Author: Dave Stevens

Thanet Teachers Raise Money For Children In Need

Teachers from across Thanet took a break from marking this morning to take part in a Charity Football Match for Children In Need. Staff from Margate and Birchington schools lined up against their colleagues from a combined Ramsgate and Broadstairs team in a very competitive and enjoyable game. The turnout was fantastic, with a large crowd supporting their teams in the excellent surroundings of Margate Football Club’s Hartsdown Park. The atmosphere in the build-up to the game was really vibrant and the teams were welcomed with cheers from both sets of supporters as their names were called out over...

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Polar Scientist Enthrals Year 6 Pupils at Saint Laurence Junior Academy

Last week, a ‘real-life’ arctic researcher came to our school to talk about his fascinating job. Polar scientist Dr Joseph Cook, who grew up and went to school in Thanet, visited year six to talk about his research and the difficulties he faces when setting up a camp on the ice. This involves living and working on the ice sheet in Greenland for weeks at a time. He showed us many breath taking photos of the places he has worked and described his amazing experiences in this cold, isolated location. Dr Cook brought some of his comfortable, warm clothing...

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Thanet Wanderers Match Review

THANET WANDERERS 2s     39  :   29    CANTERBURY 3s DEV XV   Thanet Wanderers 2s won this exciting local derby with a much improved display. There was a welcome return for captain Chris Hood in the second row after a lengthy absence due to injury. Canterbury had the brisk breeze at their back as they played up the slope in the first half but Wanderers were first on the board after 15 minutes through an unconverted try from influential Number 10 Tom Longdon. An ailing Arek Arkadiusz had to withdraw to be replaced by the side’s Head Coach...

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Exciting Times Ahead At Alice’s Wonderland

I don’t know what had upset WC Fields when he famously declared “Never work with animals or children” but he clearly hadn’t had a week as fantastic as this half-term one has been for me.  Meetings at Port Lympne, an afternoon spent at a children’s holiday program in Canterbury and a lovely visit to a sheep sanctuary in Ash were all capped-off with a few hours over at the brilliant ‘Retreat Into Wonderland’ Animal Sanctuary in Herne Bay on Saturday. I’d heard some brilliant things about the Sanctuary on Facebook and was really pleased when I received an invitation from Jo to check it...

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