DCC were last night crowned U13 Champions in the Tameside Girls Football Tournament.
The Tournament has taken place over 2 weeks and demonstrated the spirit, determination and talent of the U13 Girls team.
After cruising through the first week of the tournament with a spectacular win over Hyde (6-0) and Fairfield B (5-0) the girls faced a tough second week with 4 games ahead of them. They started off the first game with a tough start with a 1-1 draw against Alder, the drama was heightened with a late equaliser! They then went onto win against Fairfield A, Droylsden and Rayner Stephens.
The team didn’t know the results of the other schools when they had finished their round of matches and had an agonising wait whilst the other scores came in. However, this wait added to the celebrations and made victory all the sweeter as Denton Community College were declared winners of the Tameside Tournament!
The girls were outstanding throughout all games, they showed fantastic sportsmanship and as always represented DCC in a respectable manner. Miss Redfern would like to that she is  “Super proud” of all the girls and wants to say Well done!

Barcelona Trip

Students had the opportunity to take part in an engaging and rewarding trip to Barcelona.

40 students from Year 9 and 10 headed to the Catalan Capital and the surrounding areas and had a fantastic educational experience that enriched their understanding of Geography. The group were wonderful throughout, and the trip broadened their understanding of many key topics in the course.

During their time in Catalunya, the group visited the serene Montserrat mountains, explored the beaches of the Delta del Ebro, investigated the coastline of Salou, and engaged in sightseeing across central Barcelona.

 

 

Year 11 – Netball Champions!

The Year 11 netball team won the final week of netball fixtures. After cruising through the semi-finals where they beat St Damian’s. The team dug deep in a nail-biting final and beat St Thomas More. It was a very tense and close-fought game. Mrs Ward was extremely proud of the effort of all the players in the match and in the competition overall. Well done & Congratulations!

LEP Sports Leaders Training

LEP Sports Leaders Training

On Friday 18th October 2019 some of our year 9 Sports Leadership Academy students delivered a Sports Leaders Training afternoon to year 5 students from 5 of our LEP Primary Schools.  They delivered activities to help develop their team-building skills and leadership qualities, alongside helping them to plan, set-up and deliver their own activities/games.  The year 5 students had a great afternoon getting to know each other and having lots of fun!  A special thanks to Ruby, Chloe, Ruby, Ria, Andrew, Olivia and Isabelle for planning and delivering this afternoon!  The Year 5 students will now go on to deliver sports clubs to younger students at break time and lunch in their Primary school.

 

DCC celebrate World Book Day!

This year, to celebrate ‘World Book Day’, the staff at Denton Community College have dressed up as their favourite literary characters.

As well as this students will be celebrating the day by being tasked with a ‘World Book Day treasure hunt’, designed to encourage conversations about beloved books between staff and students and, of course, book tokens are on offer!

During the build-up to World Book Day, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have entered two national writing competitions: The Young Writers ‘Mission Contamination’ 100-word saga competition and the BBC 500 word short story challenge.

Staff at Denton Community College are committed to encouraging reading for pleasure with all students, the school library is currently under development and is being re-stocked in stages throughout the year in order to facilitate this. The benefits of reading for young people are vast, both academically and personally and the hope is that more students will be picking up a book because they want to, not because they are being asked to!

On the 27th February, Year 10 students visited the Blackpool Grand Theatre to see the  Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Romeo and Juliet – a text that they have recently studied as part of their English Literature GCSE.
The play was a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s original text, it provided a stimulus for the students to consider their own perspectives and challenge the choices made by the production team.
A great afternoon was had in stunning surroundings and gave all the students food for thought after watching this interesting adaptation.
The students conducted themselves in an exemplary manner and represented the school wonderfully.

Barcelona Trip – February 2019

Students have returned from an engaging and rewarding trip to Barcelona. 40 students from Year 9 and 10 headed to the Catalan Capital and the surrounding areas and had a fantastic educational experience that enriched their understanding of Geography. The group were wonderful throughout, and the trip broadened their understanding of many key topics in the course.

During their time in Catalunya, the group visited the serene Montserrat mountains, explored the beaches of the Delta del Ebro, investigated the coastline of Salou, and engaged in sightseeing across central Barcelona.

Thanks to Miss Donnachie, Miss Dixon and Mr Day for all of their efforts to make the trip a success.

 

Denton Community College students from Year 9 graduated from Manchester University on Thursday 7th February 2019 after completing University style dissertations based on a wide range of topics in a range of disciplines. These included English, Maths, Science and Humanities.

The students have taken part in the Brilliant Club through the Scholars Programme.

The Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials, which are supplemented by two university trips. It aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. DCC has worked with the programme for three years.

This year DCC entered it’s the largest cohort of students and they worked to complete University style dissertations over an extended period of time. The students were highly successful and produced the best results the school has seen from the programme.

Their work was marked with a University style grading system, and over 60% of the Cohort received the highest grades of either a 1st or a 2:1, this demonstrates that these students are working at A level standard, and 38% got the next two grades of 2:2 or 3rd which is a good GCSE level. This is an amazing achievement considering that they have not yet begun GCSE courses.

Congratulations to all involved, and special thanks to Ms Driver, Ms Lamb, Ms McCartney and Ms Dixon for organising arranging and supporting this opportunity.