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Outwood Academy Easingwold celebrate continued GCSE success


30th August, 2019.


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Students and staff at Outwood Academy Easingwold are once again celebrating superb GCSE results with students achieving 68% Grade 5 or higher in English and Maths and 86% Grade 4 or higher. In English 76% of students gained Grade 5+ and 86% Grade 4+ whilst in maths 73% of students achieved Grade 5+ and 89% Grade 4+. Early indications suggest strong progress across subjects most notably in French, Spanish, Music and Performing Arts where students have achieved more than a grade higher than expected. An impressive percentage of students achieved top grades with a quarter of all entries achieving Grade 9, 8, A* or A. Students achieved a fantastic haul of 116 Grade 9s of which 24 (17%) were in English and 16 (11%) in Maths. This follows super A Level results which saw 27% of entries being A* or A grades....
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Visit to RAF Fylingdales


30th August, 2019.


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17 members of Brandsby WI went to RAF Fylingdales, the North Yorkshire RAF base that is a key part of the Allied Space Surveillance Network and provides a ballistic missile early warning service. After going through the security procedures the WI members were taken to the conference room in the building nicknamed The Cheese Grater. Officially the building is the SSPAR which stands for the Solid State Phased Array Radar System this building contains the radar, computer and network system for missile warning and space surveillance. We were introduced to Squadron Leader Andy Metcalfe, who gave a fascinating presentation about the history of the base and the work RAF Fylingdales staff do, which includes space surveillance tracking all the working satellites, redundant satellites and other space debris....
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Parkrun Easingwold Number 10 Report


30th August, 2019.


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Bank Holiday weekend saw the 10th successful parkrun at Millfield Park in Easingwold. The sun shone and the wildflowers danced in the breeze. A glorious day for 196 people to do parkrun. This wonderful event takes place every Saturday morning at Millfield Park, rain or shine. Each week around 20 volunteers marshal, timekeep and mark out a course round the grass area and using the new path around the woods. It is all set up for 9am with marshals guiding along the route and making sure everyone is safe. Volunteers time each participant and results are available shortly afterwards with each finisher being emailed their result all completely free. This week we had participants from York, Barnsley, Hungary and Mexico. Amazing distances. We had children aged 5 running with a parent. Buggies were pushed along the route....
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Hovingham Mixed Tennis League Final Results


30th August, 2019.


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28 teams from 14 clubs enjoyed a competitive and social season with the final positions being shown in the accompanying tables. Alne A successfully defended their 2018 champion’s crown and emerged as the 2019 winners of Division 1. Kirkbymoorside A came in second with Coxwold A overhauling Terrington A into third in the last game of the season. Malton B and Coxwold B fought each other for the Division 2 supremacy right throughout the season with Malton just having the edge at the end. Both will be promoted for 2020. Raskelf B came in third. Sheriff Hutton, having been the Division 3 bridesmaid last year, this year became the bride and Division 3 champions. Terrington B were in second place while Raskelf C won the....
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Outwood Academy Easingwold A Level results


24th August, 2019.


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Students at Outwood Academy Easingwold are again celebrating a fantastic set of results with a quarter of entries gaining an A*/A at A Level, 60% A*-B, 80% A*-C and a 100% pass rate. The A Level average point score per entry is 36.9 with an average grade of B. These results are once again significantly above last year’s averages in both York (34.91) and North Yorkshire (33.02). The whole community can be very proud of the continued high performance of our Sixth Form. Executive Principal Lynn James said, “Outwood Academy Easingwold is an excellent choice for post 16 study. Praise goes to our wonderful students for their effort and endeavour. Our students have been well supported in achieving these life changing results by our expert, dedicated teaching staff and high quality sixth form leadership who have worked tirelessly under the leadership of our Principal Laura Eddery and during her maternity our Interim Principal Will Pratt.”....
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‘YORKSHIRE’S BEST KEPT SECRET’


24th August, 2019.


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Two Yorkshire mum’s from Easingwold Gillian Robson & Katy Foxcroft scooped a £75,000 investment after facing the dragon’s on BBC2’s Dragons den on Sunday 11th August. ‘I never thought that after an idea following my own diagnosis with skin cancer 6 years that I would be facing the dragon’s & walking away with investment & more so turning down Peter Jone’s’ says Gillian. Tancream, based in Easingwold, manufactures the 'world’s first' daily premium moisturizer that includes SPF 50, five-star UVA sun protection, instant bronzer, anti-ageing benefits and a natural gradual glow. Katy said: “Many people want to look like they have a tan, but are concerned about the long-term skin damage that the sun’s rays can cause. “Tancream means they can protect their skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays while still gaining and maintaining a healthy glow.”....
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Easingwold and District U3A August Meeting


24th August, 2019.


