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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 00:10
Caroline is recording a weekly Collective Worship. This is up on the Church website:  Thank you Caroline!  In addition, Reverend Hugh is leading a daily 'Breathe' and prayer virtually at 10:00am. You may need to have the Zoom app downloaded onto your phone/tablet... Read More »
tags: worship, RE, spiritual
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 11:55
The 10:10 Primary Federation On Thursday 5th March governors from both Benenden Church of England Primary School and Goudhurst and Kilndown Church of England Primary School, following a six week consultation process voted unanimously to proceed with the federation of the two schools. Park Run  Well... Read More »
tags: collaboration, fun, enjoyment, Music, PE, teamwork
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:36
Mixing pleasure with social responsibility! Had a lovely Saturday stroll walking Mohjo (can you spot him?) @GreatstoneBeach. #partofthesolution #notthepollution Read More »
tags: social action, sustainability
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 23:59
Years 3, 4 and 5 walked to St Mary's Church on Wednesday morning for a special Ash Wednesday Service led by Caroline.  Unfortunately, half of Year 5 were not there as they were in Forest School.  So not to miss out, Caroline quickly dashed down to Forstal Woods when the service was over.....    ... Read More »
tags: RE, outdoor learning, forest school, spiritual
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 22:18
This is an interesting article and confirms why we think giving your children opportunities to be outside is really important. Call it parental instincts or call it common sense. Parents know that nature is good for kids. Yet it was only fairly recently, that the scientific community sought to... Read More »
tags: outdoor learning, fun, enjoyment, resilience, teamwork, co-ordination
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 23:48
We’re delighted to announce the launch of The British Library’s new website for primary school children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages. This free-to-access resource – Discovering Children’s Books– explores the history and rich variety of children’s literature, through treasures from the... Read More »
tags: Literacy, fun, enjoyment
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 23:50
The children all really love Forest School and the facility is truly wonderful.  But it needs maintaining from time to time. Thank you to Victoria Aldwinkle who organised a team of parents to help us re-lay the bark paths last Saturday morning.  It was a great 'community' job and the forest has... Read More »
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 21:30
It is Childrens Mental health Week this week and we lots going on in school: Parent Support-Drop in Would you like the opportunity to chat about emotional support, behaviour guidance, boundaries and establishing routines at home? Pop in for a coffee with Mrs Donoghue and volunteers from the support... Read More »
tags: Community, well being, parents, mental health, PSHE, compassion
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 21:23
Well done to all the children who took part in last weeks Dance-a-thon.   We have collected over a £1,000 already which is amazing. There is still time  to collect your sponsorship money and bring it in as soon as you have it all - all proceeds will go to the NSPCC, one of the school's official... Read More »
tags: PE, charity, social action, fun, enjoyment, collaboration
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 21:12
It was lovely to see so many of you in Church today for our very special Christingle Society.  Every year we collect donations for the Children's Society , a charity devoted towards changing the wellbeing and lives of young people all over the country.  This year it is their 50th Anniversary.   ... Read More »
tags: RE, Community