Archive for: February 2015

  • Darwen Vale Principal Invited To Downing Street

    Date: February 13th 2015

    Darwen Vale High School Principal Mrs. Fiona Jack was invited to Downing Street on 11th February 5pm to meet the Prime Minister David Cameron.
    The reception which took place at Number 10 was to celebrate inspiring teachers and head teachers from across the country. Mrs Jack joined Darwen Vale in January 2012 and was confirmed as the Academy’s Principal upon conversion in December 2014. She was accompanied at the reception by Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry, who said:

    “Head teachers do an extremely difficult job and it’s very important that they are recognised as the supportive and inspiring figures that they are.  Mrs Jack is an exceptional head teacher and I’m really pleased that this is being recognised on such a national level.”

    Mrs Jack said:

    “I’m thrilled to be invited to a reception at Downing Street that celebrates teachers and teaching. I represent an extremely hardworking and talented team from Darwen Vale High School and this is very welcome recognition for the whole school community and the progress we are making together.”

    “It will be a privilege to walk through that famous door at Number 10 and I cannot wait to share news of my experience with the pupils when I return to school.”

  • Make it Enterprise Challenge

    Date: February 10th 2015

    On Tuesday 10th February a team of year 9 pupils from Darwen Vale High School ventured to Ribby Hall Village to take part in the ‘Make it Enterprise Challenge.’ This prestigious event is supported by a host of business partners and sponsored by BAE systems. Darwen Vale High School’s fantastic team of engineers worked throughout the day to create an unmanned vehicle for the United Nations. They ranked highly overall, and were thrilled when pupil Ionika Redugo took the prize for ‘Outstanding Student’ She was supported by her wonderful team – Hannah Gudgeon, Lucy Townsend, Jack Wilkinson, Kurt Bates, Macey Skidmore, Beth Crossley and Keira Meek-Hartley.