The staff well-being committee at Dane Court Grammar School has launched a challenge for all Dane Court staff to help our physical and mental well being whilst bringing everyone together to reach a collective goal and with the added bonus of raising money for charity. Members of staff will travel a virtual route around Europe visiting each of the places that gave our school houses their names. The route is 5492 miles and we have 2 months to complete it. Everyone on the staff team can contribute their actual miles travelled under their own steam. For example, walking the dog, inside on a treadmill or exercise bike, outside running, walking or cycling, horse riding and swimming - literally any kind of physical activity that can be measured in miles.
The staff well-being team are maintaining a record of accumulated activity and will be keeping everyone up to date with the progress ‘around Europe’ We would like to raise at least £500 for Pilgrims Hospices so please follow the link to donate:
A virtual trip around Europe (using Google Maps walking route)
Dane Court to Neuchatel Castle, Neuchatel = 461 miles Neuchatel Castle to La Rambla, Barcelona = 530 miles La Rambla to Piazza Tasso, Sorrento = 739 miles Piazza Tasso to Temple of Apollo, Delphi = 607 miles Temple of Apollo to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn = 1727 miles Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to Suomenlinna, Helsinki = 56 miles Suomenlinna, Helsinki back to Dane Court = 1372 miles Grand total = 5492 miles
Music Mark Award
Written by Mr M Alderson
The Dane Court Grammar School music department are pleased to have been awarded The Music Mark Award in recognition of a commitment to providing high quality music education for all children and young people. This is our fourth year receiving this recognition and we hope to continue providing great music education to our learners for many years to come!
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).
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...