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A years membership to Wireworld and a 4 hour gaming session! In Wireworld they know that it’s good to play together, it’s all about having fun! Their 29 player gaming centre and café offers children from the age of 8 a professionally run venue where playing together is their number one goal. Entrants must be over 8 years old. To win, answer the following question:

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Family tickets to Wells Film Centre!

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Remembrance The children at St John’s Primary School held a special service of remembrance in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during the two World Wars and in more recent conflicts. The famous poem called ‘For the Fallen’ was read out and the Last Post was played helping everyone to think about the horrors of war which brought about the death of so many men and women. They learnt that Jelly Babies were first launched by Bassett’s in 1918 in Sheffield to celebrate the end of the First World War. They were called ‘Peace Babies’ and were a really good way to represent a new beginning and to show that life was returning to normal and could be fun again. During the service, everyone had a chance to taste a peace baby whilst they thought carefully about what they might be able to do themselves to bring about peace. Everyone was given a poppy petal to help focus their thoughts and these were brought together in a moment of silence to remember those who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom today.

Harvest at Welton Children at Welton Primary school enjoyed harvest and celebrated by collecting tinned and packet food to send to the Somer Valley Food Bank. The children had a Harvest service in school with songs, stories, art work and presentations from each class as well as members of Welton Baptist Church who gave a service too.

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Children In Need Cathy Lampert, the deputy Head Teacher from St Mary’s Primary school in Writhlington says “We are very proud of the whole community in Writhlington for raising £138.73 for children in Need! Pupils from the school council organised a HUGE Pudsey to be drawn on the playground and everyone brought in what they could to complete the bear. In addition the school council and Year 6 ran a cake sale at the end of the day: a very popular way to raise money (YUM!). Thank you everyone for your contributions!”.

Evacuees in Writhlington Pupils had a fantastic day on Wednesday at St Mary’s Primary School in Writhlington, imagining what it would feel like to be evacuated during the Second World War. All the children dressed up and spent the day in role; from finding out what it would feel like to say goodbye to their mums and dads to being ‘selected or chosen’ by families in the country. Pupils made food using their ‘rations’ and even sent a letter ‘home’ to tell their families about their new life.


Roman Day In year 4 at St John’s Primary School, Midsomer Norton, the children chose to hold a Roman Day so that they could learn about a day in the life of a Roman and see how the day might differ depending on their role in society. They arrived at school dressed in tunics, togas, hairpieces, sandals, gladiator costumes and beautiful jewellery, ready for a fun-filled day of learning. The Emperor was seated on his throne at the front of the class whilst the slaves in the class had to wash laundry with their feet in a bucket by treading the water...the children found this very tiring. For lunch, the children wanted to have a Roman Banquet where they lay in the Triclinium (“three couches” - dining room). Some children, dressed as slaves, waited on the more wealthy members of the group whilst entertainment was provided by other children in the form of Roman music, juggling, storytelling and role-play. The girls wanted to make jewellery and the boys, laurel wreaths and shields. They marched around the school grounds in search of a good place for a Roman Fort. The Standard Bearer led the way, holding the Standard high in the air for all to see. The army created two formations to defend themselves against the enemy, the wedge and the tortoise where shields were positioned to the side or over the head accordingly. After this, they learned some Latin and worked out some calculations, using Roman Numerals. The day finished by cooking some Roman sweet bread, made with honey and some grape punch with lemon, dates and cinnamon. Delicious! The children thoroughly enjoyed planning and taking part in the day and look forward to further days like this in the future.

