Last Friday evening, HBJS had its first Parent & Pupil Campout with 10 family's attending.
Pupils and their parents arrived at 6pm to set up their tents, followed by the children giving them a tour of the Forest. Whilst this was taking place, Mr Hobbs was busy cooking dinner for the groups on the open fire; this included Rainbow Trout, Salmon, veggie kebabs and veggie sausages followed by S’mores!
Forest games included Pick-up Sticks and Dolly & Sally. After dark, the children explored the forest with their torches before heading to their tents for lights-out.
In the morning, they enjoyed a breakfast of muffins and pancakes, cooked on the open fire, with plenty of coffee for the weary parents! It was then the turn of Peggy & Stacey, our resident pigs, to be fed!
The weather was perfect and great fun was had by all. We hope to hold more Campout nights like this next summer!
HBJS Summer Fair 2023
Last Friday, we held our first Summer Fair since COVID. It was a great success and such a joy to see so many smiley faces with parents, staff and children having fun.
We are very grateful to the families and staff here at HBJS that donated items for the fair and to those who took the time to bake cakes and bring in lots of treats for us to sell. We thank everyone for taking part, especially the children who designed and ran many of the stalls.
We made a whopping £3,351.45 in total, all of which will be used to buy additional resources for the children in school.
We look forward to next year’s Summer Fair!
A few weeks ago, we were kindly nominated to become the recipient of a brand-new defibrillator allowing access for community use.
On the 25th May, Jane Hogan and Rebecca Bernsten, from Technifire Solutions, delivered this to us. We are extremely happy and proud to have this vital piece of life saving equipment on our site and will be mounting it outside the school for use by any member of the community should an emergency arise.
Let’s Go Zero is a national campaign that unites teachers, pupils, parents and their schools to work together to be zero carbon by 2030. They have recognised the hard work that our school has put into our green projects and has requested that we would agree to be one of only a few schools on their website showcasing our green credentials and projects. It’s only a little bit about us but it’s a great achievement to get on their website and hopefully we will be an inspiration to other schools and communities around the country. Please check out their web site at www.letsgozero.org and our school in particular is here. Herne Bay Junior School, England. - Lets Go Zero
DRESS LIKE A CELEBRITY DAY!
Today we are invited the children to dress up as a celebrity in exchange for a £1 donation.
The School Councils across the Coastal Alliance Co-operative Trust have organised fundraising events this day to support local charities. Our School Council has agreed the focus for the event and elected two charities to receive the money raised. These are:
South Room and The Food Larder at Christ Church, Herne Bay
South Room offers support and assistance to anyone who needs it, supporting with a range of issues and needs. Some individuals need support with a benefit application, an energy bill issue, or a housing or debt issue. Others would appreciate help with a CV, job application or to take a job list. People can also come for a chat and a hot drink. It is run by Christ Church, Herne Bay. The Food Larder provides emergency food for those in need and is open to all.
SNAAP, Herne Bay
SNAAP informs, encourages and supports parents and carers who have a child (aged 0-25) with any special needs or disability, enabling them to provide the best possible help to their children via a range of services with a focus on the whole family.
The costumes all look amazing and we thank you all for your kind donations. This will be distributed to both charities which I am sure will be put to good use.