Sun - September 23, 2007

Autumn Fete and Open Day - Saturday 6 October

Rainbow Nursery Playgroup will be holding their Autumn Fete and Open Day on Saturday 6 October from 2.00 to 4.00pm.. Join them for autumn fun; stalls, produce, children's activities and much more, as well as the official opening of theirr new Children's Garden. Everyone welcome at the Scout Hut, Scout's Corner, Eign Road, Hereford

Rainbow Nursery provide quality pre-school care and education for children aged 2 to 5. Telephone 07866 844668 or email

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Sat - September 17, 2005

Sledging, zip wires, climbing towers and trail blazing - all in a day's work at St James School!

Every year Year 6 children (aged 10 - 11) from St James CE Primary go to Malvern Outdoor Activity Centre for a three-day residential visit. Very often this is the first time the children have stayed away from home and although excited, they can feel quite apprehensive about the trip. The days are action packed and full of fun. The children return to school dirty and tired but longing to go again! Read more ...

Here are some reports written by  the children who went to Malvern this October.

Grass Sledging - by Florence and Rosie

One early morning we went grass sledging at Eastnor Park. It was still and quiet and the mist was just unbuttoning. As we approached the gate to the park we saw a sign that said: Don't approach the deer, it is mating season and they are very protective of their young! Everybody got a bit nervous but we knew we would have a super time. When the bus had parked we all clambered out of the van and went to get our sledges.

The hills were full of dew and very slippery. When we got to the top everyone collapsed and I stupidly said, "I'm not going first!?" So guess what? I had to go first! I screamed like crazy as I zoomed down the hill towards the pond. Luckily the brakes worked!

Then a stag came grazing by, so I ran for my life - or at least I tried! The sledge was so heavy to pull behind me. Then my partner Rosie took a turn and she headed straight towards the stag. As she got nearer and nearer the tension was rising ? the brakes went on and made a terrible screech - birds flew out of the trees! We all ended up very muddy but had lots of fun!

The Zip Wire - Ashleigh-Marie

The zip wire is a high wire that goes across a huge ditch. Claire, our leader, chose me to go first, so off I went! I climbed the steep, scary ladder and moved onto the platform. Claire put the harness onto me and then pushed me down the wire! I screamed - it was like going down a huge mountain on bike with no brakes! Mr Pigott was supposed to catch me when I got to the bottom but he missed so I went whizzing to the middle again! My friend Heather came down next and when she got to the bottom her face looked as though she had seen the end of the world! She probably didn?t know that, but anyway we all worked as a team and lifted her up!

The Climbing Towers - by Holly

Claire had to show us how to put our safety harness on and I got a bit tangled up with mine so she had to help me! When everyone was finally sorted out we could start. I had to pull the rope to keep Michael stable - if he fell off the rope he would just dangle there! When it was my go I managed to touch the top but then Claire had to help me get down. I needed to get into an abseiling position, but I kept slipping off, so in the end I had to dangle there until Claire lowered me down.

The Mass Punch Trail - by Connor

The mass punch trail is orienteering (finding certain things with a compass and a map) BUT in the pitch black! Ben and I were in a team together with Mr Pigott, who made us go into the deep, dark, dingy woods first, to get it over and done with. In the middle of the forest there was a bridge. Monty and Ashley snuck up on us and scared us out of our wits! When we had almost finished we heard a rustling and turned around to see Mr Leyshon-James who had come to our rescue! We eventually found the missing punch over a fence and in a bush - Ben and I were the winners!

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