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Issue No. 138 - 14th March 2007
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Out and about during Wednesday's high water

Local people will not need reminding that it rained rather heavily and persistently on Sunday and Monday of last week and as last week's 'Rain Clouds' article predicted, some quite heavy flooding of the River Wye would result. River levels on Wednesday were the highest they have been for several years.

I went out and about to photograph the river from various locations at about midday on Wednesday. On this page, the photographs shown were taken from the grounds of Wilton Castle. From ground level the view was rather scenic. It is the shots from scaffolding however, currently attached to the medieval fortress during renovation work, which show the true amount of rainwater making its way to the Bristol Channel via Ross.

More flood photos can be seen on pages 4, 5 and 6.

The scene from ground level at Wilton Castle. Ref: DSC_4847

From scaffolding at battlement level. Ref: DSC_4851

An unusual view of Ross Rowing Club. ('Is this a five minute argument of have you paid for the full half hour?')
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From where the pictures were taken. Ref: DSC_4863

Spring Festival at Gorsley Goffs

The pupils at Gorsley Goffs Primary School have been very busy recently preparing for their annual Spring Festival, the theme of which is The Commonwealth.

The children made models of animals from different Commonwealth countries, painted and made collages of Commonwealth flags and also enjoyed spending time in the hall singing Commonwealth songs and reading poetry.

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S.A.F.E at Goodrich primary School

The Power Discovery Zone, Central Networks' mobile classroom visited Goodrich Primary School on Thursday 9th March with the aim of teaching the children about Safety Awareness For Electricity. This service is provided free of charge to schools and is aimed at children aged between 7 and 11 years old.

The children at Goodrich were given a twenty minute talk by Dec Whitehead and Dave Hodgkinson about the dangers of electricity. They were then given a tour of the bus. A quiz involving electricity safety then took place and the children took a look at 'Hazard Valley', trying to spot the 18 dangers. They were also able to use a computer video interactive program where they had to click the mouse upon spotting danger.

All of the children enjoyed their afternoon and will be a lot safer knowing what they have learned.

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