On the nights of 4 to 7 July, weeks of planning and commitment by dozens of students and staff culminated in a remarkable production of Annie; the classic rags-to-riches musical set in 1930s America.
The cast was headed by two "Annies" (Gabriella Gonzalez-Bello and Shona Buwu) taking it in turns to play the central character of the little orphan girl. Strong performances from Ben Hoenes as Oliver Warbucks, Lilia Grossmith (Lily St. Regis) and Grace Offen (Daniel "Rooster" Hannigan) were impressive highlights amongst the energetic choreography and thoroughly entertaining scenes featuring a large and dedicated cast.
The year sevens joined pupils from all over Thanet to take part in the Thanet Schools Olympic and Paralympic Celebration event at Quex Park on 28 June.
Our participants took part in three workshops throughout the event - two creative and a physical activity.
At lunchtime, wearing black tee-shirts, we helped to form one of the Olympic Rings for the attempted world record for the greatest number of people singing the Olympic song composed by R Dickinson from St Peter's Primary school (we await confirmation that the record was broken).
It was a great day and our students were a credit to Dane Court.
Come on Team GB, we are all behind you!
As part of this year's independent learning initiative at Dane Court, students of all ages are collaborating on a range of exciting challenges over four days.
Students in Barcelona House have been set the task of developing a greater understanding of the country, culture and language of the city their House is named after. One of the highlights of the four days will be the cookery workshop led by a fully qualified, London-trained Latin American chef who will teach the students about the history of tapas and demonstrate how to make various dishes.
Dane Court Grammar School will be staging a production of Annie on the 4 to 7 July in the new school theatre with curtains up at 7pm. The musical is set in New York in the 30s where Annie lives in an orphanage run by Miss Hannigan who is a fairly unpleasant character. Annie was left as a baby with a letter saying her parents would return for her one day, and the thought of this keeps her going. However sometimes she runs away to try and find them for herself.