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Some Year 8 and 9 students recently visited Clip n Climb in Derby and then enjoyed a pub lunch, practising their independent living and social skills that they have been developing in PSHE lessons.  Students raced to the top of the climbing walls and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  We were very impressed by their levels of resilience and determination when faced with the challenges of the climbing walls, and also very proud of how they conducted themselves in the pub, ordering their own meals and using impeccable manners.  Well done!

Bird Boxes

Students in M4 and M5 have recently completed a project to make a bird box during their D&T lessons.  They took great care with their measuring and cutting of the wood, demonstrating excellent teamwork skills, and helped each other to ensure their completed bird boxes were as accurately made as possible.  As you can see, they had a great time and have produced some brilliant bird boxes.  They were very enthusiastic about the cleaning up too!  Well done M4 and M5!

Bank holiday moving 2022

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 the government has added an additional Bank Holiday for Spring 2022 and moved the existing Bank Holiday date.

The Spring (or Late May) Bank holiday will be moved from Monday 30 May to Thursday 2 June 2022 with an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022

As Nottinghamshire County Council maintained schools would be on the half term break during that week, an extra day’s holiday will be added to the 2021/22 academic calendar.  This will be on Thursday 28 July, meaning the term will end on Wednesday 27 July 2022 (a day earlier than that first published).


Watch out Mary Berry, Make way for M2!

Children in M2 have spent this half term looking at different celebration cakes from around the world and then had a go at designing their own.  They worked really hard, making their own sponge cakes from scratch before icing them and practising their piping skills.  A lot of hard work, dedication and finesse went into the cakes and I hope they tasted as good as they looked.  Well done M2!

Football In The Community

Last week, some of our Key Stage 3 students enjoyed a visit from Ben Cocker, Education Officer from Mansfield Town Football In The Community.   

Students are currently learning about different career pathways open to them once they leave Derrymount School and Ben discussed the Post-16 offer at Mansfield Town FITC.  Students learned about how to get into different careers involved in sport and what a typical day studying with Mansfield Town involves – and how much time they would have to enjoy playing football whilst studying for a BTEC qualification! 

Thank you to Ben for a wonderful presentation and for giving our students lots to think about.   

A person giving a presentation to a group of children

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