Platinum Members

This week we welcomed a further 11 students to the Platinum Club, 1000 positive points –  Well done.

Platinum Club

This week we welcomed 10 more students to the Platinum Badge club.

The well deserving students have achieved over 1000 positive reward points and we are extremely proud of them.

The National Holocaust Centre Visit – Year 9

Year 9  students from Denton Community Collge visited the National Holocaust Centre this week. Students learnt about the origins of the Holocaust and evaluated how the Jewish people became a target for destruction.

The visit gave students the opportunity to reflect on what it was like to be a Jew living in Germany at the time of around World War 2 and gave a powerful lesson on antisemitism to those that went on the trip.

This interesting and educational trip provided important context for the students, it helped the students to remember the past whilst highlighting how they should protect the future. It proved a rewarding experience for all involved.


Red Nose Day 2015

On Friday 15 March, DCC came together with the rest of the country to do things big and small, that will add up to something massive.

Students attended with Red items of clothing in an attempt to raise funds for the charity event.

Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and raise money at home, school and work.

There’s a fantastic night of TV on the BBC, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously.

Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and internationally.


Platinum award students

DCC is pleased to announce new recipients of the Platinum award. The new recipients include our first male and our first Year 7.

Well done everyone, thank you for continuing to set the standards for the rest of the school to reach.



DCC Dance students “Move it” in London

Members of the DCC boys and girls dance company have returned from a jam-packed weekend in London. Students developed their understanding of the performing arts industry and had the opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be a professional dancer in the industry.

During their time in London, the students visited one of the world’s biggest dance conventions ‘Move It’ where students got the opportunity to talk to the leading performing arts colleges, take workshops with professional dance companies and watch a variety of performances.

Students also took a workshop at Danceworks studio on Bond Street as well as watching the West End production of Matilda. They even managed to fit in a bit of site seeing.

The students were impeccable and a real credit to the school throughout the trip.


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!

Food4life Gold award for DCC

The college was awarded the Gold standard status and was visited by a Nutrition Advisor to discuss the award criteria.

The Food4Life schools award is a chance for schools to celebrate and be recognised for good practice around healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. It is given to schools that show a whole school approach to the provision and promotion of healthy food.

The Tameside School’s Food4Life Award is co-ordinated and managed by the Children’s Nutrition Team at the Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.