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The Next Wyenot News
Please forgive me if next week's editions of Wyenot News
is a bit light or even not published at all. For the past
few weeks Tina has nagged me into believing that we need
to get away for a while.
I will not be here to take photos for a couple of days,
next week's edition of Wyenot News will be down to the bare
minimum, or I may not even publish at all - probably the
latter to make certain of a good break as even the most
interesting of jobs can become a chore if you work at it
too much. The past week or so, every time the phone has
rung I have hoped it is somebody who just wants to talk
about life, the universe - anything other than work. I'll
probably need extra time anyway - to do all the washing
up after leaving the house in the hands of the boys and
the dog. The following week however (28th June), things
will get back to normal, with coverage of the White Lion
Beer and Cider Festival and much more.
have booked a couple of days by the sea to get away from
it all and I intend to switch off my mobile phone. It was
actually quite difficult finding somewhere to stay - nowhere
else seems to have an easy to find, easy to navigate web
site which covers everything, like wot Wyenot.com duz, so
I ended up booking a non-descript 'Travel Inn' type of place
through lack of other information!
Can you help Bryn?
Dean Hill Hospital
I discovered that an aunt of mine was a long-term patient
at Dean Hill Hospital. She died in January 1964 and is buried
in St. Mary's cemetery, Ross-on-Wye.
any readers worked at the hospital or had connections with
Dean Hill in the early 1960s, I would be grateful if you
would get in touch.
Barnsley, S. Yorks
you are able to help Bryn or know of somebody else who might:
he has supplied his full address along with a S.A.E. I am
however a little wary of publishing a private individual's
full postal address here. If you contact me however I can
either pass on his details privately or send him your details.
I am guessing that Bryn saw this web site in the library
or something and does not have easy access to email as his
letter arrived by snail mail.
celebrates its future as high performing specialist school
John Kyrle High School is celebrating the news that they
have been given the opportunity to develop a further specialism
having been identified as a high performing specialist school.
In a letter from the DfES, the school was informed that
they had 'met the high performance criteria agreed by Ministers'
and were offered 'the opportunity to enhance your specialist
high performance at GCSE was a major factor in the DfES'
decision to grant John Kyrle an additional status. The school
now needs to choose either a second subject specialism to
add to its excellence in technology or to become a training
school. The letter added that, 'this is a critical point
in a school's development: a time to reflect on the school's
strengths, its capacity to contribute to system-wide reform,
and a stage at which to set out the future vision and plan
for the school's development and improvement.'
Nigel Griffiths, said, 'These are exciting times for John
Kyrle. The opportunities we take now will help to shape
the educational possibilities of the next generation of
students. It is a marvellous reward for all the hard work
that the staff, students and governors have put into improving
John Kyrle over recent years. We are very proud to be the
first school in the county to have been offered this opportunity.'
Local Children to Read
The book train arrived right on time at the Book Swap Shop
in Cantilupe Road, located near Ross Library. The train
arrived with its own guard in the shape of Dean Forest Railway
volunteer guard, Victor Laubach, dressed in full 1950's
British Rail black serge. Victor was recently the guard
on the train that carried Princess Anne through the Forest
of Dean during her visit in May.
train rolled into its final destination at the Book Shop
last Friday full of children's and young readers books.
It is hoped that the train will encourage more parents and
children to visit the swap shop, swap and pick-up more books.
Children can either swap some of their unwanted books or
parents can make a small donation for the books they take.
The train was made by volunteers at Kyrle Enterprises, which
is based at the Ryefield Centre in Ross. Kyrle Enterprises
is a project facilitated by the local recycling Charity
EnviroAbility and operated entirely by people with learning
guard Victor said, 'This is a really worthwhile project
and if we can encourage children to read more, that must
be good.' Victor would also be pleased to hear from anybody
interested in getting involved with the Dean Forest Railway
as a volunteer.
Book Swap Shop, run by 'Enviroability', is open 10 am to
4 pm excluding Wednesdays and Sundays and all visitors are
welcome. For further details please call 01989 760919 or
the photo are, Guard, Victor Laubach, Dennis Humble and
volunteer, Chris Page.
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