Darton College were proud to host a true community event where everyone turned out and got involved.
Local and small business prospered at the event and the turnout was superb from our local community. Darton college’s own enterprise learners were amazing and all the local children enjoyed visiting Santa Claus and skating on the ice rink which was funded by the Darton West Ward Alliance.
The event had an estimated attendance exceeding 1000 visitors.
Last week Darton College was the venue for the trophy presentation for all the successful junior cricket teams in Barnsley and district. The event had representatives from all the successful clubs in the area plus parents and coaches. Former Barnsley, Yorkshire and Hampshire cricketer, Alex Morris was in attendance and the trophies were presented by league chairman, Ian Cunningham.
With many of our own young cricketers at Darton College being exceptional young players it was a suitable setting for such an event.
Remembrance Day at Darton College was filled with many activities and projects to commemorate all those who served their country in any conflict from World War 1 onwards and to recognise those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The day commenced with staff and learners taking part in a remembrance service with learner Charlotte Atkinson playing the last post.
Learners involved in the Remembrance Day Concert performed in the afternoon. The performances were spectacular whilst being very emotive.
The entire day has been a moving and fitting tribute with the behaviour of all learners being exemplary. We are immensely proud of the respect and humility they have shown throughout the day.
The evening remembrance concert was equally fitting with music and entertainment themed around remembrance and the centenary of World War 1. The Yorkshire Band of the Royal British Legion played as well as Susan St Nicholas who performed the Vera Lynn Musical story.
The evening also involved learners of the college which again included Charlotte Atkinson from Year 9 who performed The Last Post. Dancers performed pieces around the theme of remembrance and Year 10 learner Jade Carty gave a presentation on her recent trip to the battlefields of Ypres and The Somme with Alisha Coles and Miss Chapman.
Junior Voices, the college choir, performed a selection of memorable songs from the era along with poetry, recited by learners, from World War 1.
Dan Jarvis, MP read the Dedication followed by Sean Guy, Associate SLT who read the Kohima Epitaph.
There was also the opportunity to view the ‘’Darton Remembers’’ exhibition which reflected the contribution of local people in service of our Armed Forces. Exhibits were provided by local primary schools, learners and staff of Darton College.
Author and comedian David Walliams was contacted by learners in our Nurture group following inspiration from a student voice project called ‘Afritwin’. The idea of this project was to link schools in African and Yorkshire via reading.
David Walliams was the author who the learners discussed and whose book they would most like to read. As a reward for this new found love of reading the learners wrote to David Walliams.
The picture below is the response they received back.
Following on from the sell-out event in February Darton College are proud to present the return of ‘An Evening with Mr Pietro Politano’, Spiritual Medium.
A night with a promise of love, laughter and tears Pietro prides himself on spreading love and warmth with all his readings.
Pietro will be appearing at Darton College for a two night spectacular, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st October, There will be a licensed bar and refreshments available to purchase on the night. The performance starts at 7.00pm with the doors opening from 6.00pm. The evening will consist of two 40-50 minute slots where Pietro will give the audience messages from loved ones.
Tickets are to be bought in advance, limited to 100 tickets per evening. To avoid disappointment please contact Laura Swift on 01226 382568 to book your place.