Bath rugby hitz on youngsters! Young people who are out of education, employment or training are being invited to come to the Bath Rugby Foundation’s Hitz programme. There are two running at present: One in Twerton and another at Westhill Park in Westfield. They are run by Foundation coach Stephen Barber and his team, who are extremely enthusiastic at helping youngsters get back on track in a safe environment. Yesterday (12th Nov), at 4.30pm I went along to Westhill Park to see Hitz in action. There were already a few youngsters kicking a ball around, and with the arrival of Bath and England rugby player Dave Attwood and Academy players Tom Baldwin and Joe Buckle, they were soon all enjoying a great team bonding session. The rugby players stayed right until the end of the session by which time it was pitch black and all you could see were smiling faces and pearly white teeth! The Hitz programme was developed by Aviva Premiership Rugby and targets young people who are out of education, employment or training. Some are on the verge of exclusion from school or have antisocial behavioural difficulties; the main aim of the programme is to help them to have a new beginning. Hitz has many different strands which gives access to educational support, vocational training, apprenticeships, volunteering and much more. When Stephen isn’t on the pitch coaching youngsters, you will find him at the Recreation Ground in Bath where he encourages them to gain certificates in English and Maths, to become an Apprentice or help them to find work experience. The Hitz programme is a great way for kids to build confidence and develop into mature young adults. Rob Appleyard, Councillor for Westfield Ward and local resident, came along to the session and thought the programme was tremendous: “It’s great – it means more than just kicking a football around – it’s developing young people’s key skills and giving them confidence. This is an opportunity for these youngsters to start again and build a new and positive future.” Although Hitz is mainly for older teens, Stephen invites youngsters from as young as 11 to come along and kick a rugby ball around at the sessions. For more information about HITZ please contact – Stephen Barber Tel: 07563 190 102 Email: Come along to a session – it’s FREE! Mondays - West Hill Park at Westfield 4 – 5pm Wednesdays – Pennyquick Park, Twerton 4 – 5pm

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Saturday, 24th November (until 22nd December)

Entry £1 per child, includes present

Grotto opening days/times

Wednesday............................11am–4pm Thursday..............................11am–4pm Friday..................................11am–4pm Saturday...............................10am–3pm Sunday..................................11am–3pm *Children must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Post a letter to Santa in one of Radstock Co-op store’s collection boxes by 12th December to receive a reply.

Children in Need in Welton The children at Welton Primary School decided that they would create a Pudsey Bear head with coins that they could then donate to Children in Need to help to support the fantastic charity. The children also completed maths based Children in Need games, fraction mazes and also style trays about Pudsey during their Children in Need day.

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Netball achievements Brogan, Caitlin, Stacy, Robbie, Ellie, Iris, Zoe, Sam and Henry from Westfield Primary School all competed in the inter schools netball tournament recently and came 4th. A superb achievement and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tudors The children in Year 3 at St. John’s Primary School have been immersing themselves in their learning about the Tudors. Last term they found out all about the monarchy, which led to some fantastic home learning projects. This term they will be discovering what everyday life was like in Tudor times and the provocation involved making good use of their wonderful cookery room! The children all worked together to prepare and cook their own pottage. Pottage has a soup-like consistency and is made from vegetables, herbs and oats. It was one of the staple dishes for poor Tudors. There was mixed feelings about the pottage, although some children went for seconds!


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Maths for Children in Need The reception children at Welton Primary School decided that they could learn about maths by weighing and measuring their teddy bears. Each child bought their bears into school for Children in Need day and they then added them to their huge scales and were able to see which ones were heaviest and how they can put more than 1 bear in each side to make it level. A fabulous day was had by all.

Christmas Child The children and parents at Westfield Primary School have been learning about Operation Christmas Child and many of the children have created filled decorated shoe boxes to send to the campaign.

Westfield cross country success Children from Westfield Primary School recently took part in the inter schools cross country challenge and all finished in the top 20 to cross the finish line. The children that represented the school were: Louise Weston, Stacey Curtis, Cam stone, Ewan Gumbleton, Jacob Bird, J J rogers, Jack street, Sam Cray, Cameron Curtis and Dizney Cook. Well done to you all.

World Book Day at Westfield World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and it’s a celebration of reading. Pupils at Westfield Primary School celebrated in style by dressing as their favorite character from a book. The children looked fantastic.

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A team of boys from Writhlington Sports Centre recently took part in the County Gymnastics Competition at Baskervilles in Bath. The boys were ranging from ages 7 to 11 and they performed fantastically at such a high level.

Big Ted’s Day Out at High Littleton High Littleton Church of England Primary School took part in the RUH Ted’s Big Day Out – ‘Fluorescent Friday’ on Friday 19th October. The region wide fundraising day for The Forever Friends Appeal, when not only teddy bears took over – but the crazy theme of Fluorescent Friday! They raised £118.00 to help transform Cancer Services at Bath’s Royal United Hospital. Every penny and pound raised this year will support the RUH Cancer Care Campaign.

Cool to Be Kind Welton Primary School decided to look at anti-bullying week through the promotion of kindness. It began when the entire school linked hands and created a friendship circle around the school building. We then passed squeezes and smiles around the circle. The individual classes then went back to their rooms to do different activities which were then presented in assembly at the end of the day. We had songs being sung, friendly playgrounds being designed, friendship bands made, a friendship rainbow painted, cyber-bullying presented along with a lot, lot more.

