Archive for June 16th, 2012

St. Thomas More’s School Summer Fayre June 16th

June 16, 2012
St. Thomas More's

St. Thomas More’s

We have just got home from the Summer Fayre at St. Thomas More’s RC Primary School.

The headmaster, Colin Flanagan, met us when we arrived at the School and showed us around the various stalls, most of which had been moved inside due to the high winds.

Opening the Summer Fayre

Opening the Summer Fayre

Among the entertainment on offer was some excellent Irish dancing, performed by girls of different ages from about 4 years old. After this was a demonstration of Karate and then the school choir entertained the crowd with some lively singing.

Outside there was a bouncy castle, a fire engine, a hot dog & burger stall and there was a presentation by a troupe of cheerleaders.

The weather did not put people off, as there were far more visitors than was expected, and everyone seemed to be having a good time

Hampshire Scouting Service June 15th

June 16, 2012

This evening Elaine & I, together withe the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, and other Mayors from Hampshire,  attended Hampshire Scouting’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration Parade & Service at Winchester Cathedral.

Spitfires Marching Band

Spitfires Marching Band

The evening started with a parade of a great many members of the Scouting movement from across the whole of the Hampshire region.

Led by the 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band, the parade featured the banners of all of the troops represented at the Service. Some of the Scouts were roped together with their climbing ropes while others paraded carrying their Kayaks.

Some of the Banners

Some of the Banners

During the Service short commentaries were read out about two Community Projects carried out by combined Guide & Scout troops. A Queen’s Scout read out a list of facts about Queen Elizabeth and a prayer was read in six parts by a member of the Scout Active Service, a member of the Scout Network, an Explorer Scout, a Scout, a Cub Scout and a Beaver.

Towards the end of the Service the Lord Lieutenant presented the very rare Silver Cross Award to an Explorer Scout in recognition of him saving the life of a friend who had fallen into an ice-covered canal, with little thought to his own safety.

The Cathedral was packed with members of the Scouting movement, and was further proof of the fact that most of the young people across the country do good works rather than bad.