Herald - Issue 458

Page 34 • The HERALD • 30th May 2024 v FOR GOOD ADVICE, ASK YOUR LOCAL SPECIALISTS v KIDS ZONE Services offered: Private Tutoring Services Home-schooling Solutions Exam Prep and Entry Coaching and Mentoring Services Soft Skills Training Phone: 07751 083447 Email: office@stgeorgeseducation.com Website: www.stgeorgeseducation,com Exploring Inspirational People with Orchard Infant School by Sarah Bartlett, Editor I recently visited the year 2 pupils at Orchard Infant School to set them a challenge to research three female explorers and to nd out what made them aspirational and inspirational people. Each of the three classes took on a di erent explorer to research, with the Mangoes researching Ida Pfei er, the Strawberries researching Bessie Coleman and the Pineapples researching Nellie Bly. e children were very excited a er my visit and set straight to work researching the history. I was invited back the following week to meet some of the historical reporters from each class who took me around a hall of fame set up in the school hall. Each class had beautifully written up fact les about their chosen explorer, word bubbles with words to describe the explorers and had created an impressive gallery of pop art portraits using di erent mediums, pencils, pens, chalks and watercolours. e Mangoes had discovered that Ida P er was an Austrian born in 1797, who became one of the earliest female explorers, her rst trip was when she was just ve travelling to Palestine and Egypt, the in uence of this experience remained with her. Ida preferred wearing boys clothing and was a stronger character than her 5 brothers. Ida later became a travel writer, travelling around the world. I was taken to see the Strawberries work next; their reporters were full of facts for me, Bessie Coleman aspired to be a pilot – something not accessible to either females or people of colour back in the 1890s when Bessie was born. Undeterred Bessie, who was Orchard Infant School’s historic reporters with Sarah born to a family of sharecroppers in Texas, became the rst African-American woman to become a pilot a er following her dream and attending ight school in France. On her return to the US Bessie would show o her piloting skills performing dangerous air shows. Sadly she died in a plane crash in 1926. She was a huge inspiration to early pilots and to people with similar backgrounds. Finally the Pineapples told me all about Nellie Bly, a female journalist who took inspiration from the book ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and managed to travel around the world in a record breaking 72 days! Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman and she was born in 1864. As well as travelling Nellie was a pioneer in her eld, she pretended to be unwell so that she could spend 10 days in a mental institution, investigating how people were treated and reported on her ndings. e children from all three classes told me how they were shocked to nd out that in the past girls weren’t allowed to go to school and were expected to stay home to help look a er the house, with boys and girls alike saying they thought it was very unfair! I asked the children if they had been inspired by the stories of three explorers and they all replied with a resounding yes! Well done to all the year 2’s - I was very impressed with all your very hard work! ‘Girls Golf Rocks’ is an exciting initiative by England Golf that encourages girls aged 5 to 18 to learn and play golf in a fun and friendly way. ‘Get into Golf Rookies’ runs alongside “Girls Golf Rocks” and this encourages boys to pick up a golf club and have a go too. Bramshott Hill Golf Club (BHGC) Junior section based at Dibden Golf Centre together with MyTime Active who run Dibden Golf Centre and Nathan Cook, a local pro, is one of the clubs across the country opening up their doors to welcome and encourage young girls and boys to give golf a try and who knows, become a golfer of the future! So, if you’re a young person and are interested to nd out more about golf then why not give it a go? ‘Girls Golf Rocks’ and ‘Get into Golf Rookies’ is the perfect opportunity! Here’s what you need to know… ‘Morning Camps’ will be held on 1st August and 8th August for 5 to 12 year olds. 12 places are available for the two half days. Young people will need to attend both morning camps. If you have your own golf clubs then perfect, take them along. If you don’t, don’t worry, equipment can be provided. Full details including how to book and prices contact: bhgcjuniorgolforganiser@ gmail.com to register interest and keep an eye on the England Golf website and MytimeActive Facebook. BHGC (Bramshott Hill Golf Club) Junior Section – Calling All Young People Who Want to Rock! Planning is well underway for our Summer Holiday Club at St Anne’s Church in Warry’s Close. is summer our theme is ‘Space Academy’. Come and join us as we learn incredible facts about stars, discover fascinating information about the planets, and learn all about the story of Daniel from the Bible. Our Holiday Club will be running from 10am-1pm on Monday 29th July through to Friday 2nd August. All children from Reception up to Year 6 are welcome to join us. e Holiday Club is free of charge and will also include a free lunch for your child. For more information or to book your child’s free space, contact Chris via email: families@stjohnshythe. org or by phoning the Parish O ce on: 023 8084 4336. SPACE ACADEMY HOLIDAY CLUB from The Parish of Hythe HYTHE INDOOR MARKET As well as the very popular Hythe Market held on the High Street, you will also nd an Indoor Market every Tuesday in St John’s Church Hall from 9am to 2pm. e indoor market has been running for over 30 years, o ering a wide variety of stalls from local cra ers and sellers. e regular stalls include handmade gi s for babies and children, jewellery, homemade cakes, preserves and jams, greetings cards, wooden fairy doors and trinket boxes, wind chimes and more! You can also take a break from the shopping whilst you are there and enjoy a hot drink and a bacon bap or slice of cake from the café run by volunteers from St John’s Church. Next time you are in Hythe on market day pop along and take a look! Nominations Open for Community Spirit and Environmental Champion Awards Hythe and Dibden Parish Council are once again looking to highlight and thank members of the public who are working hard for the bene t of the local community, through their annual Community Spirit and Environmental Champion Awards. If you would like to make a nomination for one of the awards please visit: www. hytheanddibden.gov.uk/default.aspx and click on the Community Spirit Awards link. e winner of each award will receive a trophy, a £20 One4all voucher, and a certi cate. Every nominee will receive a unique commemorative enamel pin, a certi cate with a citation. TABLE TOP SALES Every 2 weeks on a Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 12noon there’s a great TABLE TOP SALE at Cornerstone Hythe URC in New Road. ere’s always a great selection of Electrical items, Jewellery, Collectables, Kitchenware, Glassware, Bags, Toys, Bric-a-brac, a great many Jig-saw Puzzles and an extensive library of Paperback Books, CDs and DVDs. All proceeds go to the Cornerstone Building Repairs Fund. e next sale is on Tuesday 18th June. And, of course, co ee, tea and biscuits are always available in the Foyer too!