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Healthy Breakfast Gets the Day Under Way

Our breakfasts are brilliant – that’s the verdict from children at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. An increasing number of pupils in the breakfast club are enjoying starting the day the Newington way with a choice of nutritious, wholesome and tasty food. A typical breakfast choice may include cereal, porridge, fruit, toast, fruit juice and milk. Head Teacher Cliff Stokes said: “To support our local community we provide breakfast to over 150 children on a daily basis, at heavily subsidised cost, to families who are working or undertaking adult education. The children love our breakfast club and their...

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Stone Age Journey of Discovery

Children at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs were transported back to prehistoric Britain as they began their exploration of the Stone Age. To introduce the topic to Year 3 pupils the school invited boys and girls to spend the day dressed as cavemen and women and take part in a series of hands-on workshops. Over the coming weeks, they will discover how early humans used tools and weapons made out of stone, ate nuts, fruit and roots, hunted for fish and meat with harpoons and spears, and used animal skins for clothes and shelters. As part of the topic...

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Peer Mediators Now Stand Out In A Crowd

The pupil peer mediation team at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate now stand out amongst their classmates in smart new hoodies. The distinctive blue top with ‘peer mediator’ emblazoned across the back in large white letters makes it easy for children to identify them during their lunchtime duties across two playgrounds. There is also a PM information board in the playground with photos identifying the 12 team members so pupils know who to look for when they need their advice. The clothing was donated by the school’s parent-teacher association which is backing the project, the first of its kind...

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What’s Cooking? How to Treat a Burn

Jeremy very kindly shared this article with us for our Christmas 2017 edition, but the advice around burns and how to treat them was so helpful we wanted to ensure people could read it at any time. Afterall, we don’t just cook dinner on Christmas Day do we! We were particularly surprised by the myth-busting at the bottom of the article and the length of time needed to cool the burn… Written by Jeremy Hinchliffe Christmas can be the most magical time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate and share presents, have fun and enjoy...

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Safe House

We’re delighted to introduce our latest columnists, Thanet Children’s Centres! Each article is designed to be of help our communities and will be written with the safety of you, your family and loved ones in mind. By raising awareness we all aim to reduce the number of avoidable visits to our A&E Departments and therefore reduce the strain on our hospitals. Simple steps can have a huge impact on the safety and well-being of those we care about. If you have any questions, please utilise the wonderful services our Children’s Centres provide and pop in. There are free daily...

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