On Tuesday 26 June a small group of Dane Court sixth formers travelled to the Surrey hills to listen to Rachel Murton from elephant orphanage project in Zambia tell stories from the African bush and explain their role in protecting and saving elephants from the cruel act of poaching.
While in Year 10 our current Year 11 students took part in East Kent Business Partnership’s Business of Enterprise competition. Throughout the course of the year the whole year group worked in teams creating a business product or service which was then judged by local business leaders. Our school winner SpreadSplats with their idea for sandwich toppings represented the school in the county finals held at Pfizer Plc.
EBP Kent have just announced that another of our teams, Optique, have won an award for exceptional and continuous teamwork. They beat over 350 other teams and have won a trip to the BBC Centre in London. Well done Optique.
Forget the X Factor, Dane Court had talent in abundance at the end of the Christmas Term!
The traditional climax to the term did not disappoint, with two stunning showcases of junior and senior singers, dancers and musicians. Back in the 'old' East Hall in the nick of time, the Tech Team also did a brilliant job of lighting and providing special effects (and possible heart attacks for staff who were worried that the smoke machine would set of those fire alarms we all love so much!)
On Tuesday 15 February 50 students from year nine took part in a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) enrichment day run by the Smallpeice Trust.
The students worked in groups of five to build a model wind turbine that would actually work and produce electricity. This was an excellent opportunity for the students to work as a team with people from other forms whilst learning about the importance of wind turbines and the challenges of building them, under the expert guidance of a real engineer who has worked in the renewable energy industry. The day finished off with presentations from each group where they had the chance to promote their design.