St. Stephen's recently completed training 12 new Digital Leaders. For approximately 1 hour per week, over 4 months, children from Year 5 participated in the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme. This youth leadership programme offers pupils an exciting online community, structured training and ongoing support, helping make online safety learning fun and effective and assisting schools work towards an outstanding whole school community approach to online safety.
The programme empowers our children to become active within their school and to help educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe when using the internet and social media.
A student in Year 4 recently went through an entire day without talking to raise £358 for charity to help build a water well in the Sudan.
This is an extraordinary achievement and we are extremely proud of him.
Friday evening, the 25th May, saw 78 children across all year groups at St. Stephen's take part in a sponsored sleepover around our Forest School enclosure in support of PorchLight. The school council meet regularly and discuss ideas on how to help the school and the local community and after a fairly recent spell of particularly cold weather they decided to raise money for Porchlight, a charity that helps homeless people in the Canterbury area.
This year our Arts week and school value is themed around Diversity: understanding that we are all unique and different. Here at St Stephen’s, an amazing 38 different languages are spoken by our children and their families. We are planning to celebrate diversity through our Creative Curriculum with activities involving Art, Music, Dance, Language and Food during the school week.
Each class will be exploring a different country, as well as international art and artists with a finale of Born to Shine performances on Friday afternoon. Read our letter to parents HERE