December at Denbigh!
December is a magical time of year, and we have been enjoying a programme of festive activities for all to enjoy!
Over 700 students took part in choosing a name for our school elf. The winning name is Peppermint. Each day students have been emailed a picture of Peppermint around the world, having to guess where he is hiding. Additionally, both students and staff have enjoyed opening our virtual advent calendar, where a seasonal joke is told by various members of staff to spread some light hearted merriment to all.
Students from all year groups have been busy searching for clues in our festive treasure hunt, as well as embracing their creative talents to create some beautiful bauble designs for our winter wishing tree.
In the spirit of giving, and thinking about our role as global citizens, Denbigh were proud to support Save the Children in our annual Christmas Jumper Day, and take part in the Reverse Advent Luton Foodbank appeal, to help those who most need it. The PE department did a phenomenal job of encouraging more fun in PE lessons with students partaking in a ‘Santa Dash’. Students ran with their festive hats and jumpers on to raise funds for Keech and spread some festive cheer.
All students were invited to take part in our Christmas quiz, and earn valuable house points. Watch this space for house point tables, coming out in the new year! Students also had the chance to express their gratitude to teachers by sending postcards of thanks. These postcards were gratefully received, and the messages sent were both heartwarming and kind. In return, we were delighted to reward our outstanding students with a festive treat, for their continued hard work, excellent attitudes to learning and commitment to school life throughout the term.
Food Technology invited Year 8 students to take part in the gingerbread challenge. This house competition had an abundance of creativity, and the students rose to the challenge producing fabulous designs of a professional standard.
The month of activities has been concluded with a truly spectacular audio performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ from our drama students, spreading a message of hope and happiness. It has been wonderful to see the whole school unite and come together, having fun and working together.
A lovely way to round off the year, and we look forward to what 2022 will bring.