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Getting Cracking for Easter

Getting Cracking for Easter Colourful and creative Easter themed gardens and hats have been on show at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. Children across the whole school from Nursery to Year 6 are enjoying the spirit of the Easter. The main reception area is ablaze with the colours of springtime with trees in leaf, daffodils poking through the grass, a hen house with eggs in trays and bunnies and chicks everywhere. The vibrant scene greets pupils, families, and visitors and is part of the ever-changing themed programme in the reception area throughout the year. Festivities really went to the...

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Better Sleep for Brighter Learning

Better Sleep for Brighter Learning A sleep challenge has encouraged children to get into a regular bedtime routine to make sure they are raring to go the next day. The initiative at Newington Community Junior School in Ramsgate is paying dividends as pupils and their families follow the bath, book and bed evening pathway. For teacher Hannah Beech, who leads on teaching and learning, the six-week challenge is vitally important. She said: “It encourages children and their families to get into a good routine. In particular this includes no electrical and blue light stimulus before bedtime from television, computers...

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Scrumdiddlyumptious Success at Newington

   Scrumdiddlyumptious Success at Newington Where else would you find the Trunchbull’s humungous chocolate cake, Matilda’s library, the BFG’s giant boots, George making marvellous science slime drinks, and the Twits in all their bonkers glory?     It had to be the Roald Dahl celebration at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. The magical amazing afternoon, that saw pupils collect Wonka tickets at the door in the hope theirs was the golden winner, finally burst into life after it was scuppered by the sub-zero Beast from the East a few weeks ago. Pupils and staff wore their own crazy,...

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Hornets Martial Arts News

Hornets Martial Arts Off To A Flying Start Hornets Martial Arts is making a real buzz in education and in the community. As well as running a weekly public class every Monday evening at Garlinge Methodist Church Hall, experienced instructor Ian Reynolds puts students and staff through their paces at King Ethelbert’s School in Birchington, where he is an IT Technician. At KES Ian has introduced sessions that combine his experience of Chinese Kickboxing, Shotokan karate, Judo and various street defence techniques. He said: “I believe that the young people are getting to that age where their social lifestyle...

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Dynamic Duo Inspire Young Artists

Dynamic Duo Batman and Robin Inspire Young Artists The adventures of crime fighters Batman and Robin have been inspiring the creative talents of pupils at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. The superheroes live in Gotham City have been put under the microscope by young artists who have been challenged to come up with their own artistic interpretation of the dynamic duo from comic books, television and film. Art leader Mike Brown said: “It really caught the imagination of the children. They used a variety of material and styles to come up with artwork and models. They researched their subjects well...

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