The Durham Cricketers are expected back at 6pm, Teeside traffic allowing.
The 1st cricket team is at Durham 6-a-side today (1pm start).
More than 500 paintings by pre-school children across York and Ryedale were on display at Terrington Hall School on Saturday 18 May at the York & Area Pre-School Art Competition exhibition in which 14 children were named prizewinners.
Designed to stimulate the artistic imaginations of young minds, the competition had invited pre-school children aged two to four years' old to submit paintings or collages on the theme of the popular children's book Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.
The competition was launched in the Gazette & Herald and The Press in January and sponsored by local businesses Ray Chapman Motors, Ralph Yates Ltd, Rodgers of York, Minster Alarms and Terrington Hall School.
In response to the launch, entries came in from nurseries and pre-school settings stretching from Scarborough, Pickering, Malton and Ampleforth, to Stockon-on-the-Forest, Tanghall, Heslington, Poppleton, Escrick and Wheldrake.
All entries submitted were on display in the exhibition hall where every available piece of wall space was hung, floor to ceiling, with imaginative aliens and zany underpants of every colour and description.
As they entered the exhibition, excited children ran to find where their work was displayed and to show it to their family and friends.
'It means such a lot to the children to see their paintings put on display outside of their pre-school settings,' said Wath Court Nursery owner Sam Smith. 'I don't know of any other event in the area that celebrates young children's art in this way. Our children have absolutely loved taking part in the competition, as they did last year too.'
With the paintings to view, craft activities for the children, and a child-size alien for the children to put their faces through, there was plenty to do before the prizes were awarded by local wildlife artist Robert Fuller.
'The last time I saw these paintings they were spread out on my studio floor,' said Robert Fuller gazing at the artwork around the exhibition hall. 'No wonder it was so hard to pick out the winners. I was particularly impressed with the work submitted by the children at Ampleforth Community Nursery and St Aelred's Primary School.'
Then, with consummate ease, the father of two knelt down to present the prizes to the two-to-four year old winners, several of whom skipped excitedly onto the exhibition stand to show him their paintings.
The prize-winning entries of the 2013 York & Area Pre-School Art Competition were:
Overall Winner Annabel Mindenhall (Ampleforth Community Nursery); Best Entry Age 4 Ursie Birch (Ampleforth Community Nursery); Best Entry Age 3 Lily Smith (Wath Court Nursery); Best Entry Age 2 Lewis Lazenby (Young Discoverers Day Nursery).
Highly Commendeds were awarded to: Maggie Appleton (Wath Court Nursery), Kian Cooper (St Aelred's RCVA Primary School), Shannon O'Donovan (St Aelred's RCVA Primary School), Isabella Gordon-Finlayson (Wath Court Nursery), Marley Johansen (St Aelred's RCVA Primary School), Elise McMillan (House Martins Day Care Centre), Lucia Mendez (Terrington Pre-School Playgroup), Matilda Rookes (Terrington Pre-School Playgroup), Lillia Wall (Wath Court Nursery), Byron Wood (Ampleforth Community Nursery)
Below, a selection of photographs from the morning's exhibition showing some of the prizewinners and their award-winning paintings . . .
Many congratulations to Year 8 pupil Harry Exley-Moore who was invited to compete at the IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools) National Swimming Finals at Crawley earlier this month.. Harry qualiified for the event folllowing his success in trials held at St Olave's School in January. At the IAPS finals he competed in the 25m butterfly event in which he came 15th.
Harry, who was Yorkshire U12 openwater champion, trains with Scarborough Swimming Club. He trains five or six times a week for two hours, three sessions of which involve getting up at 4.30am to start training at 5am before coming on to a full day at school.
On Saturday 18 May, Terrington Hall hosts the York & Area Pre-school competiition. Doors open at 10am, with presentation of the prizes by competition judge Robert Fuller at 11.30am. There will be craft activities, face-painting and light refreshments available throughout the morning. All are warmly invited to attend.
This theme for this year's competition ,the popular children's book 'Aliens Love Underpants', has received a hugely enthusiastic response with more than 500 entries from pre-school children in the area.
Competition judge, acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Fuller, has previewed the entries at his Thixendale Gallery and is looking forward to presenting the awards to the winning entrants (See Press, Events at School for a press report on Robert Fuller's preview of the entries.)
