Follifoot News

John Chilton

01937 590606

The Church of St Joseph and St James Follifoot: there will be no service on Sunday, July 28.

Kerbside recycling: at Follifoot will be on Wednesday, July 31.

Follifoot Cricket Week: places are filling up for the Follifoot coaching summer course. Which will be from Tuesday, July 30 to Thursday, August 1.This will be a three day coaching course at Follifoot Cricket Club for children ages six to 14 led by Steve Townsend and Ryan Smith who are both level two ECB coaches and will be joined by local qualified ECB coaches. Cost will be £15 per day or £40 for the whole three days. For more information or any queries contact Ryan on 01423 886551 / 07519 826150 or email: This will be open to any local children and not confined to those from Follifoot. After a very successful course in May, the coaching staff have been hard at work improving the format and content of the three day course, with a more games based learning approach included this time around. We will also have more guest coaches, and prizes for player of the day.

Cricket club Friday teas: volunteers are required to cook Friday cricket club teas which would be sold at the club on Friday evenings. The idea is to cook a meal of one’s choice to be served to about 30 to 35 players and parents. This will feed the hungry and raise vital funds for the club. If enough people take part, it is envisaged that no one will have to do so more than once. The cost of the ingredients will be fully reimbursed. A paper with a rota will appear on the club notice board so if anyone is willing to take part it will be very much appreciated.

Follifoot school: on Monday, July 1 Jake Johnson and Kelsey Newman attended the annual Year 6 transition day at Spofforth primary school. It was an action packed day based around problem solving and sporting activities. The children had the opportunity to meet children from the cluster schools who are transferring to the same high school. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children not only to socialise with other children but to be able to have familiar faces and new friends before starting high school. On Wednesday, July 3 Jake and Kelsey also attended the annual Year 6 leavers service at Ripon Cathedral with Mrs Harrison. The children were lucky to hear Bob Hartman telling funny stories and listening to stories he has written in The Lion Storyteller Bible which was donated to school by our foundation governor, Karl Blackshaw. A big thank you again to Rudding Park for allowing children in Years 5 and 6 to experience golf lessons. The children have really enjoyed this experience and are looking forward to further sessions during this term.