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On Monday 13th May, seven students from  Charters School in Sunningdale  travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive their Gold DofE awards.

Created in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the Gold award requires young adults to complete a Physical and Skills section, (spending 12 months on one and six months on the other), alongside 12 months of Volunteering. There is also a qualifying expedition for four days and three nights, which takes place in ‘wild country’, and a five-day residential placement.

Young adults have until their 25th birthday to complete the Gold, however all seven of the Charters students are either still at Charters Sixth Form or in their first year at university.

Mr Richard Pilgrim, Headteacher at Charters School said, “We are all extremely proud of our Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Scheme students who received their Award from Sophie of Wessex at Buckingham Palace.  Charters has a long history of promoting outdoor adventure at its centre in Tyr Abad, Breacon Beacons, and it is wonderful to see our students progress and achieve success at the highest level.” 

 

 

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Papplewick  School, Year 4 boys visited the Natural History Museum, London, as part of a project on habitats and food chains. 

During the visit the boys explored the various zones of the museum. They learned the origins of myths of unicorns and mermaids and discussed how human interference has affected food chains. 

The boys were particularly excited by the Dinosaur and the Restless Earth Zones, developing their knowledge of how long the dinosaurs inhabited the Earth and the events that eventually led to their extinction. They also took part in an excellent "Adventure to the Deep" show, finding out about the teeming life in the different levels of the world’s oceans and how human expansion is causing problems with some of the world's most diverse and vulnerable ecosystems.

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Pictured:  Papplewick Year 7 boys about to go on the high slide at the Olympic Park

 

Year 7 boys from Papplewick School, Ascot, took the day out of lessons to visit the Olympic Park and learn first-hand about their sustainable and eco-friendly development.

The day consisted of a visit to the Energy Centre Information Room and a tour of the Olympic Site and East village. The boys were considering the transport options and redevelopment to decide whether the area was as sustainable as the legacy suggested.

“Of course no geography field trip would be complete without an energetic activity,” headmaster Tom Bunbury said. “The Olympic Park’s 76m-high slide, called the ArcelorMittal Orbit (designed by sculptor Anesh Kapoor and Cecil Balmond) provided just that. The longest and tallest tunnel slide in the world was great fun and the ice creams afterwards were a perfect end to the day.”

Pictured:  Papplewick Year 7 boys about to go on the high slide at the Olympic Park.

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Thames Hospice  

 

Thames Hospice were delighted to welcome members from Ascots President’s Club along to the new Thames Hospice site by Bray Lake, along with Penny Bevan Rahming. The President's Club were the driving force behind the establishment of the Paul Bevan Cancer Foundation in Ascot in 1985. Following the death of her husband Paul in 1981, Penny Bevan Rahming and Paul’s friend Dr Geoff Cook, wanted to provide day-to-day support for local people with a life-limiting diagnosis. They were supported by the President’s Club.

The Foundation merged with Thames Hospice in 2005, and the Day Therapy Unit moved from Ascot to the current Thames Hospice in Windsor in 2017.

Day Therapy services will be amongst the first services to move to the new hospice site in 2020, where we will be able to double our provision and care for more than 600 people a year. The legacy of the Paul Bevan name and Present's Club will continue at our new hospice.

You can watch the video of Penny Bevan Rahming speaking about our new Paul Bevan Day Therapy Centre at https://thameshospice.org.uk/new-build-week-17

 

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Read more: Paul Bevan Legacy to Continue at New Thames Hospice Building

  

Sunninghill & Ascot Parish Council has a councillor vacancy in the Ascot Ward.

Most Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Councillors were elected unopposed, but not in Sunninghill and Cheapside, where there was a very closely fought contest. See results below.

SUNNINGHILL & ASCOT PARISH COUNCIL RESULT

RBWM MAY 2019 ELECTION RESULTS

For details on the RBWM Borough election results, see RBWM RESULTS

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