Bungay Girlguiding – St Georges Day

ON Sunday 28th April girls from Bungay and Earsham Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers met at Bungay castle to celebrate St George's Day. The girls enjoyed dragon themed activities including a dragon egg hunt and a dragon bounce parachute game and

then had hotdogs. All members marched into

the castle with their unit flags and renewed their Guide promise.

If you would like further information about Girlguiding please visit www.girlguiding.

Through The Garden Gate

HARLESTON Open Gardens weekend (Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June) will take visitors Through the Garden Gate into some of Harleston’s many surprising, lovely and unexpected spaces. What one sees from the street more often than not gives little clue to what lies behind, and the town is delighted that on this third Open Gardens event more than 20 gardens, large and small, and in all their variety, will be open to visitors.

Joyful Voices

Some of them, like “Cloudsview” off Shotford Road, and the walled garden at Millhouse Pottery, have been established over many years. Others show how new plots little more than 2 years old are being transformed to create new garden landscapes on private developments on the outskirts of town.


HERE is your chance to sing in a Community choir.

Enjoy a free taster session with Bungay’s Joyful Voices, you will receive a warm reception vocalists.

from the regular

All songs are taught and sung by ear under the guidance of our talented conductor and tutor Mary Lovett.

The joyfuls sing unaccompanied, just mark time, feel the rhythm and singalong from a song book that consists of music from

different regions of the world. We have spaces left for men and ladies that wish to add their voice to the choir. We gather mostly

gardens are astonishingly large, some are engagingly small, indeed one of the smaller ones had to ask visitors to queue for entry the last time it opened. Visitors will find ponds and pergolas; flower filled borders and ferns; insect friendly gardens and chickens; fruit and veg; summerhouses and greenhouses; sun-filled and shaded lawns. Some of the garden hosts will be selling


Tuesdays on a fortnightly basis sometimes with exceptions for high days and holidays reflecting school term times. It all starts at 7pm in the foyer of the Emmanuel Church, Upper Olland Street, Bungay.

For more info from the web:-

Denton Open Gardens

DENTON Open Gardens (12 in all), Sunday 16th June, 10am – 4pm.

After a break of a few years. Denton is again opening a variety of its gardens to the public. Would we be doing so, if we knew how changeable the weather was going to be? Who knows, but we do know that the dozen or so gardens of all

shapes and sizes will be worth a visit.

The entrance fee is £4, (children under 16 free.) Maps at the village hall, postcode: IP20 0BD.

There are lunches, teas and plant sales available in various gardens, a few scarecrows too! It is Father’s Day, bring him to Denton.

refreshments to benefit their chosen charities. Harleston’s public houses and some of the town’s cafes will be open. St John’s Church will host a coffee morning on Sunday. The town and all garden hosts look forward once again to welcoming visitors from far and wide. A real treat on Sunday will be the presence of a vintage bus which will take passengers to gardens on the edge of town departures from Broad Street bus stop where the timetable will be displayed. Entry fee for the weekend is £3 per adult or £5 for a family group (2 adults plus children): dogs mostly welcome. Tickets available in advance from the Card and Party Shop on Marketplace and on Sunday 2nd June there will be a ticket sale stall

on Marketplace.

The trail map has advice about wheelchair access, and whether a garden is open on both days, or one only. Through The Garden Gate

has been arranged by the Events Team at Harleston’s Future with help from Harleston Garden Club. Please direct requests for further information to Lesley Rock 01379 (854897) or Carol Wiles (853132).

Harleston Wives

THIS month Harleston Wives have had two meetings. The first was our annual service at London Road Church. The service was conducted by Katie Jackson and the theme of the evening was loneliness. Katie gave an interesting sermon on this and a couple of hymns were sung. A collection was made for a charity in Africa which her and her husband support for needy children. A supper followed for everyone. Bonus ball winner was won by Audrey and raffle winners included Rita, Ann, Maisey and Margaret. Our second meeting was a talk from EDP and


East Anglian Daily Times journalist Lynne Mortimer. She told us about her early life and how she changed career to become a journalist. Over the years she has covered many subjects including local government and court reporting. Some of the many celebrities she has met were Alan Titchmarsh, The Krays, Susie Fowler, Sooty and Basil Brush. Through her column she has shared many stories and events over the years of her life. With her quick wit she told us some of these entertaining tales. Bonus ball winner was


