Author: Dave Stevens

It’s All Stacking Up For Thanet Primary School Students

Primary School pupils from around Thanet have been showing off their skills today (Thursday) at the area’s annual Sports Stacking Tournament. The tournament, organised by Thanet PASSPORT, was hosted by St Laurence-in-Thanet CofE Junior School in Ramsgate. Now, when I first heard of Sports Stacking several years ago, I wondered what all the fuss was about. Then I tried it myself and, quite frankly, I was useless. Believe me, this is an activity that requires a huge level of concentration, patience, hand/eye coordination and practice. A quick search on YouTube will soon bring up numerous World Record attempts and they...

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Canterbury Kids Excel In Tag Rugby Tournament

Primary school children descended upon the City’s Rugby Club on Thursday for their annual Tag Rugby Festival. The friendly tournament, organised by the Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership, was very well attended, with numerous schools from Canterbury and surrounding areas fielding teams. As soon as I arrived I could see that this was going to be a great event. Some teams were warming up next to the pitches while others had just started their first round of matches. There was a fantastic atmosphere around the impressive grounds of Canterbury Rugby Club with, seemingly, every successful passage of play being cheered and applauded by...

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St Ethelbert’s Pupils Experience Ramsgate’s War Tunnels

As part of their ongoing project about WWII, pupils from St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School were treated to an authentic wartime experience today as they visited the Ramsgate Tunnels. A group of students, accompanied by school staff, were enthralled as the Tunnel’s guides showed them around. Even the most clued-up of the visitors – they had clearly done their homework – were visibly taken aback at the sheer scale of the complex network of passageways and congregation areas as we made our way, 150ft underground, beneath the roads and places they knew so well above them. The guides were extremely...

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Thanet’s Year 2 Pupils Show The True Spirit Of Football

As a Liverpool fan, I have kept my head down lately when it comes to promoting ‘the beautiful game’ but today my faith was restored when I was treated to a display of pure, unfettered, footballing joy. I had been invited to the fantastic surroundings of Margate FC  for the latest Year 2 Football Festival which was organised by Thanet Passport. As I arrived there was already a buzz about the place as twelve school teams, their coaches and families descended upon the Hartsdown Park Stadium. After a brief introduction from event organiser Gary Rees, the teams went to their...

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Away victory at Crowborough puts Wanderers back at the top of the league

Crowborough 17-30 Thanet Wanderers On a mild, overcast afternoon at Crowborough, Thanet Wanderers welcomed back Henry Mirams on the left wing from university in Swansea and Charlie Knight in the centre from his brief sojourn at Canterbury, but were still without first choice hooker Neil Wakefield and influential fly-half Peter Macaulay. Jay Sanford was an able deputy in the centre of the front row and Nick Herbert moved from centre to the number ten position. Thanet started positively with several forays into the home side’s half and after four minutes were awarded a penalty for a high tackle on...

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