Platinum Jubilee 2022 #4 The Weekend

The final slideshows of Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations…

To view the others, please click on the links below –

Saturday, 4th June:

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Sunday, 5th June:

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These and more photos of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations can be viewed at Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.  They are terrific. Thank you so much Annie!

Thank you to everyone who took part!

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #3 Childrens’ Parade & Poetry

Apologies for the delay, but here are some photographs from the Childrens’ Jubilee Parade and their poems which they wrote for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, after workshops with resident poet, Peter Roe. All were on display in the Comrades Hall over the weekend.

The Childrens’ Parade:

The winners, all from Broadwindsor school received a £10 voucher for Toymaster,

  • Emma – Thomas Hardy (KS1)
  • Clemmie – William Barnes (KS2)
    with Clemmie’s sister, Pearl – Mary Anning (KS1)

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Yes, there are even more photos to come on the site but if you’d like to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are wonderful. Thank you Annie!

 

The Childrens’ Poetry: … If I were King/Queen for a day… or perhaps a Guinea Pig?

The winners, also from Broadwindsor school were:

  • Sophie, ‘If I was Queen for a day…’ 
  • & the young boy who flagged G for Gorilla.

Each received a £10 book token for the The Bridport Bookshop on South Street, Bridport.
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who took part!

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Last Day To Complete SEND Survey

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Please give your views on the SEND support you receive in Dorset. If you’re a parent/carer; provider/ practitioner; or child/young person, you can help Ofsted understand your experience of the arrangements within Dorset and how well you have been supported.

The surveys will close at 9am on Wednesday, 4th May.

Ofsted do not ask for your name, so you will not be identified from the responses you make.

Click to complete the relative survey…

  1. Parents and carers
  2. Providers and practitioners
  3. Children and young people


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New Chair At Comrades Hall

Village resident, Parish Councillor and former Booking Clerk, Jacqui Sewell is now Chairperson of the Management Committee at Broadwindsor’s Comrades HallJacqui is supported by Dave Chumbley, Secretary (pictured right) and Brian Stone, Treasurer.

Hiring Charges were reviewed and rates will be increased from 1st June 2022 and will be published at a later date.  Local users will be eligible for a 20% discount on the standard rates.  Those who have booked the Hall prior to the price increase will have their agreed rates honoured.
It was also agreed to offer new users wishing to run a weekly event a 20% introductory discount for their first 2 weeks to assist them starting up.

Mick Massey from Broadwindsor Fun Group is in charge of the new audio system to be installed.  The audio equipment will be purchased with funds received by the BFG as part of their Jubilee celebrations and will lead to workshops later in the year, training younger people how to use the equipment.

The Comrades Hall has received its own funding to upgrade the play equipment in Bernards’ Place – another project spear headed by David Leader, and this is timetabled for later in the year.

If you wish to book the Comrades Hall for your event, please contact:

Booking Clerk – Kirsty Moore

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Children’s Mental Health Week

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (7th – 13th February 2022).

The Red Cross promote Kindness Teaching Resourses: Celebrate the power of kindness. Children and young people are encouraged to learn about and practise kind acts with our range of kindness resources. They will learn the importance of being kind to others as well as themselves. It also explores resilience as kindness can help us to cope with any challenges and changes.  They offer many free activity packs including:

  • 5-14 yrs. Kindness Activity Pack includes activities around kindness, coping, recognising feelings and learning new skills.
  • 7-18 yrs. Tackling loneliness – Uses a range of mixed media resources to explore loneliness and how we can help people who feel lonely.
  • 5-11 yrs. The Snowman™ & Snowman Dog Kindness calendars. Children are encouraged to learn about and practise kindness this December with The Snowman™ and The Snowdog in our new kindness calendars.
  • 7-18 yrs. Wellbeing Activities – Managing StressUses activities for young people and children to explore the resources they have to manage and understand stress.
  • 7-18 yrs. Summer of Kindness calendar. Quick activities to encourage simple acts of kindness, build resilience and cover topics such as mental wellbeing and loneliness that will help children and young prepare to go back to school.

Aristotle

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

They provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications. They report:

  • 1 in 6 children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.
  • 50% of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.
  • 1 in 10 boys aged 5-19 with a mental health condition are excluded in some form from school.

Their free resources will help you take part in the week. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.  Click HERE for more information.

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Free Winter Coats or Pyjamas Available for Ages 3 to 12yr olds

From today, Dorset Council have lots of quality new and nearly new coats and pyjamas available for ages three to 12, so don’t miss out. Pick-up points will be open across Dorset from Monday 14thto Sunday 20th December

Please just drop-in, there are no checks, forms or pre-booking – simply help where it’s needed.

There are several pick-up points throughout Dorset, the two closest to our parish are:

  1. Bridport Children’s Centre
    Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, DT6 5LA
    Tel: 01308 421714
    Pick up dates/times: Mon 14 – Fri 18, 3-4pm
  2. Age UK Bridport Shop
    West Street, Bridport
    Pick up dates/times: Mon 14th – Sat 19, 10am – 4pm

Vulnerable families in Dorset will receive help with the costs of food and fuel this winter. Dorset Council has been awarded up to £922,153 from the government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme to support children and families across the county.

Some of this money will be used to make sure families who need it, including those who receive free school meals, receive food vouchers during the Christmas holidays and February half term. Families will receive details of this scheme direct from their school.

Dorset Council is also working with partner agencies to target support to help families facing fuel poverty this winter, more details will be available soon.

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