Alton Webteam: January 2017
At the time of writing we've been back after the Christmas break for only two weeks.
The Explorers are on the topic of 'Our Country'. So far we have identified landmarks and places of interest (the Spinnaker Tower was better known than Stonehenge) and tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to identify members of the Royal Family. Making our own crowns was popular, but I think sampling regional specialities (varieties of cake, of course) at our next meeting might beat even posing as a princess!
The older girls are thinking about big changes in their lives. Last week they were talking about moving from Primary School to Secondary School and exercised their creative talents in designing a new school uniform.
We have room for more girls in the Explorer group just now, so if you know of a girl in the 4½ to 8 years range who might like to join, do let us know. Nancy Buck (Explorer Leader)
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The Lunch Club celebrated Christmas with a wonderful roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings followed by a chocolate desert and then cups of tea. This was served by willing helpers complete with Christmas attire to around 65 people. Carols were then sang with festive readings and some pictures of the 'Alton Angels' that had been knitted by some of our members (including Doris 100 years...
The Open The Book Schools Team have presented the Shepherd's Story at 3 different venues: Andrews Endowed School, Wootey Junior School and at the Hard of hearing Club's Christmas service in All Saints Church. The photographs were taken in All Saints Church...many thanks to Allison who donated the angel costume to our resource...
Many thanks to all who knitted the little angels — I estimate that we had about 600 in total! All were different and many were quaint characters!These were collected together ,sewn up and labelled with a greeting — many hands helped with this task. As I write the angels are being distributed around Alton- perhaps you have already seen some or been lucky enough to have one in your garden! We...