Day 8 and we have moved north west to Chantry Primary School, in Gravesend. Gravesend is famous for being the final resting place of Pocahontas. She became ill when on a return journey back to Virginia and was taken ashore to Gravesend on the River Thames, where she then died. Her funeral took place on March 21, 1617 in the parish of Saint George’s, Gravesend. The site of her grave is unknown, but her memory is recorded in Gravesend with a life-size bronze statue at St George’s Church.
Well, we received a very warm welcome from headteacher, Hazel King and her colleagues. Thank you.
Their school is housed in extensive buildings having formerly been ’The Gordon School’. The Gordon School was founded as the Gordon Boys’ Home in 1885 and was intended to be a national memorial to General Gordon, killed at Khartoum in January 1885. Gordon had undertaken charitable work among poor boys in Gravesend, Kent and the Gordon Boys’ Home continued that work on a larger scale. A plaque in the school hall commemorates the achievements of General Gordon.
The Year 2 class included several children where English is an additional language, but they flew!
The Year 6 pupils also stretched their vocabulary in an admirable fashion, with more than ever volunteering to become a character in the games. Some really amusing and captivating stories and glimpses of their imaginary lives, entertained us all.
Thank you to all today. Fun!
Whilst we have been working in Kent, we have been chatting to folk about e-safety. The Kent e-safety site, contains some good “posters” about web sensibilities.
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