Our School Our Week - 1 April 2021
Year 9 Artwork, Young Carer Experience, Lit in Colour, Poetry by Heart, Spring is Here! Photography Competition, LAMDA Successes, LRC News, Teens in Crisis, Latest School News, Student Absence, Keeping up-to-date, School Calendar and Term Dates and Finally, Follow me @DenmarkRoad365
Denmark Road High School
Our School, Our Week
Year 9 Artwork
Amazing artwork that has been produced at home last term, exploring the work of the artist Wayne Thiebaud.
My Experience as a Young Carer by Yusraa Bibi Khan
I feel very fortunate to be a part of Gloucestershire Young Carers. They have consistently and constantly helped me to achieve my goals, giving advice when needed and giving me a safe space to talk about my worries. GYC have helped to ensure that the voices of young carers are heard and kept at the forefront of everything they do in order to help protect young futures.
I was very fortunate to take part in a radio show with the BBC to commemorate Young Carers Action Day. I was initially very nervous, but it was a wonderful experience that has helped me to grow in confidence. I was able to represent GYC and also share my story and I hope one person who needs help would have heard it and has sought the help they need - that way I know I have been successful. It was also a very exciting experience that helped me to go beyond my comfort zone and try something new!
I have also been very lucky to have been given the opportunity to be one of the project advisors for the London School of Economics regarding a project around Young Carers and what changes need to be made and what barriers may be there that stop Young Carers accessing support and services. This allows me to put forward my own ideas and opinions, allowing me to help make valuable changes that can truly make a huge difference.
I have also taken part in a project through my Year 12 work experience with GYC where I put forward the issue of BAME communities being underrepresented in most Young Carers organisations throughout the county. This meant I was able to voice my views and worries at how the statistics don’t really add up and what changes could be made to help bridge this gap.
Being part of GYC has been a valuable experience and I am so glad I was referred to them several years ago. I look forward to all the other exciting opportunities that I can take part in!
For more information about Young Carers please visit their website: Gloucestershire Young Carers (glosyoungcarers.org.uk)
If you think your child might be eligible for being a young carer please contact Mrs R Kittle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lit in Colour
The English Department are delighted to have won a prize draw organised by Penguin Books as part of their 'Lit in Colour' initiative.
Penguin have joined forces with The Runnymede Trust to explore how to support schools to make the teaching and learning of English Literature more inclusive and to improve access to books by writers of colour and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.
DRHS will receive a selection of books curated by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, and we are incredibly excited to begin exploring these with some of our students after Easter.
Poetry By Heart 2021
This year we have had an increased number of entries, and the standard has impressed us all. 2021 has seen entries from Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, and Y11.
The recitations of the poems are judged on Voice, Understanding, Performance, and Accuracy. All the entries were strong and it was really difficult to make decisions about which to upload for the National Competition!
The highest scores for each category were:
KS3 Classic competition:
Rosie Caton 8BA reciting ‘Russian Doll’ by Rachel Rooney and ‘The Witch’ by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge.
Ananshi Duhan 9M reciting ‘The Lost Woman’ by Patricia Beer.
Runners Up: Jasmin Went 7M reciting ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carrol and Esha Rajan 8BA reciting ‘Hope is a Thing With Feathers’ by Emily Dickinson.
Special Mention also goes to the following students:
Janine Ngotho 7M, Alice Upton 8BA, Edie Blewit Jenkins 8H, Soumiya Aruselvan 10H, and Ruby Earle 11BA.
We will find out if Rosie or Ananshi progress to the National Final sometime in the summer term.
Well done to all who took part.
Spring is Here! DRHS House Photography Competition
Here is the winner – ‘Spring in a Bubble’ by Phoebe Green in Year 7, Kyneburga