Today, Herne Bay Junior's have taken part in the annual National Skipping day event along with 123 other schools across the country. Every child had the opportunity to attempt as many skips as possible in 15 minutes which were then recorded towards a class total. These totals will then be collated to find out how many skips we achieved as a school and sent off to the event organisers and added to the UK total . The aim is to try and beat the current UK world record of more than 7.45 million skips! Keep an eye out on our Twitter page to find out next week what our final school total was.
Well done to all the children and staff from Herne Bay Junior School who did the Cha Cha Slide for Comic Relief. Over £350 has been raised!
This afternoon Mrs Roman, Miss Neame and Mrs Amos took 25 excited children down to The Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone to compete in The Great Big Dance Off Regional Finals. Rehearsals took place and the atmosphere in the auditorium was electric with all the schools supporting each other and clapping along. So good to see. Time for lunch and then a quick change in to their performance wear and the children were given a pep talk by Mrs Roman.
Practice like you have never won....Perform like you have never lost! Wise words indeed!
There were 15 schools competing in the Primary Finals and the standard was very high. Our children gave their all, their enthusiasm was infectious and the crowd were lifted by the mix of music. They couldn’t have done any better.
Now it is the waiting game....we will find out tomorrow how they got on! We were very proud of each and every one of them that took part.
Thursday 7th March was World Book Day and as always the staff and children of HBJS were keen to celebrate and recognise some of the wonderful authors, illustrators and characters of children's literature. To mark the occasion both children and adults dressed as a character from one of their favourite books and everyone enjoyed seeing if they were able to identify the characters from their costumes.
This morning we welcomed our local MP, Sir Roger Gale, to speak to the children about Brexit. It was an informative assembly that covered a range of topics, from the movement of goods through to how it could impact future holidays. Sir Roger recognised how important a topic this was, stating that even in his own home his wife and he voted in different ways.
Sir Roger started by explaining to the children how the European Union was very much like a club with a set of rules. He explained how the role of this club has changed over the years, to include agreements on trade, farming and fishing, as well as the setting of some laws.
Sir Roger then went on to answer questions from the children on a range of topics, including the possible need for an International Driving Licence or a change in design to the Passport. Sir Roger stressed that nobody really knows what the impact will be 20 years from now.
Please take an opportunity this weekend to speak with your child about their understanding. Next week, as part of our Philosophy for Children sessions, classes will be discussing Brexit in more detail. This will be an excellent opportunity for the children to explore a range of viewpoints on this often-divisive issue.