Word Refugee Day
What is World Refugee Day?
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20th and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
Our Ambassadors (Noah, Lily, Edith, Cleo, Clara & Noah) led the school in collective worship about World Refugee Day to bring awareness to the plight of displaced humans around the globe.
The ambassadors helped us all to think about the difficulties faced by thousands of people around the world. We reflected on and commemorated the strength and resilience that refugees display during the hardest of times.
It was an opportunity for us to think about human rights in the face of a global crisis and to consider how we can support refugees especially those from Ukraine.
The Ambassadors also arranged a cake sale to raise funds. With the help of Upper School who contributed with homemade and shop bought cakes – it was the largest cake sale the Endowed has ever seen!
To support the Ukrainian crisis all the children participated with Upper School wearing Blue and Lower School wearing Yellow. After lunch the whole school ventured into the playground to create the Ukrainian Flag. We would like to thank the brilliant Mr Fisk who took this amazing aerial photograph.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Welcome to Wonderland
World Book Day
On Thursday 3rd March we had our whole school World Book Day. This year our theme was Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Each class came in their finest fancy dress as one of the characters then jumping down the rabbit hole into our transformed school. We welcomed in a production company who entertained the children through their energetic and highly engaging performances throughout the day. Then at 2pm we invited our Endowed families in to have a wonderful tea party!
World Book Day Competition Winners
Congratulations to our World Book Day Class Winners for Character Fancy Dress Costume, Inspiring Writer and Inspiring Reader.
Hey EWE! Year 3 Nativity
Well done to our amazing Year 3 Nativity performers, who were fantastic on Tuesday night. A BIG THANK YOU to Miss Braid and Miss Galvin and all the helpers for their incredible hard work.
Thursday / Friday
Another couple of days of fun filled facts and activities including a visit from the St John's Ambulance who showed them how to bandage a wound, demonstrated the recovery position and gave them a tour on their Ambulance. The children also enjoyed touching and holding some of the exotic animals from Wild Science, including a Tarantula, Bearded Dragon, Hissing cockroach, Millipede and lots more
Tuesday / Wednesday
Lots more fun with Boats & Floats, a masterclass in Lego, designing and launching rockets, magnetic snakes, test flying helicopter designs and a fascinating zoom meeting with a Neurologist.
The children have enjoyed lots of exciting experiments, talks and activities today. A Science Workshop from Eureka Seekers, Boats & Floats, Scratch safety design and a fire safety talk from Kent Fire and Rescue. Each class rotated around the school to experience the different STEM activities. Lots more super science tomorrow....
Video Time-lapse: The beginning
Video Time-lapse: The Mexican Wave!
Welcome to our vibrant and welcoming environment where we bring learning to life. Below are just some of our amazing artwork: creative corridors, children's 'rainbow' flower art and our talented staff beautifully showcasing their class flower.
Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day!
There was turkey and all the trimmings on Thursday when the whole school ate a Christmas dinner together in the school hall. Everyone looked very festive in their Christmas jumpers and they enjoyed singling along to Christmas songs while being served by staff members. Thank you to Miss Flahaut and Mrs Rigden for all their hard work in producing a delicious festive feast and to all the staff who helped.
Poppies, Poetry & Peace Exhibition
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our 'Poppies, Poetry & Peace' WWI Centenary Exhibition.
It was a wonderful, poignant tribute to those that lost their lives. Mrs Griffin, the staff and children worked hard during a our special WWI Focus week.
WWI Focus Week
The children have had a very informative and creative week learning about the WWI. They all took part in a workshop where they learnt what life was like for a solider, made clay poppies and other art works, rope poems, prayers and learnt songs from the era too.
WWI 'Poetry, Poppies and Peace' Exhibition
The children will be holding a special Centenary Exhibition for Parents/Carers and the Public. The public are welcome to attend on Tuesday 13 November and parents and carers on Wednesday 14 November both times are 1.15-4pm.
Think of Me - Horsebridge Exhibition
Mrs Gilbert, staff and children have helped create some of the Sweetheart cushions that will be on display at the 'Think of Me' Exhibition at the Horsebridge Galleries. It is a community led project to mark the Centenary of The First World War by remembering soldiers associated with Whitstable, who lost their lives during the conflict.
'There but not there'
After a successful application we have been lucky enough to receive 6 'Tommy' silhouettes and have given one to each class. These silhouettes symbolise a local soldier who lost his life in WWI that each class have researched and found out more about him. The silhouettes will be on display at our exhibition on 13th and 14th November.