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Castle View Sceptre 11th March 2019

As part of the national knife prevention project, known as operation SCEPTRE, both secondary schools on Canvey Island are working with the community policing team in educating students against knife crime. The community policing team visited both Castle View School and Cornelius Vermuyden School with a knife arch and engaged with students, advising them on how to stay safe. The schools are keen to show the community that both schools are working together to tackle any local issues.

PC Esther Howitt (Children and Young Persons Officer) said ‘It has been great working in partnership with the schools on the Island to raise awareness of knife crime, engaging with the students, to make our community aware of the part we all play within the community’.

Castle View goes green for Danny Green

Castle View School asked parents and carers to support “Green for Green Day” on Wednesday 6th February by donating £1 and to wear something Green in Danny’s memory. This event celebrates the life of Danny Green who would have been 18 today but who sadly passed away in 2012.

Students and staff at Castle View school were invited to wear a green item of clothing or green accessories in order to raise money for children suffering from the effect of Posterior Fossa Syndrome. Wristbands and pins were available at reception.

We even had a surprise guest at the end of the day, Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who took selfies with the students and passers by!

King John’s former Headteacher Awarded CBE in the New Year’s Honours List

Dr Margaret Wilson, who was appointed as headteacher at Benfleet’s King John School in 2000, is now chief executive officer for the Trust is celebrating after receiving the accolade. The CBE is an honour awarded to an individual by the Queen for their leading role at a regional level or a prominent, but lesser role, at a national level in any activity.

Dr Wilson said “I am not someone who normally gets emotional but I felt really humbled when I opened the letter. I am totally delighted to be awarded such an accolade and just didn’t expect it at all”.

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