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Welcome Dear Reader, Welcome to The Clere’s Summer Term Guide. Last term we were thrilled to establish the Messy Play Club. This is exactly as the title suggests….a club for the under 5s to come along with a grown up and indulge in all that is messy, be it foam, water, sand and paint. New Messy Players are welcome at any time. This term we are hoping to establish a Computer Club. Ok this doesn't sound quite as exciting as Messy Play but for those of you in the community on a bit of a learning curve with computers this could be a weekly treat. If you’re new to computing or have taken a beginners course but sometimes wish you had access to a little support then this is for you. Whatever your problem with computing we will endeavour to get you back on track. And finally, whilst not wishing to cast a shadow over the Summer we do need to mention that economic cuts affect us all and that the future of adult education programmes in a Community setting such as The Clere, are at risk without enrolments. So for the avoidance of doubt, we love early enrolments in The Community Office. We really do. They confirm whether a course runs or not. We’ve noticed that quite a few people peruse this brochure and mean to enrol but put off doing so. Then just at the point we’ve reluctantly decided to cancel a course...the phone rings.



Never one to be left behind, The Clere is delighted to add a Zumba class to the Summer term programme. For those in the know, Zumba will need little explanation. If, like me, you’ve never heard of Zumba then please read on………….

Zumba is a unique fitness programme fusing mesmerising Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance steps with workout moves. The music gets your feet tapping and your heart thumping! Mixing all Latin genres of music with all Latin styles of dance such as Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Samba, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Reaggaeton, Flamenco even Bollywood and more. Zumba is all about the music, dancing and having fun. Zumba enthusiasts achieve long-term benefits while experiencing a total blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, movements. It’s ridiculous not to be captivated by this Zumba craze! It is the new fitness hype all around the world! And it sounds like FUN! Come and join us at The Clere on a Tuesday evening.

Cost: £40 for 10 weeks or £5 per drop in session. Date: Starts Tuesday 3rd May Duration: 1 hour Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm


Clere Computer Club

New to the Clere this term, a drop-in Computer Club for those who would like a little help with progressing their computer skills. If, for instance, you’ve taken a beginners course but still get a little frustrated at times and struggle to do whatever it is you’ve been wanting to do, then drop in and see us and we will try and help. It could just be a one off visit or you might enjoy the company of other like minded people and the routine of Computer Club. If at any time there seems to be a shared point of confusion then tutoring as a class may be a solution. This the perfect opportunity to pick up some helpful advice and tips in a friendly and informal setting. As one of the founding participants it is also a good time to influence how this club evolves.


Cost: £6.00 per session or book all 4 for £ 20 Date: Friday 6th May Duration: 4 weeks Time: 1pm - 2.30pm Computer stations are limited so please book to ensure availability.

An Invitation to our Inter- Generation Day The Clere School and Technology College are delighted to invite senior members of our community to join us in school for an

INTER-GENERATION DAY On Tuesday 5th July 2011 From 9.30am to 2.30pm This is the day when our students and the senior members in our community can spend the day together sharing lessons, lunch, leisure activities and generally just enjoying each others’ company. Now in its second year, this promises to be an interesting, fun and rewarding experience for all those involved. We are sure both generations will gain an insight into each others’ lives. We would love for you to join us. You don’t necessarily need a grandchild at the school to join in the fun!

Please RSVP on 01635 278129 (If getting to and from The Clere is a problem please let us know and we may be able to help!)


Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

The Food Safety in Catering Course is designed for anyone working in catering, or in a setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat. Successful completion of the course leads to the Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety in Catering endorsed by the Institute of Environmental Health Officers. The certificate is valid for three years.


Cost: £40 Date: Saturday 21st May Duration: 1 Day Time: 9.30am—5pm

Decorating Birthday Cakes

During the Autumn term we ran a fabulous course on how to decorate a Christmas Cake. Participants created some amazing cakes by learning how to make figures from icing. Little penguins and snowmen and intricate snowflakes wowed us all. This term we are turning our attention to Birthday Cakes. Designer cakes for all ages just because all birthdays should be special and any number with a zero attached to it is especially worthy of a big celebration. Participants will be required to bring their cake with them to transform into a designer birthday cake. Skills learnt will enable you to create and craft wonderful cakes for future special occasions.

Cost: £25 Date: Monday 16th May Duration: 1 day only including lunch Time: 9.30am—2.30pm Ingredients list to be provided.



