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An educational tour of the Houses of Parliament

On Monday the 9th October, children from St. Stephen's were delighted to be given the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament in London to learn about the monarchy, democracy and a lot more about Britains rich political history.

Arriving at the Palace of Westminster after an lengthy train ride and a short walk through St. James Park, the tour began with the lively group checking in at the Education Centre at the Victoria Tower Gardens. Greeted by very friendly and well informed education centre staff they were given a virtual tour of the House Of Commons in one of the presentation rooms, since the real one was undergoing security checks prior to a speech by the Prime Minister.

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Following an amazing tour of the Houses of Parliament, the group returned to the Education Centre to take part in a workshop on democracy, and shortly before their departure for home were treated to a surprise visit by Canterbury's own MP, Rosie Duffield.

Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment arrives

image003Pupils and staff from St. Stephen's are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack. The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales and is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.

PGL beckons for our Year 6's

Our annual Year 6 PGL trip to Weymouth is so much more than an ordinary adventure, it's an experience of a lifetime for the children. This year was no different and from the 22nd to the 25th September 2017 our Year 6's embarked on the trip excited, enthusiastic, and ready to take over the world.

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With the weekend filled with activities that would stretch their abilities to the limit, they climbed, abseiled, canoed and worked their way through the many various obstacles and activities on offer, ultimately emerging from the experience as victors and true champions.

Year 5's travel to Kingswood

Kingswood Yr5 Sept17 1bOn Friday 22nd Sept our Year 5's ventured forth to Kingswood for the weekend, returning exhausted (but still as enthusiastic as ever) on Sunday afternoon. An excerpt from the Kingswood.co.uk website best describes this wonderful experience:

By taking pupils out of a formal classroom environment and into fun and exhilarating experiences focused on challenge and adventure, we encourage whole classes to bond and be captivated, the shyest to shine as leaders and the unmotivated to become the most enthusiastic about developing a new skill.

Visit our Year 5 page for a few more images and a short video.

The Beaney’s 5th Birthday celebrations!

On Saturday 16th September, members from the school choir had the pleasure of helping the new Beaney celebrate their 5th Birthday. It was truly an amazing experience to hear choir members and the public singing Happy Birthday together! Thank you once again to the Beaney for having us and we wish you many happy returns.

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The Beaney's 5th birthday video was posted on YouTube by Canterbury City Council and briefly features our very own choir lead by Mrs Page from St. Stephen's Junior. Follow this LINK to see them in action in the video.

Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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