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Easingwold Primary School News

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29th March, 2019.


Year 3/4 Performance: What a way to finish a busy month! The Year 3/4s held two evening performances at the Galtres Centre linked to their Egyptian topic. The singing was wonderful and it was great to see the children acting so confidently. They were able to tell the audience so many different facts and figures, it was really impressive. Well done to everyone involved and appreciation to Neil and the team at the Galtres Centre for allowing us the use of this wonderful venue....
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EASINGWOLD AIR CADETS SUPPORT ALNE HALL

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29th March, 2019.


Easingwold air cadets have been hard at work supporting Alne Hall. On Saturday three cadets came to Alne Hall to maintain the gardens. They helped to prepare the garden for the spring planting and tidied the patio area which residents use to enjoy the summer months....
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England Success for Ellie

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29th March, 2019.


Easi-RockIts’ Ellie Bowman was recently invited to take part in trials for the England VX squad. Ellie has been a long-standing member of Easi-RockIts and has become a solid, reliable player, to the point where club coach, Paul Hildreth, felt she was ready for the trials. VX is a sport that is becoming increasingly international and the standards are getting higher and higher. The England Squad is very selective about who is taken onto the programme but also selective about who is invited so anyone at the trials has really earned the place to be there....
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Easingwold and District U3A March Meeting

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29th March, 2019.


On Tuesday Jules Marley came to speak to the U3A meeting about the work of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). This is a charity whose motto is “We stand up for the countryside”. They do not own any land but over the years since they were formed they have tried to represent people by listening and hearing what people are saying about the countryside. They research the facts and try to take a balanced view of harm versus benefits....
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Local Bowling Club are League Champions 2018-19

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22nd March, 2019.


St Cuthbert's short mat bowling club, based at Stillington Sports and Social Club, won the 2018-19 Ryedale League Championship after 30 years of trying. Compared with many of its rivals, they are a small club, drawing its members from the local villages and towns such as Crayke, Easingwold, Thornton le Clay, Gilling etc. However, the Club punches above its weight, and competes in three local short mat bowling leagues - the Vale of York, Kyle Valley and Ryedale....
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It’s a family affair

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22nd March, 2019.


Easingwold’s Charlie Fram recently attended trials for the England VX squad and was delighted to be successful. He now joins his sisters Emma and Becca on the National Programme. Charlie, Emma and Becca all started their VX journey with Easi-RockIts and all impressed so much that they, one by one, have become part of the youth England squad. Becca even got her first representation at the European Championships in Bilbao in October so has become a full England international....
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Alne Story Power of Nature

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22nd March, 2019.


At the start of last week storm Gareth hit Alne hard and caused some damage around the village. A large Alder tree which proved to be rotten at its core on close examination fell partly across The Avenue road out of the village near the river Kyle bridge. During the morning rush hour vehicles could only just manage to squeeze past with care. A fence and wall was also brought down elsewhere in the village by the ferocious winds overnight....
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Mile markers and Mounting blocks

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22nd March, 2019.


It was good to read recently in the Advertiser about the group mending the broken cast iron mile ‘stone‘ found in pieces on the A19. It’s good to know there are people who notice these things and fix them. These markers are irreplaceable pieces of history. We have a similar one in the Green at Sutton on the Forest. It is in good repair so far but it’s curious in that the “hands” point in the wrong direction, York instead of Helmsley and vice versa. My guess it has been moved from the other side of the B1363 at some stage. Another guess is that it dates from about 1881 when the York - Oswaldkirk Turn Pike Road was taken over by the local authority. It is a “listed” monument, so the Parish Council is obliged to look after it. Hambleton District Council used to paint it periodically but has given that job up and locals look after it now....
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All the Action from Alne Primary School

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16th March, 2019.


Uniform or No Uniform - A team of Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Hambleton debating competition. Prior to the event the children prepared, wrote and rehearsed their arguments on whether primary school children should wear uniform. On the day they presented their speeches and then were put against a panel to answer questions....
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EASINGWOLD SCOUTS OFF TO A GREAT START FOR EURO 2020 POLAND

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16th March, 2019.


Two 1st Easingwold Scouts are raising funds for their trip of lifetime to the European Scout Jamboree in Poland in 2020. They have kicked off their fundraising campaign by helping local resident Eunice with some painting. Eunice herself is a dedicated charity worker collecting old jewellery and watches/clocks for The Ear Trust which supports the diagnosis & management of deaf babies, children and adults helping them to live socially active and engaging lives, very much in the ethos of scouting. If you have any items that you think might be useful for Eunice please contact Group Scout Leader (GSL) Beverley Griffiths....
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Newton on Ouse WI

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16th March, 2019.


