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A Lotta Allotment Fun

A Lotta Allotment Fun Children are having a lot of fun helping create and maintain their school allotment at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate. The lunchtime club sees pupils of all ages digging in to make the gardening project a success. Staff and parents have helped prepare the ground and pupils have been hoeing, raking, planting and watering as they encourage a variety of plants to grow and flower. Their vegetable patches are producing a number of healthy and tasty plants including potatoes, strawberries, lettuces and beans. Parents Emma Dondi-Smith and her pal Laura Moor, together with other parents,...

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Cakes for Charity

Cakes for Charity   Children at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs have been cooking up tasty treats for charity. As part of their term-long Bake It topic, pupils in Year 5 got cracking in the kitchen to raise money for Viking Day Unit cancer outpatient treatment centre at the QEQM Hospital in Margate. Pupils were set the challenge of baking six sweet treats, including brownies, cookies, flapjacks, cupcakes and meringues. These were then sold to parents to raise money for charity. Head of Year 5 Nicola Sedgewick said: “Our pupils were incredibly proud, not just of their superb cooking...

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Outdoor Classroom Is Taking Shape

Outdoor Classroom Is Taking Shape   The project to create an outdoor learning centre at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate continues to blossom. Staff, families and children have once again been hard at work armed with spades, forks, wheelbarrows and a huge bucket of enthusiasm as the outdoor classroom and garden takes a step nearer completion. With the overgrown area cleared and cut back, the next phase has been the creation of flower and herb beds and pots, and the digging out of turf for a gravel pathway to make access easier. Teachers Tim Knight and Fiona Daly,...

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Raising Aspirations at St Laurence in Thanet

Raising Aspirations at St Laurence in Thanet “That’s amazing! I didn’t realise there were so many careers that I would be interested in!” stated an excited year 6 pupil after attending an inspiring morning, in school, with representatives from 12 different careers All years 5 and 6 pupils had the opportunity to chat, and ask questions, to our motivational guests who included: a midwife, a local photographer, the Fire service, a Polar scientist, a local chef/restaurant owner, Thanet District Council, construction company, a local Headteacher and East Kent College. Our guests commented on how polite, enthusiastic and well behaved...

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University Challenge for Young Learners at Newington Community Primary School.

Children as young as four have signed up to the University of Newington. Pupils of all age groups have enrolled and explored a week of university style learning at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. Each teacher ran a course and pitched their information via video and pupils from Reception class to Year 6 were able to choose the subjects they wanted to discover more about. The courses were diverse – party planners arranged their dream parties, while microbiologists learned all about how bacteria spreads, tested their own hands for bacteria and watched it grow in Petri dishes over...

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