Bungay High School News

ON Tuesday 2nd April a group of Year 7 students went on a visit to Norwich Castle. They attended a series of workshops entitled ‘Storming the Castle’ which involved a number of hands-on activities relating to the siege of the castle in 1216. Maths skills were needed as well as historical ones.


castle had to be measured using geometry; supplies of food and weapons in the store rooms had to be calculated; coins struck using medieval techniques and the effectiveness of some ancient weapons assessed. The event was hosted by Norfolk Museums Service who provided a really educational and entertaining experience. All in our group were too polite to point out that Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk, who in 1216 successfully stormed the castle, was in his lifetime based in Bungay just like our school. At the end of the day there was just time for a quick look at the natural history galleries in the Castle Museum. Stuffed animals caused rather a mixed reaction but there was general agreement that the preserved ‘bum nut’ from the Seychelles was rather amusing.

42 Bungay High School students recently travelled to France for a long weekend of language learning, cultural enrichment and tourism. Residing in an authentic château, students were able to access a real francophone experience by visiting different French Towns, sampling

snails, and making their own crêpes. Students also had the opportunity to learn about French Chocolate production at a functioning chocolate factory

and French baking

at a local boulangerie! The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience with many of them hoping to return next year!

The bi-annual ski trip departed to

Tonale, Italy

during the Easter Holidays. 27 students embarked on a 26 hour coach journey into the Alps to spend a week skiing and snowboarding. The snowfall was the best the resort had seen for most of the season, which led to excellent conditions for the students to make rapid progress! By the end of the week, all students, including one with a broken arm made it up to the famous glacier, and many skied/boarded down to the bottom of the slope with excellent technique learned throughout the week. Students experienced fog, sun, snow and copious amounts of pizza and pasta during a very tiring but rewarding week. The coach company and resort team were incredibly impressed with the students’ behaviour and eagerness throughout the week, as they were a true credit to the school from beginning to end. Four Year 9 Product Design students have had great success in this year’s Print- it competition by designing music promotional materials.

Harleston Ladies Evening Group

OUR last meeting was on April 17th when we had Annie Graham talking to us about Deco-Patching.

Annie started her career working with children as a Sunday School teacher


Southend and then went on to develop crafts for children including tile painting. Deco- patching is like 3D art as layers of thin paper are glued over each other. Any kind of container or object can be used even plastic containers and then we would be up-cycling.

Stiff brushes (to hold the glue), glue varnish, thin paper and something to decorate are needed so it was not an expensive pastime. The paper was best torn rather than cut into postage size pieces and glued over each other to cover a clean and dry container. All the ladies then had a go at this and the results were very pretty and effective. Cathy thanked Annie for her talk and for providing all the equipment needed.

Harrison Nurse, Thomas Currie, Rosie Rolph and Jy Hughes all received certificates of merit

and goody bags

including a range of printing and paper merchandising. The judges praised all the students work but said of Thomas, “A huge amount of work has gone into this project. Nicely designed and great cardboard engineering, with some really interesting ideas. Well done!” Because of the new format with entries coming in at different times throughout the year, the judges’ comments of each child will be kept on file and then overall winners and the big prizes will be announced at the end of the summer term. We were delighted to hear we have now gained the Silver Young Carer’s Award for the way in which we promote and support Young Carer's in our school.

We are already

working towards our Gold award and hope to host a Young Carers Network event here at the school in June for staff at other primary and secondary schools in the region to share ideas and best practice. The exam season has now started so lots of students are busy working their way through revision programmes in order to fulfil their potential. It is a stressful but rewarding time of year and we wish them all the very best.

Clinton Gillett Assistant Headteacher

MUSIC in country Churches will be held at Pulham St Mary Church on

Music in Country Churches


23rd and Wednesday 24th July. by

Performances are

The English Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of the Kings Consort. Monies raised to benefit Pulham St Mary and Starston Churches. Tickets bookable by post or call the Box Office on 01485 535071 or visit www. musicincountrychurches. com for more details.



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