On Friday 17th March Herne Bay Junior School hosted the annual Schools’ Parliament event. Nine local schools brought their School Council members along for a morning of debates around behaviour in school. Roger Gough, Cabinet member for Education and Health Reform took time out of his busy schedule to act as Chair and he seemed to enjoy it as much as the children!
There were six topics up for debate – attendance, uniform, behaviour for learning, lunchtime, play time and homework. The children whose ages ranged from 6 – 11yrs were full of opinions and ideas relating to all these topics and some great suggestions were put forward for all the schools to take away and discuss in their own setting.
All in all a hugely successful morning bringing children together to learn the art of debating.
On Thursday HBJS was transformed into a magical land full of storybook heroes, villains, animals and much more. All pupils (and many staff) embraced the opportunity to dress as the character from a book and as usual we were astounded by the originality and creativity of the costumes. Thank you parents and carers!
On Tuesday 17th January our children once again made the journey to the 02 Arena in London for the Young Voices concert. Over fifty children from our choir sang with thousands of other children from other schools to an audience of friends and family.
We are thrilled to share with you the results of the Kent Real School Guide 2016 which was published this week. We came eighth out of all 410 schools in Kent. Unlike Government league tables which focus only on the Key Stage 2 results this study takes 36 different measures into account.
The full article, including details of the types of measures used can be found by clicking on the link below:
On Wednesday 18th January, a team of eighteen Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a Sportshall Athletics event at Herne Bay High School. The competition included a range of activities such as relays, speed bounce and javelin.
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