By Haddenham Webteam - 11th August 2013 8:30am
The Haddenham Playscheme ran at the Community Junior School all last week (5th-9th August), thanks to Rachael Bamford, Shelley Smith and their large team of helpers. The Playscheme is a community scheme run for local school children by volunteers for one week during the summer holidays. It has now been running for over 30 years!
Approximately 160 local children attended on each of the five days, aged 5-11 years, and they were able to enjoy an impressively wide range of activities, including: arts & crafts, cookery, woodwork, clay modelling, candle making, enamelling, dance workshops, specialist sports coaching, sewing, jewellery making, badge making, inflatable — and so much more! In addition, the Zorb Balls were a particularly popular option!
Rachael and Shelley would like to thank everyone who helped throughout the week: no less than 25 teenage helpers and 122 parents!
They wish to extend a special 'thank you' to all the activity co-ordinators — Phil Cringle (woodwork), Julie Coombs (cookery), Jo Carbray (flowercraft), Beverley Longley (Under 5s Club) and of course, Sarah Bullimore — "we really appreciate their hard work and dedication".
Planning for next year's Haddenham Playscheme starts in September. If anyone would like to get involved, please contact either Shelley or Rachael.
A large number of photographs from this year's Playscheme are featured in our GALLERIES section. If parents, grandparents or carers would like copies of images at higher resolutions than we are able to place on Haddenham.net, please contact the website editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
We are disappointed to learn that the attempt to purchase the Green Dragon as a community asset has failed. This despite the enormous effort, time and attention paid to the project by the Green Phoenix Team — as well as the significant donations made by various local residents.This major undertaking was always ambitious, and those of us who shared the vision owe a debt of gratitude to the...
"Blow the Wind Southerly" is the theme of the next Witchert Chorale concert, with this fine local choir singing about sailors and saints and students and drinking, as well the odd nursery rhyme or two, all set to music by Elgar, Grieg, Holst, Poulenc, Rossini and Rutter amongst others. Truly something to please and delight everyone. Come and enjoy some gorgeous choral music at St...
Thanks to the amazing community response last autumn for poppies and doves for Remembrance Day, we have stored a large number of poppies that were knitted, crocheted or crafted from felt. It would be wonderful to re-use them on an annual basis.One suggestion is that we create a 'pop-up' display, which can be used each November.If you would like to be involved or if you have any ideas...