17th December: What a year group & what academic musical sporting & dramatic talents! Congratulations to all. Harington School is now an absolutely outstanding 6th form college with pupils’ achievements that could be the envy of most schools across the country – all achieved in 4 years.
14th December: I go to a lot of carol concerts in the weeks before Christmas, but this one was special – in that icon of Rutland, Normanton Church on the edge of Rutland Water. In support of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme
@EMICS999 . The path to the venue was very suitably lit using little blue flashing lights!
14th December: A great way to burn off calories, get fit & raise funds for good causes -Oakham Rutland Rotary Club’s Santa Run . Can you spot our High Sheriff? Thanks & congratulations to all especially those who ran!
Apologies, I’ve not managed to keep this blog up to date over Christmas, New Year, and subsequent attacks of unpleasant viruses…
But now it’s catch-up time!
December 4th: At the opening of a designated quiet room at Brooke Hill Academy; thanks to Resilient Rutland & donor Warners Printers . A great space to help children.
December 4th: The great outdoors is wonderfully good at lifting our spirits. Today we had a great time at Lagoon 4, Rutland Water with Rutland Council’s Admiral Nurses, Time in nature with Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust at RutlandWater with a group making memories – Dementia UK and Age UK Leics. Thanks to all volunteers and donors.
December 4th – we had an evening packed with Christmas music & carols by Rowell Camerata & Foresters Brass, with moving readings from LarsTharp, Rev. Richard Coles, Anne Davies (BBC East Midlands Today) Tim Hart (of Hambleton Hall) Christopher Villiers & others. It was a great treat and a great fundraiser for the NSPCC. A huge thanks is due to Margaret Wheeler for masterminding the event.
December 1st – We had a lovely civic celebration held by the Mayor & Mayoress of Oakham, at Oakham’s Parish Church. I so enjoyed the wonderful singing by children from Catmose Primary school, and & reading ‘The Night Before Christmas’ to them.