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Bishopswood Bowling Club

    Open Day success

    MICHAEL SPIRO              the coaches and many other  hopefully join in. There is still
                               volunteers working non-stop to  ample capacity for more to join in,
         ver the end of May Bank  ensure our visitors were welcomed  learn the sport and enjoy everything
          Holiday weekend,     warmly and had a great experience.  the club has to offer.
    OBishopswood Bowling         In total, somewhere between  Below are just a few of the
    Club, located within the Lyttelton  60 and 80 people of all ages and  pictures from the weekend. There
    Road Playing Fields, held the club  backgrounds came in with over 20  are many more pictures on the
    Open Days in conjunction with  of them joining the Club then and  club website which can be viewed
    Bowls England.             there and in the days that followed  at
       The club ended up hosting  others expressing a strong interest  The club and the members are
    scores of potential new members  to do so.           friendly and welcoming, inviting
    as well as others who were just  Overall it was a hugely  any and all who pass by the gates
    interested to see and experience  successful weekend from which  which are always open, to come
    what Bowls was all about.  the club expects to secure many  in, learn all about the game and
       The club was open from 10am  more new members.    have a go.
    to 6pm on each of the days with  With the summer outdoor  Please visit the club website
                               bowling season not ending before  at for more
                               October, there is plenty of time  information on bowls or the club,
                               for anyone interested to come in,  ring them on 8058 2212 or email
                               learn what the sport is about and

                                                                                    Photo: Ivana Ruzic
                                                                                  Happy Campers!

                                                                                   HANNAH GREEN              This was the first event the school
                                                                                                             had been able to run for 18 months
                                                                                      fter 18 months of challenging  and it felt worth the long wait.
                                                                                        restrictions, normality  After dinner – pizza from local
                                                                                   A returned to Garden Suburb  restaurant, That’s Amore – the
                                                                                   Infant School at the end of term,  crowd was serenaded with live
                                                                                   when 56 families came together  entertainment. Later, Head
                                                                                   to enjoy the school’s annual PTA  Teacher, Miss Sands, gathered the
                                                                                   fundraising summer camp, planned  children by the campfire for a
                                                                                   by parent Andrew McHerron.  bedtime story followed by a raffle
                                                                                      After a week of blue skies and  featuring prizes generously donated
                                                                                   30 degree temperatures, organisers  by parents from the school and by
                                                                                   gritted their teeth as the forecast  the local community. The day
                                                                                   threatened thunderstorms. Happily,  ended with a disco, children and
                                                                                   the weather was dry and warm and  parents dancing late into the mild
                                                                                   the day marked the triumphant  summer night.
                                                                                   return of one of Garden Suburb’s  “Events like this are crucial in
                                                                                   favourite fundraising events.  building a sense of community,
                                                                                      Happy campers descended on  and providing our children with
                                                                                   the school field with tents of all  new and exciting experiences,”
                                                                                   shapes and sizes. The children  says Miss Sands. “We hope they
                                                                                   climbed on hay bales while parents  will have special memories that
                                                                                   milled around, celebrating the end  will stay with them for life.”
                                                                                   of the school year and the   A great time (and very little
                                                                                   opportunity to be together safely.  sleep) was had by all.

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