Turing Scheme Updates

Year 8 Pupils arrived in Fulda. They had a morning learning about the history of the town. Follow us on Social Media for further updates.

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury pupils in Year 8 are ready and packed and looking forward to spending a week studying abroad in Germany.

During the week, they will be experiencing German schools, visiting a local castle, a concentration camp museum, a Cold War monument as well as taking guided tours of the local towns and the city of Frankfurt.

The trip of a lifetime is being funded through the government’s Turing Scheme aimed at broadening horizons and building partnerships with other countries. They will be joined for the week by pupils from four schools in our Trust.We are delighted that our pupils will be going to such an exciting, cultural destination and we look forward to them sharing their experiences with the rest of the school when they return.


Austria Ski Trip

This February sees the school embark on its sixth ski trip into Europe, where we will be heading again to Austria with HTS. The students will be heading to an area called Dachstein west. We will leave school on 14th February heading to Dover and into Europe.

Our students will travel through at least four different countries and experience different cuisines and cultures. We will be staying at a local hotel, where students will have the time to rest and unwind after a tough days skiing. Our students will also gain the benefit of being able to try Austrian food and experience the culture of living in the Alps.

During our stay, we will get to ski for 5 days, where professional ski instructors will teach them to ski on a daily basis.


Year 8 – German Market Visit

Bratwurst and Knoblauchbrot?

On Tuesday 10th December 2019 a mini-bus load full of students from year 8 set off together with Ms Stait, Ms Tooley, Ms Norton and Ms Butler to explore the German Christmas Market in Birmingham City Centre. Once at the market we split up into groups of four to complete a trail around the market. The task was to find out what the German signs on the stalls all over the market meant in English. Do you know what Bratkartoffeln, Zwiebeln or Kastanien are? So, we hunted down to find out by using our knowledge of German and English but also by speaking to the stall holders themselves. The best team were promised a prize but as everyone on the trip did so well, everyone got a “Schokokuss” in the end. If you don’t know what that is, maybe go to the German market and find out! We learnt that Birmingham’s German Market is also called Frankfurt Christmas Market because it was originally brought to the city from Frankfurt/Main in 1997 as this is Birmingham’s twin city in Germany. It is the largest Christmas Market outside of Germany and Austria counting around 5.5 Million visitors every year. We got to see some of the decorations and crafts on offer and to try some of the different food which was delicious!

Frohe Weihnachten = Merry Christmas!


Trip to Madrid

As part of our aim to promote language and culture in our school, the Modern Languages Department is organising a trip to Madrid for Years 7-9 and we would like to know how many pupils would be interested in reserving a place. 

  • The trip will take place:   14/02/2020 (Fri) – 17/02/2020 (Mon)
  • Duration:   4 days / 3 nights
  • Price per paying person:  Initially £500 based on 30 passengers on a half board basis.
  • Transport:   Flight – From Birmingham to Madrid (up to date UK passport will be required)

The trip will include:

  • 2 x Airport Transfer in Madrid
  • 3 Hour Guided Walking Tour of Madrid
  • Self Guided Visit to Bernabeu Stadium
  • Guided Visit to Las Ventas Bullring
  • Visit to Prado Museum

An initial £120 deposit will be required by 21st of May 2019 to be paid through Wisepay. If you wish for your son/daughter to attend the trip please fill the slip below and return to Mrs Lopez in Room 3 by 21st of May, allocations to the trip will be on a first come first serve basis.

Should you require any more details do not hesitate to contact the school Mrs López on v.lopez@decschool.co.uk


New York: We’re Ready!

On February 13th, 40 of our jet-setting pupils, wearing customized DEC hoodies, will be embarking on a trip of a lifetime to the city that never sleeps……. NEW YORK, NEW YORK! During their stay in the Empire city pupils will get to visit all of the major attractions. These include excursions to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the opportunity to witness the breath-taking views of the New York City skyline from the top of the Empire State building at night. Pupils will also have a chance to show their respect to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy at the humbling 9/11 memorial and museum. Whilst there, they will also have a taste of the true New York lifestyle by experiencing the buzz of Times Square, the thrill of ice skating in Central Park and enjoying an evening of culture, singing along to a classic Broadway musical. No visit to New York would, of course, be complete without a spot of retail therapy and a chance to sample the local culinary delights. If this doesn’t get your mouth watering perhaps the photos in the next edition of the DEC newsletter will! Bon Voyage from the Maths Faculty If you missed out on a place to New York 2019, look out for future exciting trips to be brought to you by the Maths faculty including an outdoor, adrenaline fuelled trip to Wales 2019 (places available to year 8 and 9) and due to popular demand China 2020 (bring on the Pandas).

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