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Wimbledon Treats Served to Animals at Drusillas Park

They might not win against Andy Murray or even do particularly well in a beginner’s  tennis class, but nevertheless, a few of the animals at Drusillas Park have been showing off their sporting prowess in the lead up to Wimbledon. Inspired by the Wimbledon Championships, a feast of tasty treats were served up to meerkats Hari and Oleg, Prince the royal python, and Gretel the armadillo. Gretel and Prince took to the court solo to show off their tennis skills, whilst Hari and Oleg went head to head in an intense singles match. The strange service was made as...

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A Slick Farewell

Slick was a fast-moving hit musical full of style staged by Year 6 pupils at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate. Set in the mythical Chilton High School, Slick involved the whole year group and was their emotional final farewell before moving on to senior school in September. It was performed to pupils, staff, families and friends, and was a real team effort from first rehearsal to final curtain. It was directed by Year 6 teachers Gemma Scarr and Carol Isaac who said: “We have been so lucky this year to work with such an amazingly talented and passionate group...

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Charlton Athletic FC at St. Ethelbert’s

Charlton Athletic Football Club came to St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School to deliver first class soccer training to Year 3 and Year 4 class. The children had a lovely morning learning new skills, keeping fit and being out on the school fields in one of our less hot days! The staff were very professional, friendly and great fun. The activities used all of the school field and the children were exhausted at the end of their session. One pupil said that she really enjoyed playing football and would love to join the club. This scheme is all free and...

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Teamwork, Fun and Adventure

From dusk ‘til dawn across two weekends in May, senior and intermediate pupils at Northbourne Park School took part in the annual overnight camps. This event is a real highlight every year for the children as it allows them to put all the skills they have learnt from leadership lessons to the test. The challenge is to build a shelter from natural resources and spend the night in it. The camp building encourages team work as the shelters are usually shared between 3 to 6 children.  During the evening the children take part in a variety of activities including...

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“Amazing” Art and Education Partnership

The newly-launched Ramsgate Arts Primary School is shaping its curriculum in a ground-breaking way – taking inspiration from the award-winning Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate. During launch week in September to celebrate the opening of the purpose-designed premises at Newington Road, all pupils will visit Turner Contemporary and work with gallery ‘navigators’. During this time the young artists will create work both at school and in the gallery. Pupils will also visit exhibitions at Turner Contemporary each term during the academic year 2017/18, and the gallery’s Schools Officer will provide information on exhibitions to help teachers plan how they...

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