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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 139 - 21st March 2007
Week - [Comic
Relief, Gorsley and Goodrich Schools - Mourning CSO Paul penman]
[Comic Relief at JKHS - Free Stuff - Open Days at Wilton Castle - Happy
News for Matt - Andy Margrett at the Prince] [Kempley
and Dymock Daffodils - Letters]
[JKHS on Teachers' TV - The Moon and Saturn - Little Shop of Horrors
- Odds On Favourites - Phoenix Awards - Music Festival]
[Whitchurch Bazaar - Bursary Awards - Readers' Photos - Nature Watch
- Weather Station]
[Wyenot TV] [What's
to Z Site Map] [Property]
Primary School Easter Bazaar
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
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.
. . .
and Jono of the Old Court Hotel present prizes at Whitchurch School
Easter Bazaar. Ref: DSC_9700
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
winners of the competitions were as follows:
Stages 1 & 2 Write an Easter Poem,
1 - 1st Prize, Lily Powell, 2nd Prize, Nicole Sullivan,
3rd Prize, Georgia Moore.
2 - 1st Prize, Toby Dickens & Henry Renfree. 2nd Prize,
Sean Harvey & Rory Sanger, 3rd Prize, Oscar Beavis & Zarith
3 - 1st Prize, Kane Cottrell, 2nd Prize, Joseph Robins,
3rd Prize, Olivia Mace. Highly commended, Elliot Gooch.
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.
2 - 1st Prize, Max Roberts, 2nd Prize, Ted Heyes, 3rd Prize,
Key Stage 2 Model from an egg.
Class 3 - 1st Prize, Joe Fletcher, 2nd Prize Olivia Jackson,
3rd Prize Nina Brown.
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.
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.
. . .
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
Ready Steady Winners are:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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?'
I photographed this pair of Mallards by the River Wye, just
outside the White Lion Inn whilst dropping Tina at work
during the week.
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.
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.
for week commencing Monday, 12th March 2007
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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