We hope everyone in the Danesgate Community has had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish everyone a happy 2018!
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!
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Following the tremendous success of our Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser last year we will once more be inviting everyone to wear their most stylish winter woollies and make a donation for Save the Children on the 15th December – this is the same day as our Christmas Fair, alongside our Parent’s Day.
Unfortunately we have had to change one of our planned INSET days due to the availability of the training provider. As a result we will now be closed to students on the 8th January and we will be cancelling the training day that was scheduled for July. We apologise to parents and carers for the inconvenience but this was the only availability for some extremely important training for staff. A letter will also be sent home with this information.
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.