Herald - Issue 407

Page 62 • The HERALD • 3rd June 2021 v THE HERALD - INDEPENDENT AND PROUD OF IT v 023 8084 9370 Prospect Place, Hythe SO45 6AU • MOT’ s • MOT R epairs • A ir C on • A uto E lectrics • S ervicing •W elding • D iagnostics • S uspension • T yres • C lutches • C am B elts • B rakes 145 Long Lane, Holbury SO45 2NZ Tel: 023 8024 3300 NOWOPEN SUNDAYS FROM 10AM-2PM FOR ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS LOCALLY • Free fit batteries (most cars) • Free fit wiper blades • Battery chargers • Oils • Braking • Service parts • Tools/tool hire • Car paints • Engine management diagnostics/reset • Towing accessories • Number plates • Exhaust systems • Steering/suspension • Haynes manuals W: www.cobramotorcomponents.co.uk E: sales@cobramotorcomponents.co.uk BLACKFIELD GARAGE SERVICES LTD Tel: (023) 8089 3146 M.O.T.’s AND SERVICING, ACCIDENT REPAIRS, INSURANCE AND PRIVATE WORK FREE ESTIMATES EXHAUSTS AND BATTERIES ETC All makes and models of vehicle Courtesy cars available Members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation B lackfield C rossroads , B lackfield On the evening of the 27th April 2021, twelve incredible ladies celebrated being a liated as Ladies Circle GB&I E-Club via Zoom, into the Round table 5 Club Family. e E-Club was started back in December 2020 by a small group of ladies who were looking for friendship, fun and to help within their community. However due to boundaries which caused problems in getting to local circle evenings or that there is no circle set up at present in their local area, these ladies came together online with the help of the National Association of Ladies Circle Executive members to create the EClub. Mwate Van-Reitvelde, Chair of Ladies Circle E-Club, moved from Zambia but unfortunately didn’t have a circle in her local area. A er getting in touch with the National Executive members, they supported Mwate in getting the E-Club up and running. Over the 4 months of hard work and heavy promoting, Mwate started to have women who were like minded, fun, and bubbly to join her on the online Zoom evenings. “Having been a Circler for 7 years prior to relocating to the UK, I knew I had to figure out a way to keep being an active part of this amazing Association. When the E-Club gained momentum, to say I was elated is an understatement. Finally, I could join hands with other women in helping others while forging strong friendships as well” Mwate stated. e a liation evening saw the 12 incredible ladies being welcomed by many of the 5 club family members, including special guests – Area 1 Ladies Circle Chair Emma Tri tt, Femke Van-Raam International Ladies Circle President, 41ner Club President Peter Good, Sandra Smith who was the Agora E-Club representative, Past Tangent Club National President Jill Harris, Round Table E-Club Chair Stephen Frost, and the National Association of Ladies Circle President Michelle Chapman. In her speech, e Ladies Circle International President Femke emphasised and said: “It is important to note that we are witnessing history. This E-Club is the first of its kind in the history of the Association, across the wider Circle family” So, if there is not a Circle near you, or you nd other boundaries which cause problems to attend, then why not get in touch with Ladies Circle E-Club today. For more information you can email: ladiescircleeclub@ hotmail.com or head over to their Facebook page: www.facebook. com/LadiesCircleEClub to see what incredible things they have coming up this year. Science students at Brockenhurst College can look forward to an even better learning experience thanks to a £360,000 laboratories upgrade project that was completed during lockdown. Four of the College’s eight science labs were re tted, with Brock’s Senior Management Team aiming for a second round of work to begin in the near future. It comes just ve years a er the New Forest Further Education College opened a new STEM Centre to expand its capacity for teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. e new labs have a more modern and spacious appearance and o er better access to amenities like electricity, water and gas. Also, an improved seating con guration means additional oor space and extra aisles for convenient transit. One room has even been extended to facilitate new practical teaching strategies aimed at optimising learner outcomes. In addition, there are new fume cupboards and media projectors to assist with practical and theoretical learning, respectively. College chiefs have also directed funds towards double-glazing, air conditioning and new furniture, where needed, to ensure improved comfort for students and sta . e ambitious project was nanced by the rst wave of a capital grant from central government aimed at improving and maintaining college estates. So far, £200 million out of a total of £1.5 billion has been made available to improve Further Education colleges across the country. However, each institution must set £360K SCIENCE LABS UPGRADE PROJECT COMPLETED out detailed proposals to justify the expenditure during a formal rati cation process. Brockenhurst College Principal, Polly Perkins CBE, said: “ This cutting- edge laboratory upgrade project will give science students an even better learning experience, as well as more comfort and enjoyment during their lessons. “Investment in Further Education is vital to the future prospects of young people and the UK economy; therefore, I enthusiastically welcome this funding from the Department for Education, which follows the ambitious proposals we submitted during their rigorous ratification process,” she added. One of the new labs A Close Circle of Friends