SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Headteacher, Jo O’Donoghue says: We are delighted that the art work created by the children of South Malling that is currently in the church, has been entered for a competition run by the Diocese of Chichester. They have said that, as an installation, it is better to see it in its current location, and will therefore judge it in situ. A huge well done to Alice in year 5, whose poem, written during a project last year, has been included in an anthology: The Southdown Alphabet. The project successfully combined outdoor learning skills, an understanding of our local environment and authentic English lessons. Look out for the book after it is launched at the end of March! Last Friday, the school said goodbye to their chickens as they were moved from the school to a farm in Ringmer. The chicken coup had lost it’s grass and no longer provided enough space for them to roam freely. It had also started to attract vermin. Luckily, Miss Hart will keep the school posted on the chicken’s progress and will bring in photos so they can still keep an eye on them.
SOUTH MALLING CHURCH: This coming Sunday, Revd Peter Markby, a past Rector of Southover Church, is taking the service, which is an informal Holy Communion. He will be talking about the parable of the king, who gives three servants money to look after while he is away, and discusses what they have done with it when he returns. The King clearly wasn’t happy with the one who simply hid it away and gave him back only what he had been given instead of using it to make more wealth. By Friday it will be Lent, a time to exercise personal discipline, remembering the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert, struggling with a powerful temptation to take the easy way rather than face the excruciating pain that awaited him on Good Friday. RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: The next meeting is on March 6 at 6.45pm in Malling Community Centre. All tenants and residents of Malling are welcome. Please note the change of time.
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