Thanet Schools Arts Festival 2019

Hundreds of visitors turned up over the Easter Holiday to enjoy the Thanet  Schools Arts Festival in Sainsbury, Westwood Cross.

Well done to all those who took part, the paintings were absolutely amazing and the standard was so high this year. Thank you all the schools who participated.

A huge thank you to all those who worked very hard organising this event.

Here is a small gallery of photos- please see our Facebook page for more.

News in brief

Annual Swimathon 2019

Swim for your charities

Margate Rotary Club is holding a great fundraiser. Following the successful Victorian Tea party for the eradication of Polio, our next fundraising event is our Annual Swimathon for local charities.

This event is taking place at Ramsgate Pool, on the 28th September from 5pm. Come and raise some money for your chosen charity.

For further details please contact Terry on 07913686669 or click the link below.

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Thanet Schools Young Artists’ Art Exhibition 22-28 April 2019

The theme for next year will be: ‘ My Special World ‘ which we hope will give young people a chance to express in picture form what is individually important to them .

In April 2018 were able to display all the 730 paintings that were submitted, and the space available was nearly full , consequently, it would be very helpful if teachers could indicate as soon as possible if they would like their students to take part and the numbers. Please note: we supply A3 and A4 mounts and plastic wallets for the work. Any other sizes will have to be mounted by the entrants. Please notify us of these as we have to plan the lay-out of the exhibition well in advance , we are suggesting that schools look at 20 entrants per school or college in A3 , can be more if A4 , or a mix as there are so many schools now taking part and will have limited space. If more spaces become available we will inform you nearer the date when we have had replies of numbers. We also consider it essential to update our contact list; ‘ in accordance with our Privacy Policy which may be found on the website’. A quick communication with individual schools simplifies the task of organising such a large-scale and high-profile event. As part of this process, we would like each school/ college to confirm or otherwise that their pupils will be entering the 2019 competition.

Schools and College’s which have taken part before should not automatically assume that they are registered for 2019.

We trust that you appreciate our need for full information and a specific person to contact and liaise with, especially where there has been a change of staff.

Thank you for help in advance.

Anyone requiring further information or guidance should contact Brian Homewood:

Email: brianchomewood@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/ThanetRotaryYA/

 

Presidents Night 2019

A wonderful night celebrating Roy Copper. Thank you for a wonderful year and we wish Beverley Aitken all the best for the coming year.

Buster Book Club 2018

Buster book club

Pupils in Margate will get the reading bug thanks to their local Rotary Club supporting an initiative that rewards youngsters for hitting the books.

St Gregory’s Catholic Primary, on Nash Road, is the latest Thanet school to join Buster’s Book Club – a scheme that encourages pupils to spend more time reading at home.

More than 100 schools in Kent are signed up and racking up reading minutes with the promise of prizes for the top or most improved classes.

St Gregory’s staged a celebration assembly to officially launch Buster’s Book Club attended by special guests Roy Copper and Chris Burton from Rotary Club of Margate, which is funding the scheme, and the reading club’s mascot Buster Bug.

To start the scheme with a bang the first class to win the Reading Class of the Week Trophy will also receive tickets to Revolution Skatepark and Climbing Centre in Broadstairs.

Kay Devine, literacy co-ordinator for Buster’s Book Club, said: “The children are so excited to join Buster’s and I can’t wait to see their reading figures grow and grow.

“This was all made possible thanks to Rotary, who share our passion for child literacy. We are delighted to be working together to foster a love of reading across the school.”

Buster’s Book Club is supported by organisations including Kent County Council, Medway Council, Little Cheyne Court, Kent Community Foundation, Golding Vision (part of Golding Homes), Orbit, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Specsavers, Acorns Read and Grow, Crown Foundation, EduKit, and Hornby.

He is the list of streets Santa will be visiting this year.Merry-Christmas

Thursday 13th December
Starting at the shops in Summerfield Road at 5.30pm.
Summerfield Road to Crundale Way and side turnings, Botany Road, Knockholt Road and Monkton Gardens.

Friday 14th December
Starting at the shops in Summerfield Road at 5.30pm.
Eastchurch Road and side turnings, Crundale Way, Staplehurst Road, Springfield, Princess Margaret Avenue, Harbledown Gardens, Eastchurch Road back to the shops including Kilndown Gardens.

Monday 17th December
Starting at Dane Valley Arms at 5.30pm.
Dane Valley Road, Tomlin Drive and all side roads up to Friends Avenue and Millmead Road, Irvine Drive, William Avenue , Cowley Rise, back at Dane Valley Road.

