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Upton Girls Earn Kent Soccer Finals Spot

Upton Junior School in Broadstairs is flying the flag for Thanet at the upcoming Kent Girls Football Finals. They won the right after beating off strong competition to win the Thanet Girls Football Trophy that featured 13 other sides. The competition featured two pool teams, and Upton emerged undefeated from Group A to face a talented Minster team – also undefeated – in the final. Minster went ahead in the first minute of the game, scoring a superb individual goal that highlighted the quality of football on show. Upton regrouped, changing their tactics, and had numerous chances before Alesha...

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Working Together – Forging Educational and Cultural Links

News from Broadstairs English Centre A pioneering project to give international students a deep insight into life in British education and culture is underway. Broadstairs English Centre is behind the link that involves working closely with Chatham and Clarendon House Grammar School in Ramsgate to provide 24 young people aged 14 and 15 from Vigo in Spain with three weeks life in a British school. The visitors are linked with buddy students in the grammar school’s Year 11 and sixth form as they experience life inside British education first hand and close up. Andy Somers, who has experience working...

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Exciting Learning Journey Under Way

The new intake of Reception class pupils at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate are exploring a world of wonder through gentle learning and creativity. In the first weeks of term the four and five year olds had home visits from teachers and also attended part time to get to know the Reception staff before their first full school day. Hannah Cheshire, Assistant Head of School, is also Head of Early Years. She said: “Now they have made a big transition to being at Chilton full time and they are settling in very well.” The 60 children are also ‘learning...

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Food Bank Gifts at Harvest Festival

A bumper crop of food bank gifts have been collected for needy families and individuals by pupils, parents and staff at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate. Vital contributions to the Salvation Army food bank have been made as part of the school’s annual harvest festival celebrations which saw a generous collection of a variety of food goods. Bulging boxes and bags were handed over to a grateful Salvation Army representative at a special gathering in the school hall that also featured music, harvest songs and drama performed by Year 6 pupils. Teacher Chloe Smith, who co-ordinated the festival...

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Story Time with Eleanora Fizzle-Wallop

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day we introduced our resident story-teller, Eleanora Fizzle-Wallop and she recorded one of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes “The Three Little Pigs”. To watch the video, please follow the link to the Educational Life YouTube channel below. 13th September 2017 – Roald Dahl Day Eleanora is new to videos but is enthusiastic and eager to learn – we’re all learning and it will be gratifying to see her progress. Are you learning something new? It can be quite difficult, can’t it? But practice makes perfect.   Where Does Eleanora Come From and Why is She Here?...

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