Story on my page:
Mental health is still a taboo. Childhood trauma is still a taboo. Sexual abuse is still a taboo. I think it is imperative that we break this silence. Nobody should feel defined by negative or difficult experiences, and nobody should feel defined by their appearance. Being open and being able to speak out can help to clear some of that fog. A charity like mind can give people this chance.
Therefore I am shaving allll my hair off to raise money for mind, as it supports survivors of all sorts, as well as those struggling with mental health in general.
I want to increase awareness around these issues. The social constructs of ‘normality’ can cause people to feel outcasted; they can cause people to remain silenced; I dream of a world where this is no longer a barrier to freedom and I wish everyone to be who they want to be without the fear of judgement or rejection.
I will also be running a mini campaign in the secondary school I work at about ‘image’, the importance of fighting stereotypes and the importance of focusing on inner beauty rather than appearance and experience.
I encourage you to share your story with others, starting with those close to you, whether it be one of celebration or one of suffering, to keep discussions about mental health forever open and forever flowing…
I will also be donating the hair towards a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients.
Please see the below link for information on the new format GCSE Grades
On 26th February 2018 Denton Community College is implementing a new project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police; this project is called Operation Encompass. It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the college.
Denton Community College Christmas Fair 2017. If you are a local business or organisation and would like a stall at our next community event please contact Mrs Hayley Duffy ( Director of Community Learning) h.duffy@
This year Denton Community College are getting involved in the Mission Christmas Appeal. There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK. For these families Christmas is a luxury and they can’t afford it. If we can buy just one extra present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child in Manchester to make their Christmas morning special.
Our school is an official drop off point for Mission Christmas. presents can be handed into reception from now until the final day on the 14th December. Thanks for all your help.
This week, Denton Community College is proud to be presenting West Side Story!
Our talented Students and Staff have been working hard for months and are excited to be performing it for the Parents, Carers and wider community this week.
Please be aware that before and after the show, the school site will be busy with people and vehicles, and we thank you for your understanding, patience and support!
Denton Community College Performing Arts Team
Tameside ACE are hosting a FREE Halloween-themed enrichment session on ‘Coping with Fears and Anxieties’ this Friday 27thOctober 2017 at 12:15pm. This one hour session will be delivered by Healthy Minds at:
If you or any of your customers would like more information or to book a place, please call 0161 342 4063.
Due to updates from the examining body, the English Department will be holding a Year 11 English Drop-in for Parents
Wednesday 25th October 5.30 – 7.30PM
Year 11 English teachers will be here to advise parents on the new Grade 1-9 exams for Literature and Language and offer guidance on how best to support your child at home.
Revision guides for Shakespeare and 19th Century Literature will be available at the discounted price of £5 each.