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ST. MARY'S CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 

Our School Council children represented the school at the annual St. Mary’s Christmas Tree Festival.  With the help of Mrs Perry they decorated our tree with cork mice, clay stars and bead people.   The Church raised an amazing £700 for Age UK Sevenoaks and St. Mary's Church.  Well done everyone!

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ST. MARY'S CHURCH VISIT

Our Year 1 and 2 Children visited St. Mary’s Church recently as part of the R.E. Curriculum, supporting their work about Christian celebrations.  They were able to explore the Church looking at the wonderful artefacts and stained glass windows.  Rev. Booth spoke to Year 1 about baptism and Weddings, and Year 2 were lucky enough to meet the Bishop of Rochester who was also visiting the Church.

 

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SPECIAL ASSEMBLIES

We are lucky enough to have regular visits from people who work in our local community and who take the time to talk to the children about a variety of subjects.

History Troupe

We are lucky enough to have the History Troupe visit us regularly, talking to us about the Bible and performing wonderful assemblies in which the children, and sometimes teachers, take part!  The theme for one of the recent assemblies was “Promises” and Jesus being presented to Anna and Simeon at  the Temple.  The children really enjoyed the puppet show explaining how important it is to keep promises and not to make promises you can’t keep.

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Road Safety Day

In Term 2 everyone in school learnt about Road Safety to ensure the children are taught how to stay safe when travelling near roads.  PC Nova O'Leary talked to the children about the importance of wearing their high-vis jackets, which they are given when the start school, every day.  This year's theme is 'Tune In' to road safety and avoid distractions when driving.  Visit www.brake.org.uk for further information.

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Fire Assembly

In Term 1 Mr Manby talked to the childre about his job as a Fire Fighter.  They learnt about fire safety and staying safe around bonfires.

BESSELS GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH

It is lovely to have so many people visit the school, talking to the children about their lives, interests and churches they work with.  Reverends Durling and Ingram regularly lead assemblies talking to the children about the stories in the Bible.  The Year particularly enjoy visiting the Church at Easter to find out more about the Easter Story Trail.

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Information on Cheshire Homes, Valence School, the Riding for the Disabled Association, the Unitarian Church will be added shortly.