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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:44
Mixing pleasure with social responsibility! Had a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll walking Mohjo, (can you spot him?) @Greatstonebeach. Read More »
tags: social action, sustainability, environment
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 22:27
This is an interesting article and confirms why we think giving your children opportunities to be outside is really important. Call it parental instincts or call it common sense. Parents know that nature is good for kids. Yet it was only fairly recently, that the scientific community sought to... Read More »
tags: outdoor learning, fun, enjoyment, teamwork, resilience, co-operation, curiosity
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 23:52
We’re delighted to announce the launch of The British Library’s new website for primary school children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages. This free-to-access resource – Discovering Children’s Books– explores the history and rich variety of children’s literature, through treasures from the... Read More »
tags: Literacy, fun, enjoyment
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 23:35
Before Christmas, the children were given the opportunity to enter a Christmas Story Writing Competition run by Cranbrook Rotary Club. We were one of 22 schools in the area that entered stories. Stories were chosen from each year group across the 22 schools and prizes were given for 1st, 2nd and... Read More »
tags: English, Community, competition, fun, enjoyment
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 18:13
It was lovely to see so many of you in Church today for our very special Christingle Society. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their own Christingle-thank you to Reverend David Commander and his team for preparing everything. The children read and sang beautifully. Every year we collect... Read More »
tags: collaboration, RE, prayer, reflection, Music, compassion, Community
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 14:27
Following the girl's football tournament held this week at Colliers Green I am delighted to say that I received this message from one of the teachers from another school who also attended the event: "Benenden were amazing, as they fielded a younger side who showed great spirit and resilience, with... Read More »
tags: PE, collaboration, competition, fun, enjoyment, courage, commitment
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 22:01
   Would you like the opportunity to chat about emotional support, behaviour guidance, boundaries and establishing routines at home?   Pop in for a coffee with Mrs Brook and volunteers from the support group, Parents Supporting Parents   Date:           Monday 10th February 2020 Time:           8.... Read More »
tags: collaboration, Community, well being
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 23:31
Well Done to everyone for talking part in our Dance-a-thon on Thursday last week. We raised a massive £1,000 for our chosen charity Starfish Malawi. A huge ‘Thank You’ to Mrs Plewes who organized the day so successfully. We saw some great dance moves!! Read More »
tags: PE, dance, fun, enjoyment, Community, commitment, compassion
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 16:51
Yesterday 22 children and 3 adults left Benenden to journey to London to take part in the Young Voices Concert at the 02. We picked up the choir and staff from Goudhurst on the way which added to the excitement of our adventure. The concert as always was amazing; the energy in the stadium was quite... Read More »
tags: Music, Community, collaboration, fun, enjoyment, commitment, courage
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 19:46
Well done to our swimming team who came second at last weeks gala. We witnessed some amazing swimming and all the children should be very proud of themselves. Read More »
tags: PE, competition, courage, commitment