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Day, Rock on Wye and Ross Lions Fun Day - Sunday 28th August
is plenty to do in Ross-on-Wye this coming Sunday!
In town, Arts Day, will be taking place at Ross
Market between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm but don't forget to
come down to Rock on Wye and the Lions Fun Day
on Sunday, 28 August 2005 at the Bandstand and Carolyn
11:00 am at the Carolyn Simmons Gardens, Riverside:
there will be entertainment for all the family, including
a bouncy castle, crazy golf and mega slide. Food and drink
will be served on site, thanks to the Riverside Inn, the
& Anchor and Ross Lions Club.
will be a sensational line up of bands on stage from 3:00
pm. Some up and coming and some old favourites will be
taking part on the day. The line-up includes: Sons of
the Delta, Common Orange, Mars Bonfire, The Alienz, The
Dandy Lion Killers and Shoobop. The headliners are the
fantastic Mighty Pledge, a Monmouth based lively soul
band with a new line up.
an added attraction, the Lions Fun Day will be running
alongside the musical and other events. Ross Town Entertainments
Committee are grateful to all who have supported this
day of entertainment, including: Ross Town Council, The
& Anchor, The Riverside Inn, The
Whitehouse Bed and Breakfast, The Mighty 8 Pool and
Sports Club, Ross Lions Club and Mr Paul Truman. Many
thanks also to all of those who have helped to put this
event together. A special thanks goes to Caz Holbrook
for all her sterling efforts and organization.
you would like to book a stall at a cost of £20 per day,
you can do this by contacting Jay on 07812 135498.
to Ross-on-Wye for the weekend, come on down and have
a great day! [Accommodation]
The Mighty Pledge - 2004. DSC_1676
taking place on Holiday Monday:
Border Counties Vintage Club Birthday Bash
Vintage Vehicle Road Run from The Crown, Whitchurch at
10.30 Bank Holiday Monday, finishing at the Yew Tree,
Peterstow and passing through Walford and Ross-on-Wye
on the way. All the vehicles will be on display at the
Yew Tree, fifty six to date.
Traditional country fete for all the family at the
Annual rowing regatta at Ross Rowing Club.
to next weekend being a bank holiday weekend with lots
going on, including Rock-on-Wye, Arts Day, Ross Rowing
Regatta and the Lea Show, next week's Wyenot News will
be published a day later than usual - on Wednesday, 31st
August. No rest for the wicked!
A Level Results at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre
Griffiths, Head of JKHS with Ross Bennett, Head Boy (AAAA). Ross
is going to Imperial, London to study maths. DSC_7846
summer's outstanding results for sixth formers at John
Kyrle have surpassed all expectations. A record 100% student
pass rate for the Upper Sixth saw A - B grades at 40%
with nearly 70% at A - C. Value Added measures which look
at student performance against nationally set targets
saw an average improvement of over half a grade per student.
The school has surpassed national results and its previous
Nigel Griffiths, paid tribute to his students and staff
saying he was delighted that their hard work has paid
off. He put much of the success down to the school employing
excellent subject specialists in all areas. He also pointed
to the fact that the school offers continuity of education
from 11 - 18 and, therefore, teachers know their students'
strengths and those areas requiring a focus during sixth
form study. 'Our classes are relatively small in all subjects
and we offer excellent individually focused teaching for
our own students and the increasing numbers joining us
from other schools', said Mr Griffiths.
results augur well for the years ahead at John Kyrle.
Students in the current Year 12 have obtained exceptional
AS results and from September students will be taught
in the new £500 000 Sixth Form Centre recently completed
at the school.
individual successes were, Head Boy, Ross Bennett, with
4 A grades, including Further Maths, Johnny Lamb with
3 Grade As and Charlotte Hill, with 2 As and a B, Kayleigh
Dade with 2 As and a B, and Vanessa Ball with an A and
of Sixth Form, David Boyd, was equally delighted with
the overall results which meant that his students are
now able to begin their chosen courses in the universities
and colleges of their choice from October. He said that
students will be travelling across the country from John
Kyrle: to Imperial College, London (Ross Bennett, Maths),
Cardiff, (Ana Moreas, Business Management), Oxford, (
Ben Jefferies, Mechanical Engineering), Leeds (Johnny
Lamb, Management), Southampton (James Lambert-Smith, Geology),
Queen Mary's, London (Jenny Dunn, Politics), UWE Bristol
(Charlotte Hill, English Literature). There were notable
successes in Music, too, with Chris Petrie heading to
the Royal Welsh College of Music, Nessa Ball to Royal
Holloway and Tom Henesey to Liverpool, all to read Music.
