Halesworth & Southwold Community News August 2019 7 Bungay High School News BUNGAY High School

held its Summer Concert in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church for the fifth consecutive year on Wednesday

17th July and

once again showcased a wealth of musical talent amongst its students. During the first half the audience were treated to a varied programme ranging from pop and rock to musicals and classical pieces. The opening item, Bach’s Prelude No. 1, was performed by science teacher Mr Kevin Mannion, who is retiring after thirty-

eight years teaching at Bungay High School. The school instrumental ensemble played two pieces led by Mr Martin Kershaw. Other highlights included assured instrumental solos from Matthew Rolph (tuba) and

Chloe performed a Drew-Batty

(violin) and an expressive performance by A level Music student Caitlin Crabb who

her number own

piano composition. Year 9 and 10 GCSE Music students contributed


pieces, with strong vocal performances from Charlotte

Youngman, Charlie Wilks and Florence McMorran. Year 10 band ‘Neon’ finished the first half in energetic style with a four-song set including two of their own original songs.

After the interval, the audience were treated to polished solo vocal performances by Isabella Taylor, Lewis Pepperell, and Jet-Leoni Lewis as well as two songs from a Year 9 band. Year 7 student Alex Booty gave a poised and sensitive performance of Chopin’s Etude in C#


IT’S full steam ahead for ‘The Summer Reading Challenge’ to help your child’s reading get

stratospheric! This year the

theme is a Space Chase and it’s a great way to get kids reading during the holidays, and perfect for those not so hot days when you’re looking for something free to do with them. If you haven’t already registered your child just pop down to the library and do so, there are crafts or activities for children every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm until 4pm. See below for details. August

7th: “Amazing

Optical Illusions”. Come and discover the world of tricks of the eye.

August 14th: “Marsh on the Move” with Suffolk Wildlife Trust.


August 21st: “Stargazing August 28th: “Space

Travel” - which planet will you land on?

Special dates for your diary: Sunday, 25th August the Friends of the Library will have their annual fund-raising stall at Halesworth’s Antiques Street Market. Please let us know if you have goods for us to sell. If you would like to help set up, sell, or clear up on the day please leave your details at the counter and a member of the events group will get in touch! Saturday 10th August. 10.30am-11.30am


About Writing” workshop for 7-13 year-olds. Write a story inspired by nature and you could win a £25 book token and see your work published in EADT Suffolk Magazine! Book a place at the library! Wednesday 14th August

HALESWORTH LIBRARY 6.30pm-8pm. “We Craft Hub”. Unwind and reboot through Craftfulness. Open to all 16+, £4. Please book by calling 01986 873246. Wednesday 28th August 2pm-4pm, DIAL (Disability Advice North East Suffolk) is here offering help and advice. Fridays in August (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th ) Debbie from Realise Futures will be here from 10am to 12noon holding drop in sessions providing information and guidance for adults with Learning Disabilities and individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. Tuesday 27th August 10am to 12noon, Aspergers Carers group

6.30pm to meets - come and

meet other people and share experiences.

Alternate Sundays (11th) from 10.30am – 12.30pm we will be hosting Sociable Sundays. An opportunity to join others for refreshments and conversation. All adults welcome. No session on the Bank Holiday Sunday, 25th August. (Come and visit our stall at the Antiques Street Market, or help with it. Great way to spend a Sunday). Board Games Café is taking its annual break in August. However, please do check back in with us after the break, when on the last Monday of every month we have fun and sociable afternoons, with nearly

40 board and card

games to choose from, as well as refreshments and a raffle ticket. Entry £1.50. All funds support the Library. Tom’s writing group is on holiday and re-starts on September 9th. It runs on Mondays from 10am to 12noon, local writer & publisher Tom Corbett hosts

a creative writing group at the library. A parallel group is held on Tuesday evenings from

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 10.30am, for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers. Come along and enjoy some company and songs and toys. On Tuesday 13th August we still have spaces for our 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 at the library or by telephone. The next session is on September 3rd. It’s summer time,


weather for decluttering your home! Don’t forget 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. Want to meet new people? Alternate Tuesday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm we have “Crafty Companions” a small informal group who meet and share 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 “Time Out” sessions: August 7th, “Being an Au Pair in Germany” Diana Furness will be talking about her time in Germany.


14th, “Suffolk Wildlife Trust” Katy Runacres from the Trust is here to talk about Carlton Marshes, August



minor and Year 12 student Hannah Pywell demonstrated her huge vocal talent with her rendition of


‘Someone Like You’. To bring the evening to a close, staff members joined students as the choir, ‘Singing Hands’ signing choir and ensemble energetically performed three songs including ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Mr Blue Sky’. The signing choir was led by Christine Lall and the choir and ensemble directed by Head of Music Fran Drew- Batty. It was the culmination of a great evening of music.

21st, “Halesworth Town Council” Dave Wollweber talks about local projects they’re involved with, come and find out what the council do. August 28th, “Mandala Stones” with Meraylah. If you have a large smooth cobble come and paint it for a paperweight or door stop or anything you like! 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 (August 10th), 10am to 11am, your local county councilor Tony Goldson holds a drop-in surgery. He is also joined by Alison Cackett for a joint district councillors’ surgery. On Sundays, 12noon to 2.30pm we have free craft activities and stories for children. Drop in and join in the fun. All ages are welcome but under 8s must be accompanied. Every other Sunday (11th, 25th ) 10am to 11am we have Kids Lego Club. £1 per builder. If you are not a member of 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@

Bramfield Primary School BRAMFIELD is awarded a

‘Good’ rating by Ofsted and recognised for its clear vision in striving for excellence in learning Bramfield Church of England Primary School has just received the results of its latest Ofsted Inspection, and has received an overall rating of “Good”, with individual ratings of ‘good’ in every area of assessment. The report praises the strong 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 facilities, please email or phone, or come in and speak to one of our friendly members of staff. The library is about more than loaning out books and DVDs! We have free internet 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. Check out our Facebook The daily posts


provide interesting, amusing and educational pieces as well as daily news about Library events.


Facebook for Halesworth Library. More of a twitter/ Instagram fan? Twitter: @ HalesworthLib or Instagram: @Halesworthlibrary.

leadership of the school, recognising its clear vision in striving for excellence in learning especially in reading, writing and mathematics. It also identifies ‘clear strengths’ in art, music and PE. The report affirmed the enthusiasm of pupils and the strong links the school has with parents, carers and the local community.

Executive Headteacher,

Vicky Allen says, “I am delighted that the Inspector recognised the impact of those additional projects that we feel makes us so special – the music and art provision and the Physical Education opportunities – along with our caring and supportive ethos. It shows how Bramfield school is making a real difference in preparing pupils to live full, successful lives.” This is the first inspection since the school became part of an Association with Brampton and Ringsfield Church of England primary schools and joined the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan MultiAcademy Trust.


The Association of three schools and the Multi- Academy Trust were highlighted

strengths in

the report. Teachers from across the Association, who are leaders in their field, were praised for their role across the three schools.

The Inspector was also impressed with the efficiency of the office staff who have worked hard to ensure safeguarding duties are fulfilled. There is also recognition for the work of the governors who are volunteers, giving their free time to challenge and support the work of the school. Rod Kay, Chairman of the Governors says: “This report is a credit to the pupils and reflects the hard work of the whole staff. It celebrates the dedication and excellence of the teachers, teaching assistants and dinner supervisors in the way they support the behaviour and learning.”

The school still has places for the 2019/2020 school year and parents can contact the school to arrange a visit.

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