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Table Tennis Team off to Regional final

2018 01 16 PHOTO 00000551 250pxFor the fourth year running the Dane Court Under 16 Girls team have qualified for the Butterfly English Schools’ Regional Finals; this time though they went one better than the last two years by winning the zonal tournament rather than getting to the next stage as runners up.

Nativity!

IMG 1655 250pxIn this assignment my Health and Social Care class and I attended Yoakley care home in Broadstairs on 11 December 2017 and we took part in a group interaction with the residents of the care home and performed a nativity play for the elderly people. I took part in this as a shepherd. The aim of our nativity was for us to work as a group to cheer up the elderly people around christmas time and to get them into the christmas spirit.

International Food Evening 2017

MO1L7975 250pxYear 7 students took part in the International Food Evening at Dane Court with great panache this year, presenting dishes from 34 different countries. All corners of the world were represented. Parents and visitors were bowled over by the huge variety of foods that the students had cooked. Many parents admitted that they honestly did not know what to expect and could not believe the scale of the displays. This year the Food Evening was opened by local celebrity baker Chetna Makan, heralded by The Broadstairs Town Crier. Over 600 people attended.

The school was grateful to the traders who came along to add to the evening with displays of specialist foods and drinks. The school jazz band and talented year 7 soloists provided musical entertainment on stage. Parents kindly donated raffle prizes.

In the weeks preceding the Food Evening, the students had the opportunity to practise their dishes and prepare display materials to inform their guests about their country.

“The students did us proud. They produced some superb food, including a wide range of curries from Thailand and the Far East, maple syrup cake from Canada, sushi from Japan and many other delectable dishes from a diverse range of countries across the world. They enthusiastically enticed the visitors to try their food and were a great credit to the school and to their Parents,” said Judith Baker, Head of the Food Technology Department.

Jubilee kitchen opening

MO1L7992 250pxA brand new Food classroom at Dane Court Grammar School was opened by Chetna Makan, the 2014 British Bake Off semi finalist on Thursday 7 December 2017.

Dane Court Grammar School celebrated 60 years this summer.The school was officially founded in 1957 and was, until 1980, designated as a selective Technical High School rather than a Grammar School. In 1957 the girls were educated in the east wing, studying subjects such as Biology, French, Dressmaking and Institutional Management. Boys were educated in the west wing, studying subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Woodwork and Metalwork.

Today Dane Court students have the opportunity to study a wide curriculum including all three Sciences, Food, Computing and Design and at least two different foreign languages. The Jubilee Kitchen was created to mark the jubilee year of the School.

Food is studied by all students throughout years 7, 8 and 9 and is available as an optional choice at GCSE level. As from this year students are able to study Food Science and Technology as a Group 4 science option in Year 12 and 13 as part of the International Baccalaureate. A Level Food has been discontinued in England and Wales this course is now unique. Dane Court is one of a very small number of schools in the world offering academic study of food at Key Stage Five.

The school is grateful to Darren Ellis of Kentish Projects, who project managed the new kitchen and to Joe Baker of Enys Surveying for creating the original design; Jamie Gardiner for supplying and fitting the kitchen; Chandlers; South East ME; Dry Construction Ltd and Speciality Breads for their work and generous support.

 

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