Issued: October 3, 2016
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Almost 1,000 people attend Debden Park High School's open morning
Almost 1,000 people visited Debden Park High School for its recent open morning (Saturday, September 24).
The prospective Year 7 students and their parents were treated to a vast array of inspiring and interactive activities including the Big Draw in Art, a travelling drama group, a number of literary figures - including Sherlock Holmes (played by Associate Assistant Headteacher Andrew Hogan) - and a competition to collect as many subject stickers as they could from every area they visited.
In the Headteacher’s address, Head of School Helen Gascoyne, spoke about how she challenged the parents to find a school with a body of staff as dedicated and committed as the staff at Debden Park High School.
Executive Headteacher Christian Cavanagh highlighted the outstanding results which the school had again achieved this year and also spoke about the opening of the Hive, the new Sixth Form building, which opened this September.
Executive Head Girl Eleanor Davis told the audiences: "When I arrived in Year 7 I knew Debden Park High School was the best place to start. And I stand here now as a Year 12 student knowing this is the best place to finish."
She added: "Debden Park is a very special school. Students are challenged and driven to be successful. There is an atmosphere throughout the school of success and support, where the teachers give us the tools and guidance to grow, blossom and succeed.”
Visitors could wander around the school to see what the world of Debden Park involves.
Many commented on how impressed they were, particularly with the Debden Park students who had attended school to help.
Helen Gascoyne said: "They were the real stars of the day and true ambassadors for the school, displaying a real pride in their school."