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.
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.