Hello again from a very busy Westwood
school! Once again the weeks are fairly racing by with so much to celebrate! With the Scarecrow Trail just two weeks away,
please take a look at our new play equipment, all weather path and stunning
grounds as you pass through. Our gardening club have been working really hard
to make our site look glorious.
I must say a huge well done to our
brilliant Year 6 children who are taking their SATs this week and are such a
credit to the school. As always they work incredibly hard and we could not be
more proud of them.
Thank you if you have taken the time to
listen in to our radio station, Westwood Radio. Our listener figures are
booming and we have also been nominated for a Young Arias award! We will be
heading to BBC Broadcasting House this week to a special awards ceremony, so
watch this space!
Finally, a huge thank you if you came to
the Quiz Night we hosted recently. This was such an enormous success and raised
a huge amount. See you at the Summer
Fair on Saturday 22nd June!
Ian Rockey Head
Article published: 27 May 2019
again from Westwood School where we have had a very busy start to the year
since I last wrote to you, including a trip to London and a live radio show
from the centre of a large IT exhibition, a brilliant Safer Internet Day and a
visit from the fabulous author, Joe Berger. Once again our fabulous Orchid
class dancers took part in the West Wilts Dance Festival at the Bath Forum.
With a theme of Love, the children put on a stunning display which was
beautifully choreographed and timed to perfection. Our Hockey players also
recently took part in an inter-school tournament and came a tremendous fourth.
They were such a credit to our school and played with complete confidence. World
Book Day was another great success with an array of fantastic costumes. Each
class took their own focus for the day and the children had the opportunity to
experience some super book-based learning. Our school blogs also continue to
thrive in their content and learning, so please do take time to have a look and
we would love your comments. Head to westwoodblogs.org to find out more!
Ian Rockey Head teacher
Article published: 24 Mar 2019
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Westwood Church Fete
I would like to say a huge thankyou to all those who came to help set up the Church fete and then came back again in the evening to clear things away - to Rick and his friends, Chris Edwards, Graham, Tom, Ashely,Noah, Eli, Monica and Kate our tea ladies and many others. I was very grateful to you all to help make it such a successful happy day which raised £1,905, an increase of £200 on last year.
Lesley Chalmers Article published: 29 Jul 2019
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Balsam Be Gone!
The Return of BALSAM BE GONE! 2019
Once again, we are inviting our local
communities to help us control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of
the rivers Avon and Frome between The
Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns at Avoncliff.
Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded banks along our rivers by
smothering native plants, destroying native fauna and habitat, and contributes to
the destruction of the riverbanks.
Himalayan Balsam is easy to control by pulling
it up by hand. It comes out easily, and is completely non-toxic, making it a
safe and reliable method of controlling its spread.
All we need is two hours of
your time on Sunday 23rd & 30th June 2019. We’ll be meeting at
the Cross Guns, Avoncliff at 10.30am
BALSAM BE GONE invites our local communities to help us control the destructive Himalayan Balsam on the banks of the rivers Avon and Frome between The Inn at Freshford and The Cross Guns, Avoncliff.
Himalayan Balsam is a pernicious alien plant that has invaded the paths and banks along the rivers Frome and Avon. It flowers from June to October and its seeds disperse over a wide area of fresh ground when the seedpods burst open. Himalayan Balsam eventually smothers native plants, destroying native fauna and habitat, and contributes to the destruction of the riverbanks through soil erosion in the winter.
But Himalayan Balsam is easy to control either by pulling it up by hand or cutting it down. It comes out easily, and is completely non-toxic making these safe and reliable methods of controlling its spread. Join us on Sunday 23rd & 30th June 2019
and help us to get this invasive alien species under control.
photo of plant Article published: 23 May 2018
We are delighted to inform the community that we will be broadcasting LIVE online every Friday at 2.30pm during term time from Westwood with Iford Primary School.
Westwood Radio is a radio station for the community and beyond, organised and run by the children of your local school. Each member of our broadcasting team is responsible for their own research, script writing and broadcasting for each show and we would very much welcome members of our local community to take part! If you have an interesting story, news item or run a local community group that you would like to let people know about, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
You can listen live to us every Friday using our online player at http://radio.westwoodwithiford.org The link will take you to the School website select Blogs & Radio from the menu.
Email or text us to interact with the show as it happens on 078600 17404. We always read our correspondence. Happy listening! Article published: 19 Oct 2016
Please could this be included in the next Westwood Update:
17th. November 2p.m. Discussion hosted by the Seniors Forum with Speakers from Carers Support Wiltshire, Age Concern, the Doctor's Surgery Bradford on Avon, amongst others. Venue Westwood Social Club in the small bar area with complimentary refreshments and information relating to those of us who are Senior Citizens. Those who attend will be invited to ask the ' panel ' about any concerns they may have about the services available for them, particularly with issues relating to our Village.
Judy Shaw 35 Lower Westwood BA15 2AR 01225 864949
Article published: 27 Sep 2016
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K6 Phone Box in Upper Westwood
Members of the ‘K6 Upper’ phone box
group would like to thank the members of the Parish Council for buying the old
phone box in order that it might be restored and used as an ‘Exchange Box’.
Also, thanks to the ‘Lower Westwood Telephone Box Library’ group for their
advice and support.
The phone box will be restored over the
next few months and, when ready, will be available for use by all members of
our community. We would like to put in fiction and non-fiction books for all
ages, jigsaws, DVDs and CDs. Also, during the summer and autumn months, surplus
fruit and vegetables may be placed there. (I think we really need a tardis!)
As it is a resource for the whole
community, if possible, please could you look out any items that might be
appropriate for you to donate in order to help with the initial stocking and
re-stocking of the Upper Westwood Exchange Box.
We do hope that this box will become a
valuable resource for the local community.
Article published: 24 Mar 2019
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