Halesworth & Southwold Community News June 2019 7 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! thoroughly


The students 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 years Print- it competition by designing music promotional


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

Suffolk pupils take to the streets

LIVING Streets’ Walk to School Week is over for another year and we’d like to thank everyone in Suffolk who contributed to making it a massive success. Over 12,000 pupils from 400 classrooms in Suffolk joined in with pupils across the UK to enjoy the many benefits of walking to school. Motor vehicles

are the

biggest source of air pollution and one in four cars on the road at peak times are on the school run. More children walking to school means fewer vehicles on the road and improved air quality for everyone. Families in Suffolk can know

that they’ve helped be part of the solution this Walk to School Week by swapping four wheels for two feet. Walking to school not only improves our air quality but is a great way for children to build more exercise into their daily lives, helping them to arrive to school healthier, happier and ready to learn. Once again, a huge thank you

and congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Walk to School Week. We hope you’ve been inspired to walk to school all year-round.

Edgar Sewter Playschool, Toddlers and Out of School/Holiday Club

WE are an established, Ofsted rated ‘Good’ 2019, committee led registered charity. We operate independently within the main

School with fully qualified, experienced staff.

Edgar Sewter This year

we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary and are planning a party at the beginning of the summer holidays.

Playschool is open everyday

(term time) for children from 2 years and we can offer 15 and 30 hours funded childcare places, subject to eligibility. We have spaces available from September.

Breakfast club (8am-9am) and after school club (3.15pm- 6pm) for children from 4 years runs during term time Monday to Friday.

THIS month we have the following walks. Wednesday 12th June meet at 10.30am at Halesworth Co-op car park, (at the petrol station end) for a 3.5-mile grade ¾ walk. This takes us across the Millennium Green towards Upper Holton. Monday 17th June meet at 2pm at Halesworth Thoroughfare car park (behind The White Hart) for a 2.1-mile grade 2 walk. This takes us through Halesworth and towards Wissett. Wednesday 26th June meet at 10.30am in front of The


HUGE thanks to all who contributed

their and who brought nearly 40 board and

time and

bought plants at our annual plant sale on 11th May. You raised over £450 which will be shared jointly between the Millennium Green Trust and the Friends of the library. Wednesday 12th June 10.30am to 12noon Alice Sparksman, from Halesworth Dementia

Support Project, is here to

offer support and information. Wednesday 19th June, 10am to 12noon Kerri Woodhouse will be here with East Anglian Diabetic Eye Screening. Wednesday 19th June, 2pm to 2.45pm local authors Fiona Denny and Ash Greenslade will be in conversation Come and share the discussion, ask questions and tell your own writing stories. Refreshments will be provided and Ash and Fiona will be available to sign copies of their books.

Thursday 27th June 1pm to 4pm. Come and create your own book-related poster or

coaster using traditional

letterpress printing blocks, led by Edwin Mitchell-Finch of Bodgers Press. £12 (W & BA members £10). Book through https:// book-fest/ Fridays in June (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) Debbie from Realise Futures will be here from 10am to 12noon holding drop in sessions providing information and guidance for adults with


Disabilities and individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. Tuesday 25th June, 10am to 12noon, Aspergers Carers group meets - come and meet other people and share experiences.

Alternate Sundays (16th and 30th) from 10.30am – 12.30pm we will be hosting Sociable Sundays. An opportunity to join others for refreshments and conversation. All


welcome. We will be planning some outings – come and make some suggestions!

Monday 24th June from 2pm

to 4.30pm. Board Games Café. Please join us for a fun and sociable afternoon, with


games to choose from, as well as refreshments and a raffle ticket. Entry £1.50. All funds support the Library. Want to de-clutter your home, or offer a service? Remember the display board in the library window, useful for clearing items or requesting them, and for offering services or seeking them! It costs £1 for a week or £1.50 for two weeks. Monday from 10am to 12noon, local

writer &

publisher Tom Corbett runs a creative the

library. A parallel group

is held on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 9pm at Bridge House, a minute

from the

library. This eight-week rolling programme includes both poetry and prose writing. For more information, contact Tom on 07831 364021. Every Tuesday, Baby Bounce and Tot Rock, 9.30am to 10.30 am, for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers. Come along and enjoy some company and songs. Tuesday mornings we have one to one support sessions for using Laptops and iPads from between 9.45am and 12noon. These cost £7.50 for 30 minutes, £15 for an hour. You must book ahead, in the library or by phone. Want to meet new people? Alternate Tuesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm we have “Crafty Companions” a small informal group who meet and


craft projects. If you’re not a crafter, we have “Mindfulness Colouring” on the alternate Tuesdays - colouring materials provided. On Wednesdays from 10.30am - 12noon we host

writing group at

“Time Out” sessions. June 12th – “Midsummer Music and Poetry” Come and celebrate this lovely time of year. June 19th – “Fashion!” Share your tips or admit your disasters! Perhaps bring a favourite piece of jewellery or scarf or share photos of wonderful or not so wonderful outfits you’ve worn! June 26th – “The Butterfly Circus” Francesca will be here, talking about her new book, a young adult, magical mystery set in a world of circuses. She will answer your questions about writing and how to get inspired. July 3rd – “Foot care!” Come and find out about reflexology with Meraylah and foot exercises with Irene. On

