Knighton primary school, magpie club, indoor bowling, exhibition, first visit, and services (From Hereford Times)
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Knighton primary school, magpie club, indoor bowling, exhibition, first visit, and services
9:28am Thursday 5th April 2012 in K - L
PRIMARY SCHOOL - Children in the nursery section brought in hats and bonnets of all shapes, decorated with all sorts of things including cuddly chickens, feathers, eggs and flowers, for an Easter bonnet parade.
MAGPIE - The Magpie Club has opened a nostalgic vintage gallery and workshop in Bradford’s showroom, Knighton. The new venture set up by Susan (Zani) Humphries and Roger Gay was officially opened by the mayor of Knighton Coun John Morgan as town crier Derrick Price announced it. The group is of like-minded experienced people who will offer Maths, Art, Gallery space, Play, Inspiration, Education and enjoyment (hence the initials) to people of all ages. There will be workshops to learn new skills, playtime, games and art classes using various mediums such as oils, textiles, paper, clay and more. Magpie will host a film club, book club, parties, music, exhibition area and relaxation groups. For more information call in and talk to one of the people in the gallery or call Roger on 07817 850514.
END OF TERM - The end of term assembly at Knighton Primary School welcomed parents and included a short performance by the junior band dedicated to teacher Julia Pye who is leaving. In just over 12 months at the school she has become a very popular member of staff and ran a very successful signing group which attracted a large number of children. Mrs Pye and her husband Rev Alex Pye are moving to Swansea.
Julia was presented with various gifts, cards and flowers. Over the last two months nearly all the children in the school plus many staff, parents, carers and granparents have been taking part in the Books and Beyond reading challenge. It had an Olympic theme, with children choosing, researching and making scenes for eight locations where the Olympics have been held. When so many books were read children would move their Olympic torch from one location to another before they finished the challenge in London.
At the assembly everyone who took part in the challenge was presented with a certificate and those who completed it were presented with a gold medal by Trish Thomas, assistant librarian at Powys schools’ library service. Headteacher Louise Whitgreave also said goodbye and thanks to Martyn Hughes from the sports centre who is retiring after teaching many of the children swimming.
INDOOR BOWLING - The winter season of Knighton Indoor Short Mat Bowling Club has just finished. The individual winner for the season with 137 points was Julie Read, second Iris Leeson (133) and third Doreen Bowen (131). The winners of the round robin pairs competition were Roger Morgan and Mair Davies with Ivor Wozencraft and Ian Price second. During the season three club members also won the Dolau Short mat charity bowls shield in the triples competition against 16 other teams. They were Sue Jones, Ivor Davies and Hazel Peacock. The club will continue throughout the summer on Mondays, 2pm-4pm in the Church Hall.
EXHIBITION - There will be an exhibition of paintings by Knighton artist Beth Williams, a selection of her work from the past decade, in the foyer of Knighton Library throughout April.
FIRST VISIT - For the first time, Newtown and District Male Voice Choir will be the guest at the Knighton Town Silver Band spring concert.
The band, conducted by Steve Edwards will provide a variety of pieces of differing styles from traditional marches to Abba and songs from the shows, plus a euphonium solo player by Cath Mellings. The choir has recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and has made a new CD which may be on sale at the concert at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 21, at Knighton Community Centre. Tickets are £6 and can be purchased on the door.
SERVICES - Easter Sunday: St Edward’s Church, Knighton, 9.30am Holy Communion led by Rev Melia Cope and Linda Watson. St David’s, Whitton, 9.30am Holy Communion led by Rev John Hanna. St Andrew’s, Norton, 11am Holy Communion led by Canon John Greaves. Knighton Methodist Church, 11am Holy Communion led by Rev Pauline Long.
Knighton Baptist Church, 11am Holy Communion led by Rev Maggie Rich.
Knighton Catholic, 11am Holy Mass.