Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.
In a tearful but happy occasion, the children, parents and friends of Rosedale Community Primary School said farewell to their much loved head teacher, Nicola Johnson. Nicola first came to Rosedale School in January 1991, taking over as head teacher from Diane Hughes. Then the school had 29 pupils. Now it has 22 in total with the number rising again and the fact that the school has survived at all is very largely down to the efforts of Nicola, as the chairman of the governors, Anthony Davies observed in his address.
Presenting Nicola with a specially baked ‘portrait’ cake! The other one was also specially baked by Darren and James at Graze on the Green.
A gift of a whale watching trip for Nicola and Simon’s forthcoming Scottish holiday
The Junior School singing The Farewell Song – much use of tissues ensued!
Nicola and the pupils
Nicola Johnson – headmistress of many years for Rosedale School is retiring this term. Everyone is invited to her leaving tea party on 19th July 2.00pm in school. Anyone who would like to contribute to a leaving present please drop it into the school and any plates of sweet or savoury food would be much appreciated on the day. Thank you all and RSVP to 01751 417278
You are invited to enter a scarecrow in the
ROYAL-THEMED SCARECROW COMPETITION
at the QE2 Birthday Celebration
in Rosedale Abbey on Sunday 12th June
Scarecrows can be full-scale or miniatures.
Entries to be displayed on the Village Green
on the day.
£20 first prize and 2 runner-up prizes!
The nursery school element of the Rosedale Community Primary School was formerly opened this afternoon, Friday 25 January 2016. Unfortunately, Lady Anne McIntosh who was due to perform the ceremony, broke her wrist in London and was unable to travel North. Janet Frank, the Ryedale District councilor for the Dales Ward, kindly stood in to cut the ribbon and then the cake.
Cutting The Ribbon – Nicola Johnson, head of school, on the left.
Olivia Dring , a pupil at the school, presents a bouquet to Janet.
Hungry tummies waiting for the cake to be cut!
The nursery has three infants signed up already. Further details for the nursery and the primary school are available on 01751 417278 or e-mail at email@example.com
The traditional pre-Christmas auction in aid of the Updale Reading Room and Martin’s House Hospice for Children was held at the White Horse Farm Inn on Saturday night. The proceedings were masterfully led by Dave Seller, ably assisted by his daughter Victoria.
Enjoying the crack and aiding good causes.
A total of £552 was raised, slightly down on previous years, but a tribute as always to the generosity of donors and those bidding for the array of excellent items on display.
Thanks also to all of the staff at the White Horse Farm Inn and an early Happy Christmas to all our readers!
PS.Don’t forget the Christmas Fair at Rosedale Abbey Community School on Thursday 26 November between 4 to 7pm, with mulled cider, handicrafts, cards, preserves and a raffle among other attractions on offer.
Now that the fuss had died down, some pictures from the great day:
Three happy visitors up at Bell End Farm
The peleton or bunch whirling passed Bell End Farm
The Rosedale Swing Band in fine form
Even noisier – the children’s brass band!
The pop-up tea and cake stall that raised £685 for the church and school.
And finally, thanks to all those many who put up bunting, designed wonderful artifacts to decorate the approaches to and the village itself and generally helped make 1 May a special day for all in the dale.
On Friday 1 May the Community School and the Church will be running a cake stall.
Smartie Cake – more needed!
If you can support us by donating a cake, please either leave it in the back of the church on Thursday evening or contact the church wardens – Anthea 417156 or Jeanette 417434 – to arrange delivery.
Looking forward to a great day, so please support our school and church.
A meeting is planned for 6pm on Monday 23 March in the Rosedale Abbey Community School with the intention of organising Rosedale’s activities in support of the Tour of Yorkshire which will be swinging through the dale on 1 May.
Anyone with ideas of how to make the day a memorable one for all who live here and for our many visitors on that day are welcome to attend. Please give Ena Dent a call on 01751 417506 to confirm your attendance.
As part of British Science Week, the Rosedale Community Primary School recently won £400 in the Science Council’s small rural school category for a project exploring the use of human energy to produce light.
The boys and girls of the school and their power generator
Kai Fordham-Brown (fourth from left), and the man with the spanner, explained how they had connected a pulley from the rear wheel of a bicycle to a car alternator to charge a battery which in turn was used to power a light display.
It is hoped that the prize money will be used for a school visit to the Science Museum in London later this year. Also the school are planning on setting up a similar display on the village green to coincide with the Tour of Yorkshire when it flashes through the village on 1 May.
There will be a Holy Communion service in Rosedale Church at 9.00 am on Sunday 9 November followed by the Benefice Remembrance Day Service at 10.00 am in the Church and then the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.
Tree Poppies – by Rosedale Community Primary School
We will be remembering the sacrifice of all who died in this the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War so please make a special effort this year to attend.