Author: Dave Stevens

A Very Important and Emotional Message Delivered To Young St George’s Students In Special Assembly

Year 9 Students from St George’s Church of England Foundation School recently attended a very poignant and emotional assembly involving a number of organisations and charities. The assembly, brought together by Neil Butcher, from Kent County Council Trading Standards, and School Nurse, Carol Salter, was organised to highlight the dangers of alcoholism and the support that is available for young people and their families. Organisations involved in delivering the assembly included The Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP), Addaction, Kent Fire & Rescue Service, Pie Factory Music and Educational Life, but the main focus was an inspirational young man called Henry Maybury...

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Newington CPS Pupil Raising Money For Little Princess Trust Charity

One inspirational young Year 5 pupil from Newington Community Primary School has bravely decided to have her beautiful long hair chopped off for charity. Having grown her hair since birth, Summer- Louise is having her long golden locks cut for ‘Little Princess Trust’. Little Princess Trust provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. They also assist children with other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia. The charity works with specialist suppliers and experienced hairdressers who offer wigs tailored to the...

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After a very positive meeting recently with Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Kent History and Heritage at Canterbury Christ Church University, we are very pleased to announce that we will be publishing a series of Local Historical Blogs on our website. Dr Sweetinburgh is a very knowledgeable writer and historian and is extremely passionate about her subject matter. We consider ourselves lucky to have her on board …… please enjoy her latest blog. This week I want to bring you a report on the first Faversham History Fair that I attended last Saturday, which was organised by...

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We can all learn a lesson or two about community from the fantastic tale of ‘The Litter Muncher’

When a play is accompanied by the tagline “A rubbish musical” you’d be forgiven for considering giving it a wide berth, but I am so glad I watched the fantastically fun “The Litter Muncher” this afternoon at The Sarah Thorne Memorial Theatre, Broadstairs. I soon learned that the only thing that was “rubbish” with this performance was the subject matter. Everything else about this musical was, to use the popular performance vernacular, FABULOUS. The play starts off with an extremely bright and cheerful scene set in the picturesque ‘Lazy Daisy Village’ … an idyllic home to many colourful characters...

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Inspiration, Aspiration And A Wealth Of Sporting Talent Celebrated At Canterbury Academy Awards Ceremony

I have been attending The Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership events for several months now and have seen, first hand, the fantastic work they do in their local community with the Primary Schools. I was, however, unaware of the plethora of sporting talent they have within the Academy itself. Last night, it was my absolute pleasure to have been invited to their 2018 Sports Awards Evening. It felt like I was given the full VIP Treatment from the moment I arrived. After being introduced to Phil Relf, the Academy’s Director of Sport who was hosting the event, I was shown...

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