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Youth Club all say

"Get well soon Becky!"

 

Youth Club stars shine at volunteers' thank you celebration

 

 

 

 

Thanks too to those who helped to host the occasion by taking round plates of food, etc.

 

What a lovely Village occasion it was - much appreciated by many of the older people there.

 


 

Thank you everyone for being such brilliant waiters and entertainers at the old folk's dinner!

and....

 

...very well done to Brockweir Youth Club member Rosie Redwood for her starring role in UK Youth's Christmas card competition. Her winning design is shown below.

 

 

Rosie was shortlisted in the Strutt & Parker Christmas card Competition and her design has been produced on hundreds of Christmas cards which UK Youth is distributing to a network of their supporters, members and friends.

Rosie also receives a £25 book voucher.

 

Hooray for the waiters and entertainers

at the old folks dinner

 

Click here for a full slideshow

We have been told it was" the best ever!"

Well done and thank you


Huge thanks

to all who helped on our Craft Fair stall.

 

Special thanks go to Junior Rosie, Senior Rosie, Dan and Ursey.

And to Julie for the cupcakes and raffled Christmas cake.

 

We made a profit of £71.00 - hooray!


Youth Club went to see The Lion King

at Bristol Hippodrome
on Saturday 22nd September

 

 

 


Midsummer Madness

 

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!

 

DVDs of the performance are available from Barbara on Youth Club night.

 

Well done to the cast and helpers who put on this great production of Unhand Me Squire.

 

Thanks too to those who ran the stalls and provided goods to raise money.

 

Thanks also to all the parents, family and villagers who turned up and made it such a successfull afternoon.

 

We raised the magnificent sum of just over £200.

£100 will be donated to the Access ramp fund for Mackenzie Hall, and the rest to Youth Club funds.

 

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New Project starting after the play.

Photography of our local area - best photos to be used for a local exhibition.

 

 

 

A party of 21 of us went swimming at Cardiff International Pool

 

 

A great afternoon was had by all.

 

 

The BAT WALK evening was brilliant!

Bat Talk and Walk

by Becky Rush and Brockweir Youth Club members

 

On Friday 15th of July the members of Brockweir Youth Club and the Parish Grasslands Project were treated to an informative talk and guided walk about the bats in our area.

 

The talk was given by Ian and Jessica Rabjohns of Monmouthshire Bat Group. “As well as the talk Mr. Rabjohns showed us some dead bats that he has preserved. I learnt a lot about how bats interact with each other and how long their life span is” (Rosie Worrall). Dan Moore said, “The bat night was excellent because you could hear the bats sending their echo waves over the special radios. The bat people were experts and answered all of our questions”.

 

 

The ‘special radios’ are known as bat detectors. It is difficult to hear bats with the naked ear because the frequencies at which they emit their squeaks and whistles are too high. The bat detectors can be tuned to pick up these sounds making it easier to track the bats when the light begins to fade! Each species of bat echo locate at a different frequency and it is therefore possible to identify the bat being tracked.

 

After the talk it was time to go and see if we could find some bats! We walked along the lane behind the Mackenzie Hall using the bat detectors as our guide. “We heard lots of interesting sounds on the bat machine and really got to understand what they’re like. Sometimes the noises were quite loud, that meant they were close, the quieter it was the further away they were. Sometimes we even got the chance to glimpse one or two of them” (Xena White).

 

The bat detectors picked up two species of bat, the Common Pipistrelle and the Soprano Pipistrelle, the most common and smallest species in the British Isles. “We found lots of bats and could see them flying above our heads. As well as seeing and hearing bats we also saw glow worms near the end of our walk” (Rosie Worrall).

 

The evening was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by the children from Youth Club. “Over all it was a really enjoyable experience and if there was an opportunity to go on one again I would definitely say ‘Yes’!” (Xena White).

 

 

 

Village Playing Field Party

 

   

 

A HUGE thanks to everyone who took part in the entertainment or helped on the Youth Club stall.

 

We raised £20 and more importantly we had a brilliant day.

 

Youth Club goes wild!

George Peterkin visited Youth Club recently (senior group) and invited us to join the Parish Grasslands Group on a project involving local wildlife.

 

 

All the YC members present were excited by the prospect of taking part in this project. We may be looking at bats, badger watching, moth monitoring, etc. All these activities involve going out at night with torches!

 

The Playing Field Workshops were Brilliant!

 

 

Many thanks to Sarah and all those who turned up to help.

 


 


Orienteering was a great success. 12 took part and the girls got lost!!!

 



The work on the new playground begins

The exciting plans for the new play area on the shop field are finally being put into practice. Touchwood, who work with young people to create play spaces, began work on Monday 23rd and stayed for three days.

 

 

Litter Picking and Treasure Hunt + Barbeque

On Thursday 19th August 2010 Youth Club and family members took part in a mammoth litter pick around the village. There was also a treasure hunt to complete as they went round with their litter picking sticks and a BBQ at Sherwood afterwards with prizes for the most litter and the best treasure hunt answers. Thanks to all who took part - many bags of rubbish were collected and the village is now a lot tidier.

For more photos visit the Photo Album page

 

 

Carol Singing round the tree

See the Latest News section for details. Photos here.

 

 

 

The Over 60's Dinner

Well done to all who helped at the Over 60s dinner. There were 18 brilliant volunteers for the waiting and the entertainment. YOU WERE FANTASTIC!!

 



For photos of the day go to the
Photo Album

 

Christmas Fayre

A BIG THANK YOU...

...to all of you who helped make gifts for the Christmas Fayre on Sunday 22nd November

And a special thank you to those of you who came and manned the stalls on the day.

We sold just about everything and made nearly £30 for Youth Club funds

 

   

 

Swimming at Cardiff

Nine youth club members had a very enjoyable swim at the amazing Cardiff International Pool on Friday 20th November.

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2013/14

 

Junior School and Secondary School years

 

Every Wednesday of the month 6.30 - 7.45 pm

 

Admission £1.50

 

There will be no Youth Club during Gloucestershire school holidays.

 

 

Committee

The following committee was elected at the 2013 AGM

 

Barbara French (Secretary and Youth Leader)

Becky Rush (Youth Leader)

Guy Worrall (Treasurer)

Chika Takamara

Rachel Davies

 

 

If you would like to join the committee, please ring Barbara 01291 689327

 

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