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 CHARITY DAY
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.
We are thrilled to announce that after working towards achieving our Artsmark status since 2019, we have achieved Artsmark GOLD! This has been a rewarding journey as we have rediscovered our love for the Arts across the school after Covid. It has been a joy to see children develop their understanding of events through the use of art and this is something we hope to continue to do. We are very proud of this achievement!.
HBJS football teams had some fantastic results this week at the District Football Tournament at UKC. The girls A team won the bronze medal finishing 3rd out of 20 other schools in the district. The boys A team reached the final for the 5th year in a row, narrowly losing on penalties to a strong Swalecliffe side.
On Thursday HBJS Netball team continued their unbeaten run winning 27-0 against Whitstable Juniors. Well done all!
This week HBJS Sport awards was presented to Year 6 pupil George Mogg. Not only was it awarded to him, but it will now be known as the 'George Mogg Sports Trophy' to honour George for his outstanding performances in Sport. George is a huge credit to HBJS and a fantastic role model to his peers. Not only does George excel in Sport, he has been massively improving his work in the classroom.
HBJS has a new saying "be more like George”!
Eco News HBJS
Eco News HBJS
Last week, for the first time since we’ve had our solar panels fitted and just in time for Earth Day (www.earthday.org), the school reached the status of climate positive. This means, that for a 7-day period, our entire carbon foot print was more than offset by the solar energy we produced, and the extra energy was fed back into the national grid helping reduce additional carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere by large power plants.
As far as we are aware, Herne Bay Junior School is the first school in the Canterbury/Whitstable/Herne Bay area (and maybe even further afield) to achieve this so we feel very proud to be doing our bit to clean up the planet. We still have a long way to go to become climate positive 100% of the time but we are working hard to ensure we reach this goal. In the meantime, as we move into the summer months, we look forward to many more climate positive days and weeks.
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