Author: Dave Stevens

CAPs leader recognised as hero for resolve to combat underage drinking in Kent

Trading Standards Officer at Kent Trading Standards, Neil Butcher, 48, has been awarded the prestigious Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), for his exceptional work tackling underage drinking and alcohol related antisocial behaviour. Neil has worked tirelessly and with great dedication to bring together a broad range of partners to tackle underage drinking in Kent and has set up two Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAPs) in Broadstairs and Ramsgate last year and is launching a 3rd, according to CAPs Programme Manager, Gillian Powell, who nominated Neil. Amongst his many achievements he built strong relationships with local retailers and supermarkets,...

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Young Athlete George On His Way To English Schools’

Thanet Athletics Club’s George Seery put together an extremely good performance to book his place at the English Schools’ Multi Events in September at Bedford International Stadium. On a very hot weekend in Ashford George competed in his first Octathlon and came through with flying colours. On day 1 George started with a personal best in the long jump where he improved his personal best to 5m92. George then moved on to the discus where he threw his second best ever throw at 29m70, and then progressed to the javelin with a solid 34m71. George then finished day 1...

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Textiles Club at Christ Church Junior School

The textiles club at Christ Church Junior School is run by Mrs Twedell, after school and is offered to anyone who wants to learn. We meet after school for an hour and a half on a Wednesday or Thursday for upper and lower school. We make crafts for the season, where we learnt how to stencil and print our Easter designs, for the Summer we created beach bags with a coastal theme and at Christmas we made cards with a fabric image. So far we have learnt to weave, sew and make pillows. We all enjoy textiles because everyone there...

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Double Gold Olympian Lizzy Yarnold OBE, Olympic Team GB Athlete Jack Green and Paralympics GB Medalist, Millie Knight were special guests at the Kent School Games 10th Anniversary finals day, which took place on 27 June in Canterbury, Kent.  More than 1,000 school children between the ages of 4-18 met Kent’s finest athletes as they officially opened the Games, which were held between two venues; the Pavilion Sports Grounds at the University of Kent and the Polo Farm Sports Club in Canterbury. Lizzy, Jack and Millie got to witness the incredible energy, enthusiasm and smiley, happy faces of the children during a...

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Pupils at Foreland Fields School had a visit on Friday 8th June from Team GB Paralympic athlete, James Barnes-Miller. James was the first ever Paralympic Snowboarder to compete for Team GB. James secured 7th place in snowboard cross and 10th place in the banked slalom at the recent Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. James took time out of his busy training schedule to travel back from Manchester to spend time at the school in Ramsgate. James is a local lad who grew up in Broadstairs. He is currently in training in Manchester and Holland to prepare for the upcoming World Championships. ...

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