Footballing Success!

The Danesgate team completed an emphatic victory of a three team football tournament held at Askham Bryan on 26th February. They won every game – by at least 2 goals!

The boys behaved impeccably and shook hands at the end of each game. They responded positively and sensibly when put under pressure and communicated well with their peers, officials and competitors.

They should all be very proud of themselves – each and every one was an absolute credit to the Danesgate Community.

Teamwork in Tag Rugby

Three of our students joined another trio from Selby Rubicon Centre to form a tag rugby team and take part in a tournament – and won both of their games!

TJ (cpt), RW and LT joined in wholeheartedly with the games and warm up exercises with the other schools, Brompton Hall (Scarbrough) and Forest Moore (Harrogate). They conducted themselves maturely and responsibly the whole day; it was fantastic to see them getting along with each other, pupils and teachers from other schools.

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.

York #walkcyclefestival

This summer, discover more of York in a week of free and fun walks and rides to celebrate the heritage of our beautiful city. Everyone welcome!

Walk with monks into a labyrinth, be scared during a Spoooky cycle tour, enjoy a sleepy dawn chorus ride, paint a mural on the Solar System greenway, cycle York’s historic strays, socialise over food with friendly folk … and more!

Walks and rides will guide you around buildings from York’s past, into beautiful green spaces, and into a #walkcyclefestival world of sculpture, performance, and painting run by talented local artists. This will include a one-off performed walk with monks to a specially mown labyrinth in the Museum Gardens.York Bike Belles


Click here to find out more about this community event

Sports Day

A group of our students took part in Sports day at York University where we were joined by several other schools from the York area, including Hobb Moor and Mowbray.  The Danesgate students involved really were a credit to the school;…