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Goodbye Mr Onions

On Friday we said goodbye to Mr Onions with a special assembly in his honour. Mr Onions has been our site manager for 20 years. We looked back at all the good times he had at the school with photographs and songs one which was made especially for Mr Onions and sung by the children.
It was a funny, emotional and fitting tribute to a much loved man. We will miss him and hope he enjoys his well earned retirement.

Outdoor Cinema Event at HBJS

Our wonderful PTA have organised an outdoor cinema event at the school on Saturday 4th August. The film will be ‘Sing-Along with The Greatest Showman’. Tickets are available from http://www.THEOPENAIRCINEMA.COM . If your child attends the school please contact us for a discount code.

Commonwealth Games Gymnast Courtney Tulloch Visits the School

On a wet and windy Monday afternoon we were very fortunate to welcome Courtney Tulloch to our school to deliver an assembly to the children following his gymnastic success in the Commonwealth Games. Courtney previously came to the school two years ago and spoke to the children about his dreams and aspirations for the future, so we were very excited that he agreed to come back and update the children.

Courtney competed in the rings and vault final as well as the team event in Australia. The team won gold after competing on the various apparatus which was a fantastic start! Courtney then went on to the rings and once again after a faultless routine won the gold medal for Team England. Finally the vault final loomed and Courtney  performed a superb vault and gained a silver medal to take his tally to three medals in total.

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Tesco Bags of Help Grant

We’re in the customer vote for a Bags of Help Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects grants of up to £4,000 - all raised from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco stores. The public will vote in store from 1st May to 30th June 2018 on who should receive the award. Please support us in your local store. Our project is called ‘For the Love of Books’ and any money we receive will be used to by wonderful new books for our school library. So get voting!

Below are the local stores where you can vote for us;

 Herne Bay Express (CT6 5SB)
 Herne Bay Sea Street Express (CT6 8SP)
 Canterbury Metro (CT1 2SN
 Tankerton Road, Whitstable (CT5 2AW)
 Whitstable Extra (CT5 3EE)
 Canterbury New Dover Road (CT1 3AS)

If you would like to know more about this scheme, just visit:  www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

A Trip to the Gulbenkian Theatre

Today a group of Year Five children who are in Miss Black's AAA group attended a back stage tour of the Gulbenkian Theatre.  They were shown around the lighting and sound box and asked brilliant questions about why the room is black, why it's positioned at the back of the audience and how the sound system works.  They also were shown the performers' backstage changing rooms, complete with mirror lights and showers.  The children eagerly stepped onto the stage to be seen on a monitor that the Stage Manager uses to give cues to the backstage crew and performers instructions.

We were lucky enough to be allowed into the Projector room of the cinema.  Here, the children learnt about film reels, programming sound and a sequence of adverts that the audience see before their film begins.

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