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1st Narborough Brownies held a fundraising evening for “Jeans for genes” day on behalf of the Norrie Disease Foundation, a condition our leader in training suffers from.

We had a blue themed evening including games and activities as well as dressing in blue. Our evening was a huge success and we managed to raise £321.05.
On top of this one of our Brownies, Gracie on hearing about Selina’s condition took it upon herself to organise, promote and complete a 5k walk around Thornton Reservoir (twice) raising a tremendous £100. This was an amazing achievement. Very well done Gracie.

Narborough Brownies Fundraising

Walk for LOROS

Hannah Pawley of Narborough has recently completed the Coast to Coast walk to raise funds for LOROS following the death of her husband Stephen. Although in her 60s and never having walked such a long distance, she completed the 192 mile walk from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay in 14 days.

The LOROS organisers and other volunteers on the walk kept her spirits up despite the rainy weather over most of the route. She has some lovely memories of the walk and is glad that other families will now receive care as a result of the donations she has collected.

Her family has roots in Enderby, whilst her late husband came from Whetstone and Wigston. She will be arranging a skittles evening and putting collecting tins in local shops for further donations to LOROS. Hannah would like to thank LOROS for their support and in particular Arnold and Sheila.

10 years of NALT

We were all quite disappointed that the steam engine due to pass our station in September failed.  Well the good news is two more are due to pass through Narborough in December.

On Thursday 19th December, 46233 Duchess of Sutherland travels to Chester and back. On Saturday 21st December, 7029 Clun Castle heads to York and back. Friends of Narborough Station will provide approximate timings through Narborough on Facebook, Twitter and our waiting room notice board nearer the time.
If you are popping along to see them, please remember to switch off camera flashes as they can cause the driver problems, and stay in a safe position behind the yellow line as we get quite a bit of turbulence on the platforms.

Steam Trains passing Narborough Station


Model Railway

The Journal visited Michael Remington, a reader living in Narborough, to talk to him about model railways and railway memorabilia. Michael has been interested in railways all his adult life and has a large collection of memorabilia mainly concentrated from around the Leicestershire area.

After his retirement from insurance, Michael worked for a model railway manufacturer and has a selection of engines and rolling stock. Now he has more spare time he intends to build a layout and has so far got as far as building the baseboard, some 21 foot by 10 foot. 

He is looking for help from serious local railway modellers who can advise him on types of control, analogue, digital or a combination of both, track layout and power etc. He will base the layout on two eras, 1958/1966 and Blue Diesel.

If you would be interested, please contact Michael on either 2861172 or 07817587989.

PASTURES PINBOARD

 
We were sad to say goodbye to Miss Bell who has been with us over four years (another former Pastures pupil who came back to work with us). We wish her all the very best in her new role at Thistly Meadow Primary School!

Finally, don’t forget to come along to our Christmas Fair on Friday 29th November from 5.00 to 7.00pm.  There will be the usual range of stalls, fun and games as well as an opportunity to visit our amazing grotto and meet Father Christmas!  With that in mind, we would like to wish everyone connected with The Pastures a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!  We will welcome the children back into school on Tuesday 7th January.
Pupils from Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic opportunity to learn about the similarities and differences between Methodism and Islam by visiting a Methodist Church and a Mosque in Oadby.  The children were able to listen and see for themselves what it is like in these places of worship.  Several people expressed how impressed they were with their impeccable behaviour, politeness and the sensible questions they were asking.  Meanwhile, Year 3 and 4 children had a Diwali day making Rangoli patterns with coloured rice, tasting Indian foods, making origami candles and learning a Diwali dance.

The Book Fair helped us to celebrate books and a love of reading across school.  It was well-supported and provided opportunities for some early Christmas shopping. Thank you to everyone who spent money and helped us get free books for our bookcases! 

At Red Hill Field, we strive for everyday excellence in all that we do including in our support of charitable organisations. This month, we were delighted to support the Royal British Legion once again with the sale of their poppies and associated merchandise. Three very dedicated year 6 volunteers stood outside in all weather - thank you to them and to our parent community for their continued support.  We also raised funds this month for the BBC Children in Need appeal by asking children to wear Pudsey accessories in exchange for a donation.

Many congratulations to the pupils that have recently been taking part in the Leicestershire Schools Cross Country races. We have some great competitors at Red Hill Field - in particular we would like to congratulate Sian Evans who placed second overall in her age category. Well done Sian!
It was a real pleasure to welcome parents and carers into school for our first Parents’ Evening of the academic year. It is always a great opportunity to share the progress and achievements of our children. We are particularly proud of the wonderful start our EYFS children have made. Don’t forget, new applications for next September need to be completed by January 15th 2020. If you would like a tour of the school, please contact the school office and we would be delighted to show you around.

As the weather has turned colder and the nights have grown darker we are turning our thoughts towards Christmas and all the exciting things we have planned. Our Christmas Fair is booked for 13th December. This is always a key event in our PTA calendar, with stalls, games, food and drink. We are even expecting a visit from the main man himself so please do try and come along - we would love to see you there!
After many delays, mainly caused by the need to investigate and move services found under the new building, Narborough Parish Hall was finally opened by Father Alan Hawker on 26th September 2019 in the presence of invited guests.

Built at a cost of approximately £1.1 million, the building includes a Main Hall, 36ft x 45ft (11.2m x 13.8m), suitable for gatherings of around 100 people sitting around tables, and a Studio, 22ft x 33ft (6.7m x 10m), suitable for smaller social gatherings (30/40 people), workshops, exercise classes etc.

There is also a Meeting Room which will seat up to 14 people; this, like the Studio, is air conditioned. There is also a kitchen, allowing food and drink to be prepared.

The building has underfloor heating and a sedum roof which has excellent insulation properties. The roof requires maintenance twice a year to remove any debris and replace any sedum plants which have died.
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