‘Well-being Week’ – Get Involved!

activeMarch 23 – 27 is ‘Well-being Week’ for students and staff.  There will be many exciting activities and drop-in sessions taking place throughout the week to raise the profile of ‘well-being’ and mental health.

 

For further details see the time-table here or on the notice boards in your form rooms.  We hope everyone will get involved and try something new!

 

‘Civil Rights Champion’, Stuart Milk, visits our school!

Screenshot 2015-02-18 at 21.35.17We were extremely honoured to have Stuart Milk visit our school last week to speak with students in Year 10.

Stuart is the nephew of the American civil rights leader and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978. The story of Stuart’s visit to Denton was picked up by the Tameside Advertiser and also the Manchester Evening News.

Click on the image to read more….

 

KS4 Basketball News!

Basketball_through_hoopMore basketball success also arrived on Wednesday night as our Girl’s KS4 basketball team participated in the Tameside KS4 Basketball Competition at Alder Community High School.

After arriving the girls were a little nervous when they saw the height of some of their opponents! However these nervous were soon put aside when they played their first game against Mossley Hollins.  The girls came out victorious with a fabulous score of 28-0!

They then took on Fairfield.  This game was a very fairly contested match but the girls managed to break the deadlock and went on to win 18-2. After winning both games in their group the girls where through to the final against All Saints.  The girls started the game really well and took the lead within the first minute of the game.  Unfortunately All Saints came back and despite the best efforts of the girls they lost 20 points to 6.

The girls were a credit to the College and showed great determination throughout.  The quality of their play was outstanding! Congratulations to the girls on becoming the KS4 Tameside Girls Basketball Runners Up.

The students were Kirsty D, Eve B, Becky H, Zoe A and Chelsea G. Well done to all – we’re super proud of you!

Year 10 Football….latest news

Read the following match report from team manager Mr Osborne….

The boys were buoyed going into the game and not only because they were missing period 5! Full of confidence from their last game (a 4-0 demolition of Droylsden academy, for those who need reminding), this week’s clash was the definition of an away game, as we travelled up to St Thomas in Chorley for a big national cup match. The boys battled hard and through 3 blistering strikes were 3-0 to the good by half-time.

However, football is a game of two halves as we know and the home side managed to pull 2 goals back in in quick succession.The game, or so I thought was put to bed with another ‘worldy’ of a strike from Danny F. However with 5 minutes to go a scrappy goal from St Thomas meant for a nervy finish! Nervy it was, and literally the last kick of the game saw a St Thomas equaliser. This meant one thing – Extra time with the game poised at 4-4 (much to the delight of a rather cold Mr Day) who now knows more than ever, that winter is the enemy!

The momentum unfortunately remained with the home side who eventually defeated us 6 goals to 4. Our lads did the college proud as they battled and were just one minute away from beating our toughest opposition to date. Bring on the next game and well done to all the Year 10 lads involved.

Year 10 Football Success!

footballOur Year 10 Boy’s football team recently won a game in style against one of our local rivals. Here’s what new manager Mr Osborne had to say about it when I interviewed him after the game!

“Early in the morning the squad and myself were fearing the worst, what with a shortage of players, last minute injuries and a kit crisis that would rival a lost property box. However the 12 boys that represented the college provided their best efforts to date, notching up a decisive and emphatic 4-0 win over local rivals Droylsden Academy. Whilst a few moments of individual brilliance proved decisive, the lads created chance after chance with beautiful build up and team play. We looked strong and comfortable at the back; Perhaps a 4-1-2-1-2 is the future after all”.

Well done Mr Osborne and the Year 10 boys!

Year 10 Lottery Project

A group of dedicated Year 10 students have been working in partnership with Saint Lawrence Church Denton as part of a Lottery Funded project.

The students have interviewed local residents and gained knowledge about life in Denton in the past and the engagement with the church.  They also produced an art display which is used as a showcase on open days and events.  Denton Community College have forged strong links with the church through the work conducted by our young people.