If, like me, you remember crochet as a pastime from well, the past, and your recollection of it is little squares sewn together into blankets then WHERE have we been? Crochet of this decade is a versatile art form gracing fashion catwalks in clothes and accessories. Fashionistas are embracing the intricacy and textures that this skill can enable. And up and down the country more and more people of all ages are keen to take up this immensely satisfying and creative craft. The photographs on this page have been chosen to inspire you but are not intended to limit what you may be able to make. A beginners class for the complete novice, or for those of us who vaguely remember learning how to once before, but keen to give it another go.


Cost: £30 Date: Thursday 5th May Duration: 4 weeks Time: 7pm –8.30pm Material list to be provided.

Upholstery These are ten week courses providing instruction in traditional and modern techniques. Places are very limited to enable hands on practical assistance. Students choose either a Monday or a Wednesday session. Classes are of mixed ability. No previous experience is required. These courses are aimed at those who would like to learn to upholster their own furniture. Perhaps you have a chair in your house that is just calling for you to give it a makeover and you always meant to learn how but never quite got around to it? (Thank you to Jeannette Faill for allowing us to use a photograph of her work).

Cost: ÂŁ105 Date: Monday 9th May and Wednesday 11th May Duration: 10 weeks Time: 7-9pm Materials: Course information sheet available on request.


Creative Writing Creative Writing is a beginners course for the would be writers in us all. Students will have the opportunity to try whatever appeals, be it ‘chick lit’, science fiction, autobiography or children's stories. The course aims to develop writing skills and explore the development of characters and setting. Cost: £40 So if you’ve been known to think ‘I could Date: Thursday 5th have written that’ why not come along May and have a go. Duration: 5 weeks

Time: 7-9pm

Clerely Ballroom Inspired by Strictly come Dancing, secretly yearning for a little sparkle in your week, ready to kick of your shoes and just have fun. Why not dust off the old routine and picture yourself doing the Salsa, Rumba and Waltz. No sequins, tiaras, tights or fabulous dresses required. No particular talent , co-ordination or dancing experience required either. In fact all you need is a sense of humour...and a partner of 10 some sort would be useful, but is not essential.

Cost: £30 Date: Wednesday 4th May Duration: 5 weeks Time: 7.30 -9pm

Family Fun On this page, we are offering our Family courses. These are for parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles to bring along one or more children to engage together in an activity, be it cooking, art, sport or just fun. Why not come and give it a try?

Family Bread and Pasta To a child, cooking is just about the closest thing to magic. Simple and seemingly unexciting ingredients mixed together, suddenly become ballooning bread and stretchy Cost: £25 per family pasta. This is Date: Monday 9th May science with Duration: 3 weeks added fun, art Time: 5.30pm –7pm with flavours, a Ingredient list to be provided chance to get all messy and create something delicious to eat.

Family Clay & Canvas This course enables families to create a unique canvas with ceramic embellishments. Course will be structured as follows: Week 1: Make clay embellishments Week 2: Paint canvas using acrylic paints, paint clay embellishments with ceramic paints Week 3: Put canvas together.

Cost: £25 per family Date: Monday 13th June Duration: 3 weeks 11 Time: 5.30pm –7pm Materials cost not included

Summer Fairs Ecchinswell and Sydmonton C E Primary School Ecchinswell Newbury

School Summer Fair: 9th July

Vernham Dean Gillum’s C of E Primary School Vernham Dean Andover SP11 0JY

School Summer Fair: To be confirmed

Ashford Hill Primary School Ashford Hill Thatcham Berks RG19 8BB

School Summer Fair: 3rd July

St Thomas’ C of E Primary School Woolton Hill Newbury Berks RG20 9XF

School Summer Fair: To be confirmed

Hurstbourne Tarrant C of E Primary School Church Street Hurstbourne Tarrant Andover 12 SP11 0AX

School Summer Fair: 18th June

Summer Fairs Burghclere Primary School School Summer Fair:

Church Lane Burghclere Newbury

Friday 8th July at 3pm

Kingsclere Primary School Ash Grove Kingsclere Newbury RG20 5RE

Summer Fair and 5 mile run: Sunday 3rd July Fieldgate Centre 11am11am-2pm

Woolton Hill Junior School Woolton Hill Newbury Berkshire RG20 9XE

School Summer Fair: To be confirmed

St Martins East Wooday C 0f E Voluntary Aided Primary East End Newbury Berks RG20 0AF

School Summer Fair: Saturday 9th July at 2pm


Spotlight on Sewing Club

The Clere Sewing Club is held on a Thursday morning from 10 am until 12 noon during term time. As a Club it is run an a very informal basis, with each member bringing in a piece of personal choice to work on. This can be anything from curtains and cushion covers to bedding and clothes. The Club is open to all ages and experience levels and works on a shared help basis. Generally the range of experience of all the participants enables everyone to progress their work within a friendly setting. Members can bring their own sewing machines (subject to onsite electrical testing). This is a lovely way to spend a morning and an incentive to get on and make that item. Come and give it a try. 14

There is a nominal weekly charge.

