Junior School News
News of Jacob Barnes
Date: Friday 25 March 2011News of Jacob Barnes, a former student.
Roman burials in St Dunstan's - archaeological visit
Date: Thursday 24 March 2011A group of pupils from Forms 6, 7 and 8 took advantage today of an opportunity to visit a recently uncovered archaeological site in St Dunstanís, Canterbury. We learned that the site was discovered after workmen had cleared the remains of the old fuel station on the corner of St Dunstanís and Station Road West and were preparing to build a new development there. ...
Form 7 at the British Museum - History and Classics field trip
Date: Friday 11 March 2011On Tuesday this week Form 7 went to the British Museum on a History field trip to support our current History topic, Islamic Civilisations, and to look at some historical background to our study of Latin. ...
Lunchtime Recital, Thursday 10th March
Date: Friday 11 March 2011This yearís series of memorable lunch-time recitals continued with a programme offered by three of the...
English Chamber Orchestra - Creative Connection collaboration
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011Today we embarked on a very exciting journey, officially launching our partnership with the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) and our 'CREATIVE CONNECTION' collaboration, based at St Edmund's School and involving 14 local state schools.ECO members, John Mills (violin), Bozidar Vukotik (cello) and John Thurgood (horn) coached the East Kent Children's Orchestra (EKCO) during a morning of full and sectional rehearsals, led my EKCO conductor Mr Ian Swatman, before taking part in a question-and-answer session, when pupils' questions ranged from "should we finish that piece on an up-bow?" to "how much do you get paid?").The orchestra then performed three pieces for an audience made up of parents, teachers and a variety of visitors (including local musicians and ECO Charitable Trust members). The EKCO was made up of children from Barham Primary, Blean Primary, Graveney Primary, Herne Bay Junior, Hoath Primary, Petham Primary, St Anselm's Catholic School, St Christopher's, St Mary's Catholic School, St Peter's Methodist Primary, St Stephen's Junior, Stelling Minnis Primary, Wingham Primary, Simon Langton Boys' and Girls' , and St Edmund's itself.John Mills will return to St Edmund's to lead a masterclass in May, and sixth form Music Scholars will go to the ECO's May 19 concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, when they will be conducted by Sir Colin Davis. The ECO outreach team will return in the Autumn to continue the programme of education and outreach projects, working on this occasion with the senior school Symphony Orchestra. ...
February Half Term Ski Trip to Piancavallo
Date: Friday 4 March 201143 Pupils met at the Hall car park in the very early hours of the first morning of half term, Saturday 19th February. After driving by coach to Gatwick we flew British Airways to Venice. This year there was a large number of Form 8 boys and girls as well as pupils from Forms 4,5, 7 & 9. Some of the pupils had been skiing with us at Piancavallo before and knew what to expect in the coming week; the newer members of the group were full of curiosity for what lay ahead Ė the hotel, the food, the programme, the village and the slopes. ...