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April 2022

  • Year 12 Students Enjoy a Visit to London's Alexander McQueen Fashion House and the Victoria and Albert Museum

    Published 28/04/22

    Year 12 Art and Textiles students had a great time up in London where they visited the Alexander McQueen Fashion House and the Victoria and Albert Museum.  They listened to a talk about the processes and techniques used by the Alexander McQueen team who create stunning catwalk garments and at the V&A students collected research to support their A Level coursework projects.

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  • Marc Morris Famous Historian Speaks to Students at Charles Darwin School​​​​​​​

    Published 27/04/22

    On the 26th of April, the famous Historian Marc Morris spoke to students at Charles Darwin School. The acclaimed historian described as “the genius of medieval narrative” delivered a presentation to students studying history at GCSE. With two bestselling books on the Anglo Saxon’s and the presenter of the Channel 4 series Castles the students were given an excellent learning opportunity by such a highly acclaimed historian. 

    The opportunity for parents to attend the event to share some of the narrative the students learn at GCSE was really valued. The History department made the event even more memorable by hosting a medieval themed afternoon tea before the presentation. The Canteen was transformed into a medieval banquet room. All students who studied history contributed to the wonderful array of decorations and historical themed cakes. 

    It was so pleasing to see students re-engaging with their curriculum and having these wonderful opportunities after Covid Restrictions. 

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  • Charles Darwin Students Head to London to Watch Akram Khan's Celebrated Dance Work - Kaash

    Published 21/04/22

    On Thursday 21st April 2022 we travelled with15 students from Year 9 to Year 13 to the Southbank Centre in London to watch an evening show.

    We watched Akram Khan's production Kaash which explored pure speed and energy and the theme of the Hindu God Shiva with the creation and destruction he creates.

    It was an intelligent and mature piece suitable for A Level students as we study this choreographer in Year 12.  I was however so please to hear that all students enjoyed the performance and were able to appreciate the sheer talent of the five dancers performing a 55 minute piece!

    Thank you to all the students for being so well behaved, it was a truly enjoyable evening.

    Miss C Abbotts, Head of Dance


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