Ballet lessons On Sunday 7th October pupils from the Avon Dance Academy, Chew Valley Dancing School and Keyford Dancing School, danced with Michael Berkin, ex pupil and head boy of the Royal Ballet School, who went on to dance with the Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet Ireland and The Northern Ballet. Michael gave classes to the girls and they also learnt dances from famous ballets such as The Nutcracker, Coppelia and La Fille Mal Gardee. This is the 2nd time that Michael has visited the schools and they are planning more classes with him to include tuition in pointe work. This is an amazing opportunity for pupils, not only to be taught by a professional who has danced in such prestigious ballet companies, but to be given an insight into the life of a professional classical dancer. They are currently organising workshops with Nick Yeoman a performer from Tap Dogs. This will be taking place on December the 5th. For information on the dancing schools which cover Keynsham, Saltford, Chew Magna, Timsbury, Camerton and Dunkerton, contact 01761 452073 or 01761 479026.

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13 - 13 January Family pantomime, Snow White at the

10 Story time at Midsomer Norton library for under 5’s

Until 22 Santa in his grotto at The Radstock Co-

12 - 15 Timsbury Theatre Group Pantomime, Mother Goose. Evening performances at 7.45pm and a Saturday afternoon matinee at 2.30pm ......................................................................

Theatre Royal Bath. For further information visit or call 01225 448844 ......................................................................

Operative Society. Monday – Wednesday 11am until 4pm, Saturday 10am until 3pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm. ......................................................................

until 16 Party In The Parlour at the American

Museum for further information visit ......................................................................

28 Alladin at the Bristol Hippodrome


7 - 31 Scooter and Skateboard Sessions at Somer Valley

Skate Park. To book your slot please call 01225 396240 or visit

from 11am to 11.30am ......................................................................

15 Christmas Fun Day at Bath City Farm. Festive fun

including Christmas crafts and Santa in his grotto. From 11am until 2pm For further information visit or call 01225 481269 ......................................................................

15- 16 Party Tricks At-Bristol. Shows throughout the day. A show of seasonal experiments. For further information you can visit or call 0845 345 1235 ...................................................................... 15 Santa will be at The Somerset and Dorset Railway,

Midsomer Norton Station ......................................................................

15 The Night Before Christmas performed by the Merriman

Theatre Group at St John’s School at 7pm, tickets available call 01761 414957 ......................................................................

16 Holiday Homecoming at the American Museum 12 noon Paulton Pool is YOUR Community based pool serving Paulton and surrounding areas. It provides a diverse timetable to appeal to everyone: • 7 DAY TIMETABLE • SWIMMING LESSONS FOR ALL AGES - Now including adult technique lessons and triathlon swimming training. • PARENT AND BABY CLASS • AQUA AEROBICS • INFLATABLE FUN • PERFECT FOR CHILDREN’S POOL PARTIES!

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until 4.30pm. Crafts and face painting, 1pm – 4pm. Visit Father Christmas 2pm – 4pm. For further information visit www. or call 01225 460503 ......................................................................

16 The Night Before Christmas performed by the Merriman Theatre Group at St John’s School at 4pm, tickets available call 01761 414957



16 Carol Service at St John’s Parish Church Peasedown St

24 Christingle Service for all the family at Midsomer

17 Story time at Midsomer Norton library for under 5’s

27 - 6 January Party Tricks At-Bristol. Shows throughout the day. A show of seasonal experiments. For further information you can visit or call 0845 345 1235 ......................................................................

John at 5pm – 6pm ...................................................................... from 11am to 11.30am ......................................................................

19 Carol Concert – Community Carols led by Midsomer

Norton Methodist Church at 4pm ......................................................................

Norton & Radstock Silver Band and Jenny Peplow Singers at Midsomer Norton Methodist Church at 7.30pm ......................................................................

24 Christingle Service for all the family at Midsomer

23 Welton Baptist Church Family Christmas Celebration at


Somervale School at 10.30am ......................................................................

21 - 23 Party Tricks At-Bristol. Shows throughout the day. A show of seasonal experiments. For further information you can visit or call 0845 345 1235 ......................................................................

