Our School Our Week - 12 February 2021
Year 8 Geography, Gloucestershire DEAR, Edward Lear inspired poems, Sixth Former working at vaccine hub, A Level Art, House Photography Competition, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Young Ambassadors, LRC News, Keeping you up-to-date, Term Dates and Follow me.
Denmark Road High School
Our School, Our Week
Year 8 Geography
8BA have been working on a project on Italy and Coronavirus. Here are a couple of the slides from the PowerPoint; the rest are available here.
During tutorial a few weeks ago, Denmark Road had the opportunity to participate in the Gloucestershire Drop Everything and Read Event (DEAR).
Whilst we were reading in tutorial, I read The Hidden Oracle - the first book in the Trails of Apollo series - which I highly recommend alongside Percy Jackson and the Hero's of Olympus series. I love those book series because it’s full of adventure, shocking twists, with a bit of romance and great humour but also based on real beliefs because Percy Jackson, the Heroes of Olympus and Trails of Apollo series are both based on Greek Mythology.
The event also asked you to share what you were reading with them and they would donate a book, so that children at Gloucester Royal Hospital can receive new books and can have the pleasure to read too.
By Sonia Rai 7K
Edward Lear inspired poems
Students had to create their own poem inspired by Edward Lear that they would then create illustrations for, inspired by Quentin Blake. This is Isabelle Cheeseman’s in 7M:
Captain Tom Moore
Round his garden Tom Moore walked with his trusty frame,
Never knowing that it would lead him to fame,
How his medals shined as he walked a hundred times,
Round his garden again and again.
Donated and donated the people of England did,
For the one man who helped us all live.
One hundred years so he loved,
Now an angel with his dove.
Thank you Captain Sir Tom Moore for all you did for us,
We wish you well in a life above us.
Sixth Former Working at Vaccine Hub
Well done to Molly Stephens who has been working at the vaccine hub at Cheltenham Fire Station helping with the vaccines during her spare time. Mrs Dunnett
Selection of A Level Art
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Young Ambassadors
Are you between the ages of 16-25? Are you resident in Gloucestershire? Are you passionate about the natural environment and willing to help Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust make the changes needed for nature’s recovery in the county? If so, then apply to be one of our Young Ambassadors today!
Here is the link for anyone interested in more information or applying.
Katie Adsett, Member of Youth Parliament
News from the LRC
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’ve searched out some Suggestions for books about love available as e-books or e-audiobooks from Gloucestershire Libraries.
DRHS Reading Marathon
Our DRHS Reading Marathon challenge continues this year, so please remind your son or daughter to share their reading there, to inspire others to try new books. This can be fiction or nonfiction, any genre, any format - it all counts! I’ve been so pleased to see what a wide range of reading material our younger students are consuming, and I hope to drop in on older student tutor groups too after half term.
World Book Day
Last year’s World Book Day was one of the last whole school events before the first Lockdown. World Book Day 2021 will of course be very different this year. The £1 vouchers are digital and I’ll be sharing the code with students nearer the day. If students would like to dress up, by all means do so, but nobody should feel they have to! Keep it simple and home made! As WBD is a celebration of reading, rather than of dressing up, I would love students to share one of their favourite books in a one minute video or a 240 character review and email them to me - half term would be an ideal opportunity to try this! Miss Harding and I will work on getting them edited together and shared. Library prefects will be asked to organise their own contribution to this, as they’ve been working on book groups and developing themselves as DRHS reading ambassadors. So our DRHS Just a Minute and DRHS Book Tweets will be a great resource for all long after WBD is over! We will also run some guess the staff member book shelfie quiz questions, and encourage you all to change your email icons to a favourite book or author image. There’s more to come, so that we - all staff and students in every Year Group - can enjoy a different, but still enjoyable, Book Week and World Book Day this year!
Have a great half term and keep reading!
Ms Carol Cordall, School Librarian
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Keeping you up-to-date
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School Calendar & Term Dates
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