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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
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Years of Pre-school Playgroup - Fund Raising Strawberry Tea]
Park Fete - Border Counties Vintage - Missed Photo Opportunity]
[Whitchurch Primary School - Proud of Ross-on-Wye - Ross Fire Brigade
Open Day - Biblins Benches Commission]
Photography - Ross-in-Bloom - Heritage Centre - Letters - Archive Ross-on-Wye]
children and staff of Whitchurch CE Primary School have
recently 'been around Europe'. Each class has studied
a different country - France, Holland, Spain and Italy.
have discovered many new and exciting facts about these
countries and food has been tasted. Class 1 loved the
Pain au Chocolate and Class 2 got very cheesy with Edam.
Class 3 had a Tapas afternoon but the olives did not go
down very well and Class 4 designed and made some very
inventive pizzas, which the staff were not brave enough
interesting language has been spoken throughout the school
and although the Head Teacher has only got as far as understanding
'bonjour', the children have made great progress. Some
beautiful art work has been produced and has contributed
to some stunning displays in the school. This has been
a very exciting and productive project to finish the year,
which everyone has enjoyed.
. . .
The Holland display at Whitchurch CE Primary School Ref: DSC_4806
school is looking forward to an exciting new start to
the year in September, with two new members of staff joining
the team. We will be building on the success of our recent
Ofsted Report to continue to enhance and improve the already
high standards of Whitchurch, of which we are very proud.
is a good school. Standards in English and mathematics
are above average and the quality of teaching and learning
is good. The school is led and managed effectively. The
ethos is very strong. The school gives good value for
are the summarized comments of the Ofsted report. We will
all be working very hard together to ensure that the children
will make very good progress throughout their time at
are very welcome to come and visit our school and experience
the happy and caring environment that we provide for our
Pritchard BA Hons PGCE - Headteacher, Whitchurch.
two Kindergarten pupils from Abacus 2000 Nursery School
have spent the summer term learning about Ross-on-Wye. Art
and Craft in their individual project books have created
keepsakes for each child.
together with visits and photographs have all developed
an awareness of their home town. The visits have included
the Prospect to view the River Wye, St. Mary's Church, Dean
Hill Park, Ross Library, Crossfields Putting Green, the
Market House, Barnardos to shop and the Three Cooks Cafe
for drinks and toast.
Abacus camp site, set up in the Nursery grounds reminded
children that Ross-on-Wye is a holiday destination.
book, which was presented to the Mayor, Mr Gordon Lucas
has contributions from all class members who are 'Proud
Left: Mayor, Gordon Lucas can be seen with his likeness,
produced by the pupils of Abacus.
Mayor and Mayoress, Gordon and Margaret Lucas pose for a
photograph with teachers, Sue Davies and Vanessa Toon and
pupils of the nursery.
by Molly Hughes. Book by Joseph Hughes.
Fire Brigade Open Day
Fire Brigade held an Open Day last Saturday, 9th July
in order to promote fire, road and water safety and raise
public awareness of safety in the home, as well as providing
an insight into what the brigade do. The Ambulance Service
and Police were also in attendance.
Brigade would like to thank 'Megabounce' for supplying
a bouncy castle for the day and John Baker for supplying
rolls for the barbecue in order to raise funds towards
the Fire Brigade Benevolent Fund. Fire engine rides and
raffles also helped to raise money.
below are: Ian Hazelwood, Steve Jones, Godfrey Davies
- Chairman of H & W Fire and Rescue Authority, Neil Lilwall,
Dan Beard and Neil Rhodes. Benjamin and Lewis with father,
Tony Fletcher and Stephen Allen.
Bridge Commemorative Benches
artist Neil Gow was recently commissioned to build a bench
and set of seats for walkers and cyclists by the beautiful
Biblins Bridge and last Tuesday, 5th July, I photographed
him finishing his work in readiness for an official dedication
on Saturday last.
bench and seats were commissioned by the Forestry Commission
and SUSTRANS, (Sustainable Transport) in memory of Roger
Withers, who following an in depth study, was instrumental
in instigating the Symonds Yat to Monmouth Cycle Way.
Roger died in 2004 and family, friends and colleagues
clubbed together to have the commemorative furniture built.
below, Neil works on the commission under cover as it
was raining. On a sunny Sunday, 10th July I returned to
discover the seats and bench already in use by visitors
from Germany, David Siebler, Evanmiskal Schulz, Conrad
Weise and Johannes Schwabroh.
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