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21/02/24

It’s Wellbeing Wednesday! - How do we teach ourselves to receive love? To be loved and nurtured by others is a basic human need. It is one of the main experiences in life that helps us grow into the best versions of ourselves. pic.twitter.com/fniwl4cp4Y

09/02/24

Attached is some information about FREE wellbeing activities that are taking place over February half term for young people aged 13-17 years in Thanet.More information about the programme can be found at https://t.co/QOKpbIgBlb via Instagram at . pic.twitter.com/mf3fmDmSPH

09/02/24

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06/02/24

9x1, 10x1 & 10x2 mathematics pupils entered into the UKMT Maths Challenge. This was an online challenge, testing logical abilities and problem solving skills. A big shout out to all who took part, we are very proud. Now to wait for the results!https://t.co/1RZtxaEPiH#cdsmaths pic.twitter.com/Z2Pt7DUjyD

02/02/24

This week’s Hospitality Skills Club saw pupils mastering the art of sushi making!Some great results and many headed off home with the intention of making more.#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/567uzi6zQu

02/02/24

Y7 and 8 pupils worked with staff from Margate Turner Contemporary to create a range of abstract sculptures.Under the theme ‘Adapt’, pupils were challenged to create group sculptures but without talking to each other! How did they know what they were making?#cdsvisualarts pic.twitter.com/NAuIO7GhHr

05/01/24

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in electing 2 candidates for Kent Youth County Council. Amie in Year 9 and Zoe in Year 10. They will join Jasmine, who joined KYCC last year. The students will work with KYCC on their policies. pic.twitter.com/A0iAPuAK51

14/12/23

Cultural capital days this year included a Y7 trip to see Aladdin at the Marlowe Theatre, Y8s taking part in Food Champions/Society Makers and Y9s on the Canterbury Trail. Y10 pupils visited the Natural History Museum and Y11 took part in activities relating to Post 16. pic.twitter.com/tpBE6MQYtr

14/12/23

Pupils from all year groups came together to perform dance, drama and music to family and friends.There was a range of performances including the school choir, dance club, drama club, and GCSE pieces.Thank you to everyone for their support.#cdsperformingarts pic.twitter.com/EshdcZkjHK

13/12/23

There’s a lot of pressure at this time of year to feel happy because everyone else is. Christmas looks different for everyone and you should spend it in a way that makes you feel as relaxed as possible and helps you look after your mental health.#cdswellbeing pic.twitter.com/WJJtkzUVrr

12/12/23

Thank you and well done to everyone who has taken part in our CDS Christmas Food Bank Appeal. You have helped to provide 286 meals! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/Hvbzhhptwt

11/12/23

Well done to our CDS community on the Christmas food bank collection to go to FareShare Kent. Thanks to everyone who donated this year, we appreciate your contributions.#cdscharity pic.twitter.com/50qgzvlXdL

08/12/23

We had some great entries for our Christmas card competition and somehow managed to whittle it down to just two! The winning card has been made into a CDS Christmas card. Well done to all entrants. The top two, each received a certificate and prize.#cdschristmas pic.twitter.com/ePSUFWQwTv

06/12/23

Barton Court Academy Trust are recruiting an Attendance Administrative Assistant for CDS (term time only + 5 SDD). If you, or someone you know, feel you have the skills and knowledge to fulfil this role, please see the vacancy in full here:https://t.co/GNvXCKliZo pic.twitter.com/5JltrYKSnM

05/12/23

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04/12/23

Year 11 Hospitality pupils have been trying their hands at truffle making to get into the Christmas spirit – they were a lot harder to produce than expected. Don’t they look incredible! Well done!#cdshospitality pic.twitter.com/LhJ2UoH6nT

04/12/23

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29/11/23

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28/11/23

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27/11/23

One of our VI pupils has been practising his braille and how to structure a letter with paragraphs.He used his skills to write to Tottenham Hotspur and received this response ! What a lovely letter to get back.#cdsvi pic.twitter.com/Tqa3zvf4FE

24/11/23

Sustrans were in school for the second session with our Pupil Voice team last week. We looked at with an Engineer, and suggested ways that we can improve the roads to make them safety and user friendly for cyclists, and pedestrians. pic.twitter.com/GTssfxhrpJ

23/11/23

Our VI pupils have been raising money for two charities close to their hearts – Porchlight (the School’s chosen charity) and Great Ormond Street Hospital.Our leading girls took on a sponsored walk raising a staggering £222.00 (£111.00 for each charity). pic.twitter.com/8ZcZeZeGMy

23/11/23

Please see attached a poster advertising an upcoming Under 18’s disco for Year 9 upwards (ages 13-17) at Retort House, Broadstairs. Broadstairs and St Peters Town Council are really keen to promote Retort House as a welcoming, safe environment for young people in the town. pic.twitter.com/fDppjcE9aD

23/11/23

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23/11/23

Congratulations to our Term 1 Take it Further task competition winners! Pupils submitted a range of fantastic work The quality of work was very impressive and well done to these pupils for pushing their learning the extra mile. pic.twitter.com/Jjcpbe1arB

CDS hosts its third Annual Arts Festival

Posted on: 18/07/2018

CDS hosts its third Annual Arts Festival!

The Drama department presented performances from their GCSE controlled assessment exploring the theme of “suffering” and focusing in particular on the experiences in the concentration camps at Auschwitz.  The outstanding and highly emotive performances captivated guests.  It was based on different survivors’ stories and was a mixture of verbatim and docu-drama, stylistically. Monologues were taken from different survivors’ experiences - some from poetry and others from documentaries.

Dance students performed a variety of solo, duet and ensemble pieces and during the main reception guests were entertained by Music students whilst sampling the delightful and tasty canapes created by, and served by, students in Year 9 and Year 10 studying Food Technology, skilfully overseen by Mrs Howard and Mrs Williams. 

Outstanding work from Year 9, 10 & 11 students in Art and Year 11 in Design Technology, was on display and the School’s VI Unit also opened its doors to demonstrate the equipment it uses to aid the learning of its visually impaired students.  The ever popular Guide Dogs for the Blind were also in school talking to visitors about the work they do.

Special guests included the School’s sponsors and support was greatly received from The Deputy Mayor of Broadstairs, Councillor Leys, Craig MacKinlay MP, Mike Samson (Mike Samson Fine Art) and Dominic & Julie Grant (Sculptor).  The School would like to thank all of its supporters for attending this special event.

The generosity of the sponsors this year has been overwhelming and meant that Showcase Awards were presented to students for their outstanding contribution to the event.  All students worked extremely hard and the decision to award has been a very difficult one for Lead Teachers.  Awards include a Masterclass with The Pauline Quirke Academy, Festival Tickets for Wheels and Fins, vouchers for Westwood Cross and Hobbycraft to name but a few. Each donation from the sponsors made the whole event a fantastic and motivational experience for the students.  Support was also received from Smartshow UK in the form of an LED programme of the event.

Grateful thanks go to those sponsors: Schoolwear Centre; Independent Catering; Pauline Quirke Acadamy; Corby’s Tea Rooms; Drink Warehouse UK; Westwood Cross; Carlton Cinema Westgate; Wheels and Fins Festival; Fuji Films, Hornby Hobbies; Thorley Taverns; Tesco; The Bike Shed Kent and the School’s own P.F.A for their kind sponsorship and donations towards this event.  Also thanks to staff and parents for their continuing support in inspiring the students to excel in their given field.

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