Author: Dave Stevens

Primary School Cross Country Championships 2017

Almost a thousand Primary School runners, supportive parents and dedicated teachers and support staff descended upon Quex Park on Saturday (7th Oct) for the annual Primary Cross Country Championships. The event was hosted by Thanet Athletics Club and Thanet PASSport, and club officials and volunteers were on hand throughout the morning to ensure it ran smoothly. The event itself was fantastic, with the young runners showing tremendous resolve and effort to tackle the course in very windy conditions. The scale of local running talent was evident, with some great times being recorded by the leading competitors, but what impressed me the most...

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Thanet Secondary Cross Country Competition 2017

Effort, determination and ability are three of the key ingredients to succeed in sport and all were displayed in abundance at the Thanet Secondary School Cross Country Championships this week. The annual event, hosted by Dane Court Grammar School, was well supported and featured a plethora of running talent. The twisting and undulating course posed a few energy-sapping problems for the competitors, but they all dug in deep and prevailed. The event was a resounding success and all those present seemed to enjoy the atmosphere. Even the weather proved favourable for the runners and spectators. The races were split...

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‘Hypo Awareness’ at QEQM

Diabetes UK have been holding National Awareness events this week and I was pleased to be invited to the QEQM Hospital, Margate to find out what the events were all about. Sarah, a Diabetic Nurse at the hospital, was hosting the event and staff from all the different wards were invited to the Health Hub where they were able to participate in interactive games and discussions to develop their awareness of Hypoglycaemia. As well as being great fun, the event was extremely informative. Staff from the different speciality wards were able to learn more about Diabetes and how an increased awareness could help in their day to day work. I learned lots about how to spot someone who may be experiencing hypoglycemia and how to help them. More information about Diabetes and Hypoglycemia can be found on the Diabetes UK website. I would like to thank Sarah Gregory for inviting me to the event and wish her team well for the rest of the awareness...

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Gruffalo Spotted at Haddon Dene, Broadstairs

I had heard lots of stories of Gruffalo sightings around Thanet recently, so when I awoke this morning to rumours he had been spotted in Broadstairs I had to check it out for myself. After looking for an hour I received a tip-off that the Gruffalo had been seen at Haddon Dene Preparatory School, so I headed straight there. Sure enough, when I arrived, the Gruffalo could be seen roaming around the school grounds. Instead of being the shy, aloof creature I was expecting, he greeted me enthusiastically and explained that the Head Teacher, Miss Hatch, had invited him down to the school’s...

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Learning with Vattenfall

Staff and students from The Old Priory School have been spending the day at Reculver Towers with Vattenfall, learning all about the effects of Climate Change and the importance of Renewable Energy. Mel, from renewable energy company Vattenfall, explained how energy could be produced and then the students had the opportunity to create their own energy using magnets and copper wires. The experiments were a resounding success. ​ The day was very well planned and the students seemed to really enjoy this practical, outdoor learning experience. The group had already spent the morning learning about Climate Change and Coastal Erosion....

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