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  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Year 9 Leading Sports Festival Our amazing year 9 leaders went to Inspire to help coach some of the year 5 and 6 students from our local primary schools. They did an unbelievable job and the children had a great time learning about badminton, archery, volleyball and table tennis.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Year 7 Girls Badminton Success The year 7 and 8 girls smashed the badminton tournament, securing first place and going through to the county finals.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Schools Badminton Competition Well done to the Denbigh students winning this year's badminton town competition. The event involved a number of schools in the area all playing for a place at the county competition. The games were fiercely fought throughout and was won in the last game of the tournament by just two points! The students worked extremely hard and wish them the best in the upcoming county competition.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Year 7 Cross Country Champion! Congratulations to Danial in Year 7 who has won the Luton Schools Cross Country competition for his age group. Danial is an outstanding student and athlete, who models Denbigh values in all that he does and deserves tremendous credit for this wonderful achievement. Danial will now go on to represent the Luton schools at the county competition. Well done Danial.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Gym and Dance Show 2022 This year the gym and dance show will be cross trust and virtual! Students from schools across the trust will be visiting Denbigh throughout the term to perform their routines in front of our camera crew, the show will then be edited together with performances from our own Denbigh students to create the Virtual Gym and Dance Show 2022!
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Year 11 Luton Schools Badminton Tournament Four Year 11 boys, Imaad, Imaan, Rohan, Ehsaan, played 4 other schools from Luton in a tournament. The boys had some very tough matches but showed determination and a high level of skill in order to beat all schools by the end of the night. This means that they are the winners from Luton and so will represent the school and the town at the county badminton tournament. Good luck to them!
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 E-Safety & Safer Internet Day. The Internet gave us access to everything; but it also gave everything access to us. - James Veitch
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Chief executive of Young Enterprise speaks to the Ecobeez team On January 19th Sharon Davies, the Chief Executive of Young Enterprise, came to Denbigh to speak to our current Young Enterprise students. Young Enterprise is a national charity who specialise in enterprise education and financial education. Enterprise Education and Financial Education. Young Enterprise works directly with young people, teachers, volunteers and influencers to build a successful and sustainable future for all young people.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Abdul Ghafoor visits Denbigh On January 12th 2022 we were delighted to receive a visit from Abdul Ghafoor (CLT Board member, and Head of Digital Products at Nuffield Health) to talk to our school council about an exciting idea for a community newspaper they are hoping to produce.They discussed opportunities to strengthen community partnerships whilst celebrating all the positive things about our wonderful town.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Successful CLT Berkhamsted Students Gather at Denbigh On the 21st of January 2022 Denbigh welcomed the successful Berkhamsted Scholarship students from Denbigh, Challney Boys, Challney Girls, and Putteridge to meet with current Berkhamsted students, and Mr Falder to discuss the opportunities available at their new school, and get a feel for what life will be like during their A level studies.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Apps For Good - Innovate for Climate Change For the past eight years, students at Denbigh have taken part in the national Apps For Good programme, which encourages them to work in teams to create an app which solves a real world problem. This year the school is delighted to have been asked by Apps For Good to pilot the new "Innovate for Climate Change" course. At the start of this term, Year 7 students had to apply to be part of this exciting and innovative programme which is running weekly as an after school club until the end of April. The students are learning about the many different factors affecting climate change, while working in teams to develop their own app to tackle global warming in their local environment.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Science Clubs in Full Swing Our STEM coordinator Miss Salzen has been leading Year 10 GEMS club this term who are working on a project investigating fingerprints on surfaces, and making links to forensics science. Mrs Taylor who has worked in forensics science gave a talk to the group to give them an insight into what it's like working in this field, how fingerprints are taken and the chemistry behind this.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Duke of Edinburgh Award Relaunch
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Imrana Mahmood Creative Artist Visit It was an honour, privilege and pleasure to welcome the Creative Producer and Arts Educationalist Imrana Mahmood to Denbigh High School. Imrana was invited to facilitate a creative writing workshop with our year 11 students and also cut the ribbon for the grand opening for our amazing Library Reading Room.
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 Spelling Bee Journey Begins On Wednesday 8th December 2021 Year 7 Spanish and French students took to the stage in the main hall to take part in a very exciting, tight and all round enjoyable class Spelling Bee vocabulary competition. The competition was brilliantly attended by fellow students supporting their peers as well as a record breaking number of parents, so there was a great buzz and air of anticipation in the hall. The competition was so tight, that for the first time ever in the history of the Spelling Bee at Denbigh, after numerous tiebreakers, we could not find an overall winner for either the best Spanish or French class due to there being no way of differentiating the scores. That’s how well the students had prepared and learnt their 50 words!
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 University of Bedfordshire #Aim4Uni trip On Monday 31st January and Monday 7th February 2022 a group of Year 7 & 8 students were given the opportunity to visit the University of Bedfordshire and take part in a selection of workshops all about ‘getting into university’.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Gold for Mrs Darcy at Pearsons National Teaching Awards We are delighted to announce Mrs Emma Darcy has been named as one of the nation’s most inspirational educators at a prestigious awards ceremony.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Five Denbigh students accepted onto the Berkhamsted Scholarship 2022 The partnership between Denbigh and Berkhamsted continues to go from strength to strength, and we are delighted to announce that five of our brilliant students have been successful in attaining a place at the prestigious school to undertake their A level studies as of September 2022.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 December at Denbigh! December is a magical time of year, and we have been enjoying a programme of festive activities for all to enjoy!
