WHAT'S ON: Rawmarsh & Parkgate

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ST JOSEPH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL: September 26 – coffee morning and fun day 10am-2pm, entry 50p for adults, children free. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.


RAWMARSH RYECROFT INFANTS SCHOOL: On September 15 Y1 visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.


OPEN ACCCESS: A drop-in session where young people in Y9+ can attend to take part in a range of activities. On September 29 6-9pm at Rawmarsh Peoples’ Centre. Activities include music, sports, cooking, crafts, games, consoles, pool tables and opportunities to go on trips and residentials. Contact 01709 760817.


MOTHER’S UNION AT ST NICHOLAS, RYECROFT: The first meeting of the new session was held on September 10 when local poet Mrs Angela Yardy spoke about her poems and inspirational verses. Members held a soup and roll lunch on September 7 which raised £300. This money was divided equally and given to the Mothers’ Union charities. A long service certificate was presented by the diocesan president to Mrs Glenys Sullivan. Kath Brotherton was the raffle prize winner.  


9TH ROTHERHAM SCOUT GROUP:  Five new beavers joined at the first session after the summer break – Daniel Ali, Jorja Cooper, James Grimshaw, Tyler Young-Gilbank and Sam Reilly-Thompson. Two beavers went up to join cubs – Harry Underwood and Lewis Lowrie-Drury. The beavers have started the new International Award and the country to be looked at is France. Beavers discussed basic french words, tasted chocolate chip brioch bread and learned a french song. This was followed by the french Scout Promise. They finished this week’s session learning facts about the Eiffel Tower and making models from marshmallows and spaghetti sticks. At the county AGM Sam Boldan was presented with a framed certificate having being nominated for the Young Leader of Excellence and coming runner-up. Julie Taylor received a certificate for a Creative Beaver Leader and was also runner-up. Five beavers obtained their Bronze Chief Scout Award – Alfie Clarke, Isobel Wickson, Matthew Boardman, Eden Mulholland and Lewis Lowrie-Drury. The cubs welcomed their two new members. They have started the Pioneering Award. The scouts continued this week with the First Aid Award. Joshua Batersby was presented in September with one of the highest scout medals for meritorious conduct by the county commissioner. This was awarded to him for continuing his scouting activities despite lots of hospitalisations and medical treatments over the past 10 years with outstanding commitment and determination despite his pain at times. There are limited places on the group outings to the Civic Theatre on December 11 (£12 per ticket) and the other to Elvington Air Museum on October 17 (bus and entrance £10 each). If interested, see your section leader. Special thank you badges were awarded by the county commissioner to Julie Taylor and Dawn Bryan for outstanding commitment in the beaver section over the past 5 and 18 years.