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  • Tuesday 27 April 2021 Careers Podcast 23rd April 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Tuesday 27 April 2021 Careers Podcast 16th April 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Careers Podcast 26th March 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Denbigh Receives SSAT Accreditation for Transforming Practice in Variety of Teaching Approaches & Wellbeing We are delighted to have been credited with Transforming Practice in both Variety of Teaching Practices and Wellbeing, by the SSAT. As an SSAT Leading Edge School, we are delighted to have been recognised for the commitment and dedication that we have to ensure the highest quality teaching and learning, and pastoral care takes place here at Denbigh. Additionally, we have been recognised for our continuous commitment to creating a culture of wellbeing as a top priority for our students, staff, and families.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 EdTech Demonstrator Programme For the past two terms, Denbigh has been working in partnership with Challney High School For Girls to support the DfE’s EdTech Demonstrator Programme. The programme has played a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic in supporting schools across the country with the effective use of technology for learning. At the start of the Autumn Term, Denbigh appointed a team of sixteen Digital Practitioners, including both teaching and support staff. This term, those staff have delivered a series of online webinars in their own area of specialism. As well as including an opportunity during the webinars for questions from attendees, all the sessions have been recorded and uploaded to the CTSA #EDTECHchat YouTube channel. Hosted by Denbigh staff James Searle, Ian Hayden and Emma Darcy, the webinars have been extremely well received, with viewers tuning in from schools across the world including Kenya, Ireland, Poland and Australia.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 The Appointment of Year 7 Buddies Congratulations to our twelve Year 7 Students that have been successfully appointed buddies to the new Year 7 cohort in September. These twelve students will support our students starting in September. Being a buddy brings responsibilities such as; upholding Denbigh expectations, ensuring high levels of attendance and punctuality and acting as a role model to the new students.27 of our current Year 7’s applied to be a buddy via google forms with the final 12 required to submit a remote video to illustrate to Mrs Neely-Hayes and Mr Smith that they were worthy of the role.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 The Above and Beyond Programme It has been a wonderful start to the Above and Beyond Programme 2020/21. Despite Covid-19 restrictions, over 45 students from across years 9,10, and 11 have begun to submit outstanding quality work to their chosen subject google classrooms. Tasks include wider reading, extended writing, verbal presentations, peer leadership, and completion of a practical based activity.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 British Science Week 2021 This year science week at Denbigh looked very different to previous years. Despite the current restrictions, we had a fantastic week.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 World Book Day 2021 This year, on its 24th Year, World Book Day was very different. Due to Coronavirus restrictions students were working from home and all plans and activities had to be completed online. Staff had to adapt to make sure that the powerful positive message about books and reading portrayed during World Book Day shone through, even in lockdown. We were thrilled to celebrate World Book Day remotely at Denbigh and share its joy with our students and their families.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Denbigh Students Work Selected for ‘Journey to Rediscovery’ Anthology Students from across the trust were asked to submit entries to be considered for publication in the ‘Journey to Rediscovery’ Anthology. Students were asked to create a piece based on either the theme of ‘A Journey to Rediscovery’ or one which mirrors their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 The Final Walk a Mile Competition The walk a mile challenge was back this term for the 3rd and final time this year. Students and staff had five weeks to see how many miles they could walk or run. Once again there were huge participation levels and the scores were very close!  In the end Wembley won with an amazing 1855.07 miles, however the competition remained incredibly close all the way to the end. Well done to everyone who took part.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Salt Dough Competition A massive congratulations to all students that submitted entries for the Salt Dough Competition. Students were asked to create their own salt dough using the recipe provided and then create something with it, this could be inspired by their house, lockdown, the weather or anything else!It was lovely to see students use practical skills and have some screen away time to be creative. There were some great pieces submitted, well done all!
  • Friday 26 March 2021 The House Mascot Competition The House Mascot competition has seen a steady stream of top quality artwork from students all term. Mascot entries have ranged from superheroes and anime characters, to students’ own inventions and creations! The Mascots represent the Denbigh enrichment strands of community, values, creativity, and diversity and are great representations of the Houses. I have been thoroughly impressed by the talent of Denbigh students and hope you have enjoyed the competition. Well done to all entrants for your effort and creativity. Deciding the winner has been undoubtedly difficult, given the quality of all entries, but the winner is Naeemah in Wimbledon house!