21 Peasedown Party in the Park present Christmas in the

Park 2012 at Beacon Hall, Peasedown St John 7pm – 9pm. Visit Santa’s Grotto. Entertainment from Bath Spa Brass Band, Peasedown Puppets and Christmas Zumba. For further information visit ......................................................................

23 Carol Service at Bath Road Methodist Church

Norton Methodist Church at 4pm .....................................................................

2 - 6 Alladin at the Bristol Hippodrome ..................................................................... 17 - 18 Toddler Takeover – Crazy Creatures At-Bristol. Two days of animal activities just for the under 5’s. For further information visit or call 0845 345 1235 ..................................................................... 25 Welton Baptist Church Annual Pantomime starts at 8pm at Somervale School .....................................................................

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Makes 4 glasses Ingredients Cranberry juice 4 cinnamon sticks 8 star anise Lemon Orange Method Slice the lemon and orange. Put four slices aside to garnish. Put all the ingredients into a pan and warm through, stirring well. Ladle into cups or warmed glasses (if poured directly into cold glasses they might crack). Make sure each glass gets a cinnamon stick. Decorate with the slices of lemon. Delicious and warming - perfect for Christmas!

Ingredients 175g soft unsalted butter 175g caster sugar 3 eggs 400g plain flour 75g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 200g white chocolate Green writing icing Glace cherries 1 teaspoon baking powder Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in to the bowl and mix in well to form a dough. Wrap the dough in cling-film and pop into the fridge for at least 1 hour. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thick. Use a large circle cutter to cut 12 circles. Place on a lined or greased baking tray and bake for 12 minutes. The biscuits should be browning slightly but still spongy to touch. They will firm up as they cool. When the biscuits are cool, melt the white chocolate. Coat half of each biscuit in white chocolate. Trim the glace cherries into small pieces and put them on to each biscuit to form the holly berries. Use writing icing to draw on the holly leaves.

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Dark and light brown felt Needle and thread Ribbon (optional) Fabric glue Pair of wiggle eyes Red pompom Red fabric paint 2 lolly sticks Toy stuffing


Cut 2 pairs of antlers from dark brown felt. With a small running stitch sew the antlers together. Slip a lolly stick into each antler. Cut two light brown ovals for the ears. Fold in half and secure with a couple of stitches. Cut two face shapes from light brow n felt. If you plan on hanging the reindeer, cut a length of ribbon and slip the ends between the two felt faces so the ribbon hangs from the top of the head. Slip the antlers and ears between the two faces too. With a small running stitch sew the faces together, securing the ribbon, antlers and ears into place. Leave a gap with which to stuff the reindeer. Fill the reindeer with toy stuffing. Be careful not to overfill: it should sit fairly flattish. Sew the gap closed. Glue on the eyes and pompom nose. Finish by drawing on a mouth.

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Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft

Candy Cane Heart Craft

You will need:

You will need:

A pinecone Green acrylic paint Small lid from a juice container Glue Sequins and glitter


2 candy canes Double sided sticky tape or glue Wide ribbon


Paint the pinecone green and leave to dry. Sit the cone onto a small plastic lid and glue in place. You might want to weight the lid first with a small lump of playdough or sticky tack. Decorate the tree with glitter glue and sequins.

Stick the ends of the candy canes together to form your heart shape. Tie a ribbon bow around the top of the heart. If you want to hang the heart, tie the ends of the bow together to make a loop. Or you can give the heart as a quick and easy gift.

Button Wreath You will need: Pipe cleaner Buttons Ribbon


Thread the pipe cleaner in and out through the two holes of each button, spacing the buttons as you go.

Bend into a circle, then twist the top of the circle together to secure the buttons in place. Tie a ribbon bow around the top on the wreath. That’s it, you are done - and your button wreath is ready to display! Tie another loop of ribbon or cord, or attach another piece of pipe cleaner as a loop, to hang it up if you wish.




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! ? P U S ’ T A H W Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery By Simon Bartram, 5+ Bob, the man in the moon spots a strange seed bouncing along the surface of the moon, which grows overnight into the first ever Moontree! Bob does everything he can to protect the Moontree and its amazing fruit from the moon visitors, who all want to try and get a piece of the tree. Along his adventure Bob discovers that it’s not actually fruit growing from the tree but in fact eggs, each one containing baby aliens!

