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Chessington Trip

Tuesday 27th March – Chessington trip

Yesterday, despite the rain and the early start, we set off for Chessington - full of excitement and in high spirits, only to be damped by the usual rush hour traffic! However, we still made it in good time and were soon parked and off the bus, raring to see the animals! First stop was the amazing underwater world complete with sharks, rays and starfish (among others). Staying on an aquatic theme, we toured the penguins and fell in love with their laid-back approach to us visitors.

Leaving the high seas, we walked straight into a demonstration of a beautiful owl, expertly handled by his handler. Hot on his tail with his handler and keen to model just how dextrous he is, was a racoon! Who knew they were so clever?

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World Pi Day

On Wednesday the 14th March 2018 Herne Bay Junior School celebrated World Pi Day with a competition to see who could memorise and recall the most digits of Pi. Children from across the school came and all performed impressively.

World Pi Day Competition from Herne Bay Junior School on Vimeo.

However, every contest must have a winner and this year there were two! Oscar (5JW) and Sienna (6AT) were awarded joint winners, recalling Pi to 112 and 116 places respectively- an incredible achievement. Both were deserving winners, showing great determination, competitive spirit and sportsmanship. During our Friday celebration assembly, the pair amazed pupils and staff by jointly recalling Pi to over 100 places.  

Congratulations and thank you to all the other children who took part in the competition: Riley (4JN), Amelia (4AR), Euan (4AR), Aston (4JN), Kalise (4LS), Amy (4PP), Charlie (5JW), Rudra (5CK), Alfie (5JW) and Arib (5JW).  

A Fantastic Night at the Theatre

The Drama Club’s contribution to the production of Julius Caesar at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury was a roaring success!  The children had been working hard in rehearsals and this was evident in their confident performances on stage. On the actual day of the performance, the children had the opportunity to rehearse the technical aspects of the play with the live projection feed of the ghost of Caesar, props and using the steps that were part of the staging.

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A Visit from Vattenfall Windfarm

Last Tuesday Herne Bay Juniors School welcomed Melanie Rogers who works for Vattenfall Windfarm in Thanet. Throughout the day, Years 3, 4 and 5 explored the differences between renewable and non-renewable energy, and had a go at making their own electricity! The children also learned about how the offshore windfarm was constructed, and how windfarms adapt to the weather conditions to harness wind power.

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