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Parent Bulletin 06/05/22

Parent Bulletin 06/05/22

This week Assemblies this week focused on a theme that many parents/carers might relate to – money and the cost of bringing up a child. Whilst the real message was that children are priceless to their parents, students were asked to appreciate what parents/carers do for them, what they sacrifice and research that indicates it can cost around £200,000 to bring up a child from 0 to 18. Fortunately, education in the UK is free and students were able to…

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Parent Bulletin 18/03/22

Parent Bulletin 18/03/22

Parents’ Evenings Following on from Options Evening, last week we held an online parents’ evening which we hope will have provided further information to help parents/carers support Year 9 students through the sometimes difficult choices they have to make. They should also now have access to our online resource with videos to supplement the booklet that has been distributed. Dates of remaining parents’ evenings are provided below. Pre-Public Examinations Well done to all of Year 11 for completing these assessments….

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Parent Bulletin 11/02/22

Parent Bulletin 11/02/22

School production of Grease There were moments in the last few months where we really did not know if this year’s production of Grease could go ahead. On three nights this week, however, students and staff achieved something that will surely last in their memories for ever. Despite all the setbacks due to COVID, it all came together in the end thanks to the perseverance of students and staff alike. Those lucky enough to watch on any of the evenings…

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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

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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Murder Mystery Evening

Murder Mystery Evening

The Drama Department and the PSA invite you to a Murder Mystery Evening where you the audience attempt to solve the murder….. Who Killed the Hotel Manager? Tickets are £10 and you will receive a two course meal: Main course: Fish and chips or Vegetarian Sausages & Chips Dessert: Salted Fudge Cheesecake or Lemon Tartlet This will be a licensed event so you will not permitted to bring your own drinks. Lager, Ale, Wine and Soft drinks will be on…

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Parent Bulletin 23.03.18

Parent Bulletin 23.03.18

This week Our Spring Concert held on Thursday was a fabulous success. A varied programme included pieces by the Jazz Orchestra, Choir, Training Band, Senior Choir and Concert Band. We were delighted to welcome the Bromley Youth Music Trust Inspire Big Band along with other special guests. These were Phelan Burgoyne, Martin Speake and Rob Luft. The evening premiered a piece composed by Phelan titled ‘Sounds Like Home’, which was derived from motifs composed by Year 7 Jazz Workshop participants….

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Parent Bulletin 16.03.18

Parent Bulletin 16.03.18

This week · We welcomed our Governors on Wednesday as they visited the School and dropped into lessons. They were very impressed with what they saw and were positive in their feedback. · On Thursday, our A level Music students gave a truly outstanding recital as they performed a range of musical items with skill and flair. · Year 11 pupils have now completed their week of pre-public examinations (PPEs) in preparation for their GCSEs. Pupils should ensure that they…

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