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No. 134 - 14th February 2007
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Students in Betzdorf, Germany
from John Kyrle High School left in two school minibuses
for Betzdorf, Ross-on-Wye Twin Town in Germany. I went to
the school on Sunday afternoon to see the party off and
take a photograph.
through the wonders of modern technology, Marc Rosenkranz,
the Wyenot News Correspondent in Germany photographed the
students on their arrival so that the first part of their
visit could be shown here whilst the visit is still in progress.
guests visited the Mayor of Betzdorf, Bernd Brato at the
town hall on Monday. The delegation, comprising fifteen
students, accompanied by Mrs. Kitchiner, Mr. and Mrs. Dickson
and Mrs. Sonn are visiting as part of an exchange programme
with the Grammar School, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium in
Betzdorf. They will be staying until Wednesday, 21st February.
Helmut Münzel from the German Grammar School will be guiding
the students during their visit. During their visit to Betzdorf
Town Hall, Mayor Bernd Brato explained what has happened
since their last exchange. After the hour long visit, the
group explored the city of Betzdorf with their German counterparts.
their stay in Betzdorf, the English students will be taking
some excursions and of course they will visit the German
Grammar School, the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium of Betzdorf.
the story in German . . .
Gäste besuchten Bürgermeister Bernd Brato im Betzdorfer Rathaus
aus der englischen Partnerstadt Ross-on-Wye empfing Bürgermeister
Bernd Brato am 12. Februar 2007 IM Betzdorfer Rathaus. Die
englische Delegation, bestehend aus 15 Schülerinnen und
Schüler der John-Kyrle-Highschool, sind zu einem Schüleraustausch
mit dem Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium nach Betzdorf gekommen.
werden die englischen Schülerinnen und Schüler während ihres
Aufenthaltes (11. bis 21. Februar 2007) von Mrs. Kitchiner,
Mr. und Mrs. Dickson sowie Mrs. Sonn. Von Seiten des Betzdorfer
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasiums übernimmt Helmut Münzel die
Des Besuches IM Betzdorfer Rathaus erzählte Bürgermeister
Bernd Brato, was sich in Betzdorf seit dem letzten Besuch
der englischen Gäste verändert hat. Nach dem rund einstündigen
Zwischenstopp IM Rathaus, an dem natürlich auch die deutschen
Gastschülerinnen und Schüler teilnahmen, erkundete die Gruppe
gemeinsam die Betzdorfer Innenstadt. Während Des Aufenthaltes
in der Region rund um Betzdorf stehen Tagesausflüge und
natürlich der Schulbesuch auf dem Programm der Gäste.
John Kyrle students pose for a photo in front of Betzdorf Town Hall.
Helmut Münzel is translating for the English visitors.
Service Award for Rosemary
South, who has kept the interior of Fonteine Court Retirement
Complex clean for more than ten years, was presented with
a long-service certificate, along with gifts and cards from
the residents on Friday and I was asked by Fonteine Court
manager, Rod Reynolds if I would go along and take a photo
as many residents of Fonteine Court read Wyenot News
is a human twist to Rosemary's story because next week,
she sadly has to be in London to stand vigil over her adult
daughter when she undergoes a serious brain tumour operation.
presentation was a lovely opportunity for residents to say
thank you to Rosemary and she had a happy time amongst friends
on the occasion.
News would like to wish Rosemary well and her daughter a
speedy recovery from her operation.
is presented with her Long Service Certificate on Friday. Ref: DSC_3733
the presentation. Joseph Guy, Tony Archer, Major Emery, Margaret
Laidlaw, Marjory Thomas, Josh Peart and Bob Hoyle, Mrs. Heher, Dulcie
Goddard, Ralph Vernon, Rosemary South, Nora Swan and manager - Rod
Steve Do Well!
a hard fought battle in The Wyedean Rally at the weekend,
local rally driver Steve Bennett has good cause to be pleased
with himself. Steve came third in his class, B10, which
are cars up to 1600cc. He came forty sixth overall out of
180 competitors, the majority of which were driving four
wheel drive vehicles.
did encounter one problem during the rally however. He was
stuck in first gear for one stage of the race, but overcame
this difficulty to achieve his final position. We wish him
well for the future.
Bennett with his new car, along with Tony Lewis, Simon Bucknell
and Wayne Over. Ref: DSC_4060
as usual at JKHS
not a huge amount of students turned up for school during
the snow which fell on Thursday of last week (I believe
about 190) it was more or less business as usual at JKHS.
was actually called by the school on my mobile phone whilst
I was out, to come in and take photos of a snowman competition
which was taking place on the school field but I had other
jobs booked and by the time I was able to get there, the
snowmen had begun to melt. I took photos in two ordinary
lessons instead to show that at JKHS, it was business as
usual. (Other than waving at the photographer during a maths
believe somebody at the school took some photos of the competition
snowmen before their watery demise. After half term, if
they send them in, I will publish them in a later edition.
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