Author: Dave Stevens

St Ethelbert’s Governors Hit The Mark

Thanet South MP, Craig Mackinlay, visited Staff and Governors at St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School this morning to present them with the prestigious ‘Governor Mark’ certificate. The award of Governor Mark is a National award to show that school governing bodies are ‘outstanding’ in their governorship of a school. There are 5 criteria areas to pass with a huge variety of evidence to be proved. The Areas are: Organisation and Teamwork Recruitment and Retention Strategic Governor Leadership Strengths/weaknesses Self-Review/Innovation and Change Support and challenge. The governors also had to submit a full proposal of three areas where they had made...

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Clean Sweep For Dane Court In Sportshall Athletics

A combined Sportshall Athletics Tournament took place at Ursuline College on Wednesday afternoon with schools from Thanet and Dover competing for spots in the Kent School Games Finals next summer. The third in a series of Sportshall Athletics events held at Ursuline College over the past month, this was the turn of the year 7 and 8 teams to compete in a variety of indoor athletics events including Shot Put, Standing long and triple jumps, speed bounce and a range of relay races. The ‘field’ events were run alongside the relays with the different year groups and being split...

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West Ham Prove A Step Too Far For Valiant Bluebirds

In a true David and Goliath battle, the fairy tale ending proved too much for a spirited Margate Ladies team who did their best to thwart the West Ham Ladies’ onslaught. The difference in level between these two clubs was evident from the whistle as West Ham were quickly on the front foot and it didn’t take long before Margate found themselves behind. Some resolute defending frustrated West Ham but their persistence paid off and by half time the Hammers were four goals ahead. After the break, the visitors picked up where they left off and, if it hadn’t...

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A spirited Wanderers fight back secured a bonus point win and ensures Wanderers remain in second place as the league reaches the halfway point. Notable changes in Thanet’s line-up were the inclusion in the back line of veterans Tom Longdon at full back, Neil Roby at inside centre and outside half Peter Macaulay. There was a first league start for Toby Rayleigh-Strutt at hooker. On a bitterly cold afternoon Wanderers made a lively start after kicking off down the slope but Bromley made good use of the strong diagonal wind to establish themselves at the other end. Wanderers were well...

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Primary Athletes Excel In Thrilling Sportshall Event

The Thanet Primary Sportshall Athletics events were always my personal favourites when I used to help run them with the Marlowe Academy Young Sports Leaders during my time there. This was partly due to the number of competitors involved but also because of just how enthusiastic those young athletes, staff and the supporters were throughout the event. As I arrived at the local Year 5/6 event, the Ursuline College Sports Hall was already well on its way to being at capacity. Darren, from Thanet Athletics Club, was giving last minute advice to the club’s Athlete Volunteers and Thanet PASSport’s...

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