A time to Shine!

The Lord Mayor of York’s Shine Awards are presented to children and young people aged 5 to 14 who have inspired others, contributed to their community, helped to create opportunities and gone the extra mile.  We are very proud to announce that not one, but two of our students were awarded Inspiration Awards as the ceremony this month!

Well done to the football team

Five fantastic footballers (CM, RW, EM, BP and ND) recently took part in a tournament comprising of PRU schools from across North Yorkshire in which we lost two matches, drew another and won two! It was a great day, typified by a wonderful moment at the beginning of the Forest Moore game (a group of Harrogate students we have played several times before) where the two teams chatted about their respective schools and the form of their teams BEFORE kick off.

The whole team played with a positive attitude, shaking hands with the opposite team without question at the end of each game, and didn’t let the size of some the opposition faze them at all – although Tommy Kindred did comment, “I’m not sure what they feed them in Scarborough but all the 6 outfield players were 6 foot plus!!!”.  A special mention for EM and BP.  EM was playing in her first ever competitive game of football and was was the only girl in a league of 50 male KS3 footballers. She played well, made a lot of tackles and was commended by several other players and members of staff.  BP scored 10 goals in total as well as showing a positive and mature attitude throughout.

Oh, we do DO like to be beside the seaside!

On Monday 24th July the GCSE Geography and GCSE Science students had a rather damp trip to Flamborough Head.

We all got very wet but Chris Teesdale managed to find 15 minutes of fame (getting interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside, no less!) and we all had great fun whilst learning a lot. The chips helped to keep our spirits up!

Work in the Walled Garden

We have been hard at work in the walled garden.

We are very proud of the results!

Durham Trip

We have had a fabulous day out in Durham! Everything went really well and everyone enjoyed themselves; our students, pictured below at the Cathedral, were a credit to the Danesgate community.

In the York Press!

We are very proud of our children’s success in the “Alternative View of York” art competition.  As one of the 5 winning schools, we were mentioned in the Press again yesterday!

Click to go to the article on the Press website!

On display in York Art Gallery

The ‘An Alternative View of York’ exhibition opens today!  Our work, alongside that of other York schools who participated, will be on display in the art gallery’s project room until July 30. Entry to this part of the gallery is free.

Click to visit the Gallery’s website

You can read more about the competition, and take a look at some of the artwork, in the Press article from last week.

Click to read the Press article online!

Danesgate Annual Art Exhibition – 2017

The Danesgate Annual Art Exhibition will be held at West Offices, Station Rise, York and will include exciting paintings and sculptures from students from primary through to year 11.  There is a variety of subject matter that reflects the diverse interests the very talented students.

Opening night is Thursday 6th April from 5-7pm but the exhibition will remain open to the public for 2 weeks until 24th April.  We would love you to come and take a look.  Here’s a sneak preview of just a few of the exhibits!