Barbara Rickards

01423 771475

School News: Bishop Thornton CE Primary School on a Monday from 3.15-4pm is running a Lets Get Cooking Club by Mrs Ward. Mrs Gains will be running a Board Games Club and has asked the children to bring in any board game they particularly enjoy. The children are collecting a variety of materials for their Art /DT sculpture project. Also the children are taking part in the Nidderdale Cross Country Run on Thursday, October 3, good luck to them all.

The Samaritans Purse: Bishop Thornton CE Primary School children been given a box to fill with gifts by November 5 to go abroad ready for Christmas.

Bishop Thornton CE SchoolFree Early Year Places: if you have not seen on the school notice board at Bishop Thornton Primary School about the information on free early year places for two-year olds this is about the possibility of up to 15 hours of childcare for two-year olds in particular groups. Please contact the school on 01423 770185 or e-mail for details.

PE Premium: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School like other schools has been allotted additional funding to improve provision of school sport and teaching of PE. Each class is enjoying Mr Charles Adams additional PE teacher and PE specialist who will be working with both classes throughout the year. Feedback form the children has been very positive!

Celebration Assembly: each Friday St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has been celebrating the childrens’ achievements during the week, with awarding the weekly certificates and stickers .Parents and families are welcome to join this special assembly which begin at 2.30pm

Walking or Bike Rides: if you enjoy a bike ride on the new cycle way at Ripley or may be a walk through the wood and like helping charities, then why not go into the All Saints Cafe in the church at Ripley, which is open from 11am every Wednesday, after your walk or bike ride and have a nice drink etc. A good way to support a charity and give you a well earned rest too.

Local Walks: if you like walking why not contact Adrian Dixson 01423 770116 or 07716187621 e-mail, walks start from The Station Pub in Birstwith .You can take your dog but it must be kept it under control.