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  • England Beckons…….

    27th June 2014

    At the beginning of year 10 I was recommended by Miss Wain-Hobson, my PE teacher, that I join an athletics club due to the success of winning the 200m with a time of 27.75 at the English Institute of Sport School Partnership Trust athletics competition. Miss Wain-Hobson wrote me an information letter explaining everything I needed to do to join the nearest athletics club, which just so happened to be 20 minutes away from my house. She rang the club (Doncaster Athletics Club) and organised for me to go down

  • Sports Day 2014

    18th June 2014

    Sports Day this year took place on Wednesday 18 June. Holly came into the competition as holders of the title, a position they had maintained for three consecutive years. They were also in the lead at the beginning of the day as they had won three of the four inter-house football competitions that had taken place the week before. It was a glorious day and the competition was fierce with many stunning individual performances. The scores were very close going into the afternoon session with Holly holding thei

  • Staff Student badminton

    6th June 2014

    There was a good turn out from both staff and students for this year's badminton challenge. Teams were drawn on the night and then put into 4 pools to compete against one another. The winners of each pool went through to the semi-finals.

    Semi-finalists were Miss Wain-Hobson/Adam Davies, Mr Storey/Devon Robb, Mr Burger/Josh Taylor and Mr Turton/Tyler Moreland.

    The final was contested by Mr Storey/Devon Robb and Mr Burger/Josh Taylor. After a close fought match, Mr Storey and Devon came out winners.

    Mr Storey co

  • Official Opening

    1st May 2014

    Thursday 1 May 2014 saw the official opening ceremony of the De Warenne Academy building by Councillor Christine Mills (Chair of Governors) assisted by Head Girl Abbie Trow and Head Boy Connor Finnan.

    We were delighted to welcome Sir Paul Edwards, Chief Executive of SPTA along with representatives from Wates Construction and Doncaster MBC, headteachers of our local primary schools, members of the academy Governing Body, PC Janine Kelly and the Student Council House Leaders.

    Following the ceremony the academy


    28th March 2014

    A group of students who are studying hairdressing in the sixth form recently attended the Blackpool Hair Festival. This is a national competition where students can both compete and spectate. The standard is high as competitors come from salons and colleges all over the country. The level 3 students who attended last year all left with many ideas and aspirations so this year all entered the competition and did extremely well. In addition two students studying at level 2 entered and did themselves and the ac

  • Sport Relief 2014 at De Warenne Academy

    21st March 2014

    De Warenne Academy’s Fund Raising Committee lead by Danii Taylor organised an amazing Sport Relief event on Friday 21 March as students and staff donned their sports kits and teachers challenged students to a variety of sport events.

    The challenges ranged from who can hula hoop the longest, the most flexible, running, table tennis, killer basketball, rope climbing and can you shoot a golf ball 10 metres into a bucket to name but a few. The whole day was great fun and an event to remember especially as the hu

  • Youth Music Festival

    6th March 2014

    In March the De Warenne samba group and choir took part in the regional 'Youth Music' Festival in Garforth. The ensembles had been working incredibly hard in preparation for this event under the guidance of their ex pert music directors and the students loved every minute of the day. The styles and musical skills of the competitors were incredibly diverse ranging from jazz and rock to more traditional folk-style. Our students relished the opportunity to broaden their awareness and understanding of such a ra

  • Jumping for Joy!

    5th March 2014

    Following their success in the Doncaster Schools’ Trampolining Competition where they qualified for the South Yorkshire Finals the De Warenne trampolining teams committed themselves to intensive training and preparation.

    In January they went to Sheffield to compete in the finals and, with Balby Carr School, were the Doncaster representatives.TV fame accompanied the team as the event was covered by BBC Look North. They also appeared in the Sheffield Star newspaper.

    In addition to the competition element there

  • Year 8 report on the Sheffield Steelers

    17th February 2014

    A group of Year 8 students who are following the Write Right course were invited by the Sheffield Steelers to report on an ice hockey game. The students were welcomed into the press room to interview head coach Doug Christiansen before the game. Bob Westerdale of the Sheffield Star, Seth Bennet of the BBC and Peter Spencer were also on hand to answer any questions about journalism and how to create the perfect article.

    Students watched the warm up at ice level, before going up to their seats to enjoy the gam

  • Primary PE teacher training

    7th February 2014

    De Warenne Academy was pleased to host Key Stage 2 PE training for teachers from the Conisbrough and Mexborough pyramid.

    The Matalan TOP Sport resources have been designed to help teachers unlock the potential of all children in PE at Key Stage 2; developing their thinking, physical and social skills, while enhancing their health and well-being. Teachers took part in delivering games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and adventure lessons.

