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Little Stars Shine at Chilton Nativity

A whole host of kings, shepherds, and creatures followed the nativity star to Chilton junior school main hall for a special festive show. Born in a Barn featured children from Year 1 and Year 2 in the colourful story of Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus told in music, drama and song. The show was performed to pupils and parents as part of a busy programme of festive activities. Deputy Head of School Natalie Barrow said: “The children from Year 1 were our choir, while the main actors came from Year 2. “This was a big task for our younger...

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The Spirit of Christmas at St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School – Woof Woof!

All of the infant children came together to say thank you to Buddy the Golden Retriever for another lovely year. He is Reception Class’ pet at St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School, Ramsgate. They all met him on their first day of school back on 5th September and he became their friend and caring companion. He will always listen to their joys and sorrows without complaint. He helps them count, he plays in class with them and occasionally clears up any dropped food! He looks after the children who are sad. He hears the children read their books. He teaches all...

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Christmas Dinner – For One Thousand!

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 who wore their best Christmas outfits...

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Cinderella Success for Upton’s Young Actors

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 maintain the flow of...

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Newington’s Generous Gifts for Santa’s Sleigh

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 outstanding generosity of the Newington parents...

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