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  • 05/02/18

    STAFF/6th Form Charity Cycle Ride

    This will certainly be a memorable and satisfying experience for all those involved. The 2nd 6th Form / Staff Charity Cycle ride is planned for June. The first such event raised in excess of £2,000 with the British Legion and Help for Heroes being the beneficiaries. There...
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  • 04/02/18

    BATTLE OF BRITAIN TRIP, January 2018

    A total of 14 students with a background from Poland visited the Battle of Britain Memorial Museum, Capel-le-Ferne in late January. Mrs Perera and Mr Murphy took charge of the group, which focused on the contribution of pilots from Poland during the Battle of Britain. The foggy and murky conditions...
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  • 10/01/18

    COMING WORLD REMEMBER ME

    COMING WORLD REMEMBER ME is a major innovative project based in the Belgian City of Ieper. Ypres as it was known to a generation of servicemen in the Great War was the scene of 3 major battles and countless other equally as devastating battles between 1914 and 1918. Some 660,000 servicemen were kill...
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  • 08/01/18

    CHRISTMAS FAYRE

    The annual Christmas Fayre organised by the 6th Form WorkSkills group was held just before Christmas. Some 17 stalls were in the Heart Space and were open for business during both lunchtimes. Stalls included bric-a-brac, Christmas material, chocolate, drinks, Christmas Cards and the ever popular sam...
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  • 08/01/18

    DANCING ON ICE

    Many students took the opportunity on the recent Battlefield Christmas visit to Ieper to take to the ice and practise their ice skating skills; different results and outcomes depending on whether expert or novice or taking to the ice for the first time. The students thoroughly enjoyed the exper...
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  • 08/01/18

    YEAR 7 CHRISTMAS BATTLEFIELD TOUR

    Some 47 Year 7 students along with 5 staff, travelled to Ieper [Ypres] in Belgium for the annual Christmas Battlefield Tour. The Tour started with a talk by Mr. Murphy at Essex Farm Cemetery. This cemetery had been a First Aid Post during World War 1; it was here that John Macrae wrote the...
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  • 07/01/18

    Greg Tuke to become first officer on an easyJet Airbus

    Former pupil Greg Tuke is one of only 6 candidates out of 300, to be successful in being accepted on to an 18-month course at the CAE Aviation Academy in Oxford. Greg had worked hard and planned for this career since primary school. Since leaving St John's Greg joined th...
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  • 19/12/17

    Foodbank donations - Thank you!

    We have donated 64.2kg of goods to the Foodbank during December, that’s just over 10st. A huge thank you to parents, staff, and the wonderful pupils here at St John’s for your generosity.    
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  • 18/12/17

    InterHouse Super 6 WarHorse event

    The WarHorse figures, the latest in the InterHouse Super 6 events, were unveiled on December 11th. Year 8 and several distinguished guests were the audience for a talk from the Historian and Author Mr Andrew Robertshaw. Mr Robertshaw both acted and was consultant to the film Warhorse and recoun...
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  • 18/12/17

    Battle of Britain Museum visit

    13 students visited the Battle of Britain Museum in Capel-le-Ferne on December 4th. It was a great day to be there. The sky was cloudless, but a little cold. The new Battle Experience, The Hurricane simulator, proved to be excellent and every student tried their luck many times testin...
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  • 18/12/17

    John Downton Awards 2017

    Four students: Josie Wickenden, Josephine Ly, Taylor Fuller and Alexandra Martin were selected to exhibit their work in the prestigious John Downton Awards 2017. The competition, open to young Kent-based artists aged 11-18, encourages and celebrates the creativity and divers...
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