Birth place of netball


Last week I visited the birth place of netball, which not many people know is right here in Dartford.   The historic sporting site is at North Kent College where the Bergman-Österberg Physical Training College was located at the end of the 19th century.  In 1895, part of the Oakfield Lane site was bought by Martina Bergman-Österberg, who created…

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Grammar Schools

Last week, the Government announced a £50 million funding package to expand the number of places at existing good or outstanding selective schools in a bid to give more disadvantaged pupils the chance to attend these schools. As a former Dartford Grammar School pupil, I welcome this funding as it is a vote…

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