Year 10 students become Sixth Formers for two days...
Last week year 10 students experienced a range of post 16 International Baccalaureate subjects which gave a closer insight into the options available to choose from next year.
Not only were they able to select from the full array of academic courses that will be taught here at Dane Court but the students were also introduced to extracurricular activities to extend extend their experience beyond the classroom.
Year seven experience rain forest wildlife in their classroom.
Niharigah Arulampalam, 7D, reports:
The Rainforest Road show was a completely different type of experience. I saw and held animals that I would never have dreamed of touching and seeing.
The fact that there were two people who told us all about the animals made me feel at ease when I held them. Many people were frightened and didn't want to touch the animals so they missed out on all the different experiences.
I liked the fact that it was just one class at a time so it wasn't crowded and we saw all the animals quicker. I also liked it when they told us where the animals live and what they eat.
Two Dane Court students took part in the in the final of the annual junior climbing competition on Saturday 25 June 2011. Isabelle Cooke, 9T and Billy Morgan, 10H travelled to the Wolf Mountain climbing wall in Wolverhampton where they joined nearly 190 other qualifying climbers from eleven regions throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
On Sunday 3 July 2011 our year eight futsal team travelled to Birmingham to compete in the National Futsal Finals. They were competing in the age group above (under 14) so many of the players they were playing against were a year older, so as they departed at 4:45am they knew that they were in for a tough day. Arriving at the venue at 9:00am we were all impressed by the purpose built facilities and the organisation of an event for teams from all over the country, it was clear that our team were going to be competing against some of the best Futsal players in the country but our Year 8 team have never been shy of a challenge. With their first game against The Radycliffe School at 11:15 the team had plenty of time to consider their tactics and strategies and to check up on their opposition. The game of Futsal is fast paced, very skillful and very hard work with a short but intensive 11 minute game where a lot happens very quickly.