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On the Grapevine... If you have any interesting local news....new venues, new classes, working with charities, please send it through to me and I will try to publish it in my next magazine or on my website. Priority given to magazine advertisers and charities.

Rugby on the rise!

New Saturday French School

With the Rugby World Cup being hosted in England in a year’s time, popularity in the sport is certain to rise. Rugbytots is the UK’s first and leading rugby play programme for boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 7. The Rugbytots classes deliver structured games in a fun, energetic, engaging and imaginative way to ensure your child gains confidence and learns some core basic skills along the way. With specialist equipment and fully trained staff, Rugbytots is the perfect match for boys and girls looking to burn off that excess energy and have lots of fun. For more information, see our website www.rugbytots.co.uk

French speaking families in and around Reigate are pleased with the recent establishment of Petite École de Reigate. The school offers formal French lessons, for children in primary education, led by experienced teachers and based on the French curriculum. The classes take place on Saturday afternoons at Holmesdale School. Opening new classes in September 2014 for preschoolers. Petite École de Reigate, Membre de l’Association Parapluie FLAM, www.petite-ecole-reigate.co.uk

Dunottar School to Accept Boys From September 2014, Dunottar School in Reigate will be welcoming boys into Years 7, 9 and 12. The move follows Dunottar’s decision to join United Learning, which already runs a group of successful independent schools in the local area, including Caterham School, Guildford High School and Surbiton High School. Throughout the summer, facilities for boys will be developed and, subject to planning regulations, a high-quality Sport England Type multi-use games area will be built for 5-a-side football, netball, basketball and tennis. Mrs Rowena Cole, Dunottar School’s new Head Teacher from September, said “We have been very pleased with the strong interest there has been from families with boys and, each week, offers are being accepted. I look forward to welcoming all our new pupils into what is already a successful, happy and thriving school.”

All Change at East Surrey & East Grinstead Jo Jingles! After 17 years of running the East Surrey Jo Jingles franchise we are delighted to announce that our teachers Maggie and Diane will be taking over from this summer for the Autumn term. Our East Grinstead franchise is also currently up for sale, so if you fancy running your own business and being your own boss contact Carol or Nick on 01883 724800/712881. Taking hildren’s music and movement classes is rewarding, fun and fits around family life as they run during term time only. We would like to thank all our customers both past and present for their energy and enthusiasm in making Jo Jingles so much fun for themselves, the children and also for us. Finally a big thank you to the Family Grapevine for their continued support over the years.

Drama Academy celebrates 20 years Helen O’Grady Drama Academy proudly announces our 20th Anniversary! We provide drama classes aimed at helping with confidence building and self improvement for children and young adults. Join us in celebrating the continued success of our unique classes held by trained drama teachers in and around Croydon. To find out more, visit www.dramaschoolforkids.co.uk.

Fun and fundraising for cancer research 26th July at noon a dove releasing ceremony and survivors lap of honour will mark the start of Reigate’s 2nd 24 hour Cancer Research UKs Relay For Life. This unique 24 hour event brings families and our local community together for fun and fundraising. Teams enter and host a stall with many things to take part in, face painting, tombolas and much more. A family day out whilst supporting this worth while cause raising money. To find out more visit our website www.relayforlifereigate.org or our facebook page Relay For Life Reigate 2014, or call our Relay For Life chair Laura on 07914 418619

Orchard Cottage Pony Days Brilliant holiday courses for children from age 5yrs old, total beginners and improvers. Learn how to look after a pony, enjoy a riding lesson and take part in a gymkhana in the afternoon. 9am to 3.30pm bring a packed lunch. For more details please check our website www. ocrs.co.uk. And for bookings please contact our office 01737 241311. For mothers thinking of trying horse riding we have a free weekday crèche, have a break!

Profile for Family Grapevine

East Surrey Family Grapevine, Summer/Autumn 2014  

Packed with hundreds of useful contacts for parents of children 0 to 18 years. Plus loads of events and competitions and local news

East Surrey Family Grapevine, Summer/Autumn 2014  

Packed with hundreds of useful contacts for parents of children 0 to 18 years. Plus loads of events and competitions and local news