AS Level there were outstanding performances from Duncan
Alston, who is on course for 5 Grade As, and who has achieved
100% in six of his modules. Nicky Raine did very well,
with 4 grade As, whilst Simon Hill, Chris Mason and Abi
Williams also achieved at the highest levels.
individual successes abound, the school highlighted two
of its students for particular merit. Helen Boughen who
gained grades A, B and C at AS has returned to school
following diagnosis of a malignant tumour behind her eye;
these results complement the Diana Princess of Wales memorial
prize which Helen received on account of her bravery last
year. Stuart Parry who gained grades BCC at A2 despite
missing much of his GCSE years due to leukaemia. Mr Griffiths
said the school is very proud of these students who both
set such a positive example of how to overcome adversity.
has praised A Level teaching at the school and Mr Griffiths
was pleased results continue to confirm this judgement.
He intends to submit the results to the Specialist Schools
Trust as the school will be reapplying for Technology
College status next year. 'Our Product Design and Food
Technology results were all at grades A or B. Moreover,
in other subjects seen as increasingly difficult the school
has performed exceptionally well with 80% of all grades
for Maths and 50% for Physics being at A or B'.
Successful students, Charlotte Hill (AAB), Ana Moraes (ABBB), Dan
Clark (BBB), Johnny Lamb (AAA), Vanessa Ball (ABB). DSC_7837
to Uganda to help build a school . . .
of fourteen, including six people from Ross-on-Wye and
six pupils from The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School,
set off on Sunday 21st August to travel to Kampala in
Uganda, where they will work on the school buildings and
prepare the grounds ready for the official opening on
Saturday 27th August.
and Sue Gasston, who have lived in Ross for eight years,
have been fund-raising to build the New Rock Foundation
School in one of the poorer suburbs of Kampala since their
first visit to the country in 2001. In less than four
years, two large brick buildings have been erected, holding
nine classrooms. The number of children getting an education
at the school has risen from ninety to two hundred and
below, party members, John, Anwen, Lloyd, Rich, Anwen,
Becky, Rich, Sue, Jill, Jo, Janet, Sue, Anna and Georgie,
ready to board the bus in Ledbury Road to take them to
of the longest serving shop keepers in Ross-on-Wye retired
on Saturday 20th August. After forty one years of running
his successful hairdressing salon, René
has decided to call it a day and enjoy his free time playing
golf, drinking wine and travelling. First of all he is
planning a visit to Australia and New Zealand.
came from Bavaria, Germany, to Worcester in order to learn
English, whilst on a twelve month work permit. He started
work in Ross at 15 Broad Street, moving to George Place
in 1967, and finally settling at the bottom of Broad Street,
where he ran his business until last Saturday. René's
Broad Street premises are now being taken over by Worthington
Jan Phlug, Tanya Whitehouse, René and his wife, Ann and Nikki
Hazelwood at the shop on Friday. DSC_7859
Bench Presentation to Goodrich Cricket Club
cricket match was held at Goodrich Cricket Club on Sunday,
21st August, in memory of Matthew Beddard, who died of
a brain tumour earlier this year. On the day, a bench
was donated to the club by Matthew's close friends at
John Kyrle High School. A
couple of Matt's friends had their hair straightened to
raise money, half of which was donated to Brain Tumour
Research and the other half used to purchase the bench.
and Tony Beddard, Matthew's parents, would like to thank
all who attended and those who donated food, making the
day such a brilliant success.
Matthew Beddard's friends from JKHS with the bench they donated
to Goodrich Cricket Club. DSC_8127
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