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01/07/22

Day 2 of walking has started for our Silver DofE students. Good luck! https://t.co/uABvftfeYO

29/06/22

Our Computing Masterclass was full today. Year 5 using brand new micro:bits and learning how to do 3D design in tinkercad. Mrs Strange had a great time with our computing experts of the future https://t.co/zMGfh2s5L7

29/06/22

Some of out very lucky Year 10s have travelled down to London today to see ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre! Enjoy!! https://t.co/XxoPAGr2sL

28/06/22

We had our first year 11 Prom last night and what a great night it was. The students had some lovely food, an Oscar’s awards ceremony and lots of dancing. https://t.co/gKmqyIE8tN

24/06/22

Faculty Charity week totals are in and we raised ❤️ Banksy 70.50 for The Royal British Legion, 💚 Malala £90.34 for Macmillan and 💙 Hawking £30 for Blue Sky Thinking.

23/06/22

In Biology we have replaced chicks with cress seeds. Year 7 have designed suitable environments to germinate and grow the best cress. Each class has a week to look after their environments and see who can grow the tallest. https://t.co/HP7EoIhb6o

18/06/22

The sun’s stop shining, but they’re still smiling! https://t.co/fTCOHKy8Mh

18/06/22

We have now said goodbye to our chicks. They have been adopted in 2 groups of 3 and are going to lovely new homes. We will really miss them. It has been wonderful seeing all our students interact with them https://t.co/OZoLwgWiv7

18/06/22

Good luck this morning to our Yr9 Bronze DofE students, as they wake up to another beautiful and sunny day. Stay hydrated and sun-cream-ready! We’re so proud of you. https://t.co/EYys1Dnnvv

17/06/22

9 bronze DofE groups out on the ridgeway today. It’s a hot one but they are hydrated, creamed up and doing really well. Keep going guys, you’re doing great! https://t.co/mUyo0dGdgM

16/06/22

Today was Hawking’s charity day and tomorrow is Malala’s who are supporting . Let’s see if they can beat Banksy’s total of £71 ❤️💙💚 https://t.co/TGKa029WX1

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

Another excellent & talk today - this time from Stuart Astle (Burton Group) to students from , & https://t.co/2h5wXTeqMj

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

have just headed into the lab for another workshop after this morning 👩‍🔬

16/06/22

Retweeted From Didcot Casuals FC

We are looking for new players https://t.co/k9UfsAUSmO

15/06/22

In our Art Masterclass, year 5s are creating bug prints similar to those of artist Alison Headley. https://t.co/cYUyZGQIUj

15/06/22

Science club this afternoon looking at the development of the chicks 🐥🐣 https://t.co/w6YpBRaJno

14/06/22

It’s our Art Masterclass for year 5 tomorrow. Last week we had a Science Masterclass and next week is English https://t.co/1HLoxVnH9v

14/06/22

Ready for Faculty Charity days - Wednesday is Banksy, Thursday Hawking and Friday Malala. Expect some games, cake sales and across all 3 day ‘Guess how many sweets in this jar’. Anyone fancy a guess on Twitter??? https://t.co/wo1wXbVRTI

14/06/22

Flower dissection in Biology today. This is the winning dissection from 7C. https://t.co/ndyTHb2gSd

14/06/22

So we have #1 Nugget, #2 Pebbles, #3 Cheep Cheep, #4 Sponge Bob, #5 Hey Hey and #6 Nigel. They are so lovely and friendly. The students are enjoying spending time with them. 🐣🐥 https://t.co/W7uBr3zskT

Posted on: 14/04/2022

Our DofE Champions

"A year on from our founder and Patron’s death, The Duke’s legacy – the DofE – is needed now more than ever. At this time we’re reflecting on the impact The Duke made to millions of young people’s lives through the DofE. We’re working to create a fitting legacy for The Duke by reaching a million young people by 2026 – with a particular focus on those who face barriers to taking part."

Despite the wind, rain and snow (!), our brave DofE students, along with Mr Hayden (Head of PE) and Mrs Baker (Science Teacher), carried out their practise two night camp-out in a field in Oxfordshire as part of their training for their Silver Award. There was definitely a reluctance to set off from the students, after the school day ended last Thursday. After waking up to snow that morning, it's hardly suprising though. With the exception of Patrick (Yr10) who apparently, 'doesn't feel the cold', the main concern from the group was just how they were going to sleep in such low temperatures. Jorja (Yr10) claimed that even with two hot water bottles, she still only managed to get 2 hours sleep because of the cold. 


The students were up bright and early and despite the lack of sleep, were said to be in good spirits by Mr Hayden and Mrs Baker. They enjoyed their porridge and a cuppa for breakfast and were layered up and ready to leave camp at 9:30am.

Apart from getting lost for over an hour - not once, but twice, the map, they said was quite easy to follow! One of the biggest challenges for the group was said to be the unpredictable and ever changing weather. They were slowed down by having to constantly stop to either remove a layer or add a layer of clothing. However the one positive for the drop in temperature throughout the day was that their bags would get lighter as they put more clothes on! 
The highlight of the trip for many was playing 'UNO' with Liz the campsite owner, seeing a natural burial ground and Emma falling over...sorry Emma! 

Group Quote: 'Wicked!'

Huge well done DofE Students - You Are Wicked!