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CHILLY CHALLENGE

A student at Bethany School has raised over £3,000 for charity – by wearing shorts
for a whole year.
Back in October 2015, while living in Switzerland, Max Brown placed a bet with a friend that he could keep wearing shorts throughout the cold Swiss winter. Succeeding, Max set a new challenge: to continue wearing shorts every day for an entire year. The winter chill really brought home the plight of the homeless, who without proper clothing struggle throughout winter. Recognising this, Max’s simple bet evolved into a year-long fundraising task for homeless charity, Centrepoint.
Even Bethany pupils and headteacher Francie Healy got involved, by all wearing shorts to school on a winter’s day to help Max raise more funds. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MaxShorts

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SEAMLESS STUDIES

A multi-academy trust has been launched in Tenterden, comprising the four schools in the town – St Michael’s CE Primary School, The Tenterden Primary Federation (Tenterden CE Junior School and Tenterden Infants School) and Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre. The schools will now be able to share resources and facilities, and will be better connected in the way they operate. Primary children will have access to Homewood’s science labs or theatre to further their studies. The idea is to provide a ‘seamless’ education for pupils from birth to the age of 19.

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OLYMPIC OPENING

Visit Last month, Crista Cullen, Team GB  double Hockey Olympic medallist, visited  Kent College Pembury, to celebrate the opening  of their new astro pitch.
Crista led a session on the astro pitch for the school’s senior players before meeting parents, governors, alumni and staff during an afternoon reception, where she spoke about her journey  to the London and Rio Olympics.
“I am delighted that Crista Cullen visited us to open our new pitch and that our girls have had  the opportunity to train with one of the country’s leading sportswomen. At Kent College, we provide our girls with personalised training and development to help them become the best sportswomen they can be,” says headmistress Julie Lodrick.