Westwood with Iford School News

Hello again from Westwood School . We have had a very busy start to the year since I last wrote to you and also a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Once again our school took part in the West Wilts Dance Festval at the Bath Forum. With a theme of Dare to Dream, children from Orchid class put on a stunning display which was beautifully choreographed and timed to perfection. Furthermore, two members of our school community were asked to compere the evening, linking between acts on stage and showing such tremendous confidence in front of nearly 1000 people! We are all so proud of everyone.

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 continue to thrive in their content and learning, so please do take time to have a look and we would love your comments. We now have an Extreme Reading blog too, where children can send us their photographs of them reading in unusual places to promote reading! Find it at reading.westwoodblogs.org.

Ian Rockey   Head Teacher


Article published: 26 Mar 2017

Westwood with Iford School News

 A very Happy New Year from us all at Westwood School! 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 learning from our class blogs which can be found at westwoodblogs.org.

 Our radio station, Westwood Radio, is going from strength to strength. Broadcasting every Friday online at 2.30pm 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 cover.

 Are you a gardener who would be happy to share your skills and volunteer some time? If so, we would love to hear from you, please, as our gardening club are looking for community members to assist them in their after school club once a week to develop their growing gardening area. Please contact the school on admin@westwoodwithiford.org or call 862408.

 And finally, watch out for the darts stars of the future as we have started our own lunchtime darts club. Combining mental maths with learning a new sport, the children are already showing real skill on the oche!

 Ian Rockey

Head Teacher


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

The scarecrows are back! 

We are starting to plan for this year’s scarecrow trail taking place in May half term (Sat 27 May to Sun 4 June).  This annual event is great fun and raises much needed funds for Westwood with Iford School and Westwood Nursery.  We will be deciding on this year’s theme in February and will let everyone know via posters around the village.  You can like us on facebook (westwoodscarecrowtrail) or follow us on Twitter (@wwscarecrow) to find out too.  As ever, to make the trail a success, we need people to make scarecrows and / or to host scarecrows in gardens along the route.  If you are willing, please email us at westwoodscarecrows@yahoo.co.uk.  This year, we would also be really grateful to anyone who might help us with organising the trail more generally (putting up posters, arranging advertising, sorting signage etc.)  We are a really friendly group meeting every few weeks between now and the trail.  New members very welcome indeed, so do let us know by email if you’d like to get involved.

Thanks in advance for your help and support in 2017!

Lilly, Jo, Bryony & Rachel (Scarecrow Trail Organisers) 

 


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

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Westwood Stores and Post Office

 Ray and Rita wish to retire and the village store is for sale, unfortunately they are finding it difficult to find successors

 If we lose the store everybody will be affected particularly those who shop there but also property prices could be affected

  At the September Parish Council Meeting the Council voted to investigate the setting up of a Community lead Stores.

 Parish Councillor Paul Phillips is coordinating the initial stages and is seeking comments and observations from villagers and current clients of the store

 The new venture will need volunteers for a steering committee who will explore the availability of grants and lottery funding later volunteers will be needed to staff the shop itself

 Everyone interested please contact Paul Phillips

wild.west.30@outlook.com

or

c/o Westwood Stores & Post Office

Tynings Way

Westwood

BA15 2BU


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

Some words about parish room progress...

"Parish Room

Work on the Parish Room is progressing to schedule with the walls of the extension rising fast. It will soon be obvious from the road when part of the Rectory wall is demolished to create the roadside terrace. After discussion with Diocese Estate Manager, passage through the Rectory drive has now to be controlled and the door into the Rectory grounds is locked, with the key available in the church when disabled access is needed. Work to create the permanent disabled access at the church gate will start in mid-October."

Regards, David


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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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