Lead Subjects: History, English and Latin

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

In November 2015 the school celebrates its nineth birthday as a Specialist Humanities College! Nine years old already, and look how we’ve grown!

The Humanities specialism is truly embedded within the school, with so many different initiatives and projects, involving all kinds of people and subject areas – note that on average there are over 300 different ‘enrichment’ opportunities for students over the course of an academic year at DGGS, many of which come under the umbrella of ‘Humanities’!

An assortment of projects continue, including our Primary Enrichment Programme, our secondary school outreach work, our work with the RSC, our International Status work, the Literacy Leaders training, and the fantastic collaborative work which continues to take place between History, Art and a range of school partners, particularly English Heritage. In short, as a school community we are involved in some very exciting initiatives. Initiatives that allow us to offer some unique teaching and learning opportunities in order to develop, challenge, enthuse and inspire us all.

As a Specialist Humanities College with clear humanitarian values, our commitment to supporting worthwhile causes is an important part of our work. During the course of any academic year, many successful charity events are organised by students and staff. These include sales of smoothies and hot chocolate, donkey derbies, cake and Christmas card sales, and lots of raffles. In addition to the variety of activities planned, the choices of actual charities are also varied. Among other worthwhile organisations, money is raised for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, the RNLI, Children in Need, and the NSPCC, and this money makes a real difference. In fact, last academic year (2014-2015), over £10,000.00 was raised – an incredible amount of money! Well done, DGGS!

If you would like to know more about our work as a Specialist Humanities College, please contact the school using the following email address: humanities@dggs.kent.sch.uk

Humanitas pro omnibus!