This term has been quite busy at school. Year 6 and Year
2 had their SATS tests. London Residential Trip: most of the junior children
went to London for 4 days. This was a great opportunity for them and they
visited many places including the London Eye, the Natural History, Science
and British Museums and even went to the theatre to see ‘Oliver’.
Everyone had a fantastic experience. The children remaining in school went
to Exmoor Zoo for the day and the children enjoyed the very entertaining
talks and discussions about the animals. Sports Day will be at 1.30pm on Friday
11th June. The PTFA will be setting up Cream Teas, a Cake
Stall and more from 3pm. Everyone welcome.
school play will be on Monday 19th (2pm and 6.30pm) and Tuesday
20th July (6.30pm). As the format of the play has changed
this year due to less seating and more aisles being used as part of the
performance, we are asking those bringing small children/babies to come to
the afternoon performance on Monday 19th July at 2.00pm.
As seats may be restricted at the evening performances, we ask that people
book their seat.
The school is looking for a Clerk to the Governing Body. This is a paid
position requiring agenda setting, minute taking and keeping documents &
folders up to date. Please contact school for more information on 01598
This term we say a special welcome to Sophie, Rhys,
George and Isla who have joined us. Our topic this term is 'water'.
We have enjoyed learning about the water cycle, rainbows, pond study and the
life cycle of the frog. We are looking forward to exploring streams, boats,
waterpower and fairy plate gardens. Our Sports Day will be on 30th June. Thank you to Sarah Beard our Pre-School Leader and
Sam Short our Pre-School Assistant for making our sessions so much fun and
so interesting. If you require any details about Brayford Boomerangs
Pre-School please contact Fiona Tyson on 01598 710724. Our sessions run on a
Tuesday and Friday morning between 9.15am – 12.45pm at Brayford Village
In April Michael Gee
gave us an illustrated talk on Mazzards and painted an evocative picture of
a major North Devon industry now consigned to history. He enthusiastically
explained his efforts to reintroduce Mazzard orchards and his involvement
with Orchards Live - saving orchards in North Devon and Exmoor.
Our May talk was by Derek Burdett, who showed us a wide variety of Heucheras
and explained their historical development. He also brought along a
collection of other interesting and unusual plants, and provided lots of
information on their characteristics and growing requirements.
On Wednesday 16th June we have a visit to a Blueberry Farm
near Exford and will be meeting in the Village Hall car park at 6.30pm. On Wednesday
21st July we have a trip to Holbrook Garden at Sampford
Peverell, meeting at the Village Hall at 10.30am.
Brayford Flower Show
Don’t forget the Flower Show is
on Saturday 21st August – the Schedule,
Rules and Entry Form has been distributed with the June/July
Our May meeting is traditionally the month we consider
and vote on the W.I. Resolutions sent from H.Q. This month we also had
the pleasure of introducing Mrs. Sandra Adams of Beech Tree to
members. Sandra brought her lathe and showed us how she turned her
delightful wooden, flowers, bowls, vases and described the work she
does. A very talented lady. At our June meeting
we are spending the evening wandering around Marwood gardens, which we
all admire and enjoying a light supper there, which will be served in
the new Restaurant, which was Dr. Smart's sitting room overlooking his
lovely gardens. On Wednesday 14th July the Rev.
Andrew Jones is coming to talk to us on Women and Children in North Devon in
the 19th Century.
In the community it
has been a busy season for weddings, and the next one, on Saturday 5th June
is between Lisa & Mark at High Bray Church. We send very best wishes to
all the couples involved for future happiness. The Parochial Church Council
meets at the Old Chapel on Tuesday 27th July at 7.30pm and
the Patronal Festival will be a united Service on Sunday 20th
June at 10.30am.
We invite you to join us on Saturday 12th
June 3pm for our popular, calorie filled Strawberries and Cream
Teas and on Sunday 13th June at 11.30 am for a
United Sausages and Sweets picnic down by the river. (The
schoolchildren will be taking part in this village event). If wet we will
move to the Chapel Hall.
Songs was enjoyed by everyone. Thank you for your support and all the
We celebrated Tony Bawden’s special birthday in church and enjoyed each
other’s company. Tony would like to thank everyone for cards and gifts
Well done Brayford School, the lunch you hosted was just
"perfect". We all had a lovely time, meeting friends and enjoying
food and entertainment from the children.
Electric work on the tower is now complete so you can actually see your way
up the stairs to the bell chamber.
Ruby has completed the ‘Hospice Night-Walk’ from Bideford to Barnstaple
with friends raising much needed funds for their support to us in times of
need. Sunday 13th June ‘Churches together’ at 11.10am
by Brayford Bridge. We are having an informal Community Service followed by
‘Sausages and Sweets’. Please come and join in, we would be grateful for
any puddings please.
As part of the North
Devon Arts Festival Open Studios, Nancy Kelly will be exhibiting sculpture
in the garden of Mildmay. It will be on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of
the last three weekends in June from 10.30-4.30pm. Entrance is free and
everyone is welcome to look around. Mildmay is opposite the Methodist
Nancy is also exhibiting at 360 Gallery at Filleigh Old Sawmills from Friday
June 11th ~ Sunday 4th July.
A lorry will be leaving Exeter in the near future taking supplies to
Moldova, the poorest country in Europe. If you have any children’s or
adult's clothes (in good condition) that you would be happy to donate for
the people there, ‘Homedale’ in Brayford village is a collection point.
Please leave any clothes there by Wednesday 14th July to
be sure of getting things to Exeter in good time. Thank you.