Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow – 9th May

Our school has been busy recently with several events taking place over the last few days. On the 24th April the pre school children joined the children from Egrets class for a spot of pond dipping. Great fun as you can imagine, and the school were the grateful recipients of some tadpoles from the pre-school pond; now the facinating wait for the taddies to turn into frogs – takes you back to childhood, doesn’t it?

Also the Primary Schools Tag Rugby team has been in action. On the 30th April they took part in the Kingsbridge Area Tag Rugby tournament. The children from years 5&6, Henry, Jack, Tom ,Oliver, Tom, Joel, Gemma, Corri, Ciara and Lily, joined children from eight other schools, some of whom fielded 2 or 3 teams to play their matches at Kingsbridge Rugby club. The team played really well and with loads of enthusiasm, and in spite of lacking experience finished 7th out of 16 teams. Well done to everyone involved with the team.

The school garden has been further enhanced by some planters made from recycled materials. Mr and Mrs Winzer and Jamie and Ozzie have been hard at work over the Easter holidays to create them and its hoped that more will be added soon.

Roadworks have been taking place on Bakers Hill this week as essential drainage work is carried out. Hopefully, the work which started on Monday will be finished today. Every effort has hopefully been made to help residents access their properties but the road  has been closed to through traffic this week. It’s as well to approach the area with care if you are travelling that way. Bakers Hill and Rock Hill are still prone to speeding traffic which does cause problems to other road users and pedestrians alike, so please exercise particular care at this difficult time.

Aveton Gifford Cricket Club played their first match at East Prawle last Sunday. The team gave a good account of themselves and scored well; in a close run contest though, they couldn’t quite manage a win against a very much in form East Prawle side. Commiserations to them and we look forward to Sunday’s match against Cornwood, which is an away fixture.

St Andrew’s Church is welcoming Rev. Stephen Allsop for a service of Holy Communion this Sunday starting at 11am. This Sunday there will also be the regular Traidcraft stall after the service in the re-vamped refectory area . There will be ethically sourced goods for sale, including Traidcraft teas and coffees. Tea and coffee will be served as usual.          .

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