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We were pleased to welcome Nick Wadsworth who came to give a brief talk about Easingwold Library and the services it currently offers. He outlined many of the issues facing the library and its future. He also suggested ways in which U3A members could make better use of the facilities and links which could support it and ensure its future. Following this two of our members, Jill Poulter and Lesley Ogle, gave a talk entitled ’Gongoozlers Ahoy – 4 Women and a Narrowboat’ This was a rapid sail through a week long trip on a narrowboat on the Leeds Liverpool Canal from Silsden, travelling West through Skipton and Gargrave and returning....
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EDCCA Afternoon Tea


24th August, 2019.


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Forget me Not Friends (FMNF) were originally formed on February 4th 2013 to raise awareness of the Forget Me Not Club, which provided a day care facility in the Health Centre. The Friends wanted to promote what it did and for whom and to maximize the use of the service amongst people with dementia in the community and to support the continued viability of the service. They also raised funds to help with any extras needed by the Club and for treats. There were five Trustees appointed and it had a Small Charity Constitution. Move forward 6 years and with the Forget me Not Club having evolved into Woven Branches hosted by Springhill Court on Mondays and Thursdays, The Friends decided to close the group and transferred all remaining funds to EDCCA to be used for the benefit of people with Dementia and their carers....
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Easingwold’s popular ‘Boot Shop’ celebrates 25 years of community cohesion and support


16th August, 2019.


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A longstanding day support provision for adult and young peoples in Easingwold this month celebrated a quarter of a century of helping people develop new skills and live independently. The Boot Shop, run by national disability charity United Response, provides activities and opportunities to adults with learning and physical disabilities in a safe, community-based environment. The dedicated service, which first opened in 1994, hosts workshops in arts, crafts, drama, DIY, cooking and health to help people with learning disabilities get back into the community and achieve their goals. The popular service threw the event for family, friends and people who have attended or worked at the service over the past 25 years – and raised more than £500 in the process. The occasion, held on 2nd August, had a Village Fete theme and took place on the front lawns of The Galtres Centre. Despite summer showers and increased humidity, the event was a roaring success and was documented through photo and video by staff at The Boot Shop and people supported by United Response’s innovative York-based service UR TEC....
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Cheque Presentation


16th August, 2019.


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Rockin’ All Over The Wold are pleased to announce that we have made a donation of £250 towards the running costs of Easingwold Community Library. As you probably know, the library is now being successfully run by a team of volunteers and is continuing to go from strength to strength. We hope that with the continued growth and popularity of RAOTW we will be able to help support more local causes in Easingwold....
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Easingwold and District Flower Club


16th August, 2019.


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Despite the very high temperature on Thursday, July 25th Jan Faulkner from Great Ayton coolly delivered a beautiful demonstration of six flower arrangements to the members of Easingwold and District Flower Club. She began with a tall terracotta pot with a saucer on top and created a cascade of peach ‘Avalanche’ roses peppered with small purple ‘drumsticks’! Next came a 12 inch posy ring pre-prepared with short cut evergreen foliage and, in the centre space, Jan placed a small cylindrical glass vase containing a pink rose. She proceeded to fill the outer ring with small headed pink peonies, pink chrysanthemums, some dill and small headed white spray chrysanthemums. Finally she filled up the glass container with water, covering the rose and floated a small white candle on top which was lit when the arrangement was transferred to the display table....
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EASINGWOLD HAXBY ROBINSON BOWLING CLUB


16th August, 2019.


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THE NORMAN HARTLEY TRIPLES COMPETITION: This competition took place on Sunday 11th August from 1 p.m. It is played in triples format, the names of the teams being drawn randomly from those entering. Each team played four preliminary games of six ends; the results and scores being duly checked verified and recorded by our club secretary Jean, who did sterling work all afternoon; even lending a hand to make the tea and serve the cake. This annual event takes place close to the end of each season. It was initiated following the passing of the well known and popular Easingwold resident Norman, who died in his nineties having been a club member since the age of 17....
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Easingwold Town Band’s Tour to Germany


2nd August, 2019.


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“Wunderbar!! “– the verdict of all 37 of us on our return on Friday 2 August from the Town Band’s first-ever foreign tour. At midnight the previous Sunday we had set out from Easingwold by coach for the 16-hour journey to Rüdesheim am Rhein. Our group consisted of our conductor Alistair Shipman, 23 Town Band players (aged 12 to 80-plus), strengthened by 4 guest players from Swinton Excelsior Band, with 9 accompanying family members. We reached Rüdesheim on Monday evening, admired the view over the Rhine and explored the town. Tuesday dawned cloudless: as the temperature rose into the thirties, many of us took the chairlift up the vine-planted slopes behind the town. The nearby Abbey of St Hildegard – celebrated 12th-century abbess, prophet and musician – afforded an equally fine view, and beer produced by a neighbouring monastery....
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Cake and a cuppa and Springhill Court BBQ


2nd August, 2019.


