SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: The school says a massive thank you to the Friends of the School (PTA) for organising a wonderful summer fete last Saturday. The sun shone, children and adults had fun at the different stalls and the lots of money was raised for the school. Teachers, children, parents, governors and guests from South Malling attended the launch of the Lewes Cooperative Learning partnership last Thursday, with similar groups from their partner schools, our new MP, the Mayor and councillors and senior education staff from East Sussex, the Diocese of Chichester and the Cooperative Society. Children from all schools had contributed essays and logos to competitions and the winning pieces were displayed in the hall for visitors to read and consider. All children whose work was displayed were considered to be winners and all will be given a book token, though five special prizes were given and Billy Leith collected his prize on behalf of his friends at South Malling. It was a really good evening and a good start to an exciting adventure for Lewes education. Year 6 will be taking part in the Moving On parade today, Friday, showing off their fantastic wildlife themed costumes and creations as they walk through the streets of Lewes. They feel particularly honoured since it has been pointed out that their creature, the rose chafer beetle, is particularly characteristic of Lewes where it is uniquely found in large numbers. The school hopes to see many friends and families along the route to cheer them on.

Next week sees several important events: the Year 6 performance of Romeo and Juliet is on Tuesday and the whole school celebration event is on Thursday. Both promise to be inspirational and exciting events, showcasing the many talents of South Malling pupils.

TRINITY AT SOUTH MALLING: The parish church enjoyed an excellent Communion service last week, led by Revd Judith Egar from St Annes with a really thought provoking and helpful talk by Ian Graham on God’s Love and his final Judgement of each of us. This week is the Family Service the other end of the spectrum, a fun service for children and adults with Trinity’s Children, Schools and Families minister, Neil Chisnall. All are welcome. The Service begins at 9.30am.

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: The association have published an excellent newsletter for Malling highlighting issues like the Neighbourhood Plan, proposals for the Fire and Rescue Service to join the Police at the Police HQ, and the Association’s latest Minutes. You can get the Newsletter online by contacting

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