February 2023 news

The school has had a busy start to 2023 with lots of the children taking part in sports competitions and events. Year 3 had an afternoon of alternative sporting activities at Herne Bay High - laser tag and rock climbing! They had a great time and other year groups are looking forward to having their turn! The school has participated in the East Kent Sports Partnership 'Wake Up and Shake up' competition and the Cross Country competition. All of the children did themselves proud. Our Year 4 and 5 children enjoyed badminton coaching last term with Year 3 and 6 taking part in the weeks coming up to Easter. The footballers have enjoyed a number of local fixtures and the netball team have been working hard at their training sessions and looking forward to fixtures coming up in the months ahead. 
We are delighted that we are now able to offer every class a term's worth of forest school throughout the school year. Our fabulous Mrs George has completed her Level 3 forest school training and has been leading this across the school since September. There are lots of photos of the forest school sessions on our school website so you can see what we've been up to - http://www.hernhill.kent.sch.uk/News/Galleries/ 
Our Eco Team have been working hard on a new project - an Eco Refill Shop. This will be run on a monthly basis and will sell refills of branded washing-up liquid, hand wash and laundry products. The organisation 'Pupils Profit' are providing support to the children in the setting up of this small business. We very much hope, in the future, to open this refill service to local residents and will be sharing more with the local community in the coming months. 
As ever, the children are loving their creative, 'loose parts' lunchtimes. If anyone ever wants to get rid of large sticks, planks of wood, tarpaulins and ropes that they no longer need, we would be grateful for them and the children would make excellent use of them for den building!