We began our March meeting with a welcome to 3 visitors and reports on the Environmental Day at Stockton on Forest which had been an eye opening and sobering fact finding day and a more light hearted report on the recent backstage tour of the Theatre Royal, York. Both events proved interesting, fun and educational. Official business was dealt with quickly and efficiently to ensure we were able to move on to our speaker for the night, Mary from the Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers....
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EASINGWOLD AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB

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16th March, 2019.


“Flowers for Fun” tempted nine members to explore the theme set for this Practice Session. There were some very colourful displays, not least from Diane Rex who used nine pink and nine yellow gerberas arranged in four rows, with orange, yellow and pink roses at the base. Joyce Hearnshaw, the assessor said that it was very worthy of first place even though no other novices had had a go! The Intermediate Class had the most exhibitors — four in all, and Beryl Ramsden was awarded first place with a very neat design of pink carnations placed centrally in her angled line in with some purple lisianthus placed behind the carnations which gave the design depth....
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1st Kyle Valley Scouts Strike Gold

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8th March, 2019.


Last week 1st Kyle Valley Scouts, based in Tholthorpe, had their end of half term awards night. Over 40 awards were presented ranging from Martial Arts and Equestrian Activities to Chef, Writer and even Powerboat Coxwain! It was also my very great pleasure to award two Chief Scout’s Gold Awards, the highest award for Scouts, on behalf of Bear Grylls. It’s not very often that we award one of these, two at once is amazing. The Scouts concerned; Callum Wilson and Ella Lupton, have both demonstrated the highest Scouting values over an extended period of time....
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Huby & Sutton on the Forest Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

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8th March, 2019.


On Saturday 23rd February Huby & Sutton on the Forest Agricultural Society held their annual ploughing match by kind permission of Fridlington Farms near Strensall. It was a glorious sunny day after the mist cleared. We had over 60 entries who were all keen to have a go at ploughing on grassland, which is a little trickier than the usual stubble field. The classes included, Vintage Trailed, Tractor High cut, Classic Class, Vintage Mounted, Modern Conventional, Ferguson, 3 furrows, a Commercial Reversible Class & also 4 ploughmen came to plough in a world style reversible class to get ready for the European & World competitions....
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Local Rider to compete in Macmillan Charity Raceday

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8th March, 2019.


Leah Cooper of Husthwaite will be one of twelve amateur riders lining up to ride in the annual Macmillan Charity Raceday on the famous Knavesmire at York Racecourse in front of a crowd of over 20,000 this year....
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Coppicing information Morning

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8th March, 2019.


Easingwold Green Spaces has been busy in Millfield Woods making good use of the coppiced hazel. We have sorted out pea sticks and bean poles and erected low fencing. Quite a few people have asked us what we were doing and why we are doing it, so we thought we would have an open morning with cake on offer to explain our actions....
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Industrial Anaerobic Digestion Plant Planning Failed

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2nd March, 2019.


The planning application with NYCC to build a large industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) plant on the outskirts of Tollerton has failed to get the go ahead at County Hall Northallerton this week, it was rejected by a large majority....
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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2nd March, 2019.


Mike and Doug travelled all the way from Bridlington to Easingwold to share their thoughts on judging photographic competitions. Mike has judged for more than three decades. The aim of the evening was to give an insight into the thought processes of a judge who was considering the work of amateur photographers. This was approached in two ways. Initially, both men shared their views on the judging process and then members worked in pairs to judge twenty selected images....
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Gardening Talks

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2nd March, 2019.


March marks the turning point of the year. Days are getting longer, new shoots fairly burst from the ground and colour floods back into the garden. Although trees are yet to unfurl their tight buds, early flowering shrubs, alpines and spring bulbs bloom in vibrant shades under spring sunshine. One of the most striking things about spring flowers is how they form great carpets of colour in woodland and meadows. Only think of the gentle tapestries of wood anenomes in white masses among trees, or the ‘host of golden daffodils’ as Wordsworth puts it, ‘continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way’; then the seas of bluebells that come later....
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Signposts in Antarctica

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2nd March, 2019.


It is such a pleasure to be able to welcome local academics to lecture to the Forest of Galtres Society, and we had that pleasure again in February when Tom Hardie-Forsyth talked to us about his stint, working in Antarctica, in the 1970s. Antarctica is a name created by adding ante, for opposite, to Arctic, so Antarctica is the name for the southern continent. Between 1975 and 1978 Tom was part of the British Expedition which was stationed at Halley. One of their topics for research was the hole in the ozone layer, and seeing what records for ozone levels could be discovered in the Antarctic ice. The size of the hole in the ozone layer doubles in size in the summer....
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