World Book Day at Langford Budville Primary School

The children at Langford Budville Primary School celebrated World Book Day at school with a ‘green’ twist. The environment is a passionate part of the curriculum at Langford Budville Primary School and the school holds outside learning and Forest School close to its heart on the curriculum.

To being the day and dressed in their favourite costumes, the children together shared the book of the day which was of their choosing. The children chose The Last Wolf by Mini Grey. This book tells a re-imagining of Little Red Riding Hood, with the new story bringing to light the environmental impacts of deforestation. In the story, only one wolf remains as the surrounding forests have all been destroyed.

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World Book Day (Langford Budville Primary School)

When books are picked the children went to their teachers and started exploring details the story had to offer.

An opportunity was given to all children at Forest School (outdoor learning) to explore their surroundings, the children were tasked to pick their favourite tree. The children then made a bond with their chosen tree and were asked to think about the reason why they liked their chosen tree, the children then made pledges of protections for their tree.

Meanwhile, older children wrote advertisements to remind people of ‘the good old days’ when forests were filled with trees and wildlife. The idea behind this advertisement was to encourage people to join a scheme for planting trees.

Children in lower key stage two created ‘wanted posters’ requesting people to donate trees to help save forests. The youngest learners redesigned current food pyramids and linked their PSHE work to the story via Red’s lunchbox, to incorporate a healthy lunch.

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The Children in the Forest School (Langford Budville Primary School )

Head of School, Jonathan Moise-Souch, said: “All of the children also enjoyed an online session with a famous children’s author and illustrator where they were read to by the author and then taught to draw some of the central characters.

“And the fun doesn’t stop there! On Monday they are welcoming a visit from Wellington’s superb independent bookshop, ‘Bookshop by the Blackdowns’ who are coming to deliver an assembly followed by a book fair where the children will be able to use their World Book Day tokens to purchase a new book. The event will also feature a cake sale (the perfect accompaniment to reading a story) to raise money for Red Nose Day.”

The first World Book Day took place in 1997 to help encourage young people to discover the pleases of reading books, and to celebrate their favourite stories.

Pre-Loved Sale

Come along to the Pre-Loved Sale on March 16 2024, where you can pick up pre-loved items for a fraction of a price, whilst helping to save the environment and support a good cause.

The Pre-Loved Sale is organised by Reminiscence Learning who are specialists in Dementia Care, and have an emphasis on Re-cycle, Re-use and Re-love.

The charity was founded in 2001 by Fiona Mahoney and provides quality reminiscence learning in a range of categories including Respite Activity Sessions or RAS (aiming to support carers and those they care for with dementia), Arch Intergenerational Demential Awareness Project (which aims to link primary schools with care homes), training workshops (for health care professionals, family carers, volunteers, businesses, and the general public), carer support groups (aimed to support family carers), community activity sessions and activity angel sessions (for care home residents).

Reminiscence Learning became a registered charity in 2003 and is now a National and Regional multi-award winning registered charity based in Wellington. 

Reminiscence Learning pride themselves on being dynamic, innovative and forward thinking, and strive to always put the needs of the client and carer first. 

With the main aim being to raise funds for the charity, sales made by traders are split 50/50.

To find out more information about trading please contact us by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01823 668676.

Saturday March 16. 10:00 - 12:30pm at Wellington Bapist Church.

Pre-Loved Sale
Pre-Loved Sale (Reminiscence Learning)

Mother’s day Celebrations at Nynehead Court

The residents are Nynehead Court residential home enjoyed celebrating Mothering Sunday, all the ladies where gifted delightful hampers filled with an array of flowering plants.

Nynehead Court resident receiving mother’s day flowering plants
Nynehead Court resident receiving mother’s day flowering plants (Nynehead Court)

The ladies greatly received the hampers with smiles all around. Those at Nynehead Court can’t wait to see the flowers planted and blooming in the coming year.

Flowering Plants
Nynehead Court resident receiving mother’s day flowering plants (Nynehead Court)

Rockwell Green Allotment Plots now Available

An opportunity has become available for people who may be interested in growing their own food to gain a plot at Rockwell Green Allotments Association.

There are many benefits besides growing food that an allotment can help with, allotment gardening creates social interaction, improves mental wellbeing, creates a sense of achievement, provides contact with nature, helps saves the environment and enables members to save money by growing their own food.

You’ll be joining a friendly group of members, who are always willing to offer guidance and help.

Allotment member, Dave McClelland, said: “The members are a friendly group, always willing to offer help and guidance, and sometimes spare plants and seeds to help you on your way.

He continues: “You will be surprised just how little it can cost to get started for such a minimal annual charge. These opportunities do not come up very often.”

If you are interested and would like more information about obtaining your own allotment plot, please contact Tony Manley on 07311 258808 or 01823 662018.

Craft and Coffee Morning

Craft and Coffee aims to get local people together who are like-minded whilst being creative. What’s not to love, refreshments are homemade and included.

The group will be tasked to have a go at different creative ideas which will vary month-to-month, materials and instructions will be included.

This mid-week adult coffee morning is designed to be relaxing and a respite from daily life. The coffee morning is every first Wednesday of the month and booking is essential to guarantee your space.

It should be noted that sessions get booked quickly and early, and parking is limited. The coffee morning event goes on for 1 hour 30 minutes.

Bodley Studio, who organise the event, said: “We firmly believe, especially after the Covid years, that creating with others, in person is a wonderful experience”

Don’t lose out on your spot and book now to avoid disappointment, creativity awaits.

Wednesday, April 3 2024. 10:00 - 11:30am

Bodley Yard, Ford Street, Wellington, TA21 9PG

Annual General Meeting of Monument Probus Club

On the 7th March 2024 at Beambridge Hotel in Wellington, the 30th annual general meeting of Monument Probus Club was hosted.

Mike Dillon, retiring president for the club thanked fellow officers and the committee members for their continued support over the years. Mike then greeted John Burton, who is the incoming president of the club.

After welcoming the new president John Burton and conducting business meetings, the members enjoyed a quiz which was put together by Peter Walter, followed by a hearty lunch.

The club’s next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 4 at the Beambridge Hotel in Wellington.

The club is always open and welcoming new members, and encourages people to contact them for more information via email at [email protected].

The photograph below was taken on Thursday, March 7 of Mike Dillion, retiring president, congratulating and welcoming new president John Burton.

John burton is now the President of Monument Probus Club of Wellington 2024 - 2025.

Mike Dillan congratulating John Burton on becoming president of the club
Mike Dillion congratulating John Burton on becoming president of the club (Monument Probus Club or Wellington)

Wellington Choral Society Spring Concert

Wellington Choral Society celebrates Faith Hope Love.

Inspirational music by Mass in D - Antonin Dvorak, Requiem - Matthew Coleridge, Love Divine - Howard Goodall and Peace I leave with you - Amy Beech.

Musical Director, Laurence Blyth

Saturday, March 23 2024 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Tickets £16.00, no charge for under 18’s. Tickets can be booked through Ticket Source or bought from members on the door.

St John the Baptist Church, Wellington, TA21 8QY