This week, as our First Class supplement is published, we celebrate children taking their brave first days at school. It made some of us fondly recall our memories of primary school life across the county. Jess Sharp, Kent Messenger reporter, Lordswood Primary School, Lordswood Lane, Chatham , 2002-2009 "Completing mental maths and brain games was how we kicked off the morning. "If we were lucky you got to do some star jumps to get your mind active and ready for the day that lay ahead. "After shouting 'here' for the register it was off down to the hall for the morning assembly, where class helpers in year six would be responsible for manning the projector and pointing to the lyrics of today's song. "Whether it was 'Wouldn't it be funny' or 'Shine Jesus Shine' there was sure to be a guided smile thrust upon the kids sat at the front from the teacher. "Throughout the day, various different coloured exercise books would be handed out and we would all anxiously write in pencil with … [Read more...] about Primary School Memories: We take a look back
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PUBLISHED: 19:38 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 19:44 05 July 2019 Suzanne Day Top Class 2019 will be in the Ipswich Star on Wednesday Picture: CLAYDON PRIMARY SCHOOL CLAYDON PRIMARY SCHOOL Make sure you pick up the Ipswich Star on Wednesday, July 10 to get your copy of our Top Class supplement featuring primary schools from across Ipswich. Year six pupils from schools in Ipswich are preparing to head to high school in September and our photographers have been out capturing their final primary school class pictures. Take a look at our list of schools that will be in the supplement on Wednesday and share it with your friends and family to make sure they know what day they can get their hands on a copy.Here are the schools taking part in our Ipswich Star Top Class supplement on Wednesday, July 10-Bildeston Primary School-Bramford CEVC Primary School-Britannia Primary School and Nursery-Castle Hill Junior School-Gorseland Primary School-Gusford Primary School-Heath … [Read more...] about Is your child about to finish primary school?
Flooding has shut a Snodland primary school for two days and forced it to operate from two sites for the rest of term.St Katherine's School suffered extensive flooding on Monday evening but managed to stay open on Tuesday and Wednesday.In order to keep parts of the school open until the summer holidays, the school on St Katherine's Lane shut yesterday and will remain closed today.Headteacher Ruth Powell said: "To continue educating the children for the rest of term, we have closed on Thursday and Friday, but will be reopening on Monday."We will operate across two sites. The lower school and nursery will be at St Katherine's and the older pupils will be at The Holmesdale School."The secondary school is only a short walk from the primary, and has already informed parents.Addressing parents, Nikki Hodges, principal at The Holmesdale School, said: "While this is an unfortunate situation, The Holmesdale School is looking forward to working closely with St Katherine’s over the next few … [Read more...] about Flooding shuts primary school
A 26-year-old man who caused a five-car crash outside a Morecambe primary school has been banned from driving for two years. Jack Perna, of Wiggins Lane, Ormskirk, has pleaded guilty to driving without due care at Chorley Magistrates’ Court. As well as being banned from driving for two years, Perna was also fined more than £300.Perna, who had been driving a blue Ford Fiesta, collided with a number of vehicles outside Westgate Primary School in Langridge Way.Police were called to the scene at around 8.45am on Monday, April 16, 2018, along with the emergency services.An air ambulance was also dispatched and landed on the school field to attend to the injured motorists.Several people suffered minor injuries and were taken by road ambulance to Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment.PC Peter Black, of Lancashire Police, said: “This was a shocking incident. Perna’s actions were both reckless and irresponsible.“Many parents and children were left upset and … [Read more...] about Man pleads guilty to reckless driving after causing five-car pile-up outside Morecambe primary school
Councillors are due to vote on one of the most controversial housing proposals ever considered for their district.Plans for up to 675 homes, shops and a new primary school at Wises Lane, Borden, go before the authority’s planning committee this week.There has been widespread opposition, led by Borden Residents Against Development, with hundreds of villagers writing to oppose the application, backed by parish councils and environmentalists.But developer Quinn Estates has won favour with the town’s rugby club by promising it a new clubhouse and pitches as part of what’s proposed.The council’s planners have recommended that permission be granted, subject to a huge list of conditions.Opponents say the application should be binned over pollution fears.Borden Parish Council has “grave concerns” over air quality in the area of the proposed Wises Lane development.It commissioned the University of Kent to respond to air quality conclusions in Swale … [Read more...] about Decision day for plans for 675 homes