Below is a sample of the delightful and imaginative artwork on display at the exhibition . . .
'Drawing in Entries' (Gazette & Herald, 8 May 2013)
Entries have flooded in to the York & Area Pre-school Art Competition 2013 with more than 500 pieces of artwork submitted in advance of the exhibition and presentations hosted by Terrington Hall Preparatory School on Saturday 18 May.
Launched in the Gazette & Herald and The Press in January, this year's competition is based on Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's Aliens Love Underpants, and has received an enthusiastic response from a range of pre-school settings from across the region.
Pre-school children from primary schools, day nurseries, playgroups and childminders stretching from Scarborough, Pickering, Malton and Ampleforth, to Stockon-on-the-Forest, Tanghall, Heslington, Poppleton, Escrick and Wheldrake, have sent in a wide range of imaginative paintings and collages depicting pants and aliens of every colour and description.
The entries have been previewed by competition judge and acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Fuller at his Thixendale Gallery. Laid out on every available square inch of his working studio, the paintings were an overwhelming sight for Robert who barely knew where to start with making his choices for the winners.
He said: 'It's hard to judge when there is so much outstanding material to choose from. What I love about young children's art is its freedom of expression and stamp of individuality. I could not have imagined so many different interpretations of aliens and their love of underpants.'
All entries to the York & Area Pre-school Art Competition 2013 will be on display at the open exhibition hosted by Terrington Hall School, Terrington, York YO60 6RP on Saturday 18 May. Doors open at 10am with presentation of prizes by Robert Fuller at 11.30am. All are welcome to attend, particularly the entrants, their families and friends and nursery staff. Children's craft activities, face-painting and refreshments will be available throughout the morning.
Below is a selection of some of the artwork on display at the exhibition . . .
'Hobson's Choice Would be Future Career in Saddle' (The Press, 11 May 2013)
Twelve-year-old Terrington Hall pupil Ellen Hobson took part in her first BE90 event when she competed at the Northallerton Horse Trials.
One of the youngest in a field of 117 riders, she had a clear round in show jumping on her horse Cookie and a clear cross county round.
Ellen said: 'It couldn't have gone much better for my first BE90 event. Cookie and I have some work to do on dressage but overall I was thrilled with our performance and it was so exciting to be competing alongside people such as Jodie McGregor.'
Ellen's riding career began aged six when she took up riding lessons through Terrington Hall School at Chris and Nicky Pimlott's Scrayingham stables.
'If Terrington hadn't given me the opportunity to take up riding lessons during the school day, I might never have ridden,' said Ellen. 'Chris and Nicky really set me on my way.'
Now stabling Cookie with Naburn Riding Centre, Ellen was a member of Naburn's winning team at the NFU National Pony Club Quiz for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012.
'Ellen lives and breathes riding,' says her mother Vicky Hobson. 'Every available spare minute is spent down at the stables, and the British team's Olympic success has given her a dream to aspire to. One of her heroes, Mary King, has agreed to meet her later this summer and show Ellen her horses.'
Meanwhile, Ellen has excelled academically at Terrington Hall School where she has been a pupil since nursery. She leaves this summer on an academic scholarship to Queen Margaret's, Escrick.
Ellen and Cookie's next BE90 events will be at Richmond Horse Trials on 12 May 2013 and at Bishop Burton on 25 May 2013.
The sun shone onTerrington Hall's annual Spring Fair on a glorious Mayday bank holiday.
Superbly organised by Mrs PIlmore, the event was a whole school effort. Staff and pupils manned the stalls and games, the kitchens provided the BBQ, parents donated cakes, bottles, tombola prizes and their time on the face-painting stand, and staff put themselves up for ritual humiliation whether in the stocks (thank you Mr Magson, Mr Mulryne and Mr Watt) or in the three-legged race.
Looking set to top last year's fund-raising record of £954, the proceds from this year's Spring Fair will support Terrington's outdoor education programme and our nominated charity of the year, Ryedale Special Families.
With especial thanks to the many Terrington parents, extended families and friends who so generously supported the event.
'Bright Sparks' (Gazette & Herald, 8 May 2013)
'Scholars' Record Results' (Malton & Pickering Mercury, 8 May 2013)
Eight Terrington Hall pupils have won scholarships to their senior schools, a record number in the school's 92-year history.
