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.
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.
On an overcast day 14 adventurers set off on a coast to coast walk of Kent from St Margarets at Cliffe to Whitstable. The walk took in 29.5 miles of the Kent countryside and raised £500 for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Our favourite Olympian Chris Cook also and joined us and was impressed by the excellent efforts shown by Erin, Lucy, Molly, Martin, Dan, Matt, Lucy, Charlie, Imogen, Ellie and James. Well done to all who took part.
Year nine students Antonio Romei and Emma Laffargue recall their visit to the site of First World War battlefields.
On a warm night in London some of the world's top artists gathered for the annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and exhibition at the Mall galleries.
Technology solutions provider European Electronique, in partnership with HP and Microsoft, recently held a prize draw for schools to win a classroom set of 25 HP Stream 11 Pro for Education laptops. Dane Court Grammar School are the lucky winners of this prize, valued at over £5,000.