Author: Dave Stevens

Broadstairs Water Gala Brings Memories Flooding Back

The Annual Broadstairs Water Gala took centre stage on the local events’ calendar on Wednesday as thousands descended upon the town’s cliff-top promenade and the ever-picturesque Viking Bay. The weather couldn’t have been better and proved the icing-on-the-cake for the visitors to this fantastic event. I took a walk over to the Water Gala, wandering along the clifftops through King George VI Park. As I crossed the footbridge at Louisa Bay, I felt a hint of childlike excitement as I was greeted by the sight of the Ferris Wheel, Fayre, numerous stalls set up along the promenade and a...

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Garlinge Primary School Pupils thrilled as Premier League Trophy comes to their school

Youngsters from Garlinge Primary School, Margate, had a very special visitor on Monday Morning, when the Premier League Trophy was brought into the school. I’m not sure who was more excited about the presence of this iconic sporting trophy… the staff or the children. As I arrived, several teachers could be seen taking selfies with the cup whilst pupils from throughout the school filtered into this very special assembly. I have to admit, I was more than a little bit excited to have been invited along, too. The visit, also involving representatives from the Premier League as well as...

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Busy Two Weeks For Thanet AC Athletes

We are now in the midst of the Athletics Season and Thanet AC have had a busy fortnight as their athletes competed across the region in a range of Track & Field events. Connor Neal and Jack Seery from Thanet Athletics club were selected to represent Kent on Sunday 8th July at the U17 Inter-Counties meet in Lee Valley. Connor had a good run in the 400m race and finished 2nd with 51.49s. He then jumped 5.83m in B String long jump, finishing in an amazing 1st place. George Seery had been selected for the triple jump at Kent...

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Young Reporters, Joshua & Erica visit Paradise Park

At Educational Life, we love hearing all about your adventures and days out. Young Reporters, Joshua and Erica, recently visited ‘Paradise Park’ in Newhaven … please take a look at this fantastic vlog from their trip.     I really enjoyed watching Joshua and Erica’s Vlog and wanted to find out more about Paradise Park, so I checked out their website to see what else they offered. Their homepage states … Visit one of the top tourist attractions in Sussex for an educational and fun packed family day out. With plenty to keep both adults and children entertained, there...

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Showcasing Medieval Faversham and Becket’s ‘Miracle’ Windows … a blog by Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh

Many thanks to Dr Diane Heath and Dr Pip Gregory for running the ‘Young Medievalists’ Corner’ yesterday (funded by Swale Borough Council) – more on that soon; but also a reminder that Diane and Harriet Kersey will be back for their third Saturday on 21st July. The doors of Faversham Town Council’s ‘Heritage Hub’, as part of Faversham Society’s Open Weekends, will open at 10 am, with ‘young medievalists’ activities’ from 11am – do come and join them. ‘King Stephen’ and ‘Queen Matilda’ greet visitors This week I’m going to concentrate on the ‘Medieval Faversham’ exhibition in the Faversham...

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