December at Denbigh!
December is a time of year associated with festive spirit and celebration, and the staff here at Denbigh have embraced these concepts fully. A programme of festive activities has been put together for all to enjoy!
Our Illustration and Art Club students started the festivities with the ‘Design a Christmas Card’ competition. It was a tough choice between some spectacular entries, but delighted winner Hannah in Year 11 had her design sent to approximately 40 Care Homes in and around the Luton area.
Over 600 students took part in choosing a name for our school elf. The winning name ‘Dobby’ was a sound choice, and each day students have been emailed a picture of Dobby in and around the school; 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 to spread some light hearted merriment to all.
Students from all year groups have been busy in their bubbles 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. 2021, will be a year full of optimism and hope for our students.
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. The PE department did a phenomenal job of encouraging more fun in PE lessons with students partaking in a ‘Santa Dash’.
All students were invited to take part in our Christmas quiz, and earn valuable house points, and express their gratitude to teachers by sending postcards of thanks. These postcards were gratefully received, and the messages sent were both thoughtful and kind. In return, we were delighted to reward our outstanding students with a festive treat, for their continued hard work, resilience and determination throughout the term both in the classroom and when learning from home.
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.
Despite the disruption and uncertainty 2020 has brought to all of us, it has been wonderful to see the whole school unite and come together, celebrating positivity and enjoying school life.