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March 2022

  • On Your Bike Towards a GCSE!

    Published 11/03/22

    On Tuesday 1st March and Thursday 3rd March the Year 11 GCSE PE students took part in their GCSE Road Cycling Assessment.

    The first day was wet and windy but the students remained focused and knuckled down learning the skills ready for assessment day. They were cold and tired by the end but the hard work and positive attitude shone through.

    On Thursday the sun was shining for their assessment and all students were highly motivated, determined and committed to doing well. They had to demonstrate isolated skills and then perform a 10 mile endurance race. The instructor on the day could not believe that we had 7 students who completed it under 35 minutes.

    A huge well done to all students who took part in the two days and well done on gaining excellent results.  

    Thank you. 

    Miss Case and Mr Bidwell


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  • The Great Escape

    Published 10/03/22

    A huge well done to the Year 11 students who took part in the escape room activity for History. With Baby Shark, dripping taps and ringing phones you were still able to translate the Germany Specialist Terms. The competition was fantastic ! 

    A huge well done to our 1st place group winners : Lara Bell, Amy Coop and Honor Welsh.  (They won a £15.00 voucher each!)

    Close second was Olivia Howell, Keira Dukes and Daisy Kittlety 

    Our best effort was Ethan Ormes and Joe Lawerence! 

    16th March, the epic quiz run by Mr Lamb and Ms Swinscoe - 'Don't make revision Tedious!' Still time to sign up on Parent Pay

    Mrs S. Davies 

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  • Artist of the Month - Millie Walker, Year 9

    Published 10/03/22

    Congratulations to Millie Walker in Year 9 who was February’s Artist of the Month.

    Each month our Head of Art &Textiles puts forward work that she feels is worthy of a mention. There are always so many amazing works of art that make the selection process very difficult however the Artist of the Month is Millie Walker in Year 9 who created a beautiful oil pastel mono print of a pomegranate. Congratulations Millie!

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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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