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Issue No. 139 - 21st March 2007
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Whitchurch Primary School Easter Bazaar

Spring was certainly in the air on Saturday morning when Whitchurch Primary School opened its doors to this year's Easter Bazaar. The sun shone, the birds sang and the children enjoyed the various stalls and games while parents and visitors enjoyed the wide variety of home made cakes with a cup of tea or coffee.

All of the children had the opportunity to enter an Easter poem competition, which must have been a very difficult one for Mrs Morgan, a former teacher at Whitchurch School, to judge, as the entries were very impressive.

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Victoria and Jono of the Old Court Hotel present prizes at Whitchurch School Easter Bazaar. Ref: DSC_9700

Key Stage 1 children had also made Easter Gardens, which were judged by Philip Preece of Symonds Yat Garden Centre, while Key Stage 2 children competed to make a model from an egg. Again this was a difficult one to judge for Jono Mills-Smith and Victoria Ball of The Old Court Hotel, as the models were so creative and varied.

The winners of the competitions were as follows:

Key Stages 1 & 2 Write an Easter Poem,

Class 1 - 1st Prize, Lily Powell, 2nd Prize, Nicole Sullivan, 3rd Prize, Georgia Moore.

Class 2 - 1st Prize, Toby Dickens & Henry Renfree. 2nd Prize, Sean Harvey & Rory Sanger, 3rd Prize, Oscar Beavis & Zarith Croft .

Class 3 - 1st Prize, Kane Cottrell, 2nd Prize, Joseph Robins, 3rd Prize, Olivia Mace. Highly commended, Elliot Gooch.

Class 4 - 1st Prize, Ella Cottrell, 2nd Prize, Bronwyn Evans, 3rd Prize, Jack Robins. Highly commended Jasmine Fellowes and Alex Pickett.

Key Stage 1 Easter Garden.

Class 1 - 1st Prize, Nicole Sullivan, 2nd Prize, Lily Powell, 3rd Prize, James Pascall.

Class 2 - 1st Prize, Max Roberts, 2nd Prize, Ted Heyes, 3rd Prize, Ella Evans.

Key Stage 2 Model from an egg.

Class 3 - 1st Prize, Joe Fletcher, 2nd Prize Olivia Jackson, 3rd Prize Nina Brown.

Class 4 - 1st Prize, Owen Darmody, 2nd Prize, Toby Darmody, 3rd Prize, Jack Robins.

The PTFA would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped and supported this event, which raised a magnificent profit of £440.

Ready, Steady, Win Bursary Presentation Evening

Ready Steady Win held its first bursary presentation evening of 2007 on Tuesday 13th March, sponsored by PGL Action and Adventure and The Leadership Trust. Ten bursaries were awarded to qualifying individuals across a variety of sporting disciplines. The bursaries awarded contribute towards costs such as travel, competition fees, coaching and equipment and will assist the young talented sports men and women in further realizing their true personal potential in their chosen sports.

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Jan Perridge, Ready Steady Win Board Director, Martin Hudson, Director of Corporate Affairs, PGL Travel Ltd, Elizabeth Ward-Barnett, Samantha Brown, Joanna Jones, representing Ready Steady Win, Tasha Webster, Demi Edwards, Lizzie Mason, Clara Evans, Laurence Gummerson, Rhys Park and Tilly Da Cunha. Ref: DSC_5010

March Ready Steady Winners are:

Samantha Brown (Monmouth Sixth Form College), 17, eventing. Achievements in 2006 included 4th and 5th in junior regional novice, graduating from pre-novice to international in first season, and consistent placings and gaining 22nd in first international CCI* event.

Tilly da Cunha (Gorsley Goffs Primary School), 10, tennis. Achievements include training with county squad for over 12 months, ranked 15 in the County U12ıs and 2nd within her age group. 6th in the Herefordshire Girls League, 1 in Leominster Rookie tournament and plated in the Solihull International Tournament for experience.

Demi Edwards (St Maryıs RC High School, Bartestree), 12, football. Achievements include Bristol Rovers trial 2004, girls development centre 2003-2006, South Wales Trials 2006 for the Welsh Squad.

