On Monday 30 March 2015 Herne Bay Junior School held their very first performance of ‘Born to Shine’.
Born to Shine is where children audition their specific talent and teach a member of staff how to do this talent. Names of staff were put into a hat and pulled out to work with a specific child. A month has been devoted to practice and culminated in the final performance by the staff member and child to the whole school. To add to the pressure three judges, Mrs Nation, Mrs Hall and Mr Onions, passed comment on every act and had to make the difficult decision of chosing a winner.
This has proved to be a nerve wracking but fulfilling experience for the adults involved. However the children and staff have felt it has been really worthwhile and they have learnt a lot, both as a teacher and as a learner.
Darcy Priston said ‘I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to teach our talent to’.
The Herne Bay Junior School boys football team are now proudly sponsored by local snack bar Gingerbreads. The ladies kind donation has enabled the team to wear a fantastic brand new kit, which the boys absolutely love and are extremely thankful for. The squad of 20 boys from years 5 and 6 train every Tuesday night during terms 1, 2, 4 and 5, with league matches, cups games and friendly fixtures taking place on Wednesday's. Once again the boys, and everybody at Herne Bay Junior School, wish to extend a huge thank you to the ladies at Gingerbreads for their kind sponsorship.