Danecourt Imagine The Impossible

Danecourt School

Hotel Road, Gillingham ME8 6AA

About Us

Hello we are Danecourt Special School

Danecourt is a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The school caters for children with a wide breadth of need including complex learning difficulties, autism and social emotional mental health needs.

At Danecourt our mission is to provide all pupils with a “stimulating learning environment that allows children to explore through a personalised curriculum to become STARS”

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 The staff at Danecourt strive to ensure all our children achieve their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity.

Why we're raising money

We want to Imagine the Impossible and raise £150,000 for an immersive classroom for our children at Danecourt.

What is an immersive classroom?

Imagine swimming with dolphins, floating with bubbles, or joining a spacecraft in flight.

With an immersive classroom all these things are possible!

An immersive room will allow us to bring the real world into our school giving our children experiences that they may not ordinarily encounter.

The immersive classroom combines three interactive film walls with projected images and controllable lights, sounds, temperature, vibrations - even smells

We want all our children to explore the world in the fullest way possible and an immersive classroom allows them to do this but in a completely safe environment.

As you can see from the film above the children responded amazingly to the mobile immersive classroom- just think of all the things the children could experience if we had a permanent classroom at school.

We aim to raise £150,000 for all the sensory experiences needed at Danecourt and with your help we can do it.

 We would also love to offer others the immersive experience and although the classroom will be primarily for the children at Danecourt School, we aim to let it to others, for example: other schools in Medway, toddler groups, local charities, care homes and elderly groups.

Please support us to "Imagine the Impossible" and help us in any way you can.

Thank you.

Click on our related campaigns below to see how we are raising money.  You can choose to donate specifically to these events, which all go to the same cause.

Our related campaigns


Lauren's African Trek

I'm Lauren, a teacher at Danecourt School.I will be completing a five-day trek covering 100km passing through Morocco’s forbidding landscape punctuated by peaks, gorges, dunes and oases.  At night, I will be sleeping under Africa’s star strewn skies. This challenge goes beyond the Jebel Saghro region, starting on the Maider El Kbir plateau, before ascending Jebel El Mrakib, and admiring the stunning views. Walking through palm gorges, the route joins the dry Rhris River and heads towards an oasis of tamarisk trees. The final days are spent trekking along the Tikertouachene River.  Wish me Luck!!
£565.00 Raised 348 Days left
11.30% of target
Target Breaker

London Marathon Runners

We have two Friends of Danecourt school who have kindly offered to run the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October 2021:Marc - Parent of a child who attends the school and also Deputy Chair of "Friends and Associates of Danecourt School".This is Marc's first marathon after taking up running last September to keep fit. Since then he has managed to lose 4 stone.Please look out for Marc and give him a wave as he will be running in the Medway area.Becks -Sister of a staff member.  This is her 5th Marathon and taking place at Dorney Lake in Windsor  Her first was the London Marathon in 2018 (The hottest Marathon on record to date!), raising money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes) for a friend.  She has then done a further 3 marathons at the Cyclopark, Ranscombe and Betteshanger.Here's keeping our fingers crossed that her knee holds out!!Wishing them all the very best!! 
£1,708.75 Raised 348 Days left
170.88% of target

Glow in the Park

Approximately 20 members of staff at Danecourt School have decided to don neon outfits and take part in the Kent Glow In The Park on Saturday 2nd October.They will be dancing/walking/running/jogging the 5k route through the many different zones:Hot ZoneTime TunnelAir Dancer ZoneRicochet ZoneFoam ZoneDisco ZoneStrobe ZoneLaser Zone#Getyourglowon
£255.00 Raised 347 Days left
51.00% of target
Target Breaker

DC Sponsored Run

On Thursday the 14th of October the children of Danecourt School will be participating in a school Sponsored Run. Please encourage and support the children to get some sponsors over the next week as the proceeds will go towards the new immersive classroom that we are looking to purchase here at Danecourt. In previous years we have used a sponsorship form, however we would like to ask you to donate using this online campaign page.(Don't forget to include gift aid, as this increases the amount we receive).You may choose to donate an amount of your choice or wait until next Thursday, when the teacher will inform you of how many laps your child has completed. This will enable you to choose an amount per lap and donate that specific amount, either way is fine.Good Luck Children!  
£2,947.75 Raised 61 Days left
294.78% of target

Where can you find us?

Please email media@danecourt-maritime.org for more information or how to get involved.

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