Archive for July 4th, 2012

Havant Children’s University July 4th

July 4, 2012

This evening we were at the King’s Theatre in Southsea for the awards given to Primary age pupils who have worked outside of school hours over the last 12 months.

The awards were given to 176 children, many of whom had given up a lot of time, with 2 of them having put in over 400 hours of extra-curricular activity.

The schools were in two groups, the first being both Bidbury schools and both Mengham schools with 76 pupils. The second group of 100 pupils came from Horndean, Emsworth, Barncroft, Hart Plain, Padnell, St. Thomas More’s, Oaklands and Mill Rythe.

The certificates were presented by Dr. David Franklin, from the University of Portsmouth, Caroline Gilbert from the National Children’s University and children’s author Ali Sparkes, who read extracts from two of her books.

The audience was made up of many proud parents, and thanks must be given to them for the support and encouragement that they give to their children.

Coffee Morning July 4th

July 4, 2012

Today saw the first Coffee Morning of my Mayoral year.

Some of those present

Some of those present

For the first time the event was held in the Council Chamber, otherwise known as the Hurstwood Room, and proved to be a great success.

There were several stalls for the visitors to look at, including cakes, plant sand wood turning. Also there pupils from St. Thomas┬áMore’s Primary School who had made cakes and produced knitted and crocheted items for sale.

Pupils from St. Thomas More's Primary School

Pupils from St. Thomas More’s Primary School

Representatives from some of my Charities were there, including the Samaritans, CancerWise and FLASH.

As usual there was a cake raffle and a normal raffle with many prizes being donated on the day.

Despite the rather damp weather, there were a lot of people there, and everyone looked like they were having a very pleasant time.

The next Coffee Morning will be on October 3rd at the Sacred Heart RC Church in London Road, Waterlooville, and the next fundraising event will be the Classic Car Show in Waterlooville Precinct this coming Saturday, July 7th.