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By Jamie Thomson, 9+ Dirk Lloyd, according to him, is a Dark Lord a supreme ruler of the Darklands and leader of great armies of orcs and warriors and in a final battle between good and evil the Dark Lord was defeated and hurled by his arch-foe’s spells into the Pit of Uttermost Despair. At the bottom of the Pit lies...a supermarket car park in the town of Whiteshields in modern day England! Dirk tries to explain to the people that find him that he is the Dark Lord and people think he means Dirk Lloyd. Dirk is now trapped in the body of a 13 year old schoolboy and he now starts his adventure to get him back to his homeland. Dirk makes friends with Christopher and Sooz and together they attempt to cast a spell that will transport him back home.


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Rise of the Guardians Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger Release Date: 23rd November 2012 Certificate U Nativity 2 is a fantastic family Christmas film that follows on from the film Nativity that was released in 2009, it’s a British film full with big name actors and loads of kids. The story follows manic classroom assistant Mr Poppy as he tries to get his class of unruly kids to Christmas Castle in Wales for a festive singing competition. He breaks loads of rules and even drags along a new teacher for the adventure which is full of action. This is a great film for all the family that will have young and old laughing at the adventures of Mr.Poppy and the new class teacher Mr. Peterson.

Release Date: 30th November 2012 Certificate PG The children of the world are protected by ‘The Guardians’ a group of our most loved holiday characters and mythical creatures. However The Guardians cannot be seen by anyone as nobody seems to believe in them but when Pitch Black comes to spread fear and ruin the reputation of The Guardians they must join forces. Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman embark on a battle of good versus evil as Pitch Black tries to make himself the only known legend in the world. To protect the children of earth from Pitch Black, The Guardians must make them believe in them again. Santa gives out lots of presents, the Tooth Fairy pays out lots of money, the Sandman provides sweet dreams, the Easter Bunny makes the hunting of coloured eggs fun and Jack Frost gives the gift of snowy days … Will all of this be enough to make the children of Earth believe in The Guardians? Will Pitch Black be defeated?

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Release Date: 10th December 2012 Certificate U When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie & Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to get them home. While crossing the ocean they are captured by the cruel pirate, Captain Gutt and his crew, they manage to escape and Manny then plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt’s ship and return home. However Captain Gutt plots revenge against Manny and his friends. Will they get home safely?


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Nintendo Wii: New Games Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed – Limited Edition Rating: 7+ Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes. Sonic and the All-Stars battle once again for the championship title in the ultimate race. Master your driving skills as you barrel role, boost & drift to overtake your rivals. In this action packed game its not just your fellow racers you need to watch out for, the river runs dry, the road falls away beneath you and new routes are emerging all the time. Your vehicle will transform to suit the terrain as you discover short cuts as you perfect the course.

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Xbox 360: New Games Kinect: Toy Story Mania Rating: 3+ Andy’s toys have created an amazing amusement park in his room and you can play alone or with a friend through a variety of Shooting Galleries and compete in fun motion-based mini games as you work to beat the high score, Toy Story Mania also includes bonus 3D features. Join all the classic Toy Story characters in Toy Story Mania! as Woody, Buzz and the gang stage their own zany, fun-filled carnival.

PS3: New Games Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force Rating: 7+ The duo embark on another exciting story-based adventure. Ratchet and Clank have a brand new enemy to face in this intergalactic conflict. The story involves Ratchet, Clank and Qwark confronting an alien army across three different planets set across five different levels. The game will work with two player split-screen or on-line.

Nintendo DS: New Games New Super Mario Bros. 2 Rating: 3+ Join Mario and Luigi as you play through over 80 levels, tackle new enemies and attempt to reach the ultimate collect 1 million coins. Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends are back in this latest instalment of the famous side-scrolling platform adventure series. Use familiar items such as Super Leaf, Mega Mushroom and Super Star to tackle obstacles in your way. However, new powerups have appeared like the Gold Flower, Gold Block, Gold Ring and Gold Mushroom to help build up your coin collection.


Christmas is nearly here and it’s time to get out your party clothes and enjoy the festive season.

