Westwood with Iford School
Westwood Heritage Oral History Project
At Westwood with Iford
School we will soon be
starting an exciting project and we are looking for people that would like to
share their memories of living, working, growing up and going to school in the
We have been lucky enough to receive a grant from the Heritage Lottery
Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Westwood Heritage Oral History Project,
taking place in and around the Westwood Community. Made possible by money
raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on using the children’s
interviewing and broadcasting skills to capture precious memories from members
of the community that we can share with future generations. We will also be
holding larger groups sessions where we will broadcast Westwood Radio live from
the venue, so anyone with historic photos or artefacts will be most welcome.
We will be holding a ‘Mince Pies and Memories’ launch meeting on Thursday
7th December at 7pm in the Westwood Parish Rooms, so please come along for
a chat and to find out more.
Alternatively, please contact school
on 01225 862408 or email email@example.com if you would like to get involved.
Article published: 20 Nov 2017
Westwood with Iford School News
hello again from us all at Westwood with Iford Primary School. We are very much
back in to the excitement of a new term, having welcomed our new reception
entrants who have settled wonderfully well.
has already got off to a fantastic start with an exciting project planned that,
we hope, will involve as many members of the Westwood Community as possible.
The Westwood Oral History project will focus on understanding and sharing the
rich heritage of the village and local community. We would like to bring
members of the community together to share their life memories and experiences
of living, schooling and working in Westwood over time which will be digitally
recorded and preserved to share now and for years to come through interviews
and live broadcasts with our pupils.
this space for further information but if you are interested in taking part in
this project, either with a story to tell or as a volunteer transcriber, please
contact the school.
also looking for members of our community to join our governing body this year.
Please contact the school office on 862408 if you are interested Ian Rockey
Article published: 27 Sep 2017
Friends of Westwood School (FoWS
We are building a large shed for Westwood
School. Any donations of new or used timber, plywood or feather-board,
would be gratefully received. Contact:
Ann & Andrew Windo, Tel: 07804 598449.
Article published: 02 Aug 2017
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Westwood Craft Fair
Thank you to all those who came along
to the craft fair, which hosted a wide range of stalls selling very high
quality products. We had another very successful outcome raising £95 for both
Cats in Distress and Medical Detection Dogs. Both charities hosted stalls there
in order to promote themselves and raise money in their own right.
Jo Meggs and Annette Dineley
Article published: 20 Nov 2017
Crafting tools and materials.
anyone has spare crafting tools, materials and fabrics they no longer need, we
would love to receive them to sell at the craft fair in the social club to
raise funds for the charity ‘Medical Detection Dogs’. Please drop them off to
me at 125, Upper Westwood or bring them in on
the morning of 21st October. Thank you. Jo MeggsArticle published: 27 Sep 2017
The league has vacancies for two
teams. A team consists of 6 MALE or 6
FEMALE players Would you be interested
in entering a team, which commences late September.
Closing date 27th August. For further
details please contact 01225 938330.
Many thanks MargaretArticle published: 02 Aug 2017
Westwood Church Fete
On behalf of Westwood Church I would like to send a huge thank you to all who helped, and came to our church fete last Saturday,July 15th.There was a wonderful atmosphere,we had good weather and raised a total of £1,558 for church funds. Lesley Chalmers Article published: 02 Aug 2017
WESTWOOD CHURCH FETE – SATURDAY 15TH
JULY, 2-4.30pm 2017
Come and join us in the Manor grounds by kind permission of Emily
and Jonathan Azis
Cream teas, Jazz band on the lawn
all the traditional Sideshows, Stalls
and raffle (to be drawn at 4.15pm)
Entrance; £1 adults Accommpanied children free
We welcome items for-
White elephant stall (no electrical goods) – Dave & Jean
Tombola Dave & Ginny Gilchrist - 865241
Plants Mary Drewitt - 866496
Home-made Cakes – Heidi Leeder
Donations for raffles prizes gratefully accepted
Books, DVDs, offers of help and other enquiries contact Lesley
Take the opportunity to have a look around the newly modernised
Parish Rooms during your visit
Keep the Date and Come Along
Article published: 24 May 2017
Residents will remember that back in August last year
B&NES resurfaced this path through the particularly muddy section where
Avoncliff Wood comes down to the river. This work has been greatly appreciated
by the many people who walk along this attractive stretch (at least as far as
the Wiltshire border, where deep mud is again a difficulty in wet weather).
