Teddy Bear’s Picnic Fun With New Friends

A teddy bear’s picnic was the perfect start to life at school for a group of four year olds in Ramsgate Arts Primary in Reception class

The children will be starting at Ramsgate Arts Primary in Reception class in September but the school laid on a welcome for pupils and families to familiarise themselves with their new school and to meet new friends and teachers.

The children were encouraged to bring along their favourite cuddly toys to share the experience with them, and they were treated to a picnic in the sunshine in the newly-opened outdoor activity area.

Head of School Nick Budge said:

“It was lovely to welcome our new Reception pupils and to see so many happy and smiling faces enjoying their first experience of Ramsgate Arts Primary. They had to chance to get a feel of what we are all about and it was a perfect opportunity for them to meet other children who will be joining us in September, and also to meet some of our teaching and support staff.

Starting school is a big step and it is important that all our new intake feel comfortable, safe and happy in their new surroundings.

Feedback from the pupils and families has been excellent and we are looking forward to seeing the children when they start their educational journey at RAPS in September.”

Ramsgate Arts Primary School focusses on the specialist teaching of arts subjects including dance, music, drama and art, in specially-designed studios, while also delivering a broad primary curriculum.


Ramsgate Arts Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Upton Junior School and Chilton Primary School.


Thank you Ramsgate Arts Primary School for sending us your press release, we remember Teddy Bears Picnics that we had when we were little as well, what a lovely way to introduce new pupils to the school and have fun at the same time! You had beautiful weather for the day too!