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Every year BBC Radio York showcase their Cake and a Cuppa initiative where anyone can host an event on Yorkshire Day to promote friendship and getting people together. One of our Lions, Cassandra, suggested that we should organize an event and so we got together with Easingwold District Community Care Association (EDCCA) and Annie Gledhill our local Community Champion from the Co-op and planned our event in the Galtres Centre. Helen co-ordinated getting cakes and volunteers, Annie arranged for coffee, milk and a fantastic donation of tea bags, cups and an apron from Yorkshire Tea....
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Ultrafast broadband arrives in part of Oulston


2nd August, 2019.


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Last December, telegraph poles made a return to the road between Coxwold and Oulston. We thought that they were the harbingers of the imminent supply of a faster broadband service. They were, but it took almost eight months for the connection to be made. There is now ‘light at the end of the fibre optic cable’ for two-thirds of the residents of Oulston. We were able to learn more at our monthly coffee morning in the village hall on Saturday 3rd August. Susan, who works for SuperfastNorthYorkshire (a subsidiary of NYCC), kindly attended to answer individual questions and to talk us through the value of Ultrafast broadband supplied by fibre optic cable to individual houses. Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) has arrived....
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U16’s……how did they end their season?


2nd August, 2019.


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The last time I reported on the U16’s they needed one point from their final two matches. Facing Rawcliffe in the penultimate match there was a good chance of securing the needed one point, but it wasn’t to be with a number of decisions going against Easingwold which could have sealed the win. This left the team with one final game to play….still in need of the elusive one point. On the 14th April Easingwold Town U16’s played their final fixture of the season at home to York RI. With 17 players registered for the team, and only 16 allowed to be involved in the game the coaches were relieved when one player was too unwell to play! This meant the remaining 16 players could go on the team sheet for the final game of the season. Easingwold were determined to win and soon found themselves dominating the game. The score line of 2-1 to Easingwold with 10 minutes left to play meant that the coaches were able to use all the subs, meaning all 16 players were given match time....
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Neighbour spots Wood Yard Fire


2nd August, 2019.


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On Sunday 28th July around 2 to 2.30pm a fire broke out at a Wood Yard just outside Wass on the Ampleforth road. A local neighbour from a nearby farm spotted smoke rising and duly investigated to find a fire had started in the Wood Yard, they called the Fire Brigade. A passing cyclist banged on the doors and windows of the near by house but found no was home as the fire was very close by. The prompt actions of these passers by probably helped reduce the amount of damage caused by the fire, if it had been left another 10 minutes perhaps the entire yard and house may have been lost. First on the scene were the Thirsk Fire crew who later joined by other vehicles from Easingwold, Boroughbridge and Tadcaster including a water bowser....
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1919 Armistice Remembered


2nd August, 2019.


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The Treaty of Versailles, which marked the official end of WW1 was signed on 28th June 1919. To celebrate this momentous occasion the Government ordered that 19th July should be a National Holiday. That prompted Matthew Liddell, known to all as “Squire”, who owned Stillington Hall, and his wife, to stage a tea party for the children of the village. Over 60 children attended. Games were played on the front lawn followed by the singing of patriotic songs and the waving of flags. All the children were given a “mug of pop” and a sticky bun, then they posed for this historic photograph. Stillington Community Archive Group decided to commemorate the centenary of this event by staging and exhibition of old photographs in the village hall and putting on a lunch followed by a group photograph on the village green. About 100 people attended. Stillington Hall, of course was demolished in the late ‘Sixties to make way for Parkfield housing estate....
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Wayfarers in Ravenscar


2nd August, 2019.


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On Sunday 28th July 2019 we set off northwards from Ravenscar along the disused railway path which descends gently towards Robin Hood’s Bay. Sections of the path are enclosed by trees but much of it gives way to excellent sea views. At Robin Hood’s Bay the tide was out and the village busy with tourists despite the somewhat grey day. We didn’t linger here but set off back towards Ravenscar following the Cleveland Way marks. It’s a steep climb to the cliff top but the views back towards Robin Hood’s Bay....
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Cresta Dog Club Supports Leonard Cheshire Disability


2nd August, 2019.


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Fun and games were enjoyed at Cresta Dog Club, on Monday 29th July, when a dog show was held in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability. There were 6 fun classes, an agility competition and a barbeque, tombola and cake stall. Here are the winners of the fancy dress class. The event was well attended and much enjoyed by all, on a gloriously warm evening. £311 was raised in all to support this worthy charity....
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