Thursday mornings

(when the Library is otherwise closed) we have fitness classes suitable for all abilities. 9.30am to 10.15am. Get Fit in your Chair, the class includes cardio and strength movements, followed by Stretch and Tone 10.30am - 11.30am a class of gentle fitness exercises. £4 per session. Email susan_ or text 07780 707972.

On the second Saturday of the month (June 8th), 10am to 11am, your local county councilor Tony Goldson holds a drop-in surgery. He is also joined by Alison Cackett for a joint surgery.

district and councillor’s

On Sundays, 12noon to 2.30pm we have free craft activities

stories for

children. Drop in and join in the fun. All ages are welcome but under 8s must be accompanied. E very other Sunday (2nd 16th, 30th ) 10am to 11am we have Kids Lego Club. £1 per builder. If you are not a member of

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the library, then please come and join. It’s free and gives you access to over a million books in Suffolk

Libraries as well

as access to Cambridgeshire libraries. In addition to books, there are spoken word books, DVDs, CDs. Why not show your support and appreciation

for the

Library by joining the Friends of Halesworth Library, our fund-raising

charity? Ask at

the counter. If you have some free time and would like to meet

people and become

more involved, please email friendsofhalesworthlibrary@ to find out more about how you can help. Whatever

your skills or

interests we can find things for you to do! Don’t forget to visit www. for free downloads of music, e-books; audio books; and magazines. You can also find out about upcoming events, and browse booklists For more information about our services and


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access, computers, printers, a photocopier and scanner, fax machine and laminator. Use the internet and Skype, even borrow an i-pad. Ask about our Window Gallery for selling your art work, and you can also rent the Library for meetings. Finally, for those gifts or other items, look at our wide range of ReadySpex reading glasses, as well as jewellery, marmalade, locally made cards and postage stamps. All the profits support the Friends of the Library. We look forward to seeing you! Email us at halesworth. or phone on 01986 875095. Why not check out our Facebook page? The


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school holidays. available


Holiday club is open during half term and main Places are from


4-13 years and we welcome children from all schools. Parent and toddler group is

held at Dragonflies Children’s Centre each Friday (term time) from 1.15pm-3.15pm, these are drop in sessions so just come along. £2 per family. Many thanks to everyone who supported and organised the

Good Friday disco at

Holton Village Hall, this event raised £400 which was shared between Playschool and HoPE for outdoor play equipment. We enjoyed a beautiful day out at Easton Farm Park, we met the foals, lambs, chicks, kids, piglets and had fun on

Harbour Inn at Southwold for a 3.5-mile grade 3 walk. This walk takes us along the front and around Southwold. Halesworth Walking for Health group part of OneLife Suffolk, the free healthy lifestyle service for the county are in your area offering free health walks. Our walks are available to those wanting to become more active, meet new people and explore our beautiful county. The health walks are led by trained volunteers and graded from one to five (one

the tractor and pony rides as well as hugging the bunnies and guinea pigs. Watch out for us at the Lions Carnival procession in the Thoroughfare on Sunday 9th June from 11am where we will be joining the ‘Wacky Races’ on our walk to the school. All parents and children from playschool and after school clubs

are most welcome to

dress up and join in. For further details and register

to your child for

playschool, breakfast and after school and holiday clubs please contact us on 07796 044277 or email us on Hayley, Anthea, Yvonne, Laura, Kelly, Sonia and Amy

Halesworth Walking for Health Group

being suitable for beginners, easy terrain and five being more challenging, including stiles and/or a faster pace). There is no need to book in advance for a health walk, you can just turn up but please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of the start time when attending your first walk to register. To find out more about our health walks and all other OneLife Suffolk services available in your local area, log on to

Class of ‘79 Stradbroke School Re-union

MANY thanks to all who attended the school re-union at Stradbroke on May 11th. It was a wonderful evening with time for lots of reminiscence, laughter, recognition, meeting old friends and wondering how those 40 years have passed

so quickly and how great we still all look! A donation from the evening was sent to MIND charity. Special thanks to Carron, Ali and Angie for getting us all together.



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