Claremont and Wood Park farm trip

On Friday 14th July DCC Catering Students went on a trip to Claremont Farm and Wood park farm on The Wirral.

They started the day at Claremont Farm where owner, Andrew Pimley, talked to the pupils about the produce grown on the farm and the produce sold in the farm shop. They learnt all about food miles, sustainability and seasonal produce.
They had a chance to walk through the fields picking their own fruit which they LOVED!
We then headed to Wood Park farm which is a dairy farm connected to Liverpool University. The Pupils learnt all about a day in the life of a cow and even got to milk a cow!  The highlight was definitely seeing the calves who were just days old.
The trip will be very useful for the pupils who start their year 11 task when they come back in September.
A huge thanks to both farms for being so welcoming and informative.

The University of Manchester Trading Event

Congratulations to our Yr10 team of Business students who attend a Trading Floor event at The University of Manchester in June.  This is the first year Denton Community College have entered the event. The students traded shares and currency, making informed buying decisions after listening to live radio and news updates throughout the event.  Using their business knowledge they managed to turn a £21,000 investment into a £63,000 portfolio over 5 trading periods!  Despite being one team member short they still came 7th out of 25 teams from across Manchester which is a fantastic achievement!

Well done to Maisie, Josh, Thom and Lucie.

Picture of Health

The June edition of the Picture of Health has a focus on ‘Summer Health’ – covering a full range of messages to keep ourselves safe and healthy this Summer.   Please share this with colleagues and partners and for those on social media, we have broken down the Picture of Health into segments and provided a tweet/ post sheet for wider promotion. These can be accessed via dropbox:


If you have not already, please join and like our Healthy Tameside Facebook page:

H2B (How to be) Safer!

mzl.mvjkmcatThe h2bsafer (how to be safer) hub is designed to provide you with information and advice that is easy to access and simple to understand. Use the short videos and step-by-step prompt cards to ensure you have a safer online experience.

Click on the image for detailed instructions and videos about how to make sure you have the correct privacy settings for your Social Media accounts.


Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week.  To mark the occasion this month’s Picture of Health looks at mental health in Tameside, and offers links to some sites to help you understand more about how to help yourself and others to enjoy good mental health.

Click on the image below for more information.



A Picture of Health

Screenshot 2016-04-18 at 17.17.13Public Health Tameside have supplied us with the following information and download…

In Public Health we look at the way people in Tameside live as a whole population. This helps us understand what the main health and wellbeing challenges are for people living here, so we can look for ways to improve levels of health. We’ll be sharing facts and figures about health in Tameside with you every month, to put you in the picture. We’ll also be giving you information on how you can help yourself and the people around you to live well.

Click the image above to download the leaflet.

It’s not OKAY

Its Not OKThis week we are supporting the ‘Its not OK’ campaign which is around Child Sexual Exploitation.

The focus of the campaign during this year’s week of action is raising awareness around the strong link between child sexual exploitation and children who go missing.

Going missing can mean bunking off school, staying out overnight, or running away from home for a few days or longer. Whatever the context, the reality is that 95% children at risk from child sexual exploitation have gone missing at least once. Tackling child sexual exploitation is everyone’s responsibility. Fo more information, please visit the following websites:

European Success for Miss Massey!

Our very own Miss Massey helped Great Britain claim a silver medal last weekend in the 4x400m Women’s relay final in Prague, which is the capital of the Czech Republic. Miss Massey, one of our PE teachers, was competing at the European Indoor Championships. Watch the interview below and, students, if you see her around school, tell her how proud we are of her!