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Our School, Our Week 3 December 2021

In this issue:

  • Student news
  • Christmas Lunch
  • House badminton 
  • Gloucester Food Bank
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Festive Raffle Hampers
  • "FLARE"
  • Incident (Survey Scam)
  • LRC News
  • Non-uniform day 


Student News


Congratulations to Raina Lele in Year 12 who recently won a competition offered by Exeter University.  Exeter University runs a project called IDEAL which works with dementia patients.  The brief of the competition was to create innovative ideas specific to dementia patients who have felt isolated during the pandemic.  Raina produced a fantastic array of ideas such as creating a recipe book and stitching demonstrations for patients which she presented to the competition panel.  The IDEAL project will now work with Raina to incorporate her ideas into their toolkit.  Raina also received a cash prize.



Year 8 Discover Group

This term's Year 8 discover group have created beautiful flower crowns using various origami techniques inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo and Mexican culture.

  Frida Kahlo Crowns

Frida Kahlo Crowns



Food and Nutrition

Year 7 and 8 continue exploring different tastes and this week they have been to the USA and made brownies.









The Art department has been blown away by the high quality work Year 9 have produced for their recent rooster studies. Well done Year 9.






House Badminton

House Badminton is starting next week. We are looking forward to seeing students competing for their house.

Thank you to our Senior Sports Captains who are organising the house teams.


House Badminton



Christmas Lunch

We will be hosting a Taste of Christmas on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December. 

If you would like to order Christmas Lunch for your child please ensure you have paid £3.50 via the ParentPay app and fill out this Google form to make their choice

If your child is entitled to free school meals please still ensure you complete the Google form.

All orders must be placed and monies received by midday Tuesday 7th December. There is no alternative provision and your child will need to bring lunch from home if they are not ordering School lunch.


  Christmas Lunch poster




Gloucester Food Bank

DRHS will be collecting items for Gloucester Food Bank from the 6th-13th December, donations can be left in House Crates in the Hall. The house with the most donations will be awarded house points.

  Please take a moment to review the poster below as it contains a list of items that are needed and not.

Gloucester Food Bank poster



Quiz Night Festive Hamper Raffle

Tonight is the return of our Quiz Night, we are very much looking forward to seeing you all and wish good luck to all participating teams.

In addition to this we also have some fantastic festive hampers up for grabs. Raffle tickets are £1.00 per strip and can be purchased from main reception.

Raffle Hamper



Anonymous Reporting ‘FLARE’

Gloucestershire Constabulary, with the support of Gloucestershire OPCC and in partnership with the Hollie Gazzard Trust and Panic Guard, the anonymous reporting app "FLARE" has been developed to capture incidents of on street harassment, stalking and sexual violence behaviours that are commonly experienced by women and girls in public spaces. Whilst ideally, we would want those who experience these types of crime to report to the Police, we know that a large number of incidents may go unreported.

The purpose of Flare, is to therefore capture what is not currently being reported and provide information and data to aid our understanding of where these incidents are taking place within our Public spaces, Education sectors, and nighttime economy venues across Gloucestershire. The data collected from the app will be used to make decisions around crime prevention, awareness raising activity and potential Police resourcing. The results of the data will allow us to work with our partners to reduce opportunity for offending and thus making the streets a safer place for everyone to use.

The App will make it clear throughout that it is an anonymous reporting tool for information gathering and if users wish to receive a direct response to their incident they will be encouraged to report to the Police or seek support from specialist agencies

Download the app here:  Flare App | Gloucestershire Constabulary

If you or your child ever has any concerns of this nature please report the matter to a member of the safeguarding team at school so that we can support your child as appropriate.






LRC news


December already-  How can that be?  The Library Prefect Elves will soon be busy, wrapping Mystery Loans for the holidays, the Tutor Group quiz is already under way and the poster of LRC Winter activities will be sent out to students later today.  I’m inviting students to read more, to recommend what they’ve enjoyed to other tutor groups, to use craft skills and to share favourite recipes over the holidays.  Please encourage your child to take part, as it’s a great way to earn some of those precious House Points.



Here are a few of my favourite winter books, if you are looking for some inspiration



Some of these are available at our LRC, others will be available in a variety of formats from your local library system:



South Gloucestershire:


Gloucestershire Libraries are making it really easy to join online these days:

So do try out your local systems, which have online resources, magazines, books, e-books and much more besides.

Many thanks to everyone who has purchased books from the Scholastic Book Club this month.  Your support makes a huge difference.  These are some of the recent purchases I’ve made using Scholastic Credit:

      Book                       Book                         Book


The Book Club’s will reopen after December 8 for an order date of Friday January 21 2022, and here’s the link:

Please remember NOT to tick the box which asks if you work at the school, as it means it’s more difficult for DRHS to receive the Scholastic Credit.  Many thanks for your support.


Ms Carol Cordall, School Librarian

Follow the LRC on Twitter twitter logo  @DRHS_LRC and Instagram instagram logo  drhs_lrc




Non-Uniform Day

DRHS will be supporting the Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 10th December. Please show your support by wearing non-uniform and donating £1 via Parent Pay to this brilliant cause.




We have been notified of an incident that took place in the Innsworth area of Gloucester on 30/11/21. It has been reported to the Police who believe it is a scam.

The incident which took place outside Innsworth Infant School involved two people who were wearing purple lanyards. They were asking parents to take part in a survey about a new school in the local area.  The parents were being offered a £5 reward for taking part in the survey and the couple were taking their email addresses.  The survey that was then emailed out to parents finished by asking parents to provide their bank details.

If you are approached outside of School and asked to participate in a Survey of this kind then please inform us by emailing



Useful Information

If your child is absent from school please email

If your child requires a medical/non-medical form please fill in via our website: Denmark Road High School - Forms  These forms can be emailed to or your child can give them in to the Well-being Centre.

When you come to pick up your child from reception please do not park outside the school gates or on any road markings which state you must not, on road junctions, or in front of private driveways.  Please park sensibly opposite the school.  If your child is ill and is unable to walk far, or you have problems with mobility, you may ring the bell on the gate and bring your car into the front car park.  Thank you for your consideration. 

Please let us know when you change your home address, mobile number or email address.  We cannot keep in touch with you if we do not have your correct details.  Please email changes to



Dates for the Diary

3rd December – Quiz Night

9th December – Year 8 Excellence Evening

10th December - Non-uniform day £1 via Parent Pay

15th December - Carol Concert (Tickets on School Shop)

17TH December – End of Term 1:30pm finish


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