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Local Community Magazine covering Sprotbrough, Warmsworth, Harlington & Barnburgh.


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    April 2013 Issue No. 61 Covering Sprotbrough, Barnburgh, Harlington & Warmsworth

    Local News

    And more...


    October 2013 Issue No. 68 Covering Sprotbrough, Barnburgh, Harlington & Warmsworth


    Do you want to join a Rock Choir?

    Copley Junior School News and more...

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    Editors Letter... This months issue welcomes a new monthly article from Copley Junior School. I hope you enjoy reading about school life in 2013 and beyond.

    If your school has something to share, than please let me know.

    Have you ever dreamed of being a Rock Star? Well you may find there is an opportunity on your doorstep with Doncasters Rock Choir! Find out all about it in this months Arrow.

    The deadline for the November issue for advertising and articles is Wednesday 16th October. The November Arrow will be delivered from Friday 25th October 2013!

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    News, News, News, News, News, News.. 67th Doncaster Scout Group Centenary Celebrations 2014 67th Doncaster Scouts in Sprotbrough village is celebrating its centenary year in 2014. There will be organised events each month throughout 2014 and full details will be available on our web site and each month as part of an on-going commentary/update. A badge competition commemorating the centenary year, dedicated to Alastair Graves, Assistant Beaver Leader, is underway for all section members involvement. A Time capsule recording the year would be buried at the end of the centenary celebrations. The plan is provisional as follows:

    11th/12th January Church service and Open day food and refreshments in Barn and St Marys Church/hall 8th February- Late Burns Night Ceilidh Tree planting if possible during this month 23rd March- village parade 26th April- Activity Day for all family/ages 10th/11th May- community service weekend 21st/22nd Road Race and Gala weekend 12th July- car treasure hunt and hog roast 22nd-25th August- family camp extravaganza 19th September- social event 3rd/4th October James Bond night 14th November- Formal dinner/dance 14th December- church service, Christmas treat/mince pies and Scout Panto (Oh yes it is!)

    The first event is on the weekend of 11th and 12th January and includes a church service, displays covering the activities and people involved in the last 100 years and an evening social, where all are welcome via ticket entry. WE NEED YOU to look in your lofts, storage areas, albums, and memories for any memorabilia anecdotes, equipment/uniforms/photos that could be included in the displays we hope to have in the Barn and at St Marys church and hall.

    Please contact Ken Burley, Group Scout Leader (855127) , Section leaders at barn on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights )7-8.30 pm) or Janet Graves (853932) if you have anything to contribute. All items would be carefully looked after and returned. Please support and celebrate with us during this next year.

    Do you have some time to spare? Volunteers required for Sprotbrough British Legion Poppy Appeal.

    Please help us. For more information please phone Mr. Geof Swift , Poppy Organiser on 01302 780038. Thank you.

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    Local MP Caroline Flint met members of the St Peters Mothers Union, Warmsworth, this week to hear their views about families in adversity.

    Said Branch Co-ordinator Sheila Barnes, : It was great to meet Caroline and to have such a good discussion. One of the objectives of the Mothers Union is to help those whose family life has met with adversity; and we know that every day Caroline Flint is helping families that are facing real difficulties. Carolines experiences of dealing with economic hardship, drug and alcohol related problems and many other issues that beset families, made her talk very interesting. Our members were impressed by Caroline's understanding and sensitivity.

    Said Caroline: I was given a wonderful welcome by local members; and really enjoyed the two hours we had discussing the problems that families face in my constituency.

    Whilst I would be the first to say that the Government and local councils should help and support families facing difficulty, there is no substitute for a strong family. Todays families are finding life very challenging. Many are caring for children and elderly relatives at the same time alongside managing problems of changing jobs or losing hours or pay. MPs see some of the very worst cases; from family breakdown to child neglect and domestic violence.

    I was impressed that the Mothers Union felt this was an important issue to debate for their parish and it was a pleasure to meet their members.

    PICTURE SHOWS: Caroline with Sheila Barnes and Rev Ian Smith

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    News from Copley Junior School

    Welcome to Year 3 Welcome to our new Year 3 children who joined Copley Junior in September. Here are some of the childrens first impressions.

    Kyle: I like Copley because the classrooms are friendly and the teachers are helpful and the playground is big and everyone in the class is awesome.

    Maisie: I like Copley because its a happy place where children and staff look after each other.

    Matthew: I think the teachers are kind, I like PE outside and running relay races. Aleesha: My favourite bit of Copley Junior School is making friends, you have to be good and kind to other children.

    Bethany: I like it in the class because its fun. We had a tour around and a playtime. I cant wait to come again tomorrow.

    Our Portraits At the beginning of every school year each child completes a pencil drawing of their face so we have pictures of our whole school family on display. Here are some examples from the gallery.

    Year 6 Visit to Murton Park Our Year 6 children (and the adults also!) looked wonderful dressed in their World War II clothes, ready to travel back in time for their visit to Murton Park, to experience what life was like during the Second World War. First we took part in four activities and we were told how people in World War II did their washing and cooking. I had to prepare the butter and it was arm aching work. Then we made a rag rug, which was a lot of fun. Next we wrote our postcards home, just as the evacuees would have done.

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    Finally, we went to an outside shelter and we were told about some of the bombs and we tried on a gas mask. Then we got to put out a small bomb with a water pump! Murton Park was a great visit and we learned a lot. by Tiana H in Class 6C. We look forward to sharing some of our school news again soon. Best Wishes, E.A. Crayton Headteacher

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    Whether you are an experienced singer or just a novice Rock Choir is the choir for you! With over 16,000 members nationwide spread across 240 towns Rock Choir is for absolutely anyone of any age or ability. Doncaster Rock Choir is led by local musician and performer Kate Threlfall who studied piano with the London College of Music and trained at the renowned Italia Conti Academy in London. She says I am very proud of what Rock Choir has achieved since we started in 2005, we pioneered the new move towards NO AUDITIONS & NO REQUIREMENT TO READ MUSIC in choirs and we really do welcome everyone into our family. Rock Choir is all about having fun with singing and enjoying some well deserved me time and members go away from the sessions feeling relaxed, refreshed and confi