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Kooth are running online talks for parents on 21 and 26 July. They will be talking about parenting pressures over the summer holidays, and how they can support.Please feel free to sign up directly if this is of interest to you.


Our final Wagamama club ended with a sweet treat – banana katsu! Served with ice cream, restaurant style.The club is open to all KS4 pupils who study Hospitality and Catering at CDS, so sign up for Term 1 in September!#cdshospitality




Week 4 of Wagamama club was making gyozas, ably assisted by an ex-pupil who learned to make these for her exam last year. The tasty little parcels were professionally finished and tasted delicious. Watch out for next week’s mystery recipe!!#cdshospitality


In Year 10, our young artists are exploring a range of themes for their personal project. Topics range from identity, to landscape, to food. Currently researching the work of others to feed their ideas.#cdsvisualarts


Year 9 pupils are embarking on an exciting new project, ‘objects as art’, exploring the work of Sarah Graham who is a photorealist artist painter, documenting childhood memories through sweets and toys.#cdsvisualarts


Our doors open at 5pm tomorrow, Thursday 27 June, for the School’s Academic Exhibition (formerly Arts Festival).We really hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate the talents and the work of our amazing pupils.#cdsacademicexhibition





We know that the Summer holidays can increase social isolation for some pupils, spending more time inside and on their mobile phones. are encouraging young people to get outside and “go somewhere good” this summer holiday.


This week’s recipe was all about a comforting and healthy ramen bowl.Making their own stock, garnishes, and seared chicken, KS4 Hospitality Club pupils smashed “Cook Wagamama” week 3!#cdshospitality


sharing their journey as a and it's role in sustained school improvement. What worked, the challenges faced and how to build a culture of


This free workshop is brought to you by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council. There are limited spaces so make sure that you book a space today. To book email or call us on 01843 263609. Limited spaces available.


We were delighted to be invited to a Time Capsule planting at the newly opened, Copperfield Court care home. Our new head pupils planted a time capsule, to be opened in 2074. We wonder what they'll think of what's in there when it’s opened 50 years from now!


This week pupils were tasked with making either chilli squid, with dipping sauce, or bang bang cauliflower.Both dishes were presented professionally and tasted amazing!Look out for our next post as it’s Ramen week next week!#cdshospitality


Congratulations to CDS TA Alice, who is the Overall Winner of the Heart of KAB Appreciation Award.We are so proud of the work she does in school with our VI pupils, offering a tremendous amount of encouragement & support, and opening doors of opportunity for them.


Year 10 are creating some fantastic work in their Visual Arts lessons and so we wanted to celebrate and share with you some of the great work being developed across the department.#cdsvisualarts


KS3 Food Club did a great job creating their own Cake Pops in Food Club – Just as good as you’d find in a well-known high street coffee shop, we reckon!Well done team, they look amazing!#cdsfoodclub


Dance pupils had the opportunity to go to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch the musical ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’. This musical has become part of the dance curriculum and so this theatre trip will give pupils a deeper understanding of the course.#cdsdance


Year 9 Visual Arts pupils have Just completed their “natural forms” project exploring the work of everyone from Henry Moore to Georgia O’Keeffe.#cdsvisualarts


Year 7 Visual Arts pupils have recently completed a Hundertwasser landscape project with some very colourful outcomes and are now working on studies of bugs.#cdsvisualarts


The first Wagamama cooking club was a resounding success with KS4 pupils making a chicken katsu curry with sticky rice. I’m sure you’ll agree the outcome looks very professional!#cdshospitality


Today is World Environment Day; the perfect day to consider how you can make small changes to improve the impact that we all have on the world around us. Here are ten easy ways to achieve actions, that we can all try!

CDS Arts Festival 2022

Posted on: 30/06/2022

CDS once again hosted its Annual Arts Festival, the first since 2019 and it was wonderful for the school open the doors to showcase the amazing talents of its students.

Key Stage 4 students from across the Drama department shared a range of monologue and duologue performances from GCSE and BTEC set texts like ‘An Inspector Calls’ ‘DNA’ and ‘Blood Brothers’, as well as challenging subject matter on teenage cancer and relationships.  Year 7 students showcased their talents from their classwork this term, performing extracts from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Dance performances displayed a collection of work from all year groups across CDS. Year 7 students performed repertoire from BalletBoyz ‘Young Men’; Year 8 performed contemporary solos and the Key Stage 4 students performed ensemble pieces from a diverse range of styles.  

Reception guests were entertained by the School’s talented music students whilst sampling the delightful and tasty canapes created, and served, by students studying Hospitality & Catering, skilfully overseen by Mrs Naylor and Miss Williams.

Outstanding work from students in Art and Engineering was on display in the Theatre 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 Brilliant Club students talked to visitors about their academic work on this programme and of their remarkable achievements.

Special guests included The Mayor, Councillor Dexter, and his Lady Mayoress who were toured by the School’s head students. The School would like to thank all of its supporters, parents, friends and students for attending this special event.

The generosity of sponsors this year has been overwhelming and means that Showcase Awards can be presented to all students for their outstanding contribution to the event.  They all worked extremely hard to ensure the success of this year’s Arts Festival and awards this year will be presented in the end of year assembly.

Appreciative thanks go to our sponsors this year: Westwood Cross; Independent Catering; Hornby Hobbies; Pauline Quirke Academy; Drink Warehouse UK; Revolution Skatepark; Seaward Copy Shop; Quex Park, Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve; Kaspa’s; Clip n Climb Thanet and Original Artworks, for all of their donations towards this event.

CDS would like to thank all staff, friends, and parents for their continuing support in inspiring the students to do their very best, and to excel in their given field.

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