Following highly successful rugby careers at the school which saw them selected to represent the U13 North of England Lambs, Head of School Cameron Keanurico and fellow Fijian Saki Kaitoga have won sports scholarships to Durham School.
Academic scholarships have been awarded to Ellen Hobson (Queen Margaret's) and Tara Jones (St Peter's).
Iona Winn-Darley won a sports scholarship to Repton School, Derbyshire.
U13 netball captain and a keen sportswoman who represents her school across all sports, Winn-Darley was selected earlier in the year for the Yorkshire's County Netball training academy.
Twins Ella and Scarlett Latham were awarded an all-rounder scholarship and a sports scholarship respectively to The Mount, and Lily James has been awarded a Basil Hume all-rounder scholarship to Ampleforth College for excellence in drama and sport.
Terrington Hall headmaster Jon Glen said: 'I am terrifically proud of this year's range of scholarships and the pupils' achievements they celebrate. They reflect a school that not only aims for academic excellence but also seeks to develop the individual strengths and passions of each child wherever they may lie.'
William Easterby (Terrington leaver 2008) was cheered on by friends and family including younger brother Thomas at the Bedale Point-to-Point when he won the Barkers of Northallerton Confined Hunts Race on 'Be There in Five'. Willliam is pictured here in the winners' enclosure with his parents and younger brother Thomas.
'Toad in the Hall' (Malton & Pickering Mercury, 10 April 2013)
A corner of Terrington Hall School was transformed into Toad Hall, complete with tranquil Riverbank and menacing Wild Wood when the school staged The Adventures of Mr Toad, a musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willlows.
The 40-strong Year Five to Year Eight cast led by Abi Watkinson as Toad, Thomas Lister as Mole, Lily James as Ratty and George Breese as Badger retold the tale of tranquil riverbank life shattered by the antics of the self-indulgent Toad, an extravagant maverick who careers around the local rivers and roads as he veers from one mad pursuit to another.
Toad's recklessness lands him in prison and whilst he's there, the denizens of the Wild Wood led by the Chief Weasel (Iona Winn-Darley) take over Toad Hall. However, they haven't reckoned on the courage and resourcefulness of Toad's riverbank friends Mole, Ratty and Badger, who rally round Toad and help him oust the Wildwooders from the Hall.
Addressing the play's packed audience, Terrington Hall headmaster Jon Glen said: 'I am bowled over by this evening's performance. Funny, affecting and hugely entertaining, it ranks as one of the best productions I have seen in more than fifteen years as headmaster at Terrington Hall.'
Gazette & Herald, 20 March 2013
Terrington Hall staff and pupils dressed in red – or a splash of red – as part of their fundraising effort for Red Nose Day in aid of which pre-prep held a cake sale and staff paid for the privilege of swapping classes throughout the school.
In pre-prep, Reception was taught by Year Four teacher Miss Shelley who re-lived her childhood and all things glittery and pink whilst decorating cut-out red noses.
Nursery was taught by Science teacher Miss Hubbard who romped through animals around the world and finished with a game of pin the tail to the donkey. Year One was entertained – and momentarily quiet – in the presence of deputy head Mr Mulryne who held them enthralled as he read 'Charlie Cook's Favourite Books'. Year Two got to grips with the tricky terminology of 2D shapes whilst having fun with Maths teacher Mr Magson.
A peek into Year Four's classroom revealed Latin teacher Mr Witteveen regaling the class with facts and fiction from across time and history – all with an educational twist of course.
Within the space of five minutes, he ranged from the rise and fall of Atlantis - the not-so mythical utopian land that some say was modelled on ancient Crete, a civilisation that boasted flushing loos 2,500 ago - to the fact known by many mothers that four year olds ask more than 4,000 questions a day.
Meanwhile, Year Eight's story-telling skills were sharpened by head of Junior School Mrs Whitfield who gave them 20 minutes to re-tell the story of The Gruffalo' with finger puppets. Misbehaviour was swiftly dealt with by a spell on the naughty step, with onlly one member of the class risking it.
The Durham Cricketers are expected back at 6pm, Teeside traffic allowing.
The 1st cricket team is at Durham 6-a-side today (1pm start).
U11 update: expected return time from Mowden: 6.30pm.
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