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  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

    Comments: 0

  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

    Comments: 0

  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

    Comments: 0

  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

    Comments: 0

  • Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    13 August 2020 Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

     

     

    Comments: 0

  • FREE Kids Summer Activities

    11 August 2020 FREE Kids Summer Activities

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

    Comments: 0

  • Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    05 August 2020 Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, children's summer activities are now available at a reduced price.

    Comments: 0

  • Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    31 July 2020 Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.

    Comments: 0

  • Appeal to support summer activities for children

    31 July 2020 Appeal to support summer activities for children

    Local businesses and individuals are urged to donate to support Summer Activities for children in the current pandemic situation.

    Comments: 0

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Professional Artist Jo Hassan supports the community during lockdown

by Linda Philo

Jo Hassan

Professional Artist, Jo Hassan, has recently moved to Crich. 

multiple images of Jo's work

As the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken hold, Jo was keen to share her skills and experience to support our local community during lockdown.

So she decided to set up a Facebook Page and Instagram Account to act as a useful and easily accessible resource. CREATIVink was born! 

drawing of Jo smelling a flower

CREATIVink IS AN ARTY ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, with free ideas, techniques and inspiration for kids, families and individuals looking to be creative. 

Jo believes passionately in the power of creativity to support ourselves during challenging times. "Losing ourselves in drawing, colouring and writing is an excellent way to destress, plus its fun too," she says.

Having battled with a chronic health condition the past ten years, she knows from experience how tough it can be feeling isolated, helpless and unsure what the future holds. 

stage one of drawing some bugs

Monday to Friday, she posts mini-projects requiring a minimum of resources.  No previous experience is required either, so it's win win!

Some weeks will involve techniques and others will be ways to apply these skills in making games, gifts and other activities.

"At the moment we are focusing on arty stuff but later we will be exploring creative writing too." 

 

multiple images of Jo's work

"Although many of the projects are opportunities to have creative fun, they are also useful for homeschooling.

"As a former primary school teacher so much of what I share will be activities I have previously used when teaching kids within a real-life classroom."

Join Jo's arty adventure playground CREATIVink on Instagram or Facebook 

Easter Cheer

by Linda Philo

poster advertising the Easter Art Trail

Some of you may have spotted some rainbows, or maybe even a bear or two, displayed in windows throughout our area while out on your daily walk, run or cycle. Now, as Easter approaches, the challenge is on to take things a step further!

All households in our community are being encouraged to create an Easter window display to brighten the day of those passing by. It can be as simple or elaborate as you like, the idea is just to spread some happiness. 

Spread the word, let's celebrate Easter together even though we will be stuck in our homes and away from our wider families and friends.

Extension to Crich Burial Ground consecrated

by Geoff Brown

Bishop Jan McFarlane starts the ceremony with children from Crich Infants School

On Thursday 6th February, the Bishop of Repton, The Right Reverend Jan McFarlane, led an historic ceremony to consecrate an extension to the burial ground at St. Mary's Church. The petition for the consecration was presented by Councillor Richard Walsh from Crich Parish Council.

Accompanied by the Diocesan Registrar and supported by members of the Church, Crich Parish Council, the public and (most importantly) the children from Crich CofE Infant School, the Bishop led a procession around the boundary of the cemetery extension.

Bishop Jan McFarlane leads the procession around the boundaries of the new part of the cemetery

At each corner of the extended area, the Bishop made a sign of the cross during which statements of the consecration were read by the registrar.

During the procession, psalms were read. At the end of the service a silence was observed, during which all present were encouraged to appreciate the peace of our rural environment. Finally prayers were said.

At the end of the ceremony everybody was invited to retire to the church for tea and cake. Very civilised!

The pupils say thanks! at Crich Junior School

by Linda Philo

Children at Crich Junior School

In Crich, we are incredibly lucky to have a large number of volunteers, who come into school to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise and to spend time with our children, whether it is to listen to them read, help with the gardening, go swimming on Fridays, teach them songs for our shows or come in and knit.

