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.
The annual Christmas Fair in aid of the Rosedale Community School was held in the school hall on Thursday 23 November. In a very festive atmosphere, just over £570 was raised to support school activities, an excellent effort all round:
“Can I have a ride-on mower, please Santa?”
Busy with stalls and activities
Thanks to all the stall holders and to those who donated prizes for the raffle and who ran activities to entertain the children. And off course, to Santa for turning up and dishing out presents!
And a reminder that Father Christmas will be revisiting the dale on 4 December at 4.40pm, parking up by the school gates, so come along and give him a warm Rosedale welcome.
Father Christmas is taking time out from his very busy schedule in December to call in on Rosedale Abbey and spread his Christmas cheer on Monday 4 December at 4.40 pm. He will park his sleigh just outside the school gates and will be escorted by his elves from the Ryedale Lions:
Santa in his sleigh
All are most welcome to come along and greet Santa with a heart yo ho ho or two!
The Rosedale Abbey Home School Association is hosting a Body Shop party on Wednesday 18 October from 6.30 to 9.00pm in the Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School.
Come along to find some great Christmas present ideas and, of course, spoil yourself!
Refreshments will be available and all proceeds will go to the School.
Hope to see you all at the School on Wednesday evening.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.