  • Friday 26 March 2021 The House Mascot Competition The House Mascot competition has seen a steady stream of top quality artwork from students all term. Mascot entries have ranged from superheroes and anime characters, to students’ own inventions and creations! The Mascots represent the Denbigh enrichment strands of community, values, creativity, and diversity and are great representations of the Houses. I have been thoroughly impressed by the talent of Denbigh students and hope you have enjoyed the competition. Well done to all entrants for your effort and creativity. Deciding the winner has been undoubtedly difficult, given the quality of all entries, but the winner is Naeemah in Wimbledon house!
  • Friday 26 March 2021 The Inter House Design a Boat Competition Inspired by the Scouts, students were tasked to create a boat for survival. The task aimed to build and develop confidence, sense of adventure, practical and logical skills, as well as encourage them to be creative. Students from each House have shown great enthusiasm by competing to make the most elaborate boats; ranging from paper origami boats to three-dimensional boats made out of lego. The entries have been fantastic and pupils have demonstrated their inventive skills and unique imagination in making their models. In the end the winning house was Wimbledon with a boat made by Naeemah. Below is a video made by Naeemah showing her boat!
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Space Science Inter House Competition Following the space theme from British Science Week, we have also been running an inter house competition to create a 3D model or a poster on the topic of space. There have been some fantastic entries exploring all the different ideas surrounding the theme of Space. Well done to Akif Ahnaf in Lords who had the winning entry. Miss Owen was incredibly impressed with all the entries submitted that showed high levels of creativity and knowledge.
  • Friday 26 March 2021 Extra Curricular Sports Clubs Return This term has seen the reintroduction of sports extra curricular clubs after a brief hiatus due to coronavirus restrictions. It has been great to see students enjoying the clubs as much as the staff. The students have shown high levels of enthusiasm and energy to each of the sessions. We look forward to adding more sports next term.
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama This year the Bedfordshire Festival went ahead through participants entering their recorded performances on video. Then from Monday 8th to Friday 12th March each evening at 7.30pm to 8.30pm the adjudicators live, through Zoom, fed back their adjudications.I am pleased to say that Denbigh kept up their tradition, begun in 2017, of continuing to enter a selection of students from Year 7 through to Year 10. Each and every one of this year’s entrants did themselves and the school proud. There are six categories of achievement:
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 Year 8 Students Explore the World of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Students in Year 8 Drama have been exploring the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Miss Casey asked students to tell the tale of Sweeney Todd through either a poem, rap, storyboard or speech.
  • Friday 19 March 2021 Careers Podcast 19th March 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Friday 12 March 2021 Careers Podcast 12th March 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Friday 5 March 2021 Careers Podcast 5th March 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Friday 26 February 2021 Careers Podcast 26th February 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Friday 12 February 2021 Thank You and Message Home Thank you and message home to parents and carers from Mrs Neely-Hayes, Headteacher.Friday 12th February 2021.
  • Friday 12 February 2021 Careers Podcast 12th February 2021 Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021 Careers Clinic Podcasts Early in the spring term we launched our exciting Careers Clinic Podcasts. These were recorded with our Careers Leader, Mrs Armstrong speaking to key figures in education, industry and the community. The idea of the podcasts was to give students an insight into the world of work, post 16 issues and other factors outside of school life.
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021 NHS Millions Poster Inter House Competition It was an honour to recognise the commitment, hard work, and unwavering dedication of our heroes in the NHS for keeping us safe and healthy, with our NHS Millions Interhouse Poster Competition.
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021 5K Luton Foodbank Run Staff are delighted to support our school charity for 2021 Luton Foodbank, by participating in the Luton Foodbank 5k challenge!  Staff are training for the charity run on 3rd April, where they will be against the clock to try and register their own PB (personal best time) for 5km run. 
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021 The Enrichment House Award This term we have launched an exciting new extracurricular schedule that allows all students to work towards achieving their Enrichment House Award; either gold, silver or bronze.  
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021 Drama Inter House Competition
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