You’ve spent the last few weeks Christmas shopping for presents and what seems to be enough food to feed the five thousand. You’ve lost count of the number of presents you’ve wrapped and cards you’ve written. You’ve been making costumes for nativity plays and been a taxi service for the children. You’ve been tangled up in Christmas lights and decorated the house to look like a Winter’s now time for you to enjoy the festive season and do something for yourself. But before you put your apron on and become a slave to the kitchen over the Christmas period take some time out just for you, treat yourself to a pamper session. You deserve it. A massage, manicure, beauty treatment or having your hair done can relieve those Christmas stresses and get you ready to become the ‘hostess with the mostest’. New Year’s Eve creeps up on all of us and before we know it we are celebrating the start of yet another year. We contemplate where the last year has disappeared and discuss our New Year’s resolutions,

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Around 7 million people in the UK make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health, but sticking to it in the dark winter months can be particularly tough. However it’s worth remembering just 15 minutes of exercise a day can increase life expectancy by up to 3 years! Exercise doesn’t have to be something you dread each week and to ensure you stick to your New Year’s resolution of exercising more, make sure you find something you love and you find fun. If you’re looking to start running why not set yourself a goal, maybe it’s a sponsored run or even a half marathon by the end of the year! You could join a running club or get some of your friends and family to run with you so you can encourage each other. But please remember these safety tips: Make sure you are visible Wear bright coloured clothes, preferably with reflective pieces on them Don’t run alone at night Always carry ID on you or your mobile phone Be careful when running listening to music, cutting off your sense of hearing means you can’t hear oncoming cars or cyclists Don’t make assumptions about drivers Don’t assume drivers can see you Exercise classes can also be a great way to get fit, make friends and have fun. There are so many


exercise classes you could try from Yoga and Pilates, which help develop core strength and tone the body, to Zumba and high impact aerobics which will really get you burning calories and toning all at the same time as shaking your stuff! Aerobic classes have some great health benefits: Helps prevent cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Helps strengthen the hardest working muscle in your body – your heart and reduces body fat by burning calories. However, running, aerobic classes or joining a gym might not be for you, you may not have the time or it might just simply not be your cup of tea. But all is not lost, there are some other simple changes you can make to help develop the new healthy you: Park a little further away from the shops meaning you have to walk a little further Walk the children to school or walk to the shops Take up gardening, this a great way to exercise Take the stairs whenever you can instead of the lift Dance. Although you may feel a little silly to begin with, why not have a disco in your lounge with the kids Do some bicep curls with objects you find around the house; canned food, rice etc If you are thinking about dieting you should always consult with your GP before starting. If you have decided a diet is one of your New Year’s resolutions you could join a slimming club where you will be able to meet new people who are also experiencing the

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Thursday, 14th June 2012

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Alex Saunders aged 9 recently took part in the County gymnastics competition at Baskervilles gymnasium and qualified to become part of the County squad. Well done Alex, fantastic news.

Charlie Seviour aged 7 took part in a majorettes competition and achieved 4th place in her solo, also took part in the troupe presentation too as part Stardust Majorettes. Well done Charlie.

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ow your achieveme nts, both inside & outside of schoo l and we will includ e you in our next edition of WOW! Email your ph otos and text to: hey@ or call us on 01761 41 0141

Clara North aged 7 has passed her level 4 on the beam in gymnastics, well done Clara.

Christian Hanson and Class 3 at Farrington Gurney Primary School took part in a pumpkin carving competition and were awarded a certificate for their hard work.

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Chloe Middleton aged 5 took part in a baton twirling competition and came 10th and Chloe also took part in Midsomer Norton Carnival and came 2nd in majorettes as part of Holcombe Twirlers. Well done Chloe. Eloise, Charlie and Kim from class 2 at Farrington Gurney Primary school took part in a pumpkin growing competition and they were awarded the winners of the strangest looking pumpkin and won £30 which they are going to spend on fruit trees for their allotment, well done to all of class 2.

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These are only a few words to describe a Black Belt. What are your children learning? Since 2005 over 130 of our students have reached black belt level and beyond Over 100 students have become champions at national level Our instructors are among the best at helping children and adults achieve all of their goals Drop in to the academy to see why

Abby Fear aged 10 has achieved her silver award in clarinet, well done Abby.

Bradley Horler aged 6 has passed his stage 2 in swimming, well done Bradley.

Cameron Taylor aged 7 has passed his level 3 and 4 in gymnastics and award 2 in football, superb achievements Cameron, well done.

Eden Noble aged 5 has made her Rainbow promise at Rainbows, well done Eden.

Alanis Heath aged 5 passed her exam in ballet, great work Alanis, well done.

Callum Scrine aged 5 has received a Puffin Award from Rainbow Swimming. Well done Callum, keep up the great work.

