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Kent Mountain Centre 2017

IMG 5194 250pxThirty seven year 9 students travelled to North Wales last week (29 October to 4 November 2017) to experience the challenging and unique mountain terrain of the Snowdonia National Park and the spectacular coastal cliffs on the island of Anglesey.

Looping the Loop Workshops - November 2017

IMG 0709 250pxA group of year 7-9 students joined forces with students from King Ethelbert Secondary School as part of Looping the Loop Festival. Students spent two workshop days exploring the Opera Semele by Handel through vocal and physical theatre practice, creative work around the themes and performances from two Opera singers. 

As part of the two days, students worked together to compose their own scene, with music and movement which will be performed on Wednesday 15 November 2017, St Lawrence College, Ramsgate (6:00pm-8:30pm). If you would like to come along and support our performers, please reserve FREE tickets using the link below;

http://www.loopingtheloopfestival.org.uk/semele-mash-up.html 

Here is a clip from our workshop rehearsals, where our students composed their own lyrics for a scene in the Opera, featuring soloist one of our year 7 soloists:

 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://danecourt.kent.sch.uk/#sigProIdbab305b269

Creative Jazz Orchestra Workshop

IMG 0418 250pxOn Thursday 14 September 2017, 12 students from years 7 to 12 joined two accomplished jazz musicians (one ex- Dane Court Pupil) in a Jazz Journey workshop in conjunction with The Deal Festival. Pupils learnt about improvising, leading and performed Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) as a group.

Students will also be working with other musicians from other schools, performing and composing their own piece. The workshops will end in a joint performance on Sunday 26 November 2017, 6:30pm at Godwin Academy, Hamilton Road, Deal, CT14 9BD.

A warm farewell to year 11

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We were lucky to have fabulous weather for the students' parade, although the students may well have appreciated some air conditioning!

All agreed that they 'scrubbed up well' in sharp suits and beautiful dresses and the traditional procession up the  red carpet was supported by many parents and friends, as well as the other students during break time.

The leavers' assembly was a real celebration of five years of friendship and shared experiences. Students from all the houses enjoyed presentations, speeches (and poems!)  from their mentors past and present, and there were appearances of all the students in their Year 7 incarnations, courtesy of our photo archives. The event was a real testimony to their camaraderie and support for each other and also to the genuine fondness that their mentors felt for them. And this year they had organised a yearbook that was distributed after the assembly - well done to Evan for organising this first!

They have been a terrific Year 11, a yeargroup with huge promise and character, and we look forward to welcoming them into our Sixth Form in September. In the meantime, a long and well-deserved  summer holiday awaits!

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://danecourt.kent.sch.uk/#sigProIdb37d5efa82

Please note:

  • Some of our photographs taken during this event cannot be published on this website.
  • We cannot provide copies of photographs taken during this event.

E-safety

facebooktwitter swirl3 100pxWe encourage students to make use of their digital devices to support their learning. However, there are occasions when they can be used inappropriately and there have been incidents of cyberbullying that have been brought to our attention.

The minimum age to open an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Kik, and Snapchat is 13.
For Vine, Tinder and Yik Yak it's 17. YouTube requires account holders to be 18, although a 13 year-old can signup with a parent's permission. But according to The Social Age Study by knowthenet.org.uk, approximately 59% of children have already used a social network by the time they are 10.

As a school we have a duty to safeguard our students and while we cannot police their social networking we can try to encourage responsible use. Support from parents and guardians is essential to our success in keeping our students safe, and we know it can sometimes seem an uphill task to keep up with the expansion of social networking.
The following are very useful sites for every one who has the interests of young
peoples’ online safety at heart, and we would encourage you to take some time to explore them:

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience.

lucy faithfull foundation logo 250pxParents may also wish to take advantage of www.parentsprotect.co.uk
It is a comprehensive resource designed to raise awareness about safeguarding children, answer questions and give information, advice and support with particular reference to child sexual abuse and internet safety. Anyone working with or looking after children will find topics covered very helpful.

Visit NetAware

The children's charity, NSPCC and mobile 'phone service provider, O2 have created a useful up-to-date reference for parents and carers.
The website lists all the social networks popular with children along with the results of surveys and advice.

British Summer Swimming Championships

swim medal 2017During the summer holiday’s, Olivia Miles, 10H, took part in the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

Eloquent magazine

Who are we following deep into the heart of the forest?
What demons or monstrous creatures stalk the trees?

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January 2017 saw the publication of the first edition of 'Eloquent', Dane Court's new creative writing themed magazine. The first edition, entitled 'By Candlelight', has been written and edited by a talented team of Year 12 students, with other submissions coming from students in Key Stage 4. With the pupils' continued hard work, the magazine will become a regular feature at the school.

The publication contains an extremely impressive breadth of styles of writing, ranging from crafted short stories and amusing book reviews to insightful political comment and analysis. The publication showcases the impressive literary skills of our pupils and is testament to their team work and organisation.
Most importantly, it's an extremely good read.

Read Eloquent magazine (all issues)

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General Election 2017 Question Time
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