The Clere Messy Play Club The Messy Play Club is the highlight of Wednesdays in the Community Office. Welcoming our younger members of the community to engage in all things messy is just such fun.

Cost: ÂŁ3.50 drop in or book all 5 weeks for ÂŁ15 Date: Wedsnesday 4th May Duration: 5 weeks Time: 10-11.30 am Spaces are limited so prebooking is required.

For anyone looking after an under 5, put Wednesday mornings in your diary and bring along your children to engage in good old fashioned messy play. Lots of paint, play dough, sand, shaving foam, corn flour and glue.

The Watership Down After School Club The Watership Down After School Club is part of the provision offered by The Clere School and Technology College and is registered with Ofsted. Our priority is to provide play and care of the highest possible standard. We are open Term Time, Monday - Thursday from 3pm until 6pm, and Friday until 5.30pm. We currently collect children from Burghclere Primary School, however if your child attends any of the Cluster primary schools and are looking for after school care, then give us a call15and we will see if we can help.

Holiday Club




Tues 31st May –Friday 3rd All Sorts June


Mon 8th August - Friday 12th August


All Sports

Mon 15th August- Friday At The Beach 19th August


Mon 22nd August-Friday Up, Up and 26th August Away……...



Clere Clubs—Tel 01635 278129 Clere Community Club

2nd Tuesday of the Month 10am-noon £2.50



Tel: Freyja 08700 613526

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm 5-14 year olds

Messy Play Club

Wednesdays 10am –11.30am

Trampoline Club

Saturday Mornings in term time 9.30am-1pm

Sewing Club

Thursday Mornings during Term time 10 am-noon17

Clere Space


Sports Hall

32m x 16.5m. 4 badminton courts, netball, indoor hockey and football, volleyball, 2 cricket nets. Mainly sporting activities. Also used as an exhibition venue and for large social functions. Capacity seated 636, dancing 600.


Capacity 250 dancing, 400 seated. Used for large meetings, exhibitions, amateur and professional theatre productions, conferences, private functions, public meetings, concerts and community use. Wi-Fi enabled. Data projector & screen available. Lighting and sound box. Smaller events can also be accommodated.


Multi-sport and arts usage.

Community Room

Multi purpose room seating approximately 30 people. Ideal for smaller formal and informal meetings and events. Wi-Fi enabled. Data projector & screen available.

Playing Field

Pitches 1 league football, 1 junior football, 1 hockey, 1 rugby, 1 cricket, 2 rounder's, athletics track. Sporting events, fetes, marquees, special events. Car Boot Sales. Also suitable for camping and caravan rallies.


3 netball courts, 3 tennis courts, 1 basketball court. Also suitable for caravan rallies. Overflow car parking space.


A variety of spaces suitable for exhibition venues, special events and Adult Education Classes. Areas include Learning Resource Centre, Art, Design & Technology areas, Pottery Room, Music Studio and Practice Rooms. Wi-Fi enabled. Data projector & screen available.

Windsor Room

Interviewing/small committee room/community lounge area. Seating approx 15. Wi-Fi enabled.

Drama Studio

Exhibitions, special events and small amateur dramatics. Wi-Fi enabled. Data projector & screen available.


Clere Spaces Why not make the most of the excellent halls, rooms and sports facilities available at competitive prices here at The Clere?

The main hall at The Clere is a great evening and weekend venue for both local groups and individuals planning a family party. The sunken floor and stage make it ideal for exhibitions, presentations, parties, social events, theatre and discos. Added to that there is excellent stage lighting, a PA system and access to a kitchen. Why not consider The Clere on a regular basis for group meetings or for that one off big event? Offering free and convenient parking for participants The Clere is an ideal location, no need to bother with town centre traffic!

Our multi purpose sports hall is one of the biggest in the area and able to accommodate a range of sports, limited only by your imagination. Be it 5-a-side football, cricket, volleyball, basketball, roller-skating or badminton The Clere Sports Hall is a fantastic venue for local groups. It is available for hire on an hourly basis from 6pm to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 9am until 10pm at the weekend. We are always happy to discuss individual requirements and 19 can meet the needs of big and small groups.

For everything you need to know to enrol: Telephone us on 01635 278129 or Email us at or Forms may also be downloaded from our website


The Clere School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and 20 volunteers to share this commitment.

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