Tuesday 18th December
Start in Dane Valley Road near Bookmakers at 5.30pm.
Dane Valley Road, Kent Road, Millmead Road, Selbourne Road, Kent Road , Invicta Road, Marlowe Road, Arlington gardens, Invicta Road back to Dane Valley Road.

Thursday 20th December
Addiscombe Road by Plant Hire Shop at 5.30pm.
Addiscombe Road , Addiscombe gardens, St Peters Footpath, Poets Corner, Byron Avenue, Shakespeare Road, Milton Avenue back up to Poets Corner , St Peters footpath into Church Street , Oxford Road and back to St Peters Road. If time permits we may be able to visit Old School Gardens and Durban Road.

Friday 21st December
Starting in Addiscombe Road at the side of Dane Park at 5.30pm.
Addiscombe Road, Rosedale Road, College Road, Glencoe Road back to Addiscombe Road into Hastings Avenue, Olave Road, UpperDane Road, Victoria Road, Laleham Road and Northdown Park Road.

 

13th Annual Swimathon- 6 October 2018

Thank you to all those involved in the Swimathon 2018.

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Another fun filled day raising money for worthy charities.

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Thank you

14th Annual Swimathon 28th September  2019

FREE TO ENTER

Please sign up your teams and come along to Ramsgate Pool for a fun-packed day, supporting charities and our community.

Main Charities supported Include:
OASIS
Michael YOAKLEY Charity
ROTARY CLUB OF MARGATE YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND
(Including the Annual Schools Art competition)
AND
other charities supported by Rotary Club of Margate
It is called the 50/50 because half of what you raise can go to the charity of your choice
OR
You can donate all your sponsorship monies to the Rotary nominated charities.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

For more information please contact:
Terry Cunard
41 Kingsgate Avenue Broadstairs CT10 3QP
Tel: 07913 686669
terrycunard@btinternet.com

Local Archery Champion

Local Archery Champion
A local girl Sophie Castle attended the Junior Commonwealth & Euro-nations tournament in Lilleshall Telford recently.
She represented England and achieved a gold medal in the archery team competition and a silver medal in the individual competition.
Sophie has conveyed her gratitude to the Margate Rotary Club for raising the funds to help her fulfil her dream and represent her country.

Thanet Schools Arts Festival 2018

     Thanet Schools Arts Festival 2018

Thirty nine schools and colleges entered this years Thanet Schools Art Festival at Sainsbury Westwood Cross.

The exhibition was full of extraordinary art from very talented young people in our local area. The exhibition  was visited by hundred of visitors over the weekend.

The names of all  the winners  will be published on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThanetRotaryYA/

Christmas 2017

Celebrating Christmas the Rotary way

Rotary Club of Margate would like to thank all the parents who brought their children out to visit Father Christmas on his tours of the streets of Millmead, Palm Bay and Poet’s Corner areas. We are very grateful to the management of Sainsbury’s Store at Westwood Cross, Morrison’s at Margate and Margate Football Club for allowing us to bring Santa to their customers.

All  money collected funded the sixty eight Christmas dinners that the management and staff of the Royal Oak Hotel Ramsgate prepared for Rotary on Christmas day. These were delivered by Rotarians direct to people nominated for a Christmas day dinner in their homes. The Rotarians are often the only visitors the recipient would see over the Christmas period, thus making the effort all the more rewarding.

President Mike Bastow sends a special thanks to the staff of Royal Oak Hotel Ramsgate, to the Rotarians and partners delivering the meals and the public for their continued support.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year

 

Thanet Schools Young Artists’ Art Exhibition 2018

The theme for 2018 will be: ‘Our changing world and the future’. This could be interpreted in many different ways. We hope that, as was the case this year, the theme for 2018 is sufficiently broad for teachers and pupils to link it will 11-plus, GCSE and A-level studies.

It would be very helpful if teachers could indicate as soon as possible if they would like their students to take part and the numbers. Please note: we supply A3 and A4 mounts and plastic wallets for the work. Any other sizes will have to be mounted by the entrants. Please notify us of these as we have to plan the lay-out of the exhibition well in advance.

There are now so many schools taking part that we consider it essential to update our contact list, as rapid communication with individual schools simplifies the task of organising such a large-scale and high-profile event and, as part of this process, we would like each school to confirm that their pupils will be entering the 2018 competition. Schools which have taken part before should not automatically assume that they are registered.

We trust that you appreciate our need for full information and a specific person to contact and liaise with, especially where there has been a change of staff.
Thank you for help in advance.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ThanetRotaryYA/

For further details please contact Brian Homewood:
Email: brianchomewood@gmail.com
Tel: 01843 822164