Westwood School

A very Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School! It was lovely to see so many of you at our Christmas Fair and in school for our festivities. We are now settled back into the new term and already the children are immersed in fascinating topics. You can find out more of what we are enjoying from our class blogs which can be found at westwoodblogs.org.

Our radio station, Westwood Radio, is going from strength to strength and we now have around 15,000 listeners every month tuning in!  We broadcast online every Monday at 8.15am, Thursday at 2.15pm and Friday at 2.15pm on radio.westwoodwithiford.org with all the latest school and community news. Please contact us if you have an item you would like us to promote.

We feel very much part of the local community and our Oral History Project continues to thrive, with a wonderful archive of material being gathered for future generations to enjoy. We also have a number of activities planned and a date for your diary is Friday 15th February when I will be hosting Tea with the Head. All are welcome!

Ian Rockey  Head Teacher


Article published: 30 Jan 2019

Westwood School

Another busy and exciting few weeks have passed at Westwood with Iford School and our run up to Christmas is almost underway. Please join us for our Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December at school. There will be plenty of festive cheer to get you in the Christmas mood.

Westwood Radio continues to grow, with three live shows a week and over 10,000 listeners last month; tune in at radio.westwoodwithiford.org.  If you would like to advertise on our station, please get in touch as we have some slots available on our schedule.

Our exciting Westwood Oral History Project is also gathering pace  and we are still looking for people that would like to share their memories of living, working, growing up and going to school in the Westwood area. We have already interviewed a number of community members and learnt so much from them about Westwood in the past. We can visit you or you are most welcome to come into school for a very informal chat with some of our delightful children. Please get in touch with the school if you are interested.   From all of us at Westwood School, have a Merry Christmas!    Ian Rockey


Article published: 28 Nov 2018

Westwood School

A big hello again from us all at Westwood with Iford Primary School. I do hope you all had a wonderful summer. We are very much back in to the excitement of a new term, having welcomed our new reception entrants, who have settled so well.

The year has already got off to a fantastic start with everyone enjoying their exciting new topics and working hard. I am delighted to let you know that we are continuing our hugely successful Oral History project, which was so much fun last year. Once again we will focus on understanding and sharing the rich heritage of the village and local community and we will be looking for members of the local and wider community to share their life memories and experiences of living, schooling and working in Westwood over time, through interviews and live broadcasts with our pupils.

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.

We are also looking for members of our community to join our dynamic and supportive governing body this year. Please contact the school office if you are interested.


Article published: 01 Oct 2018

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Westwood Scarecrow Trail: Saturday 25 May - Sunday 2 June 2019

This year’s theme is … ‘Numbers’!

 Think of a film, book, character, song etc. which includes numbers or numerical references perhaps you could make a 007 scarecrow, or the 3 Little Pigs or Count Dracula? 

Come up with your own idea, or we can make some suggestions to help you decide. 

Please contact us if you can:

* Make a scarecrow

* Host a scarecrow in your front garden if you are on the route

* Join our friendly group and help with the organisation

* Bake cakes

* Help during the week by selling maps and / or serving refreshments.

Please email westwoodscarecrows@yahoo.co.uk to get involved

(Deadline for scarecrow entries is 31 March 2019).

Save the date: Scarecrow BBQ in Westwood Park on Sat 25 May more info to follow soon.

 

The trail is a really fun village event which raises much needed funds for Westwood with Iford School and Westwood Nursery School thank you in advance for helping us to make it a success The Scarecrow Trail Group


Article published: 30 Jan 2019

A date for your diaries…………………………. Safari Supper 2019

I would like to give you plenty of notice of the date for this year’s Safari Supper it will be on Saturday June 15th, kicking off at 7pm.

For anyone not familiar with it, there are details on the www.westwood.parish.co.uk  under Events.

Also details and application form in the next Update. Let’s make this one a big one!

Jane Mitchell  867322  jemitchell@talktalk.net
Article published: 30 Jan 2019

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Age Concern

 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.

 Kind Regards

 Judy Shaw  35 Lower Westwood  BA15 2AR  01225 864949


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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