Five sixth form students organised a Colour Run to raise funds for the Margate-based charity Oasis Domestic Abuse Service as part of their IBCP course.
Year 8 student Oliver Hampton-Saint won Gold for England in the recent Junior Sea Shore Angling Home Nations competition in County Wexford, Ireland beating teams from Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Oliver is the youngest member of the six stong England team with other team members being aged 16-17years.
Oliver tells us the secrets of the team's success:
‘On the first day we had a really early start, however with all my adrenaline I was wide awake. We drove to our ferry which took us to the beautiful coast of County Wexford. We swiftly arrived at our hotel where I met with all the other England team members. On day one we headed out to our practise venues where we caught piles of flounders and baby eels, this was part of our game plan due to our “spies”. On day two we thought we had it covered in the strategic side of things so when the competition started we were ‘smashing the comp’ however the Scots started catching bigger fish and began to mount a challenge. That is how the rest of the competition went on. When the final day came to an end there was no more we can do...
On day one we were joint 1st, so that meant the next day we needed to work extra hard to beat the Scottish. But as the day went on all the teams had started copying our tactics as we were being really successful. Fortunately we were far enough ahead and I was delighted when we won GOLD for all our hard work; beating the Scottish, Welsh and Irish was really satisfying !!!!’
Year 7 activities week was a mix of business studies, languages and Food Tech. Our main aim at the end of the project was to be able to serve food from France, Germany or Spain in the language of that country in our cafés.
Our languages were decided beforehand, therefore the foods we made in food tech were from the country where the language was spoken. For example we made pain au chocolat as one of the French dishes, paella in Spanish and apfelstrudel in German.
We are very proud to introduce ourselves as Dane Court's Head Student team 2015-16! We are a team of year 12s taking either IBDP or IBCP who dedicate our time to ensuring that the Dane Court community is working as happily and harmoniously as possible. This year, for the first time, the head student team are running the school council which gives us the fantastic opportunity to hear what Dane Court students think of their school, and then doing our most to ensure changes and improvements are implemented.
This year we have set up a school canteen committee made up of students of different ages, under the leadership of deputy head boy Ben Parsons, to meet regularly with the canteen staff in order give feedback on the school food. We hope this will be able to resolve any issues that students have previously had with school meals! We are aiming to offer more support to students who are deciding on their further education, especially regarding IBDP/CP choices, by organising Q & A sessions and talks.
Most importantly this year we hope to bridge the gap between students and teachers by being a friendly face of authority around school that all students can approach about problems or for advice. We look forward to meeting you over the next year.
Deputy head boys: William Taker, Henry Tucker, Ben Parsons, Martin Docherty
Head Boy: Jordan Potter
Head Girl: Amy Napier
Deputy head Girls: Ria Sareen, Lucy Mackay, Suzannah Fletcher, Sumaiyah Choudhury
More than 120 year 12 students taking science subjects at Dane Court this year. All of them were busy last week carrying out research projects and creating presentations of their work for an impressive Science Fair on Friday. They were given a general theme and asked to define their own research topic within this. This year’s theme was “Energy” which gave rise to some brilliantly diverse projects; groups worked on topics as varied as the energy involved in lightning, the energy of chemical reactions and even how living cells use sugar to provide energy. The week aims to mirror how scientists work in the “real world” as members of a team and gives the students the opportunity see how their particular scientific skills can be used alongside others.
Friday morning, an early start for all, yet one that would be well rewarded with an ensuing week filled with amazing activities, field trips and enjoyment throughout our stay.