Re-start a Heart Day

Re-start a heart day will be held on Friday 16th October and will involve all learners and staff.

The training will be delivered by Doctors and Paramedics and is organised by the British Heart Foundation, St John’s Ambulance and The Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Everyone will have the opportunity to practice on ‘resuscitation mannequins’ and will be presented with a certificate and wrist band.

This is a great opportunity for all to learn valuable life saving skills and we are extremely grateful for the above organisations for inviting us to join in this event.



Community Bulb Planting

On 15th October 2015 representatives from Darton College, the Darton West Ward Alliance, the Rotary Club, local businesses and community volunteers will be coming together to plant 1000 purple crocus bulbs. The purple crocuses have been donated by the Rotary Club who are planting these particular bulbs across the country to celebrate their amazing work with immunisation programmes in Africa.

It is just over a year since the last reported case of polio in Africa.

The crocuses will be planted in front of the school gates and around the mini-roundabout to make the surrounding areas even more attractive at spring time.  If you wish to support us you are welcome to join in.

Darton Voice and Darton Nurture are extremely proud to be taking the lead on this community collaboration.




Wow – what an evening…

Over 800 visitors attended the 2015 Open Evening at Darton College on Wednesday 7th October.  Principal, Kate Davies, welcomed everyone with her opening speech, which was followed by parents and their children being entertained and amazed by tours, displays and interactive activities held within all subject areas.

The evening was a great success with parents giving feedback on the evening –

“Staff answered some difficult questions openly and honestly – impressed”

“Tonight has been the best Y6 open evening we have been to”

 “Everything exceeded my expectations”

 “Brilliant speech by the head, honest and engaging – there is a real warmth to this school”


If you were unable to attend, please give us a call to arrange a tour of the school during the school day.


Project Proposal Meeting

On Friday the Darton Voice Community team met with Ms Davies to put forward a proposal for a new project.



The purpose of the project is to regenerate unused land to create something more attractive and useful for the community and local schools.  We will be meeting with the Darton West Ward Alliance and putting the proposal to them very soon.  We look forward to sharing more about this project as it develops.

Thank you MOTO!

Woo Hoo!

Another huge thank you to MOTO services for providing more funding to help our learners in Nurture. The money will be used for a further year of Bug Club Reading Scheme and to also provide equipment for our Year 10 exam board based Catering Course!image

MacMillan Coffee Morning

We had a fantastic time holding a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Support. It was great to see our learners, staff and community come together to raise money for this worthy cause. Thanks to our staff and learners for their wonderful baking donations.



Learners provided table service, discussed their work and provided a guided tour of the college for members of our community. They continued to work hard serving our staff and their peers during the morning break.



A great time was had by all and we are looking forward to holding more events with our community very soon.  We raised over £200 for MacMillan Cancer Support.



Excellent News …

We have received a letter (see below) from Barnsley College informing us of the excellent achievements of several of our ex learners – we are always pleased to hear how they are doing.

If you have any success stories regarding our current or ex learners why not share them with us…