Village Voice 16th February – by Rosie Warrillow

Its nice to start this week with some lovely news about our youngsters in A.G school. On Monday 5th February, some of the youngsters travelled to Kingsbridge Leisure centre to play in a tennis tournament involving 6 local schools.After some hard fought games ,our four youngsters came in second! So well done to Angus, Arlo, Jay and Hazel for a splendid effort!

Our W.I  ladies were treated to a very unusual and interesting talk at last weeks meeting. Local lady Helen Phillip joined the ladies to talk about musical sounds used for relaxation and for therapeutic applications. Helen brought some of her wonderful drums and chimes and gave a most interesting demonstration of how the instruments had an effect on mood and relaxation. The therapy can also be used to help youngsters with learning difficulties, the sounds were just amazing.. Helen is at the moment studying for a diploma, and also plays at local events such as the Fete last year. All the ladies enjoyed the evening and had the opportunity to try the instruments for themselves. Helen received a rapturous round of applause, Ann Neale gave the vote of thanks and the Tea hostesses were myself and Meg Brett. Next months meeting is on Thursday March 8th        , the talk will be about Walking in Italy.

The Modbury Benefice has Lent courses, starting next Tuesday February 20th  here in A.G . The meeting will be held in the church, starting at 7.30pm, with our new vicar, Rev Mathew Rowland leading the sessions.The subject this year are the Psalms, which promises to be most enjoyable and with refreshments served during the evening a great way to prepare for the Lenten season. There are also courses in Modbury at the Vicarage on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Oh Dear, there’s a lost cat again! He is a newly acquired rescue cat and has unfortunately escaped from his new owner who is very worried.He is a long haired grey/black tabby named Simba and is microchipped. If you see him please contact Jan on 07712258744.

Some exciting news that a new Zumba class is about to start next Monday February 19th in the village hall from 5.45pm-6.45pm. Hannah already has classes on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings, it seems that Zumba is really popular in our community!  Another Pilates class will be starting on the 21st February running for 6 weeks.The new class will be taken by Frannie Morris, who also takes the Tuesday class.The time of the new class is 9-10pm next Wednesday evening.

This Sunday, St Andrews will have a Songs of Praise service, starting at 11am. The service is an informal look at Marriage and Birth,and will be led by myself and Jo Smith. All are welcome and the hymns and readings have been chosen by members of the congregation.