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Santa Dash 2021 Similar to last year the Year 8 students took part in the Santa Dash on the 10th December! The event matched up with Christmas jumper day so the students were encouraged to wear their Christmas jumpers or anything Christmassy. During their PE lessons students had to complete a “Santa Dash”. The boys completed a lap of the field/astro whilst the girls completed it in the sports hall. Miss Timms’ dance group decided to do a Santa Dash themed dance. It has been great seeing the students get involved and being physically active! The PE department also took part in the Santa Dash by completing a 5km run in their Christmas jumpers.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 A Christmas Carol Due to the pandemic, for the past year it has been difficult to arrange live performances at Denbigh. As a result, Miss Casey and the Drama Department have looked for new and innovative ways to ensure students still get to develop their acting skills and work collaboratively as part of a large cast. This term, following the success of last term’s green screen film of “Aladdin,” the school embarked on an even more ambitious project - a fully virtual production of “A Christmas Carol,” featuring not just cast members from Denbigh, but also from schools across the Chiltern Learning Trust.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Artist Development Club Monday after school for years 9, 10 and 11
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Sustainable Development Action Group What have our eco-leaders been up to this term? As part of our initiative to make Luton more sustainable the Sustainable Development Action Group and School Council came together to take part in a series of digital workshops delivered by Action for Conservation WildEd program which aims to increase understanding of our planet’s most pressing environmental issues and the importance of the COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit. After learning about the most current data on species extinction, loss of biodiversity and the impacts of climate change; through interactive quizzes and discussions, students divided themselves into teams to further investigate a local issue affecting biodiversity or air pollution, and find solutions that can be implemented on an individual scale. The teams are now working on their final presentations to share across the school and the local community, which will be shared next term. Keep following our activities to find out more about what you can do to promote sus
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Languages Festival International fever took over Denbigh during the month of October as students and teachers alike got stuck into the different Languages House competitions on offer. It began with the Crack the Code Challenge, where students immersed themselves in the Nepalese language with the goal of decoding different phrases and puzzles to earn as many House points as possible. With this, students travelled around the library, compiling and putting together clues about language across the globe, to complete the All Around the World quiz. We ended the month with a celebration of the diversity we have at Denbigh in our first ever Languages Exchange Festival. From Korean to Arabic, from Italian to British Sign Language, from Tamil to Polish, our student body came together to exchange language, food, history, music, culture and so much more. With over 350 students and teachers joining in on the exchange, it is safe to affirm that diversity is what makes us stronger as a student body, and as one of our s
  • Monday 20 December 2021 COP 26 Orienteering Competition The Geography department marked the international significance of the COP26 Climate Summit that took place in Glasgow in November with two weeks of house competitions. The activities culminated in an orienteering day where students ”visited” the continents of the world to explore more about the Paris Agreement, COP26 Goals and the Climate Crisis. Turn out was excellent and students teamed up to eagerly compete to be the first to hand in their completed orienteering sheets and make one promise at the pledge tree to reduce the impacts of global warming. Well done to Lords who came first in participation and Wembley who came first in quality of tasks. Do remember to keep up with your pledges!
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Soldiers of the Empire Competition In the month of remembrance, we celebrated fallen soldiers of the Empire who lost their lives during the 2 world wars. students came to hear experiences of soldiers from countries including the Caribbean, India and Canada. Soldiers told of their turmoil during the war and their personal experience of war. students were also given the opportunity to create a medal of honour to help increase representation for those who bravely fought for the British army. Medals demonstrated our thanks for their outstanding bravery and commitment. Overall, the history inter-house competition was an incredibly successful event that championed diversity and inclusivity. Many thanks to all house captains who ran the event, and for our excellent history students who took on the role of the soldiers of the Empire.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Year 7 Girls Netball Team Smash their way to 3rd! The Girls Year 7 netball team have gone above and beyond this term, winning nearly every game they played and bringing nothing but pride to Denbigh’s sports department. Having won every match so far they went into finals day unbeaten, with some excellent results and coming first in their league. When it came to finals day, the year 7 girls did not disappoint. The girls worked really hard and pushed through the awful weather to come out with an amazing bronze! 3rd best team in Luton, great success! Well done to the following girls, we are all incredibly proud of you: Katie 71, Fatimah 72, Pariza 75, Mai 74, Tanisha 71, Aleeza 71, Daria 71, Momina 72, Yazmin 71, Aresha, 73, Amirah 75 and Yumna 77
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Sports extracurricular and interform competitions are a tremendous success! Well done to everyone that took part in a variety of extracurricular activities and our interform competitions. Attendance has been excellent and new activities will run before school, at lunch and after school next half term, so keep an eye on those Google Classrooms and form notice boards! Interform results will be posted in Google Classrooms in the run up to Christmas so look out for those too and well done to everyone for taking part, having fun and keeping ourselves healthy and active.
  • Monday 20 December 2021 Indoor Athletics at Inspire On Wednesday 17th November 24 Year 7 and 8 students took part in an indoor athletics event held at Inspire Sports Village. The students took part in a whole range of track and field events with some excellent effort shown by all of the students involved. After the competition had ended, 12 Year 8 students changed roles and became sports leaders and led the athletics competition for primary school children. Well done to all students involved.
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