Carys Price aged 5 has passed her level 6 in gymnastics, well done Carys.

Edward Bailey aged 8 has received his 25 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Well done Edward keep up the great work.

Anwen Williams aged 9 passed her purple stripe belt in Tae Kwon Do, well done Anwen.

Caitlin Pride aged 6 has achieved her stage 3 in swimming, well done Caitlin.

Charlotte Popkin aged 7 was presented with her sash at Kung Fu, well done Charlotte.

Ella Bolton aged 6 has passed her green stripe in Tae Kwon Do at Jamie Woodlands Black Belt Academy, well done Ella.

Bethan George aged 9 has received her 400 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Well done Bethan, keep up the great work.

Brandon Pride aged 10 has passed his 2nd Kup in Karate, well done Brandon.

Cora Telling aged 7 has passed her dance exam in freestyle solo with a highly commended, a fantastic achievement Cora, well done.

Ella Horler aged 8 has been awarded a certificate for her Brownie promise, well done Ella.

Billy Meredith aged 5 has achieved his green stripe in Tae Kwon Do, well done Billy.

Cameron Harris aged 9 has passed his 2nd MON in Judo, a great achievement Cameron, well done.

Daisy Rowlands aged 5 has passed her level 5 on the beam, well done Daisy.

Elliana Marvin aged 8 has achieved her silver and bronze in mathletics, well done Elliana. 23

Ellie and all of class 4 at Farrington Gurney Primary school took part in a Pumpkin Carving competition and were awarded a certificate for their hard work.

Harley Hatcher aged 7 passed stage 3 in swimming, well done Harley.

Heidi Hammouda aged 8 has passed her stage 6 in swimming, great work Heidi, well done.

Jack Street aged 8 took part in the County gymnastics competition at Baskervilles gym and qualified to become part of the County squad. Well done Jack. 24

Emily Perrott aged 4 achieved her level 8 in gymnastics, well done Emily and keep up the hard work.

Eva from year 5 and Matilda from year 2 both won the firework poster competition at Welton Primary school, well done to you both.

Holly Derrick and Cerys Ford aged 10 and 9 took part in a talent competition and they came 3rd place, well done to you both, a great achievement.

Jamie Scrine aged 8 has received his 25 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Congratulations Jamie, well done.

Emma Tottman aged 7 has received her 400 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Well done Emma.

Freddie Holcombe aged 5 has achieved his bronze in mathletics and also swimmer of the week, well done Freddie.

Iris Gurner aged 9 has been awarded her rosettes for horse riding at Tunnel lane riding school, well done Iris.

Jessie Rees aged 7 has passed her Preparatory Ballet exam at Susan Hill School of Dance. Well done Jessie.

Evie Dix aged 5 has passed her 25 metres in swimming, great work Evie well done.

George Sheppard aged 8 took part in the Artistic Gymnastics Competition at Baskervilles in Bath and was fantastic. Well done George.

Isabelle Filer aged 6 has passed her level 6 in gymnastics and also her stage 2 in swimming, well done Isabelle.

Jake Stuckey aged 8 has been presented with the Governor’s Cup at Farrington Gurney Primary School, Jake was awarded the cup for his behaviour, his attitude and his hard work, well done Jake.

Finley Horn aged 5 has passed his stage 2 in swimming, fabulous Finley, well done.

Finn Manfield aged 8 has received his 25 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Great work Finn, well done.

Izabella Harris has gained great results in her ballet and tap exams at Susan Hill School of Dance, well done Izabella.

Joseph Cooper aged 8 has achieved his green belt in Tae Kwon Do at Jamie Woodland Black Belt academy. Well done Joseph.

Jamie, Robbie, Harry and Henry all play for Midsomer Norton Rugby Club in the under 11’s team and took part in a recent tournament and came 3rd, well done to you all.

Kelsey Langford Young aged 7 came 2nd in her majorettes solo, well done Kelsey.

Lucy Sanderson aged 8 has received her 400 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Congratulations Lucy, great work.

Joe Hudd aged 9 collected a gold medal at the British Schools Score Orienteering Championships which was staged at Kingsbury Water Park in Sutton Coldfield. Congratulations Joe.

Liam Middleton aged 4 has passed his stage 3 in swimming, well done Liam.

Luke Carpenter aged 6 has joined DES Tae Kwon do at Norton Hill Sports Centre, well done Luke.

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Joseph Cox aged 6 played in a football tournament with his team, well done Joseph, keep up the great work.

