Today, we were lucky enough to be back working alongside staff and children at Newlands Primary, Ramsgate, Thanet in Kent, joined by colleagues from Priory Infants, Chilton Primary, Newington Primary, Upton Juniors, Ellington Infants, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Dame Janet Infants, Christ Church C of E Junior, St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary, Bromstone Primary, St Mildred’s Infants, and Dame Janet Junior.
There is a lovely atmosphere in the school. Each class is named after an animal: Reception – Lemurs and Meerkats, Year 1 – Badgers and Squirrels, Year 2 – Giraffes and Lions, Year 3 – Elephants and Tigers, Year 4 – Leopards and Zebras, Year 5 – Koalas and Pandas, Year 6 – Dolphins, Otters and Seals.
Thank you to Marie Knight and colleagues for a really enjoyable first day in school. Back tomorrow for more fun.
The Port of Ramsgate is an incredibly busy one, and Ramsgate Harbour is a bustling place too.
Two thousand years ago Thanet was cut off from the mainland by the Wantsum, a river or arm or sea stretching from the Thames estuary, near Reculver on the north, to Pegwell Bay on the east, and probably a mile or two wide.
At the east end of the Wantsum the Romans created a haven (safe area) for their ships, protected from the sea by a growing bank of shingle, and at Richborough (Rutupiae) they constructed a fortress. (Thank you to our friend Mandy Barrow and the Woodlands Junior School site for this information).
You can find out a lot of information, if you would like to visit Thanet today, through the Visit Thanet website. A few famous folk have lived, or do live, in the Thanet area.
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