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.
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.