    This training was run by Active Fusion who are passionate about providing

  • See this!

    30th January 2014

    Sixth form students from De Warenne Academy and Rossington All Saints Academy went on a joint visit to the University of Sheffield Department of Biomedical Science electron microscope facility. The students, who are studying Level 3 Applied Science BTEC, enjoyed a guided tour of the laboratories and found out how the microscopes can be used to magnify specimens over 150,000 times.

  • Celebration of the Arts

    29th January 2014

    Students of all ages were invited to take part in the first House Music Competition which was organised by the Y13 music group as part of their BTEC Level 3 studies the students. Students competed in three categories: vocal, keyboard and instrumental and all performers received a certificate and earned points for their house. The successful performers in each category represented their House in the finals which were staged at the ‘Celebration of the Arts’ event attended by proud parents and friends. The art

  • Trampolining

    27th January 2014

    This year saw De Warenne compete in their first trampolining competition. Held at Balby Carr on 12 December, nine students represented the academy at three different levels of competition:

    Level 1Level 2Level 3

    Leonie Brinkhurst

    Leah Phillips

    Sacha Wordsworth

    Jake Mee

    Jack Wesley

    Aimee Martin

    Megan Clemitshaw

    Courtney Speight

    Lewis Glynn

    All students did exceptionally well and each team has qualified for the South Yorkshire Championships to be held at the EIS Stadium in Sheffield. We are looking forward to getting lot

  • Mini Graduation Ceremony

    16th January 2014

    Sixth Form students are presented with certificates by the Mayor of Leeds at a mini graduation ceremony at Leeds Metropolitan University. The event celebrates their success passing the 'Progression Module' which is a project completed independently during Year 12 that entitles students to 30 extra UCAS points.

  • Joyeux Noel: Lille Christmas Market!

    15th January 2014

    In December 2013 forty De Warenne students braved high seas and superstition to make an epic journey to France. After a 'restful' night's sleep aboard the Hull to Zeebrugge ferry, students made their way through Belgium and Northern France to Lille to sample its many delights. Two groups toured Lille's medieval centre and marvelled at its stunning cathedral, learning much about its history. This was swiftly followed by what was the highlight for many students - La Grande Roue. Not all were brave enough to t

  • Cross-Country

    13th January 2014

    On 4 December De Warenne students competed for the first time in a Cross Country event at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The team consisted of four students from Years 7, 8 and 9. The course was tough, muddy and very wet with two very steep hills but our team did very well. Champion of the day was Kai Bailey in Year 7 who came second in his race, qualifying for the South Yorkshire Cross Country Championships. There were also outstanding performances from Shannon Cox and Callum Hirst in Year 9 and Sacha

  • Ready Steady Cook

    6th January 2014

    De Warenne's caterers, Chartwells, organised another of their fabulous ready, steady cook-style competitions for our Year 7 students.

    The Red Team - Abbie Trow (Head Girl), Mrs Steele, Sasha Wordsworth (Oak) and Nicholas Nicola (Willow) - competed against the Green team - Danii Taylor (Deputy Head Girl), Mrs Clayton, Elle Brailey (Beech) and Nathan Edwards (Holly).

    Following a very informative session on nutrition and healthy eating, both teams quickly got to work and made some fantastic food in just 15 minut

  • Doncaster Schools Athletic Championships

    5th January 2014

    On Tuesday the 26th of November, selected students from Years 8 and 10 were taken to compete at the Doncaster schools indoor athletic championships against ten different schools in Doncaster. The event was held at the EIS (English Institute of Sport) in Sheffield. As the schools gathered in the incredible athletics stadium the Under 13 girls competitors were preparing for their 200m event, which was the first event of the day. The race began and Emily Box came an amazing second place in her heat. Other high

  • Doncaster Schools Table Tennis Event

    12th December 2013

    Congratulations to Danny Hartley and Devon Robb who won the annual KS4 Doncaster Schools Table Tennis event held at Rossington All Saints Academy. A close run completition against Don Valley , Danum and Rossington ended with an extra play-off game between the hosts and ourselves to decide the overall winner. Danny Hartley won the play off 11-5 to take the title for De Warenne. Our KS5 team also took part and finished a credible third overall. Well done to Ben Tonkinson, Brad Jackson and Macaulay Gedney.

  • Kingswood Trip

    11th December 2013

    In November, 21 Year 7 students set off to the Kingswood Outdoor Activity Centre in Denaby Main. For some this was their first night away from home and so they were both excited and nervous. The first activity was bushcraft where students learnt how to make fire with a flint and stone. This was followed by the 'night line' where everyone was blindfolded and put in teams before completing a very muddy and tricky obstacle course in the pitch black. The students worked effectively as a team and communicated we