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Dane Court Grammar School Student at Paris World Games

Dane Court Grammar School Student at Paris World Games   Year 9 Abbie joins Aussie Tribe team to triumph over host nation Dane Court Grammar School student has recently returned from an exciting week of international Rugby Sevens competition. Abbie took part in the Paris World Games between 9 and 13 July 2018. The event is the product of three years’ development by a group of volunteers originally inspired by the UEFA European Championship held in France in 2016. Initially focused on football, the global gathering now incorporates badminton, basketball, handball, rugby sevens and volleyball. Abbie was selected to...

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Teachers have to accept pupils are better at ping pong!

Teachers ‘Schooled’ as Pupils Beat Them at Ping Pong!  Laleham Gap is fast getting a reputation for excellence at table tennis. Having had a Paralympian in during 2017 and then an England Olympic star in last month this month, it was obvious they would go big for National Table tennis Day. In fact, they run theirs over a few days! As part of National Table Tennis Day, the staff agreed to take on the pupils – for school ping pong bragging rights. So game were the staff that they took on the pupils in both Primary and Secondary.  ...

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Fun and Fascinating STEM Projects

Fun and Fascinating STEM Projects The importance of science, technology, engineering and maths has been explored in challenging and fun workshops by children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School as part of STEM Projects. Day-long sessions have been held with professionals from Cummins Power Generators who tailored learning activities to age groups. Pupils from Reception and Year 1 created towers from spaghetti and marshmallow, and also used male and female stencils to draw what they thought a scientist or an engineer may look like. Year 2 and 3 children used a range of everyday materials including card, earbuds, straws and...

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Top Triathlon Performance by Amazing Grace

Top Triathlon Performance by Amazing Grace The tough physical and mental sport of triathlon is the latest challenge for Upton Junior School sports star Grace Cummings. Grace, 11, came an impressive second overall in the national Castle Series Triathlon at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire at the weekend. She was competing against 52 other contestants in her age group and completed the course in 24.33 minutes. The three-part event against the clock featured a 200 meter swim, a 4km cycle, and a 1600meter run. Her next goal is taking part in another two triathlons in the next few months at...

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Beating the Heat for Charity

Beating the Heat for Race For Life Charity   It may have been one of the hottest days of the summer but teaching assistants from Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate were cool and determined to succeed in the Race For Life. Amy Chinn, Eve Goldsmith, Sasha Roberts and Gemma Powell made a pledge to remember family, friends and colleagues in the charity run for Cancer Research UK. They joined many other women wearing distinctive pink running tops as they gathered for the start of the race on the clifftop at Palm Bay at Cliftonville on Sunday.   The...

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