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KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 31 YEARS


Make the most imaginative thing you can think of starting with...


Competition! a Fir Cone


Easter


Whole School Open Day Tuesday 20th March 2018


All entries should be handed in to


Cockermouth Art and Craft, 6 Main Street, Cockermouth by 6th April


The winning entries will be on display at Cockermouth Art and Craft from 7th April


Open to children up to and including 10 years old


The age of the child will be taken into account when deciding the winner


Entries should give the name, age and contact telephone number for each entry


The prizes are vouchers to spend in Cockermouth Art and Craft


First prize £15.00 voucher, Second prize £10.00 Third prize £5.00 voucher


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TO DO...


A Fir Cone Challenge!


For this you will need: 1. A fir cone


2. Plenty of imagination! 3. Anything you can think of...


Your challenge is to make something or someone starting with a fir cone.


To this you can add anything you like. It could have pipe cleaner legs or a plasticine face or… but this is for you to think of.


When you have finished, you can enter the competition above by taking your finished fir cone to Cockermouth Art and Craft on Main Street, Cockermouth by Friday 6th April.


Anyone aged up to and including 10 years of age can enter.


The entries will then be judged and the first prize will be a voucher for £15.00 to spend in Cockermouth Art and Craft; the second prize will be the same voucher for £10.00 and the third prize will be the same voucher for £5.00.


...have fun!


NB. the cork float from last month has not been forgotten but you will have to wait until next month to find out what to do with it.


INFO@THECOCKERMOUTHPOST.CO.UK Work Together, Aim High, Shine Bright Daniel Hears Crying A SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BY CHRIS BOWER©2018


Daniel is in the Village Shop. He is buying some milk for his Mummy from Mr. Elliot, the shopkeeper.


Suddenly he hears crying from Mr. Elliott’s room at the back of the shop. Mr. Elliot carries on as if nothing has happened. Daniel thinks this is very strange and the crying worries him. He takes the milk home and tells Katy about the crying.


He says to Katy, “There must be something wrong. Will you come back to the Village Shop with me? If you buy some sweets this will keep Mr. Elliott busy and I will creep through the shop to the room at the rear, to see who is crying, and why they are upset.”


Katy agrees, but as Daniel is creeping to the room at the back of the shop, Mr. Elliott sees Daniel in a shop mirror.


“Where are you going?” asks Mr. Elliot.


Daniel does not know what to do but decides to tell Mr. Elliot the truth.


Mr. Elliott smiles and says to Daniel and Katy, “Wait here.”


Please feel free to drop in and visit our school 9.00am - 11.30am and 1.15pm - 2.30pm Places available for


Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 2018 - 2019


Enquire at our school office 01900 829889 or via email: admin@bridekirkdovenby.cumbria.sch.uk


We look forward to meeting you soon and showing you around our wonderful school


He goes to the room at the back of the shop and comes back with a cage. In the cage is a parrot.


“Meet Polly,” says Mr. Elliot. “She likes to copy people. My wife likes to watch sad and romantic films on TV and these can make her cry. Polly copies the crying and that is what you heard, Daniel.”


Then Polly says “Hello! Sad film,” and starts to cry.


This makes them all laugh! ISSUE 424 | 22 MARCH 2018 | 44


© SUSAN FLEMMING


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