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Good Luck for the Exams!

As we head into the ‘exam season’ we’d like to wish all our students who are preparing to sit their external exams lots of luck and every success!

You can find some important documentation about exams here, and the dates for external exams on the website calendar.

 

Holocaust Memorial Day

  On Wednesday 23rd January, staff and KS4 students took part in a city wide project as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations, entitled ‘Torn from home.’  Within this, students that study History, Citizenship and RS took part in…

Welcome to the Spring Term

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Christmas Fair – thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair on 14th December. We raised a superb £780 for Save the Children’s Fund. All the pupils worked so hard running stalls and being part of the different activities through the morning; we are very proud of them and we really appreciate the support of our Danesgate families who helped to raise such a fantastic total for a great cause.

Danesgate Christmas Fair

Always a fantastic event with festive refreshments and stalls, fundraising for great causes, the Christmas Fair runs alongside the Parent’s day on the 14th December 2018.  We look forward to seeing parents and carers there!

Make Your Mark

A huge thank you for taking part in the Make your Mark campaign and allowing the young people you work with to have their say.

This year, Make your mark collected 1,106,788 votes from young people across the UK, making it one of the largest youth consultations of its kind in UK history! The most voted catergories nationally were:

1st – End Knife Crime (196,897 votes)
2nd – Mental Health (181,691 votes)
3rd – Equal Pay, Equal Work (128,147 votes)

In York, we contributed 4572 votes and 35 Schools and Organisations took part.York Youth Council

The Make Your Mark ballot is supported by Local Authorities, schools, Parliament, The British Youth Council and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It gives young people across the country a say on what is to be debated on the green benches of the House of Commons by Members of Youth Parliament and this year Danesgate students contributed 45 votes towards the total!

You can find out more about the 2018 debate – and even watch the debates or read the transcripts – on the Youth Parliament website.

(Click the image to find out more about the 2018 Make your Mark ballot)