Porchlight Cheque Presentation
- Created: Friday, 18 October 2019 15:32
- Written by V Harrop
When Nathan Tough, Community and Corporate Fundraising Officer, for the charity came to the Thanet Secondary Headteachers’ meeting to talk about the growing issue of homelessness in Thanet all of the headteachers were shocked by the statistics and vowed to work together to support this wonderful charity. At the end of the last academic year all students in Thanet, aged 11 – 18, from whichever secondary school they attend, were encouraged to carry out a series of charity events in order to raise awareness of homelessness and money to support the work Porchlight does.
Hartsdown Academy had a sleep out with students and staff, including the headteacher Matt Tate, sleeping on the ground out in the open air all night. “Although it was summer it was still really cold and we had sleeping bags and coats,” said one student, “it really shows how hard it is to be homeless and I dread to think what it would be like in the winter.” Other schools had non-uniform days, cake sales, parents’ coffee mornings, pyjama days, dance competitions and sponsored events. Several of the schools opened food banks so that donations of food could be made and passed on to those who need it most.
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Try Angle Awards 2019
- Created: Monday, 23 September 2019 15:02
- Written by S Wade
It was my pleasure to attend the TryAngle Awards organised by Kent County Council on Wednesday 18th September 2019 and watch 3 King Ethelbert Students collect their awards having won in the categories they were nominated for.
Lara Watkins is now at college but won an award for her work in the community during Years 10 and 11 at KES using British Sign Language — BSL. Lara worked at schools in 2 different roles, at a local primary she supported a deaf pupil 1:1 using BSL, and at a secondary school helped teach a class of year 7 BSL.
Phoebe Palmer won her award for COURAGE. Phoebe has had a difficult year and yet puts 100% effort into her school work, worrying about others more than herself despite all the hospital appointments she has had. No matter what has been going on for her medically she is always focused, polite and kind.
Lisa Marie Money won the category of Young Carer and Friendship for her positive outlook and her caring nature to all. She is starting her first year at University of Aberystwythin Wales on a scholarship.
It was a fantastic evening and I was immensely proud of our students. They looked stunning!
It was also rather emotional, but I only cried 4 times!!