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Cornwall Residential Visitcornwall 05

The Year 9 trip to Padstow, Cornwall proved to be a great success for the students taking part. The group visited the Eden Project, Stonehenge and Padstow town. During the day students developed their skills of surfing, coasteering, paddleboarding and sea kayaking and in the evening they played beach football and rounders. The conditions were perfect for water sports with bright sunshine every day and no rain!

Read more: Cornwall 2014

National Junior Maths Challenge, Callum Todd - Best in Class!callum maths

Callum Todd won a bronze certificate in the recent National Junior Maths Challenge. “Callum always gives 100% effort in lessons and it has paid off.  I hope that he can go one better than my silver certificate and get a gold next year.” Mr Shepherd (Class Teacher)

Well done from all the staff in the Maths Department.

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EHS girls and boys under 13’s and 15’s took part in the Annual Thanet Championships Athletics on Wednesday 2nd July. With many students competing for the year above, we finished 3rd with only Dane Court and Charles Dickens Schools ahead of us. This is the highest ever finish and is evidence of the continuing growth of sporting talent at our school. Many staff from the other schools congratulated both staff and students on their achievements. A fantastic day for EHS!

Read more: Thanet Championships

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On Tuesday 8th July, Mrs Mason and Mrs Bennett organised a Safety Day in memory of Cameron Tidey. Mrs Mason arranged for visitors to come in and speak to the students on how to avoid potential danger. Visitors included the Kent Air Ambulance, RNLI, the Coastguards, and the Fire Brigade.

The Coastguards gave a presentation on water safety and the Fire Brigade on how to avoid dangerous areas such as railway tracks.

Read more: Safety Day 2014

The Denim Rogues Make it to the Finals of the County Talent Search!denim rogues

Keelan Mark Layton (Y11) and Declan Fields (Y12) were recently selected to attend the semi-finals of a Kent-wide talent competition - The Kent School Games Cultural Celebration, 2014 - in Tunbridge Wells.

On Tuesday 24 June, news came through that the two students have been invited to perform in the FINALS in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 06 September.

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Local 6th Form Students Attend Stimulating DebateCharlie. He's an angel!

Students from most of the local schools gathered in the main hall last Friday (13th) to take part in a political debate organised and chaired by Year 12 Sixth Former Charlie Leys.

The panel included the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, the local member of Parliament, Laura Sandys, District and County Councillor Will Scobie, Green party candidate Councillor Ian Driver and Lib Dem candidate Russ Timpson.

The debate was about local and national issues including Manston airport, the NHS, local housing and immigration. The local newspaper – Isle of Thanet Gazette – and contributing Editor James Meek of the London Review of Books praised the school and Charlie for organising the event.

Read more: Political Debate

Business Enterprise Regeneration Project Continuesmotor 02

Our Year 11 Business Enterprise class undertook a community project to help Janet Fielding with her MotorHouse regeneration project in Ramsgate. The group were set the task to reclaim the very overgrown gardens which had begun to fall into disrepair and had become an eyesore to local residents.

At first this gargantuan task seemed overwhelming, but week by week the team has persevered and an end is slowly coming in to sight. Everyone involved has worked tirelessly since October last year in all weathers, cutting back huge amounts of vegetation and clearing rubbish.

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National Citizen Service Newslettermercedes

For their community support project, five of our sixth formers have taken part in a government programme. National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends. It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You'll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community which our sixth formers chose the foreland school for children with disabilities, the local RSPCA, the Royal Deaf School and Porchlight.

Read more: National Citizen Service

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