Dane Court's student newspaper Chatter team have been working super hard both from home & in school over a couple of very unusual terms, to bring you this special festive edition of Chatter that we hope you will enjoy.
Bursting with many fantastic articles to read from students across the school, such as how the year 7s & students settled back into school life for example. Our fantastic students have also been reporting on what they have been doing outside of school, reviewing tv shows, music albums & the US Presidency.
Also in this edition there are details of what is happening in the library, Armistice Day celebrations and lots of helpful suggestions to survive the festive season. Not forgetting our competition to win £15 to spend in the January sales!!
If anyone would like to join the chatter team when we return to school, or just come along and see what we get up to, details on meetings can be found in this edition or by emailing Mrs Cronin. Students from across the school are very welcome & if you aren't very good at writing we always need a hand at editing! It would be especially great to hear from you!
Chatter would like to wish all student's, staff, the PTA and their families a safe & happy Christmas along with a healthy New Year. Look after yourselves & each other but most of all ensure you all have a good well earned rest over the holidays.
Jack attended and competed in the Kent Amateur Golf Championship on Friday 2 October2020, along with 59 other qualifiers. He was by far the youngest competitor, with only one other exception (a 15-year-old), they were all over 17 years old. A big achievement and credit to him to qualify for this prestigious event at such a young age.
It was not only a tough field of 60 of the best players from across Kent, but the weather conditions were seriously brutal, strong winds and heavy rain are far from perfect golfing conditions! Some players decided to drop out prior to the event and even on the day a few decided to give up during their round. Originally the event was set to be a double round, totalling 36 holes, however this was cut to one round, 18 holes, due to Storm Alex poor weather conditions having flooded the greens (see pic).
Jack started well considering, with 2 bogeys and a birdie. He battled well against the top selected talented players, all of which had lower handicaps than Jack - being off of 4. At just 12 years old, with the least experience and the highest handicap, Jack respectfully placed halfway in the final results table. He showed relentless determination, incredible effort and positive mindset to make the most of the opportunity. With such good qualities and characteristics, Jack is set to succeed in the future and looks forward to competing in many more events, with his aim to continue to reduce his handicap.
School buses - September 2020
Written by Mr M Alderson
We have received information from our school bus operator Stagecoach and Kent County Council (KCC).
During the week commencing 20 April 2020 Dane Court staff supported Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School (CCGS) in its truly amazing efforts to provide face shields (visors) for staff working on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Dane Court Grammar School Parents Association's monthly boot fairs usually take place at the school from 6:30am on the second Saturday of each month with breaks over winter and during the summer holiday. Read more...