I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
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I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
Although the day was cold, the sun shone to make a dry one! The children were very excited when setting off as we had a day of new experiences planned.
On arrival at Canterbury, we were met by Ralph, who was from medieval times. He was our main guide for the day and took us to The Canterbury Tales and our other location at St Peter's Methodist Church.
Part of the day was spent enjoying an art workshop at St Peter's Church. We were told the horrible story of Thomas Becket's death at Canterbury Cathedral and how pilgrims would make their way to visit the Cathedral. Pilgrims used to buy the supposed blood of Thomas Becket to cure illnesses and would take a token of good luck. The children made their own tokens out of clay and had to design it with an activity they do, that they enjoy.
The other part of the day was spent on a tour of 'The Canterbury Tales', which the children thoroughly enjoyed (although some found it a little creepy)! We went through tales that we have looked at in class: The Pardoner's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale and The Knight's Tale, plus we had the bonuses of listening to the Miller's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale. finally, we finished our pilgrimage at the shrine of Thomas Becket.
After some lunch, we completed our own short walking tour of Canterbury which included: The Marlowe Theatre, The River Stour, the ducking stall, the Cathedral entrance, the Buttermarket War Memorial, the City Wall, The Kings School and Dane John Gardens.