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Humbling experience for Hastings teachers

A group of 14 teachers have just spent 10 days in our Twin Town in Sierra Leone, building on longstanding friendships with teaching colleagues in their link schools. 

Posted 09:01 Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Aaron Kamara Alice Hillen Chantry Primary School Chloe Hinxman Christine Boulton-Lane Church of the Good Shepherd Faith Rew Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Isabel Hodger Laura Renesto Mandy Hinxman Richard Lane Sanitation Super Heroes Schools Sanitation Project Sierra Leone St Leonards Academy Wendy Parker Yvonne Johnson

Enjoycation: Education, but not as you know it!

A trio of Hastings teachers has started teaching lessons of a new kind. With a total of over 80 years Primary School teaching in local schools between them, Paula Radice, Mark Ridings and Alison Day are providing home-educated children with a weekly opportunity to learn alongside other children and to experience activities that encourage their collaborative, thinking and learning skills.

Posted 14:30 Monday, Feb 5, 2018 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Alison Day Enjoycation Mark Ridings

Hastings welcomes teachers from Twin Town

Seven teachers from Hastings Sierra Leone, who arrived in the town on Hastings Day (14 October), will be spending a week working alongside teachers from The Baird Primary Academy, Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary, St Leonards CE Academy, St Mary Star of the Sea RC Primary and West St Leonards Academy.

Posted 15:17 Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: British Council Francis Mason Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Isable Hodger Jui Lower Roger Mitchell Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Schools St Leonards CE Academy St Mary Star of the Sea RC Primary The Baird Primary Academy West St Leonards Academy

Education Futures Trust free courses

Hastings based support charity, Education Futures Trust, is offering a number of FREE weekly workshops for local people requiring assistance with parenting and general wellbeing. Social Media & Publicity Co-ordinator for Education Futures Trust, 

Posted 16:10 Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Education Futures Trust Simone Brooks

Friendship links Hastings Sierra Leone teachers

Friendship Link Teachers prepare for 10th Anniversary of Town Twinning by asking some big questions about education. Roger Mitchell, the Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link’s Education Liaison Officer writes.

Posted 09:06 Monday, Nov 28, 2016 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Creative Education Partnership Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link Roger Mitchell Sierra Leone The British Council Tim Guildford
In2Play at The Bridge

In2Play pre-school places available

In2Play is a community interest company based at the Bridge Community Centre, who run a pre-school for children aged 2-5 years old. They encourage the children to reconnect with nature and spend a great deal of time outside whatever the weather!

Posted 13:18 Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: Ceri Milne pre-school Woodland Trust

Walking the walk at ARK Blacklands

ARK Blacklands Primary Academy took part in the recent Walk to School Week, under the enthusiastic leadership of teaching assistant James Bacon, who turned his personal participation into an opportunity to raise funds for the Stroke Association in memory of late council leader Jeremy Birch. James explained all to Nick Terdre.

Posted 14:50 Sunday, May 31, 2015 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: ARK Blacklands James Bacon Jeremy Birch Living Streets Nick Terdre Walk to School Week
Brad, Lydia and fellow explorer in action

BLAST Science!

BLAST Science (aka ‘Brad and Lydia’s Awesome Science Team’) bring endless ebullience, enthusiasm, energy and excitement to the study of science. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spotted their poster for a series of free workshops at The Pier Hub, located on the seafront – and felt immediately drawn to find out more about who they are and what they do.

Posted 22:59 Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 In: HOT Skool Reportz Tags: BLAST Science Brad Gross discovery exploring school The Pier Hub Zelly Restorick
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