Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Primary pupils’ artwork auctioned in aid of Christmas lights
Creative school children are using their artistic skills to put the sparkle back into Christmas and help light up their town for the festive season.
Herne Bay Junior School is auctioning off a piece of artwork, created by some of its pupils, to raise funds for the town’s Christmas lights fund.
A selection of canvasses, created by children in several year groups while studying the work of artist Kurt Jackson, are displayed in the school’s reception areas. Staff received numerous comments from visitors saying they would love the opportunity to buy one and the idea for the auction was born.
Head teacher Melody Kingman said: “Herne Bay Junior School became aware that there was a fundraising initiative to raise money for the Christmas lights and immediately wanted to find a way to support it. We don’t want our children to miss the magic and wonder of Christmas that the town lights provide.
Christmas is about children and families giving and receiving and who better to raise this profile than the children themselves?
“We have decided to auction one of the canvasses so that our town and our children can enjoy the splendour of Christmas lights this year. After all, what is a Christmas without lights?
We are pleased to say our enrichment programme for 2017/2018 is now complete and has been sent home to parents. Mrs Amos has been working hard to organise exciting and diverse opportunities for our children and as you look through the programme you will see some new additions which include a trip to Harry Potter World and School of Rock! Letters to parents will follow throughout the course of the next academic year to apply or register an interest in some of the opportunities we have to offer.
Please click on the link below to see the full enrichment programme.
On Monday we were very fortunate to have the opportunity to take our School Council to The Houses of Parliament. We set off in the mini bus and headed to the 02 Arena. From here we caught the Thames Clipper to Westminster. We made our way to the Education Centre. A beautiful park outside here allowed the children to eat their lunch with this historic building behind them. We made our way through security and met our guide. We entered the Houses of Parliament via the sovereign entrance, which is used by the Queen at the State opening of Parliament.
Our children in Year 5 set off on a camping adventure to Bushcraft in Hatfield Woods last week. For many it was their first time away from home so there was a mixture of nerves and excitement. Thankfully the sun was shining and after dropping off their belongings the children got the chance to learn new skills like making and lighting fires, under the watchful eye of the Bushcraft team leaders of course!
On Monday the children in Year 6 got the chance to take on the role of a Victorian school child. By the end of the day, the children experienced needlework, botany, created zoetropes, recited their times tables and the Lord’s Prayer and finally they used a quill and ink for handwriting practise.