Our children really appreciate these activities, which could not happen without volunteers, and we know that the staff are extremely grateful for the extra help. Here are some thoughts from the children about our volunteers:

‘I like Sue from Valley CIDS because she does assemblies and she makes me happy.’ Flora

‘Pastor Hand’s assemblies help me learn about God.’ Etty

‘When Kate Baker comes into school, she makes me feel more confident about singing.’ Jess

‘Kate helped me with my acting and encouraged me when I thought I wasn’t very good at it.’ Max

‘Steve and Denise have helped us to make our garden better.’ Tess

‘Denise helps me to pull the weeds up and I’ve learnt how to plant plants.’ Becky

‘Roger helped me to plant a pumpkin!’ Jude ‘I really like reading to the dogs (Oliver and Leila…and their owner Jackie) because it really helps.’ Abbie

‘I really liked it when Harris went on the obstacle course with us at camping.’ Lexi

‘It’s good having the governors in school because they help with everything.’ Sayuri-Nala

‘When I read to Mr Woolley, he was really nice to me.’ Ramsay

‘The reading volunteers listen carefully and help with our mistakes.’ Rosa

‘The reading volunteers, Mrs Fluff, Mrs Scott and Mr Woolley, are all kind.’ Edward

‘Mr and Mrs Dimbleby do loads of cool stuff!’ Ivy-Rose

‘I was nervous about swimming but the parent volunteers really helped me.’ Ashton

These comments are just a small sample from the ones we received from the children. So to all our volunteers, who give up their free time so generously – THANK YOU!

Our vital volunteers at Crich Infant School

by Linda Philo

Adult and child at Forest School

Volunteers play an important part in the life of our school, enhancing what we can offer to the children. We are always grateful to those who give their time to listen to the children read. The volunteers enjoy hearing the children and seeing their skills grow and develop over time. The family members who come on school trips with us enable these visits to take place and allow us to undertake these opportunities for learning outside of the school.

Our Parents, Teachers & Friends Association (PTFA) raises vital funds for the school, which are used to improve the learning environment. The outdoor learning facilities have been a particular focus of recent developments. Funds are also used to purchase resources and subsidise trips and visits. The PTFA organises events such as the school disco and the leavers party, which are an important part of school life. We welcome ‘friends’ as members as well as parents and teachers – if you feel you have time to help and talent in fundraising and event planning, please do get in touch.

Our governors are essential in the organisation of our school. They are friendly and collaborative, working well together and welcoming the contributions of all. Sarah Wallis (pictured right), one of our co-chairs, is our longestserving governor. ‘I first became involved as a school governor about 18 years ago, when my son was a pupil at Crich C of E Infant School, and as a family we had just moved into the village,’ she says. ‘I’ve seen and been part of many changes at the school. My work as a governor is varied and wide-ranging, from recruiting staff, monitoring budgets, and setting policies and targets, to evaluating the progress of the school and acting as a source of challenge and support to our headteacher. 

I feel privileged to be part of a team at our school; we bring experiences from many different backgrounds, working together to set the strategic direction of the school. I am proud to be part of one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have had the opportunity to meet and learn so much from so many people.’

One of our newer governors commented on how this is the best governing body (of three) he has been involved with! We currently have a vacancy for a Community Governor on our Governing Body. In Bowns Hill, Crich, Matlock DE4 5DG 01773 852165 crich-inf.derbyshire.sch.uk Our vital volunteers particular, we are looking for someone with experience in community engagement, an understanding of property/ estate management and/or experience of charity law and governance.

If you think you might like to get involved or would like to find out more, please contact the school

  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

    Comments: 0

  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

    Comments: 0

  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

    Comments: 0

  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

    Comments: 0

  • Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    13 August 2020 Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

     

     

    Comments: 0

  • FREE Kids Summer Activities

    11 August 2020 FREE Kids Summer Activities

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

    Comments: 0

  • Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    05 August 2020 Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, children's summer activities are now available at a reduced price.

    Comments: 0

  • Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    31 July 2020 Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.

    Comments: 0

  • Appeal to support summer activities for children

    31 July 2020 Appeal to support summer activities for children

    Local businesses and individuals are urged to donate to support Summer Activities for children in the current pandemic situation.

    Comments: 0

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