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  • Year 9 History Students Collaborate with Year 2 Students from Local Primary School

    Published 04/03/22

    On Monday 28th February, Year 9 History students took part in an event to collaborate with Biggin Hill Primary School children in Year 2.

    Our students looked at the story of 1066 and helped lead a 'Big Stories for Little Historians' workshop. The students were amazing, and I was so proud of how they interacted with the younger students. They were a real credit to Charles Darwin School.

    A special thank you goes to Mr Archer and the Media Department for their help with filming and photography on the day.  Ellis Hollman and Sean Cambridge did a great job at capturing the workshop and Paula Szczyrba  will be making a promotional video for the book publishers Tarquin.

    Below is some feedback from our students on how they felt about the experience: 

    " I thought it was extremely fun, and I loved Ms Davies story, it was a brilliant experience to use our knowledge and teach others" - Neve Ladd Talbot. 

    " I loved the activities from firing arrows to acting out the Battle of Hastings" - Sienna Hobbs. 

    " We got to hold artefacts that were nearly a 1000 years old" - Georgia Robinson. 

    " I think we would have been  great at Archery in 1066!" - Freddie Sinclair and Jedd Hobbs


    Mrs  Davies and Mrs Ruth, History 


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  • Charles Darwin Students Perform in the Bromley Dance Showcase

    Published 04/03/22

    On Monday 21st February I took students from Year 7 to Year 13 to perform in the Bromley Dance Showcase at Langley Performing Arts Centre. Here we joined Langley School for Girls, Langley School for Boys, Coopers School, Ravensbourne School and Darrick Wood School. Everyone showcased dances from extra-curricular activities to GCSE and A Level pieces and it was fantastic to watch! 

    We took a piece choreographed by Angelina from 'Step Into Dance' for Thrive Dance company which was a dance based around growing up, a contemporary abstract piece from the Year 9 GCSE group, a group performance from the Year 11 GCSE student and a duet from Year 12 A Level students. 

    They performed in front of a very large audience for the first time since the pandemic, and I was so proud of their professionalism and confidence to perform again. It was heart-warming to see everyone together again and to celebrate the world of dance in Bromley.

    A special thanks goes to Miss Woods for accompanying us on the trip, and to Mrs Rees and Mr Culver for helping us get there via the extra mini-buses! 

    Well done to all the dancers.

    Miss C Abbotts , Head of Dance

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  • Dancers Get A Taste of University

    Published 04/02/22

    On 1st February I took the Year 9 and 10 dancers from Thrive Dance Company, the Year 11 GCSE Dance group and the Year 12 A Level Dance group on a valuable trip. Winchester University bought their Dance students to work with a number of the Bromley Schools and it was so nice to get together bringing all of the borough's dancers together. 

    At Ravensbourne, the Winchester students lead a University-level workshop and they then performed three separate pieces to us, including showing a dance for camera piece. I was very proud of the Charles Darwin students of having the confidence to mix with students from other schools and even performing in front of others watching - a massive well done. I may be biased, but I thought their technique and energy when dancing was also great! Well done to all. 

    Miss Abbotts 

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  • A Level English Literature Students Visit the Globe Theatre

    Published 04/02/22

    On Tuesday 11th January 2022, a group of our A Level English Literature students went to London's Globe to watch a performance of Measure For Measure in the Sam Wannamaker theatre.  It was absolutely wonderful to get back to the theatre and see a live performance.  As part of their A Level exam, students will be examined on this particular play so it really was a useful and enjoyable experience.  As always, our students behaved superbly and it was a pleasure to run the trip.

    ​Mrs  Pitt

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  • Award Winning Web Development Agency Ecce Media Works with Charles Darwin Students on Technology and Digital Solutions

    Published 31/01/22

    On Wednesday 10th November Year 9 and 10 students were lucky enough to have a visit from technology agents Brant, Aaron and Adam from Ecce, a website and app development company based in Sevenoaks. They were here to help 25 students generate ideas to demonstrate how can we use technology and digital solutions to make it easier for people to understand the true environmental footprint of products and services, allowing households, schools, universities and businesses to make choices that are good for the planet.

    After getting background information and researching, students had just 2 hours to plan their digital solution, before presenting their ideas to the class and the technology agents.

    “Today we have experienced the process of coming up with an idea in the digital world. Having help from professionals we were able to come to a decision as to whether we would want to pursue a career in the digital world. Despite the short amount of time that we had, it was still fun coming up with an idea as a team” Pierreice and Adrianna

    Our digital partners ecce chose the winning team and had this to say:

    Eco-Me was the winner "The premise is that a user sets up a profile-detailing lifestyle including travel options, recycling changes and daily challenges to help reduce this.  The app shows the current carbon footprint and suggested lifestyle changes and daily challenges to help reduce this.  Not only are users rewarded with the knowledge they are helping to save the planet, but are also awarded badges and points which are redeemable against prizes.  The inclusion of a leader board was also a nice idea. A very well organised team - great presentation".

    Well done to the Eco-Me team of Grace Kelly, Eloise Butterworth, Sonny Roberts and Oliver Rogers who have been entered into the national competition.

    A huge thank you to Mrs Babe, who spent the day working with students to get their creative juices flowing.

    Miss Edwards



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  • Year 7 team wins annual Bromley Borough rounders tournament

    Published 01/07/15

    Over the last two Wednesdays, Charles Darwin School has hosted the Year 9/10 and the Year 7/8 rounders tournaments which are organised annually by Mrs Wray. 

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