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Wickwar Games ‘Fun Run’ – 14th July 2012

Saturday, 14 July 2012 00:00

The day of the Wickwar Games arrived and although the rain came down (just for a change) it didn’t dampen any spirits and a total of 63 runners duly turned up to register for the 10th annual Wickwar Fun Run.

With ages ranging from 6–60+ they all battled against the elements to complete the 5k course.

The first past the post was Dave Stott who completed the course in just over 20 minutes and who took home the coveted, Wickwar Games Fun Run Shield – congratulations Dave!!

The first, second and third runners across the line from each category then collected a  Wickwar Games drinking bottle in addition to their winner’s medal with on the spot additional prizes (kindly donated by Sweatshop).

Congratulations and well done to our category winners:

  • Infants – Harry Ryder, Henry Smith & Maia Parmar
  • Juniors – Dylan Armstrong, Nathan Price & Annan Parmar
  • 12 -16 – Tommy McAleese, Reuben Wells & Maria Jones
  • 17-39 Male – Mark Sullivan, Richie Jackman & Richard Norton
  • 17-39 Female – Isobel Wells, Andrea Lane & Julia Collin
  • 40+ Male – Dave Stott, Mike Mewse & Richard Jones
  • 40+Female – Tory Wells, Elizabeth Cox & Pauline Fletcher

Everyone else who completed the run and passed the finishing line also received a winner’s medal and congratulations must go to you all, you should be REALLY proud of yourselves!!

A HUGE thank you must go to Tracy Ryder who organised all the behind the scenes bits and pieces in the run up to the day itself and also ensured that on the morning it all ran extremely smoothly with no hiccups!! Another BIG thank you must also go to Andy Cleave who kindly used his local/running knowledge to construct our route again for us as well as putting out all the signs around the village with Tracy before the run itself, in addition to being heavily involved in the traditional village sports day races and the increasingly popular Tug of War.

Finally another set of thank you’s must go to all our set up helpers, marshalls, registration ladies and to those of you that handed out the all important medals and cheered very loudly at the finishing line – we couldn’t do it without you!!!

Lisa Barry – AHS PTA


PTA Spring Quiz Night

Friday, 30 March 2012 14:42

Our annual Quiz Night had arrived and eleven enthusiastic teams battled against one another to win the coveted prize of the Alexander Hosea School PTA Quiz Night Trophy and a bottle of bubbly, in our new venue (Wickwar Village Hall) and with our brand new quizmaster.

With rounds to suit all abilities, a heavily discounted bar and a superb raffle the evening flew by. Each round seemed to become more humorous than the last with many a competitive team or two battling it out towards the end of the evening!

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Wickwar Games

Monday, 06 June 2011 08:49

Fantastic family day planned, vintage/classic car show, a child friendly 5k fun run route and the resurrection of the annual village sports day with lots of traditional races for all the family to join in!!!

  • Fun Run – Registration from 10am – Start @ 11am (new route - start and finish from the Playing Fields)
  • Sports Day - from 1pm – 4pm(ish)
  • Car Show - from 10am- 4pm

Download the Sports Day timetable (PDF, 37kb)

For the latest info and updates, see the Wickwar Games Facebook Event page.

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Mums, Dads & Carers – We Need Your Help!!

Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:17

What We Have Proudly Bought Our School With Our Fundraising So Far:

  • Junior Electronic Dictionaries - February 2009 - £275
  • Foundation Playground Picnic Bench - September 2009 - £789 (Inc Below)
  • Main Playground Benches X 4 - September 2009 - £789
  • Main Playground Sail & Picnic Tables - Sail - September 2007 - £5000, Benches – July 2008 - £1958
  • Main Playground ‘Play’ Equipment And Vegetable Garden, Play Equipment 2007 - £5000, Veg Garden – October 2008 - £2700
  • Main & Foundation Playground Wellie Racks - January 2010 - £1149
  • Foundation Playground Playhouse And Vegetable Garden - July 2007 - £805, Veg Garden – Parent Donation (Wood)
  • Soil – Donation To South Glos - £20
  • Book Bags For Every New Child - Annually – Approx £260
  • Whiteboards In Every Classroom - 2006
  • Flip Movie Cameras For Every Class - January 2011 - £544
  • Digital Cameras For Every Class - 2009 - £500

Not To Mention:

  • A Brand New Stage – July 2008 - £3078
  • A Brand New Sound System – December 2008 - £308
  • Ongoing Library Books – Approx £500 Approx Every Other Year
  • Repairs To Stage Lights And Brand New Tri-Pods On Castors –Feb 2009 -£761
  • Contribution Towards The Purchase Of The Playpod - Nov 2010 - £2700

And Then Annually:

  • Upkeep Of The Main Playground Playpod - £1200
  • New Reception Children’s Book Bags – Approx £260
  • Thesauruses & Dictionaries For Year 6 Leavers – Approx £150
  • Fabric/Resources For Costumes/Plays – Approx £40
  • School Competition Prizes E.G. Easter - £40

Read more: Mums, Dads & Carers – We Need Your Help!!


Valentines ‘James Bond’ Casino Night

Thursday, 17 February 2011 10:36

On an extremely windy Saturday evening in February the Alexander Hosea PTA held their first ever PTA Casino Night.

With a ‘James Bond’ theme flowing, the school hall was successfully transformed into our casino hall and with a hint of Valentines it was beautifully decorated with handmade floral bouquets and helium balloons. Not to mention the cardboard cut outs of James Bond and his bond girls which started popping up after a very kind donation from the ‘Tortworth Court Hotel’.

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