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23rd April 2018

Year 7 Readathon extended!       

Our Year 7 students are well into the Readathon sponsored read which was due to finish this week. In order to give them more time to read and raise money for the brilliant Read for Good charity the deadline has been extended to the end of this half term, Friday 25th May.

Year 7 students are being sponsored to read books of their choice, and some have found innovative ways of persuading their family and friends to sponsor them by agreeing to do things such as reading a book suggested by their parents, reading for an agreed amount of time each night and reading an agreed number of books.

Every little bit of money helps, and will enable the Read for Good charity to take books and storytellers into hospitals to brighten the lives of sick children.  Do you know a Year 7 student that you could sponsor for this really valuable fund raising event? Students can read whatever they want; it does not have to be fiction, and can be in printed or electronic format. If you would like to know more about this visit the Read for Good website or contact the school library.

Year 7 students enjoy historical Rochester!

On the 16th and 18th April the History department organised two one day trips to the historic city of Rochester. Students were given a chance to explore the second oldest cathedral in Britain and its Norman roots before climbing the tallest keep in Britain at Rochester Castle and hearing the gruesome story of the 1215 siege.

Year 7 historians were also given a workshop at the Guildhall museum that brought to life the origins and development of the city from Romans to Saxons to Normans. Students even had the opportunity to dress up in armour from each of these eras. Finally, the groups were invited to explore the medieval high street in the glorious Spring sunshine including a visit to the historic fudge shop! Teachers and locals were both hugely impressed with the enthusiasm and politeness of all our students!