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Christmas Dinner – For One Thousand!

News from Newington Community Primary School Christmas dinner has been served 1000 times over by kitchen staff at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. The catering team led by cook Helen Moore have prepared and cooked traditional healthy festive dinner and puddings plus other meal options to more than a thousand eager – and hungry – pupils in just two days. The team were dressed in their colourful festive tops as they served up the meals which pupils voted as “really tasty” and “smashing”. Meanwhile other staff were in the festive mood too, including the reception and admin team...

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Cinderella Success for Upton’s Young Actors

NEWS FROM UPTON SCHOOL A special version of the classic story of Cinderella was among the festive shows performed by pupils at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs. The Year 5 production of the rags to riches tale featured one of the biggest casts for any show staged at the school. Head of Year 5 Nicola Sedgewick said, We wanted all of our pupils in the year group to be part of the performance. So each class was responsible for one act, providing main actors and narrators in full costume. We had four separate casts to tell the story and...

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Newington’s Generous Gifts for Santa’s Sleigh

News from Newington Community Primary School Santa made an early visit to Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate this year. He stopped by in his sleigh to collect a huge collection of toys, gifts and presents that had been donated by the school community and families. Head Teacher Cliff Stokes said: “There was a huge pile of Christmas presents in our hall and Santa had to squeeze them onto his sleigh because there were so many.” They were collected by Father Christmas on behalf of Ramsgate Rotary Club, and both the club and Mr Stokes paid tribute to “the...

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Newington Spreads Festive Fun Worldwide

News from Newington Community Primary School Christmas has gone global at Newington Community Primary School with festivities being streamed via the Internet. Nativity plays and festive shows are being filmed and streamed live online to spread the Newington message of goodwill far and wide. Head Teacher Cliff Stokes said: “At this time of year it is not always possible for families and friends to be together. By streaming our Christmas events we are inviting people to join in with our celebrations live via their computers, pads and smart phones. It must be terrific for those who are busy, live...

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Spectating, It’s a Parent’s Game!

By Jolyon & Lucy Marks Directors of Rugbytots North East Kent  We have previously covered the benefits of your children playing sport, and there are of course many. Something just as important is the ability to turn time spent together into quality time. Sport is a fantastic enabler of this. So many of us work hard and have to spend time away from our children. Time away from your children isn’t always physical, although less obvious, we can spend a whole day with our kids and not really get to interact with them in the way we would like....

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