Westwood School update May 2018
Hello again from Westwood School! We have had another busy few weeks with lots to celebrate and report.
Our Oral History Project is gathering tremendous pace and publicity and by half term we will have 6 fabulous interviews on our website, westwoodheritage.uk. Please add your stories too using the website form as we would love to read about your memories and if you would like to get involved, please email email@example.com or follow us @wwiheritage on Twitter.
I must say a huge well done to our brilliant Year 6 children who took their SATs this week and were a credit to the school. As always they worked incredibly hard and we could not be more proud.
Thank you if you have taken the time to listen in to our radio station, Westwood Radio. Our listener figures are booming and we will soon be welcoming back Ben Prater from BBC Wiltshire’s Breakfast Show to broadcast from our playground as part of their Step into Summer campaign! Find out more on radio.westwoodwithiford.org, including all of our shows to listen again.
See you at the Summer Fair on Saturday 7th July!
Ian Rockey Head Teacher
Article published: 23 May 2018
Westwood with Iford School News
Hello again from a very busy Westwood School! Thank you so much to those of you who attended our recent quiz night. It was a delight to see the hall full of members of our community!
Hopefully you will now be aware that out Oral History Project is up and running and has its own website - westwoodheritage.uk There you will find a fascinating interview with David and Kate Windo about growing up in Westwood. There is also the opportunity to view some old photographs of Kate’s from school days gone by - are you in there anywhere? Plus you can tell us your story or get in touch if you would like to contribute to the project. We will be coming out into the community and even broadcasting live as well, so do keep an eye on our website, our blog heritage.westwoodblogs.org and our Twitter feed @wwiheritage as there will be so much to share over the coming months. With signs of Spring in the air, we are all looking forward to another wonderful term with lots of community involvement.
Ian Rockey Head teacher Article published: 26 Mar 2018
Westwood with Iford
A very Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School. We were delighted to see so
many of you at our Christmas Fair and now we are back for another exciting
Thank you to those of you who attended our Westwood
Oral History Project launch meeting. We are looking forward to getting this
underway and are now in a position to start compiling our group of community
members who would like to share their memories. If you, or someone you know,
would be happy to chat to some of our wonderful children about living and
growing up in the village, do please get in touch. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can call the school on 862408. We would love to hear from you.
Although this is a short term we have so much
to look forward to - our dancers are taking part in another Bath Forum
extravaganza, and we have a whole school Ocarina day coming up. You can keep up
to date with all that is happening at your local school on our website: westwoodwithiford.org or via our class
blogs at westwoodblogs.org.
Article published: 24 Jan 2018
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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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Westwood Nursery School July 16
In our last term we learnt about different countries, when we learnt about Iceland we made erupting volcanoes and sunflowers for France as well as how to say hello and goodbye in French. Our vegetable patch produced potatoes and raspberries before we broke up and we anticipate a good crop of leeks, carrots, tomatoes and pumpkins in the autumn term.
A massive THANK YOU! to all of you who posted Sainsbury’s vouchers through the door once more. In total we collected 4179 a great amount but over 2000 down on last year; we have ordered some balls, cones, a till and some scales and a saucepan set and dinner service, pictures of all that we have ordered are displayed on the nursery fence.
Our last event of the year was our leavers show which saw 13 children leave us for school. 7 children going to Westwood with Iford School and the others are attending schools in Bradford-on-Avon, Freshford, Wingfield and Trowbridge.
Our AGM is being held in the New Inn Westwood on Monday 26th September at 7.30pm. Article published: 07 Aug 2016
Westwood Nursery School
Since Easter we have welcomed 5 new families to the nursery who have moved into the village.
This term we have tied in our planning to link into the Scarecrow Hunt theme- Stories. The children have done a number treasure hunt in the park with chocolate in the treasure box when number 9 was found- Zigby’s Treasure Hunt. Little Red Riding Hood week was Safety week and there will be lots of assault courses for ‘Going on the Bear Hunt’ week. The better weather has seen us making the most of our outside space which we are hoping to further improve with money raised from the Easter egg hunt, jumble sale and scarecrow trail.
We would like to take this opportunity to THANK all the villagers who donated items to the jumble sale we raised an incredible £631.90 Also THANK YOU for the Sainsbury’s vouchers.
We will bid farewell to 13 children this summer - 7 children will be going to Westwood with Iford School and the others attending schools in Bradford-on-Avon, Wingfield and Trowbridge Article published: 30 May 2016
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