Louis Wall aged 8 passed his mini red in tennis, well done Louis.

Luke West aged 9 took part in a rugby tournament with Midsomer Norton Rugby Club, well done Luke, keep it up.

Joseph Parfitt aged 6 passed his level 4 on the beam in gymnastics, well done Joseph.

Katelin Cullen has passed her ballet exam, well done Katelin.

Kitty Boydnash aged 6 passed her ballet exam, her stage 3 in swimming and also took part in the summer reading challenge. Wow Kitty, you have been busy, well done.

Laura Reynolds aged 8 has passed her exam in street dance and also Laura has taken part in lots of events on her pony Charlie and she has won lots of rosettes, well done Laura.

Lydia Kirby aged 7 has been presented as a nominee for the art cup, well done Lydia.

Marcos Donez aged 6 has passed his stage 1 in swimming, well done Marcos.

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Maisie Tibbs aged 9 took part in the European Championships in France and came 3rd in her duet as part of her baton twirling troupe called Destiny from Frome. A fabulous achievement Maisie.

Nathan Ball aged 9 has passed his level 2 cycling proficiency, well done Nathan.

Rebecca Harris aged 5 has passed her level 2 in trampolining, well done Rebecca.

Theo, Crofton, Will, Finlay, Jacob and Tom all took part in a paintball competition and were awarded the winners, great work boys. 26

Maddie Morton aged 7 has achieved a certificate for Brownies and also took part in a rugby tournament, well done Maddie.

Oliver Filer aged 4 has passed his level 1 in swimming, well done Oliver.

Roxy Probert aged 7 has passed her freestyle solo dance and tap awards at Susan Hill Dance, well done Roxy.

Thomas Williams aged 5 has passed his stage 1 in swimming, well done Thomas.

Matthew Adams aged 6 has been awarded with a super speller award at Westfield Primary School, well done Matthew.

Owen Smith aged 8 has received his 25 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Well done Owen.

Megan Parker Bastable aged 9 passed grade 2 in piano, superb achievement Megan, well done.

Peaches Crockett aged 6 took part in a drawing competition and she won first prize, well done Peaches.

Ruby and all of class 1 at Farrington Gurney Primary School took part in a pumpkin growing competition and won ÂŁ30 which they are going to spend on fruit trees for the allotment.

Tyler Maule aged 7 has passed his level 5 in trampolining, well done Tyler.

Ryanna Kingman aged 6 has passed her level 4 on the beam at gymnastics, well done Ryanna.

Will Carpenter aged 10 took part in a I typing competition and won an Ipad, fantastic Will, well done.

Mollie Williams aged 7 has passed her stage 4 in swimming, great work Mollie, well done.

Phoebe Parker Bastable aged 7 has passed her grade 4 in gymnastics, well done Phoebe.

Teleri Williams aged 8 has passed her purple stripe in Tae Kwon Do, well done Teleri.

Will Francis aged 10 has been presented with the clubman of the year trophy for Midsomer Norton Football Club’s under 10’s. A fantastic achievement Will.

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3 branches in Midsomer Norton, Frome and Bath, providing 24 hour small animal veterinary care “Frankie is a 10 month old German Shepherd cross and he is a very handsome boy. He is a friendly and affectionate once he knows you.” 01761 418778

“Milky is a friendly lad who is very playful with humans and the other ferrets.”

01761 417779 109c High Street Tom, Tim, Ted

“Chloe is an eight year old, short haired female cat, who is looking for a rural home with an experienced owner.”

“Tasha is a 2 year old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier who loves to play fetch with her ballon-a-rope toy.”

“Nala a 9 month old husky and is a friendly girl, she can be shy to start with but soon becomes your friend after a few treats!”



Unit 2, Second Avenue, Westfield Industrial Estate Midsomer Norton, Radstock, BA3 4BH T : 0117 303 5030

54 High Street (Top Stones Cross) BEST S Midsomer Norton - Bath PRICE PAID! Tel. 01761 568572

Welton Cabs

“Jazz is 14 years old and short haired. She may be deaf so needs a quiet home without any busy roads.”

“Toro is a 6 year old German shepherd and she is a shy and sweet girl who has had a really tough life.” 01761 412299

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“Blake is a 9 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is a larger-than-life character who has a big fan club!”


33 Redfield Road Midsomer Norton 01761 412245

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