Now, though, there is a further problem with the river bank
alongside the newly resurfaced section, which is being eroded by dogs
scrambling in and out of the water. The B&NES Public Right of Way Team -
which is doing great work for us - is on the case and has applied to the
Environment Agency to install gabion baskets to stabilise the bank.
Until approval comes through, the vulnerable sections have
been taped off and dog owners are asked please to stop your dog going in to the
water at these points. If someone else walks your dog, we would be grateful if
you would pass this message on.Article published: 27 Jan 2017
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By the time you read this, our Family Films Scarecrow Trail will have passed. This is an annual fundraiser for our school & nursery. A huge thank you to all our wonderful scarecrow makers and hosts, to Westwood Shop for selling maps, and to the Social Club for providing parking. Many thanks also to the New Inn, No 10 Tea Gardens, the Cross Guns and Johannah's Silver Jewellery who all supported us with prizes. Answers will be available at www.westwoodnursery.org/scarecrow-trail from 16 June. Don't forget to 'like' on Facebook (Westwoodscarecrowtrail) or 'follow' us on Twitter (wwoodscarecrow) to show your support. Lastly, thank you so much to all of you who supported the event as trail goers - we do hope you enjoyed it. Lilly, Bryony, Jo, Rachel, Helen, Kay & Jo (aka the Trail Organisers) Article published: 02 Aug 2017
Westwood Nursery School news
The children learnt about spring last term, turning their
footprints into chicks, planted carrots, sweetcorn, peas and lettuce seeds and
are busy watering them to help them grow. We looked at daffodils and had a
really good go at painting our own. We made our Mummy’s/Nanna’s a wind chime
for Mothering Sunday. This term we have been doing lots of games with numbers. Over the Easter holidays we had 4 separate
reports of youngsters in the nursery garden sitting on the playhouse roof, the
garage roof and generally messing about, on one occasion being verbally abusive
to our maintenance man. We have contacted the local police and they have asked
if anyone sees anyone in the nursery garden outside our opening times to
contact them on 101. The nursery garden is for the use of the nursery only so
please can you remind your youngsters of this as the summer holidays approach,
We would like to give a massive thank you to all the villagers who
have put their Sainsbury’s vouchers through our door, we are going to get
counting, then choose some new resources for the children.
Dates for your diaries
Jumble Sale: Saturday 10th June; so save your jumble.
Article published: 24 May 2017
Westwood Update January 2017
In November we made firework pictures and celebrated the
festival of Diwali; making lanterns and rangoli patterns. We dressed in spots
for Children in Need and made poppy wreaths on Remembrance Day; the children
participated in 2 minutes silence too. December saw the nursery adorned by
beautiful Christmas decorations made by the children; they all also made and
decorated a hand print with magic modelling clay to decorate the tree for the
Tree Festival held in Holy Trinity Church
in Bradford-on-Avon. We visited Westwood with Iford School
to watch their nativity performance. The children practiced their nativity
songs with enthusiasm and on December the 14th the children dressed
up and performed their songs at the village church watched by their families
and hosted by the Mothers Union. The term finished with our Christmas party and
a visit from Father Christmas.
for your diaries
Easter Egg Hunt : Wednesday 5th April 3.30pm Westwood Park
Sale: Saturday 13th May; so save your jumble.
Article published: 27 Jan 2017
Westwood Nursery School September 2016
The garden has had a make-over in the summer thanks to Andrew Bennett a builder in the village who laid a new paved area by the garage replacing the loose stones (making the clearing up of leaves easier) and our maintenance man; Terry who has painted all the fencing and the playhouse and also gave the wooded area a good prune! The vegetable garden produced tomatoes, leeks and carrots and the pumpkins are growing nicely.
The term has started well with 5 new children starting with us taking us to a healthy starting point of 23 children on role. We are learning about time this term and autumn Article published: 27 Sep 2016
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