Today we had our harvest assembly and as in previous years our chosen charity was Porchlight. We invited Nathan a representative to attend on behalf of the charity. It was great to see a wonderful performance from Year 5; the whole year group took part in a production of 'The Little Red Hen' where they discussed the importance of harvest and helping others.
This Tuesday morning, fifteen lucky year 5 and year 6s spent a fascinating couple of hours exploring the exciting world of the Marlowe Theatre. The theatre was in full swing of the touring production of War Horse. Narrated from an unusual perspective, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse tells a powerful story of humanity and friendship that touches people of all ages: in 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the frontline. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey's courage touches the soldiers around him.
On Wednesday afternoon our sixteen Sport Crew Leaders went to Herne Bay High School along with other primary schools for an afternoon of training in sports events. The children were taught how to organise games and events to help them prepare and help out at future events.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Primary pupils’ artwork auctioned in aid of Christmas lights
Creative school children are using their artistic skills to put the sparkle back into Christmas and help light up their town for the festive season.
Herne Bay Junior School is auctioning off a piece of artwork, created by some of its pupils, to raise funds for the town’s Christmas lights fund.
A selection of canvasses, created by children in several year groups while studying the work of artist Kurt Jackson, are displayed in the school’s reception areas. Staff received numerous comments from visitors saying they would love the opportunity to buy one and the idea for the auction was born.
Head teacher Melody Kingman said: “Herne Bay Junior School became aware that there was a fundraising initiative to raise money for the Christmas lights and immediately wanted to find a way to support it. We don’t want our children to miss the magic and wonder of Christmas that the town lights provide.
Christmas is about children and families giving and receiving and who better to raise this profile than the children themselves?
“We have decided to auction one of the canvasses so that our town and our children can enjoy the splendour of Christmas lights this year. After all, what is a Christmas without lights?
We are pleased to say our enrichment programme for 2017/2018 is now complete and has been sent home to parents. Mrs Amos has been working hard to organise exciting and diverse opportunities for our children and as you look through the programme you will see some new additions which include a trip to Harry Potter World and School of Rock! Letters to parents will follow throughout the course of the next academic year to apply or register an interest in some of the opportunities we have to offer.
Please click on the link below to see the full enrichment programme.