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Blandford St Mary Primary School Newsletter Headteacher: Mr Paul Lavis Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Sam Harris

23rd July 2010 Volume 3, Issue 12 Contents:

F A Skills


Dear Parents

Children’s Eye Health 2 The Summer Ice Rink 2 Stagecoach Summer School




Little Leaf Magazine




Lulworth Castle & 3 Park Summer Activities Larksmead Family Fun


Tennis Camps Diary Dates

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Girls Cricket Camps Dates for Next Year

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Upcoming Events • Wednesday 1st September ~ Staff Training Day. • Children return to school Thursday 2nd September • School Nurse Dropin Monday 13th September

Dear Parents,

Bahrain! They are very lucky to have her. Sniff, Sniff! Thinking of the holidays, as our children are getting older, using the internet and Facebook we have been made aware of a ‘report abuse’ button which can be downloaded to Facebook profiles. Facebook have worked with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to develop this and users can download this to their Facebook profiles by visiting clickceop

This a newsletter packed with loads of information about activities over the summer holidays - which have finally arrived! It’s always such an exciting time of year but tinged with sadness of losing our Yr6 class and anybody else who is moving on. Our outgoing Yr 6 class are a smashing group of children who will be sorely missed by everyone at the school and, I’m sure you would want me to wish them all love and luck on your behalves. A truly spe- Enjoy the holidays. cial group of children. Sniff! See you all in September Also - we say goodbye and Keep safe! massive thanks to Mrs Benn who has been working in Year 1 as well as a very sad au revoir to Miss Grant who is about to leave our shores for

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Volume 3, Issue 12

Blandford St Mary Primary School Newsletter

Free FA Skills Coaching Sessions For boys & girls aged 55-11 This Summer holiday in your local area Book online now: Venue: Parktone Grammar School

Children’s Eye Health NHS sight tests are FREE for all children and available at your local optician Eye problems can seriously affect your child’s future A short video about the benfits of early sight testing for children is available at

Sopers Lane poole BH17 7EP Date: 26th July & 2nd August Venue : The Blandford School Milldown Road Blandford Forum DT11 7SQ Date: 27th July & 3rd August See above website for additional venues

The Summer Ice Rink The Summer Ice Rink is back at the BIC and they are pleased to announce a great offer of £4 per ticket for children under 16 The offer applies to Monday~Thursday sessions only, Perfect for the school holidays! All you need to do is call the BIC Ticketline on

0844 576 3000 The Summer Ice Rink is open from Saturday 17th July until Tuesday 31st August

Stagecoach Summer School A great week in the summer 9th –13th August at THE EXCHANGE STURMINSTER NEWTON for 8 1/21/2-18’s 9.30am –4.30pm MonMon-Thurs 9.309.30-Approx 7.00pm Friday 5-day course £130 (£50 deposit, balance on 1st day of workshop reduction for siblings) Application forms at The Exchange Or Tel : 01305 777308 Book now to avoid disappointment places limited Concessionary rates available in some cases Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools

ARTZ + Sportz + Artz+Sportz+ is funded by Dorset County Council’s Short breaks Transformation Project, Big Lottery, West Dorset District Council and East Dorset District Council for a copy of their Summer Holidays 2010Activity Programme call 01202 714616 or visit

Volume 3, Issue 12

Blandford St Mary Primary School Newsletter

Little Leaf Magazine We are looking forward to the children receiving a free environmental magazine whose mission is to present environmentally friendly products, services, activities and ideas that are intended to inform, educate and entertain children and families, whilst simultaneously saving them money.

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Annual Attendance After a whole year at school, Year Two are top of the attendance table with an overall 96% attendance, closely followed by Year 6 with 95.95%. Well done Year 2!!

Sail Laser

Lulworth Castle & Park

Sailing courses The students need to have attended a Sail for £5 session this year and be in either Year 5 or 6 The scholarships available are all stage 1 courses, which will run over two days at a weekend. The following dates are available:

Jousting & Medievil Village

Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August or Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August or Saturday 11th & Sunday 12thSeptember

New for 2010 Falconry 25th JulyJuly-30th August Sunday to Friday (Closed 29th Jul—3rd Aug for Camp Bestival) Visit their website or Tel 0845 450 1054 for more details East Lulworth,Wareham,Dorset,BH20 5QS Follow the signs from the A352

Lulworth Castle Also:

If children wish to take part, places will be Outdoor Picnic & Summer Movie Nights given away on a first come first served basis. Thurs 12th & Fri 13th August 2010 Gates There are 10 spaces available in total 6pm for 8.45pm The cost to the child will be £15, and they need to be available to attend one weekend. Bring a pinic, dressdress-up & have a great Call the SailLaser office on 0845 337 3214 family fun night out! For further details 12th August ~ Grease 13th August ~ Mamma Mia! or Tel 0845 450 1054 for more details East Lulworth,Wareham,Dorset,BH20 5QS Follow the signs from the A352

Blandford St Mary Primary School Newsletter Blandford St Mary Primary School Birch Avenue Blandford St Mary, Dorset DT11 9QD Phone: 01258-453331 Fax: 01258-455865

Larksmead Family Fun Event Free Event on Thursday 19th August from 10am-12pm at Larksmead Recreation Ground. See noticeboard for further details or contact Kevin on 077776472746

Summer Tennis

Girls Cricket Summer Camp

Griffin Tennis Academy are running summer camps at Stourpaine and Shaftesbury during the Summer holidays. For more information please go to

England Internationals Lydia Greenway and Caroline Atkins are visiting Dorset to attend the girls cricket summer camps. Shillingstone Summer Camp is on Tuesday 24th August from 10am to 3.30pm. Contact Hugh Shackell at for further information.

Diary Dates: Wednesday 1st September Thursday 2nd September Monday 13th September

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Staff Training Day Children return to School School Nurse Drop-in 9am

Dates for Next Year Also going home with this newsletter is a copy of our term dates for the next academic year.

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