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Darton Voice is Coming

Next week learners who have been involved in Darton Voice over the last year will be presenting some of our achievements in assembly.  At the same time we will be recruiting learners to be Darton Voice representatives for this academic year. Darton Voice provides many great opportunities for learning...

Bringing it all together!

Growing up in the ’80s, I loved the A-Team, and Hannibal Smith’s saying of “I love it when a plan comes together” was one of my favourites! Well today, our planning came together in spectacular fashion. In 7ABA we have been researching different animals and building a mini-project around...

Positive Identities

Darton College has joined forces with Barnardo’s who are assisting us with their Positive Identities Service.  This collaboration will provide whole staff training regarding equality, diversity and gender identity.  Our aim is to make the college a fully LGBTQ inclusive environment where all learners feel safe to be themselves....

A very animated class!

In 7ABA we have been working on an animals mini-topic. Learners have chosen an animal to focus on, and have researched it thoroughly. Tomorrow we will be preparing short animations featuring their chosen animals, but today we worked on the skills of creating movement in stop motion animation. We worked...

New Age Kurling

It was a most enjoyable maths lesson with Y8 as we used New Age Kurling as the focus of our activities. Such a great game with so many different maths possibilities: highest/lowest score, mean/mode/median average score, maximum/minimum score, points needed for a win and many, many more! Think we’ll...

Try, try again…

Continuing with our theme of perseverance we looked at the idea of peer critique and how that can be used to help us improve our work. We watched Austin’s Butterfly, and everyone was struck by the impact of comments which are Kind, Specific and Helpful. We drew pictures of...

Perseverance in 7ABA

The new learners in 7ABA have been settling in brilliantly to their new surroundings and the different expectations of secondary school. Today we were thinking about our learning muscles and how they can help us understand the different skills we use as we learn. We paid particular attention to...

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