A strong selection of young athletes from Thanet Athletics Club competed at the Kent Schools Track and Field Championships at the Julie Rose Stadium Ashford on Saturday 9th June 2018. Having been selected by their respected schools, the competition is split into intermediate, junior and year 7 levels and it was a major opportunity for young athletes to show their abilities to hopefully be considered for the Kent team. Kent schools are split into 13 geographical districts, so the competition on the day was of an exceptionally high standard, but all the athletes from Thanet Athletics Club performed on...Read More
Author: Dave Stevens
Thanet Wanderers are holding an open Community Sports Fun Day at their ground at Callis Court Road, St Peter’s Broadstairs on Saturday the 30th June between 11.00am and 4.30pm. As proud sponsors of Thanet Wanderers RUFC, Educational Life are pleased to share good news and positive stories coming out of the club, especially those that benefit the local community. The purpose of the event is to allow the club to embrace the community and for the community to engage with the club and it’s members. The event is open to all ages from under 6 to 100 and both males...Read More
Young Reporter, Joshua, reviews ‘Flamingo Boy’ by Michael Morpurgo as he continues his charity reading challenge
Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo The book is about Lorenzo who is autistic. He rescues an 18 year old called Vincent when he gets ill. Lorenzo rescues lots of animals and birds, mostly flamingos, and tries to make them better. He lives with his friend Kezia on a farm in the Camargue region in France. As Vincent gets better, Kezia told him the story of how she and Lorenzo became friends in WW2. An important part of the story is why Vincent was there. It was because of a picture by Vincent Van Gogh of fishing boats at the...Read More
With a team of eleven athletes, Thanet Athletics Club competed in the second round of the Southern Athletics League Division 3 South East, held at Erith on Sunday 20th May 2018. Gaining a respectable team score of 93 points, many athletes competed in multiple events to help the score tally. Coaches James Bridge and Stephen Denny competed in three field events each, while Lewis Parsons racked up a staggering five events across track and field. Connor Neal and Will Jennings added to the point tally and the team finished a respectable 3rd in the relay. Bianca Shuster and Chloe...Read More
Music Festival fans from across the South East were treated to a fantastic day of live music on Saturday as the first ever Festability came to Thanet. The all day event, tag-lined “Where music meets disability” promised a fully inclusive festival experience for people of all ages and disabilities and they certainly didn’t disappoint. I first heard about Festability a few months ago when I saw a poster being shared on a local Facebook page. I was intrigued and decided to check out their website. Everything I read about the event made me want to visit and see for...Read More
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