Herald - Issue 450

Page 62 • The HERALD • 7th December 2023 v SEND ALL YOUR NEWS TO THE HERALD v 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 KIDS ZONE Beaulieu – Past, Present and Future – Bringing the Generations Together ere was a fun a ernoon ahead for the children of Beaulieu Village Primary School when, in a break from their normal lessons, 80 pupils enjoyed a lighted hearted couple of hours, playing games of Bingo with some of the older residents of the village. ere were lots of prizes to be won and following the fun of the games, all enjoyed a selection of cakes and scones amid much laughter and chatter. e a ernoon was held as part of Beaulieu – Past, Present and Future, an initiative introduced by the late Fiona, Lady Montagu to mark the Millennium year, with the aim of bringing together the older residents of the Estate, some themselves former pupils of Beaulieu School, and the current pupils today. Still meeting twice a year, it is an event greatly looked forward to and enjoyed by both generations, enabling the exchange of memories and experiences. Head Teacher, Mrs Katherine Jones said: “This is the first time since Covid that we have been able to hold one of these events again and they have been much missed by the children. As well as being great fun it is very rewarding for them to be able to spend time with some of the older residents of the village.” Event organiser Jan Hoy added; “We are very grateful to the Beaulieu Common Good Trust for their continuing funding support of this initiative. These biannual events are always much looked forward to and enjoyed by the young and old alike.” The children really enjoyed the a ernoon, Evie in Year 3 said: “I liked the lady who was sat next to me. She was really kind and taught me how to play.” Monty in Year 4 said: “It was so much fun. When anyone got a number they were so excited and just couldn’t help shouting out!” Lily in Year 5 comments: “I just loved it. The people were really nice and the cakes and scones were so lovely.” William in Year 6 added: “I talked to the man on my table. He was really friendly and kind. He told me every day he’s trying to enjoy himself and do something for a good time.” Bingo Evacuees at Manor CE Infant School On Friday 10th November, the children at Manor CE Infant School in Holbury dressed up as evacuees to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Children dressed up as evacuees BE BRIGHT, BE SEEN! On ursday 16th November, the children at Manor CE Infant School in Holbury came to school dressed up in brightly coloured clothes to highlight the importance of travelling safely in the dark. ey even had a visit from Basil the Bird on the day! Basil the Bird with children at Manor CE Infant School Join Us For Lots of Farming Fun and to See Father Christmas In The Festive Lodge from Longdown Activity Farm Join us on the Farm this Christmas for a festive farmyard experience which includes a visit to see Father Christmas himself. e whole family will enjoy lots of opportunities to meet and feed a selection of friendly farm animals during a schedule of activities which run throughout the day every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday through December (plus 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd December). Look out for the Festive Lodge and then enter a magical world of twinkling trees, snow, sparkling lights, and festive decorations. It’s time to get excited about Christmas as you walk through e Lodge, past the peaceful Nativity scene, and then on to Father Christmas himself who will be sat in his rocking chair resting before his big day. He will be waiting to give the children a jolly wave and an extra special “Ho-ho-ho”. e rest of the farm is open as normal, so children and adults alike can meet chicks, guinea pigs, and rabbits in the Animal Encounter Barn. e goat kids and calves will be waiting to meet the visiting children and will want to be bottle-fed their milk while they share the children’s Christmas excitement. ere are lots of other animals such as horses, alpacas and chickens to see as well. Children can run o their energy in the playtime areas which include go-karts, mini tractors, crazy golf, the diggers, and indoor play in the Piglets Play Barn. Don’t miss the Farm Shop which is stocked with a wide range of delicious local produce and festive fare. Why not pick up a hamper for a wonderful Christmas gi , or visit the Gi Shop which has lots of lovely toys, books and so animals to purchase. A Longdown Activity Farm 2024 season ticket is also a great Christmas present idea. As a gi is not given, there is no additional charge to enter e Festive Lodge or to meet Father Christmas. e Farm will be open from 10am to 4.30pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday through December, plus Tuesday 19th December, Wednesday 20th December, Thursday 21st December, Friday 22nd December, and Saturday 23rd December 2023. Normal admission prices apply, and season ticket holders (children and adults) have entrance as usual. We recommend that bookings are made online to secure the day and time you prefer: www.longdownfarm.co.uk Right: See Father Christmas in the Festive Lodge Celebration of Christmas at Paultons Park December will see the return of Paultons Park’s ever-popular Celebration of Christmas with the attraction transformed into a winter wonderland on selected dates until 23rd December 2023. Peppa Pig fans will delight as Peppa Pig World takes on a fresh festive look, with Peppa herself welcoming friends in her special jolly out ts. Throughout the park, illuminations including a light show at Paultons Park’s giant Music Christmas Tree, will deliver the spirit of Christmas and immerse visitors in the seasonal festivities. Returning for 2023, Paultons Park will welcome families to meet Father Christmas in his very own grotto. Families will be able to enjoy exclusive time with Park has been recognised as one of the world’s leading attractions by TripAdvisor and is now recognised as one of the best value family attractions in the UK. Tickets can be pre-booked online for Paultons Park’s A Celebration of Christmas events. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Santa’s Grotto is an add on experience, and park tickets will need to be booked separately. Guests can nd out more information and book tickets on the Paultons Park website: paultonspark. co.uk Santa, where they can take photos, tell him what is on their Christmas lists and explore the magical grotto full of reindeer, polar bears and toy makers. Early booking is advised for Santa’s Grotto to avoid disappointment. Santa’s Christmas Wish Show! brings even more of the spirit of Christmas to the park throughout December. Families can snuggle up in the undercover seating area to enjoy the show which features singing, dancing, special e ects and fun with Billy and Belinda the elves, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Reindeer and guest starring the man himself - Father Christmas! Situated in the awardwinning New Forest National Park, Paultons