WHAT'S ON: Rawmarsh and Parkgate
BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH: January 30-31 – the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, now in its 37th year, helps provide valuable information about the changes in numbers of birds using gardens in winter and creates a picture of how garden wildlife is doing. Participants count the birds in their garden or local park for one hour over the Big Garden Birdwatch weekend and tell the RSPB what you see. Participants are being asked to log some of the other wildlife, including badgers, hedgehogs and red squirrels. To register and request a pack, visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch or call the RSPB at Old Moor on 01226 751593.
RAWMARSH METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday morning service on January 16 was led by Rev Jenny Park. The Communion Service in the evening was led by Rev Alistair Sharp. Both the Prayer Group and Leisure Group met last week.
9TH ROTHERHAM SCOUT GROUP: The group has resumed after their Christmas break with new Beavers – Thomas Hart, Jack Carver and Jacub Sayers. Beavers who have moved up to Cubs are – Joshua Williams, Imogen Harries, Alfie Clarke and Sam Battersby. The Beavers had a discussion about recycling Christmas trees, paper and cardboard, cans and glass bottles and what they can recycle in their own homes. They made a collage of endangered animals including pandas, monkeys, turtles and tigers, discussed Fairtrade products and what is meant by Fairtrade. The work they did at this session will contribute towards their Global Issues Award. The Cubs have made a start on their Skills Challenge, discussed the requirements and then began to learn about a new sport – indoor hockey. The Scouts were also welcomed back from their break, they spent their time discussing new patrols, future events, camps and outings.