Author: Dave Stevens

Team GB and England Star Praises Thanet School

Pupils at Laleham Gap school had an amazing day today as they were treated to a visit from Commonwealth table tennis medallist and British Olympic hero Sam Walker. The star, who had only recently flown in from Germany where he plays professionally, took PE lessons in Secondary, answered questions, showed round his medals and played staff, including some round the back trick shots! Playing Mr Ursell, Laleham Gap’s very own teacher and qualified Table tennis coach he was able to amaze pupils with his power and later play the school robot even when set to full speed. Laleham Gap...

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Superb Talent On Show At Canterbury Dance Competition

Four Canterbury Schools were represented at the recent Primary School Dance Competition, hosted by St Stephen’s Junior School. Each school fielded two teams and individual dancers as they competed to represent the area in the Kent School Games Finals. The competition, part of the Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership program of events, took place towards the end of May and featured over a hundred local school children from Key Stages 1 and 2. The schools participating were hosts, St Stephen’s, Canterbury Junior School, Sheldwich Primary and Wincheap Foundation Primary. I was really impressed with the quality and complexity of the...

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Eddie Gives ‘Sci-Fi By The Sea’ A Great Big Edu-Life Thumbs Up

Our Mascot, Eddie, was in for a real treat on Sunday when I took him over to Herne Bay for their annual ‘Sci-Fi By The Sea’ event. Both myself and Eddie are huge Sci-Fi fans and this fantastic celebration of all things Science Fiction, set in the spacious grounds of Herne Bay Junior School, certainly lived up to our expectations. Despite the fact that this hugely popular event is now in its sixth year, neither Eddie nor I had visited before, so we really weren’t prepared for just how good the day was going to be. As we arrived...

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Top Olympian Ping Pongs into Thanet School

Lucky Laleham Gap is busy preparing for a visit from an England Olympic hero and table tennis Star – Sam Walker. Sam will be at the school for the most of the day on Tuesday June 19th. The school, which last year had a visit from Paralympic Gold Medallist Ross Wilson, won the visit in a competition organised by Table Tennis England. Teacher and Laleham Gap Table tennis coach Paul Ursell said “It is fantastic for the pupils to speak to and learn from such a great player, and it is lovely for all the great work we do...

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‘Punctuality Pup’ Visits Pupils At Priory Infants

The importance of these habits can be taught from a young age so when I heard about Punctuality Pup’s visit to Priory Infant School, Ramsgate, I was keen to find out more. Ask any employer and they will tell you how essential good staff attendance and punctuality are in order to provide the best possible service. Here is the article from the school, explaining how they are encouraging good attendance and punctuality from their pupils. Our Punctuality Promo! Priory Infants was visited by Punctuality Pup on Wednesday morning. He enjoyed giving out stickers, refreshments and meeting all the families...

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