What is it like to grow up and live by the sea today? As part of Children & the Arts’ Start Programme, Turner Contemporary has worked with Coastal Alliance schools to explore this question through photography and local history. Over 450 children and young people across schools in Whitstable, Herne Bay and Reculver have taken inspiration from The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS), examining how people lived and spent their holidays by the coast in the past and reimagining these to capture the seaside from new perspectives.
What a delightful celebration of Primary School art at Beach Creative! A number of CACoT schools filled the exhibition space with a real jamboree of art, raising smiles from the visitors and comments on the joyful, vibrant pieces. Feeling proud of the walls filled with the work of our Herne Bay Junior School artists! Feeling proud of our Coastal Alliance schools!
Year 5 pupils got their hands on rare samples of moon rocks and meteorites this week during Science lessons that truly were out of this world.
The year 5 topic, Our Precious Planet, covers parts of the curriculum such as classifying, observing and testing, which included the unique opportunity to actually touch pieces of space rock not of this earth. The children were allowed to handle genuine meteorites. The lunar samples were collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s during some of NASA's first manned space missions to the moon. During these missions, a staggering 382kg of material was brought back to Earth-mostly for use by scientists, but small quantities gave been used for educational purposes.
Year 3 enjoyed their trip to Dover Castle! We had fun exploring the underground tunnels through our expertly led guided tours and learnt so much about the 3.8 miles of tunnel, some of which was dug out by hand! In addition to this, we also thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Great Tower and some of us even sat on the King's Throne!
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