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Issue No. 116 - 11th October 2006
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This Week - [JKHS Supporting Macmillan - National Bookstart Day - Congratulations Kevin and Jacqui]
[Charity Meet for Bikers and Trikers - Cards for Good Causes - Helping St. Michael's Hospice - RiB]

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John Kyrle Students Supporting Macmillan

John Kyrle High School was galvanized into action in a fun-packed day on Thursday 5th October raising money for Herefordshire Macmillan Cancer Treatment Unit. Fun was had by all - students and staff! The 6th Form provided wonderful leadership in all the activities. The dress theme for the day was "doctors and nurses" and didn't they look fantastic!

Sam Clements, Phil Arbourne and Arthur Degan-Knifton raised approximately 250 in sponsorship for having their legs waxed in front of their 6th Form friends - not too painful! Other members of the school dressed up and collected money as well. Rory Trevethan, in Year 9, dressed as a fairy and raised approximately 150. Buckets were used to collect money; some students threw in 10 notes.

The 6th Form concluded the activities of the day by devoting themselves to 'bag-packing' at the tills in Morrisons, where many customers made generous donations. The school is particularly grateful to Morrisons store for their support.

Mrs Vinall, Head of S.P.A.C.E (Social, Pastoral and Citizenship Education) commented 'I am so proud to be a member of such a generous and caring community - very much part of the ethos of John Kyrle High School'.

'Doctors and Nurses', Amber Williams, Amy Clinton, Amy Perkins, Rory T. Abbey Ward, Sophie Jones, Liz Nicholls,
Rachel Hiley, Megan, Alice Millinzuk, Phinn Parsons, Steph Vinall, Arthur D-K, Phil Arbourne and Sam Clement. DSC_7005

Bag packing at Morrisons: Alex Marsh, Lauren Young, Becky Showell, Henry Thorne, Lydia Rudge and Steph Vinall. DSC_7016

National Bookstart Day

Herefordshire Libraries invited parents/carers, babies and pre-school children to join them for a Teddy Bears Picnic to celebrate National Bookstart Day on Friday, 6th October. Youngsters with their favourite teddies were able to enjoy stories, rhymes and making teddy masks at Ross Library.

Bookstart is a national programme that encourages parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible by giving them free books. In Herefordshire, children receive a special Bookstart bag of free books from their Health Visitor at the nine month and two year health check. Three-year-olds receive a treasure chest of books at their nursery, playgroup or local library.

'We aim to gift these wonderful books to every child in Herefordshire,' said Dawn Harwood, Herefordshire Bookstart Co-ordinator. 'Sharing books is fun and a great way to spend time with children,' she added. 'If you're a parent/carer of a child under five years of age and would like to know more about Bookstart, please give me a call on (01432) 260646, or ask your local health visitor or library for details'.

Angela Middleton with daughter, Alana at Ross Library with Assistant Librarian, Ann Nicholson
and School Librarian, Sarah Chedgzoy. Ref: DSC_7029.

Congratulations to Kevin and Jacqui!

Congratulations to Kevin Beech and Jacqui Ellis, who were married at Cinderford Registry Office on Friday, 6th October!

Wyenot News would like to wish you a long and very happy future together!

Kevin and Jacqui's Bikers and Trikers' wedding made a fine start to a weekend of charity fund-raising for two very worthy causes (covered on the next page) by bikers and trikers from around the country.

The event took place at Symonds Yat West over the weekend.




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