Clara Evans (Aylestone High School, Hereford), 13, athletics ­ distance running. Achievements include British Milers Club UK National Rankings 2005/2006 7th 1000m, 37th 1200m, 59th 1500m and 127th 800m. UK Athletics Midlands Ranking 2005/2006 7th 1500m, 9th 1200m and 21st 800m. Clara was also 6th in the Great North Junior Run and 1st junior female in the Brecon 3k.

Laurence Gummerson (Bishop of Hereford Bluecoat School), 11, swimming. Achievements include gaining two Top 10 National Rankings for his age group in 100m and 200m butterfly, represented Gloucester County and Worcester County. Selected onto the Worcester County Development Training programme and has swam at county and district level gaining 7 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronze.

Elizabeth Mason (Aylestone School, Hereford), 13, swimming. Achievements include Gloucester County Champion, 2003 200m backstroke, silver medalist in 200 free stroke, 200 breast stroke, 200 fly. 2004 achievements include Gloucester County Champion 2004 200m breast stroke, silver medalist 200 back stroke, 3rd 2004 Regional Championships back stroke. 2005 Worcester County Champion 200m back stroke and silver medalist in the 1500m free.

Rhys Park (Lady Hawkins, Kington), 12, athletics. Achievements include UK Athletics Power of 10 West Midlands 1st 800m and 2nd 1500m, County Champion in 800m and 1500m U13-U17 all age groups, County Champion cross country, UK Athletics National cross country series 3rd overall and leading youth endurance runner in Herefordshire.

Elizabeth Ward-Barnett (Hereford Cathedral School), 15, dressage. Achievements include 2006 National in hand Champion ­ Supreme Champion, qualified for British Dressage Winter Regional Novice Elementary, U21 Championships Preliminary Reserve Champion, U21 FEI Pony Reserve Champion.

Tasha Webster (St Paulıs Primary School, Hereford), 11, swimming. Achievements include gold Worcester Counties Junior Sprint, 8 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes within City of Hereford Swimming Club Championships. Top of Worcester Counties rankings across several disciplines, 10 county times for March County Championships. Tasha with her coach Chris Treanor are currently aiming for national times.

Taylor Whitchurch (Lugwardine Primary School), 10, swimming. Achievements during first whole season include 2 silvers, 2 bronze and 2 final places in County Championships, achieved all but one district times. Selected for County team, top boy for age group at Hereford Open and Sprint. Ranked No 1 in the County and West Midland district in all strokes except breast stroke where ranked 3rd and nationally ranked in top 10 for 3 events long course.

Do you know of a young, talented sportsperson for nomination in the Summer bursary awards?

Ready Steady Win will consider applications for bursaries towards the cost of participating in any Ready Steady Win recognised sport at county level or above. Applicants must be 10-20 years of age and either resident or educated in the county of Herefordshire. Applicants must be a member of a recognised sports club or school sports team and under the supervision of a qualified coach for their chosen sport.

Please direct all enquiries to Ready Steady Win c/o The Chief Executiveıs Office, The Leadership Trust, Weston-under-Penyard, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7YH. Telephone 01989 767667 or email

Readers' Photos

Thank you to John Gartside, who sent in the photo below. John said, 'I couldn't resist taking this picture yesterday morning. There were a couple of people in the car just about to drive off, I hope they didn't encounter anyone coming the other (correct) way! Salmon swimming upstream?'

Nature Watch

I photographed this pair of Mallards by the River Wye, just outside the White Lion Inn whilst dropping Tina at work during the week.

Following last week's photo of the dead otter, I received lots of comments on how sad it was to see that that one of them had perished. I am pleased to report that, although I have not seen them myself since the high water, Jacqui at the White Lion saw otters happily swimming in the river one day last week - after I had photographed the dead one.

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Ross-on-Wye Weather Station Readings

Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important stations around the country which regularly sends data to the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice per day by husband and wife team, June and Rex Swallow.

Figures for week commencing Monday, 12th March 2007
n Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Sunshine (hours) 0.6 7.7 4.0 0 4.8 5.0 6.0
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 2.2
Rainfall (inches) 0 0 0 0 0 .03 .09
Maximum Temperature (°C) 12 13 14 11 12 15 .7
Maximum Temperature (°F) 54 55 57 52 54 59 45
Minimum Temperature (°C) 9 1 2 2 1 8 5
Minimum Temperature (°F) 48 34 36 36 34 46 41
Soil Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F) 48 48 48 48 48 48 49


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