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LEWES BOROUGH BONFIRE: The society will be holding a jumble sale tomorrow, Saturday, at St Mary’s Supporters Club from 2pm.

CHRIST CHURCH: Today, Friday, is our last Tots meeting before the summer break and we will be saying goodbye to some of our regular attenders and their parents as the children are starting school and nursery in September. Worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Rev Jim Thorneycroft with the Sunday Club for children. At 6.30pm Rev John Gordon will be leading worship with Holy Communion. We still have a few places in our Space Academy Holiday club, for details please email christchurchactivities@btconnect.com. The club will be running from Wednesday 29 July to Friday July 31 from 10am to 12.30pm daily and is for children from reception up to Year 6.

THE NEVILL GARDEN TRAIL: On July 5 with 13 gardens and the Lewes Organic Allotment Project were open to visitors on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Several of the gardens offered refreshments and there were plants for sale at others. There was also a scarecrow competition. We would have liked more entries but those 6 were excellent ranging from the traditional to the more inventive crow and Minion. The winners were Fred and Sue Littlewood with their scarecrow whose head was made from a shovel with golf ball eyes (quite scary). They won a trophy and a voucher for tickets to next January’s panto Robin Hood at the St Mary’s Social Centre. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere. We were able to raise £638.83 which will be going to Lewes Victoria Hospital.

WALLANDS SCHOOL: District Sports. This event is a real highlight of our sporting calendar at school and this year was no exception; 46 children made up our team. Trials are held at the beginning of term 5; many and it takes real resilience to be that child who always tries and never quite makes it. We celebrate and acknowledge these children in school as well as the children who make it onto the team. The day was a little warm for everyone but the children were extremely good natured and were very supportive of one another. I am delighted to say we placed a medal in 34 of the 42 events and any child who participated in a final gathered points towards our final total wherever they finished. I am very proud to say for the 10th year running, Wallands won the Large Schools trophy. Huge congratulations to the children and Mr Perry. Mrs Taylor would like to thank all the adults who supported in any way but especially with the gazebos. The Sussex Games is an event that brings 12 different sports together at county final level. Wallands qualified in netball Hi5 to participate in this event and the children went up to the K2 in Crawley with Mr Perry. They watched the opening ceremony and then enjoyed the morning activities that were provided before settling down on the courts to play a round-robin tournament against eight other schools. This particular competition has the largest number of schools participating across Sussex. After a very competitive afternoon of playing I am delighted to report to you that Wallands finished third out of 255 schools. The team attended the closing assembly where they were presented with their Bronze medals and had their picture taken. This is an outstanding achievement by the team and we are very proud of them. Thank you to all the parents who supported with transport allowing us to go and cheer from court side. Our two Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge 2015 Sussex Megafinal qualifiers made the trip to Reading on Saturday for the Southern Gigafinal, one of two national Gigafinals. Solomon Mitchell (Year 3) scored four wins from six games in the Boys Under 8 and was rewarded with a place in the Silver Plate competition in September. For a young player new to competitive chess this was an excellent result and one that caught the eye of the Sussex team selectors who have invited him to be part of the County U9 team next season, well done. Jonathan Britnell (Year 5) won his section of the Boys Under 10 with five wins from six games. As well as a trophy and £50, he qualifies for the Terafinal in Loughborough in August. Of the many thousands of children up and down the country to enter the Chess Challenge, Jonathan becomes one of only eight 10 year-old boys nationally to make it to the last and toughest stage. The Terafinal is a weekend all-age event in which boys and girls from 7 to 18 years play in one section with the overall first place finisher standing to win a trophy and £2,000.

OLIVER: Bird Studios Stage Academy Lewes proudly presents Oliver. Join local children’s drama group, BSSA Lewes, as they bring to life Dickens’ timeless story about the boy who wanted more. At St Marys Social Centre, Christie Road on Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7 at 7.30pm; £5 per adult, £3 for children under 12, £3 Seniors 70yrs plus.

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