wednesday

Wellbeing Wednesday

Thank you for your lovely feedback about Wellbeing Wednesday. It was so lovely to hear about the enjoyment both students and their families had when taking part in Wellbeing Wednesday. We recognise the importance of our students having hobbies and interests outside of the School curriculum and we are so proud of the well-rounded individuals so many of our students are becoming.   So, here are just a few examples of what our students got up to for Wellbeing Wednesday……

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

In PSHE during Mental Health Awareness Week, Years 7 and 8 were asked to think about ‘What makes you, you?’  With this in mind pupils drew silhouettes of themselves and then filled these with pictures, images and words of things that make them ‘them.’ We looked at what they like, family, friends, hobbies, skills and all the things that make them unique and special so they can celebrate being themselves.  You can see a few of the pictures here and…

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DWS Audio – 30th Episode!

DWS Audio – 30th Episode!

This month marks the first anniversary of our school-based serial drama ROUGH DIAMONDS. The lockdown period has greatly interfered with our recording schedule and our plans to release a new episode every week. However, many of our students have continued to participate and we’ve even been able to record some episodes remotely.  This week DWS Audio posted the 30th episode of ROUGH DIAMONDS, which you can listen to on the audio blog or on our YouTube Channel AMPLIFiED. There are many more episodes…

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Radio Success for Former DWS Student

Radio Success for Former DWS Student

Congratulations to former Darrick Wood School student Nelson Hylton, who has been chosen as a guest presenter on BBC Radio 1 over the Christmas period. To read more about Nelson’s success, please see the article here from the BBC Nelson has previously volunteered at the University of Portsmouth’s Pure FM and at community station Transmission Roundhouse. He will become the first black presenter to host Radio 1’s Rock Show. Nelson’s show on Sunday, 27th December 2020 is at 9pm and…

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Arts Award Success

Arts Award Success

Congratulations to all 73 Bronze Arts Award students (now Year 10) and the 7 Silver Award (now Year 11) who all passed their Arts Award! This is the first time we have entered the silver award so we are so pleased for all students, as it was a lot of work on top of their normal studies! The examiner stated how sophisticated and well put together our students work was in both levels, and how impressed they were with the…

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Celebrating former Darrick Wood student success

Celebrating former Darrick Wood student success

Great news from former Darrick Wood student Hannah Holland whose Talent Management business, started in 2019, HLD Management goes from strength to strength. Representing female talent from social media influencers Demi Rose and Yvonne Victoria, reality tv sisters Eve and Jessica Gale Siân Carys Owen who is a DJ, HLD is founded on the principle of strong women supporting strong women. From her office near St Paul’s cathedral, Hannah’s client list grows despite this year’s unusual challenges and she was,…

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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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