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Information Evening – Moving up to Year 7

On Wednesday 17th June we held an information evening for parents/carers and learners who are moving up to Year 7.

The evening was a huge success due to the hard work of staff and our Darton Voice learners (photographed below).

With over 600 visitors the Atrium was very busy with excited learner and parents who visited the many stands to speak to staff, sample tasters created by the kitchen staff, view learners work and much, much more.

Feedback received on the evening from both parents and learners was positive.  Learners were asked what they were looking forward to: –

“Looking forward to the science and maths departments”

“I am excited about meeting new friends”

I’m excited to move up. SEE YOU SOON”

“I think it’s going to be amazing meeting new people and friends”

 

We look forward to welcoming learners for their transition period which commences on 6th July.

 

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Y8 Meeting with Councillor Burgess

Councillor Burgess made a visit to Darton College this afternoon and spoke to Year 8 Darton Voice learners about their great work in the community.   Year 8 representatives would like this work to continue and they would like to diversify what they are doing.  They talked through some ideas around keeping areas tidy and taking some ownership in the community.  There is a great desire from these learners to spend time with other people from the community to make a difference.  The next step is for a group of learners to walk around the community to identify areas of unused land that would benefit from improvement.  If you have any ideas please feel free to share them with myself or members of the Year 8 Darton Voice team.

We would like to publicly thank Councillor Burgess for her continued support and for inspiring our Y8 learners.

Awakening our senses

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We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Moto Services for the cheque presentation that took place in Nurture on Wednesday 3rd June  😃👌👍.

Nurture are excited to announce today we received funding to the tune of £1500 to develop our sensory garden at the school.

Learners who have sensory processing disorders tend to have extreme reactions to sensory stimulation in that they are either stimulated too much or too little. This can be caused by a number of factors, such as autism. As a result, the individual will often have developmental issues.

A sensory garden can be very therapeutic for people who suffer from sensory problems. It may be used as a calming place and as a gentle way to stimulate the senses. This type of environment can become a place where children with autism and other sensory processing disorders feel safe and comfortable in exploring their senses without feeling overwhelmed by them. Depending on the learner’s needs, a sensory garden can primarily focus on one sense, or it can incorporate all of them. For learners who are hyper-reactive to stimuli, the sensory garden should provide a relaxing environment, and for learners who tend to be under-reactive to stimuli, the garden is a great way to stimulate the senses. For learners who do not suffer from a disability, a sensory garden is beneficial in that it is a fun educational tool that allows them to explore and learn about their senses and nature. While in the garden, they are encouraged to touch, smell, taste, and generally interact with the environment around them.

As the project develops we will be updating the blog to demonstrate our progress and the benefits of the garden.

A number of our Nurture learners will be attending Moto services to aid a collection for Help for Hero’s in return for the funding.

 

Half-Term Year 11 Revision Classes

During the half-term holiday there will be dedicated revision classes for our Year 11 learners –

Tuesday 26th May

ICT (Level 2) 10:00am – 2:00pm

Maths 10:00am – 12:00noon with Mrs Fyfe-Jones

Maths 10:00am – 1:00pm with Mr Woodcock

Maths 10:00am – 12.00noon with Mrs Whitfield

Wednesday 27th May

Combination Science 9:00am – 1:00pm with Mr Clee

Maths 1:00pm – 4:00pm with Mr Slinn

Maths 1:00pm – 4:00pm with Miss Twigg

Maths 1:00pm – 4:00pm Mrs Stephenson

Thursday 28th May

Geography 9:00am – 12.00noon

Maths 2:00pm – 4:00pm with Miss Tomkinson

Friday 29th May

English 10:00am – 1:30pm

Saturday 30thMay 

Maths 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Community Litter Pick

On Wednesday 20th May 2015 learners from the Student Voice and Nurture carried out a community litter pick in Kexbrough.  Learners were supported by staff members, Mrs Briggs, Mr Gardner, Mr Jowitt-Pickering, Mr Portman and Principal Ms Davies.

The purpose of this activity was to tidy the local environment and encourage learners of the school together with local residents to make this local area more desirable for all.  Councillor Linda Burgess along with members of the environmental enforcement team also joined the group, allowing learners to gain an even greater understanding of how we can support our local community.

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