Blog week ending 31st January

Posted on: 31/01/2020

Rugby students had their very first Endeavour MAT ‘derby’ where they played Stone Lodge School at the new Dartford Rugby Club.  Our boys put in an accomplished whole-team performance securing the win 9-3.  A fantastic performance, well done.

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WG6 A Level Biologists are developing their knowledge of the heart and its function as part of transport in animals.  Students made and annotated these (rather wonderful) models of the heart prior to a practical lesson which required them to dissect and identify the different function, pathways and parts of a heart. 

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Mr Dent has delivered a series of assemblies on the subject of Health & Nutrition.  Mr Dent, teacher of humanities is also a qualified nutritionist and delivered a series of assemblies tailored to the age and needs of each group.  This Y11 session included advice and information on ‘whole self’ wellbeing as the students prepare for their GCSE examinations in the summer.

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Year 8 students produced a range of beautifully decorated and terribly delicious mini cheesecakes!  Each student prepared uniformly presented cheesecakes then decorated them with fresh fruit to their taste.  I hope at least one or two of them made it home for parents and carers to taste!

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Lydia Mansell from Portsmouth University delivered an engaging talk to Y12 students about choosing university courses and what students can do to research the subjects they are considering. Lydia is kindly sharing her presentation and this will be emailed out to all Y12 students. We look forward to welcoming Lydia again as she has agreed to talk about student finance on the 18th March 2020 as one of our guest speakers at the Y12 Progression Evening.

The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place 3-7 February 2020. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country. We have been contacting Alumni who are currently completing apprenticeships to learn more about their journey since leaving school which will be shared on displays.

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We are grateful as always for the support of Patrick Tano (Alumni) who has started his final year studying Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and is also taking the time to work with Year 13 students who have medical interviews looming.  The Brighton and Sussex website has useful information about the programme and skills needed for these careers if you are considering a career in medicine, please click here for more information

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Best wishes,

Charlie Guthrie

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