1 July 2022

This year's Curriculum Enrichment Week is a welcome return for our students to experience activities together outside of our normal school timetable.


700 students have been involved in a varied programme with over 100 members of staff supporting them.


400 students have been away from home for the full week on residential trips whilst 300 have been involved in daily activities in the local area.


Up to 20 activities a day were on offer for those staying more locally, representing a huge range to cater for everyone's tastes.


The only statistic which is lower than usual is the number of countries visited, which remains at one this year! We hope to be back further afield in the future.


A big thank you to Mr Coombes, Miss Jensen and Mrs Rasmussen for leading on a very successful week and special thanks also to all staff that led and supported the residentials and activities all week.


Thanks also to parents and carers for your lovely comments and support.


“Teachers are amazing anyway, but to take students away for a week and give them the opportunities that ours have had this week is just exceptional. What a team.”


“Thanks to #dhsbcew for the photos. And to the teachers and staff for giving them such amazing opportunities. I have two boys and they are both having an incredible time."


"it’s brilliant to see such a holistic approach to education in this day and age, developing kids’ personalities and spirits as well as their minds. Thank you."


"Our sons have had a fantastic week of activities and the opportunity to learn and try their hand at something new. They have also had a great deal of fun. We would like to express our appreciation for the mammoth task of organisation and the logistics which has made the activities possible and for having such clear information and communication."


We’ve enjoyed sharing our photos at the Twitter hashtag #dhsbcew. Below are a small selection showing this week’s adventures but please check the hashtag for more.


This is a summary of our week...


We went to Cornwall to surf

And to camp

We travelled to Manchester for football fixtures

And to explore

Year 7 and Year 8 challenged themselves at Bushcraft

And back at home we enjoyed a huge variety of daily activities


We focused on the task in hand

And learnt new things

We were creative

And had fun

We completed Year 12 fieldwork

And work experience placements

And of course, our staff had fun too

And that’s a wrap for this year.


We’re already looking forward to Curriculum Enrichment Week 2023!