Author: Dave Stevens

Fantastic Launch Event for Herne Bay Community Alcohol Partnership

Local retailers & licensees, trading standards, police, health services, education providers and other local stakeholders attended the latest Community Alcohol Partnership Launch today in Herne Bay. The event, hosted in the town’s fantastic King’s Hall, featured a host of guest speakers and some special performances from the talented students from Herne Bay High School. I first met the Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) team at the Educational Life offices towards the end of last year and we have worked together on a number of projects in Thanet since. I was really thrilled to be invited to this launch event in...

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Joshua, one of our new Young Reporters reviews the book “The Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris

My name is Joshua, I am 9 years old. At the beginning of March I found out about the Harvey Hext Trust – A Sibling’s Wish, a charity which gives personalised memory boxes and ‘Harvey Bears’ to children who have lost a brother or sister. I knew I wanted to do something to help, so that very night I sat down and made a plan. I am doing a sponsored 100 book reading challenge for the rest of the year. So far I am on the 10th book and have raised £142. To help one child costs them £200...

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The Adventures of Charlie the Meerkat … “Easter Saturday”

On Easter Saturday I was dragged to this boring chu-, chu-, church. I can’t even say it. For some reason I saw lots of people bringing baskets full of food. Maybe, I thought greedily, we are going to have a feast because in the Bible Jesus had his last dinner. The priest came round with holy water with a magic wand like a fairy and sprinkled the water on all of us. It has gone on my arm, so I licked it. It tasted plain, I’d rather a fizzy orange juice. So it turned out it wasn’t that boring after...

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Young Hockey Stars Shine At Quicksticks Tournaments

With Bronze Medals for both the men’s and women’s teams at the Commonwealth Games last week and several Olympic Champions within the current Team GB Women’s squad, the sport of Hockey in England is definitely enjoying a purple patch at the moment. Much of this success can be attributed to top class coaching at a National level, but where do all of these talented players come from? For most youngsters, their first experience of this great game comes in the form of Quicksticks Hockey. So, what is Quicksticks, and how is it helping engage young people in the sport? The...

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Wanderers Veterans win the Spitfire Golden Oldies Plate Final 46-7

Played on Maidstone RFC’s ground a depleted Wanderers side ran out easy winners against Tunbridge Wells who also had selection problems. Wanderers opened the scoring after just one minute with a try from Captain Elliott Stokes that was converted by Tom Longdon. Two excellent tries soon followed from left wing Jonty Stevens and Peter Macaulay scored in the last play of the half as he fielded a desperate effort to clear the Wells lines to stride in to touch down for 22-0. In the second half Jonty Stevens completed a notable hat trick. Wing forward Ant. Knight was well...

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