Our School Our Week - 16 October 2020
Mental Health Awareness, Youth Parliament for Gloucester, The Young Leaders Global Summit, Gloucestershire Young Carers Virtual Bake off!, LRC News and Forward Look.
Denmark Road High School
Our School, Our Week
Year 8 Supporting Mental Health Awareness Day 2020
Youth Parliament for Gloucester
Zafeera Karim in Year 9 is applying to be a Member of Youth Parliament for Gloucester and Forest of Dean constituency. When you look at this video, you will see how confident she is and how easy she makes this look!
The voting, via text, will begin on 12 until 16 October.
Please take a look at the video of Zafeera.
Congratulations also to Neha Antony in 9BA who is also applying to be a Member of Youth Parliament for Gloucester. Well done for showing such independence and maturity. I am impressed by such an initiative by students in Year 9.
News from the LRC
Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2020
This week, our school had an exciting delivery from the Royal Society in London. We have been selected to participate in choosing the winner of the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2020.
We are now thinking about candidates for a team to read the books, discuss them and vote for which is the best. This is the first time we have taken part and it makes a change to be considering what constitutes good non-fiction.
DRHS Reading Marathon Challenge
Our tally for 2020/21 so far now stands at 77 reviews – we are hoping that the upcoming half term will allow for even more reading and many more reviews.
LRC’s Click and Collect Service
The LRC’s Click and Collect Service is growing steadily, with students also coming to the LRC and emailing me about what they would like to borrow. The LRC houses not only a wide range of fiction, but also non-fiction which improves their knowledge for studies, hobbies and interests.
If your daughter or son has any questions about authors, books, genres or how to find information, they can always email me or call in to the LRC and I will help them find what they need.
Ms Carol Cordall, School Librarian
Follow the LRC on Twitter @DRHS_LRC and Instagram drhs_lrc
Forward Look – dates for your diaries:
Thursday 22 October
INVEST Day 1
End of Term 1
Friday 23 October
INSET Day – School closed
Monday 2 November
Start of Term 2
Wednesday 4 November
School Closes at 2.30pm for Students
Year 8 Excellence Afternoon and Evening (Video)
Wednesday 11 November
Remembrance Day Assembly
Friday 13 November
No Uniform Day for Children in Need
Tuesday 17 November
Year 10 Excellence Evening (Video)
Thursday 19 November
INVEST Day 2 – House Drama
Monday 23 November
Year 11 Mocks
The DRHS calendar 2020/21 is available here.
Finally, Follow me @DenmarkRoad365
Please follow me on Instagram at drhshead and Twitter @denmarkroad365. You will see a snapshot into DenmarkRoad365 and the life of a Headteacher at one of the most amazing schools in the country.