St Laurence-in-Thanet CE Junior Academy

Ms S Graham
Chair of Governors:
Mr R Gregory

01843 592257

The Year 6 children have been testing their resilience and courage this week as part of their       transition Activity Week. Monday saw them spend the day on Ramsgate Beach, enjoying the sunshine and taking part in a hotly contested sandcastle competition. Ramsgate beach was suddenly covered in volcanoes, replicas of Pompeii and miniature houses.

On Tuesday, one group of children visited Clip ‘n’ Climb at Westwood whilst another challenged themselves to a day on the River Stour at the Canoe Wild centre, which was funded by Reconnect, a Kent County Council led, community-based programme delivering a range of activities and                opportunities to help children and young people reconnect to their pre-pandemic lives. During the day, the children tackled kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, overcoming their initial fears and ending the day with a great sense of self-achievement and pride.

The last day saw another group visit Ninja Warrior in Chatham for the ultimate challenge – could they beat “the wall”? Conquering the physical challenges was hard but every pupil had a go.