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Children of the World

Children of the World
l Key stage 1 children from Hatherleigh Primary School perform their Christmas play, ‘Children of the World’, explaining how children in six different countries celebrate Christmas.


College is to join pioneer programme


OKEHAMPTON College has been invited to take part in an international physics experiment that will offer students the chance to ‘make a genuine contribution’ to scientific research.


Snowmen, masks and creative crafts

Snowmen, masks  and creative crafts
CHILDREN and their parents, pictured above, were very creative making snowmen, masks and a variety of Christmas related crafts at the Okehampton area Children’s Centre Christmas party last week.


Travel photography

OKEHAMPTON Camera Club will open its doors for a special event in the New Year.


Grants to support apprenticeships

A CHARITY that gives grants to young people entering into apprenticeships, local individuals in need and local groups is inviting requests for grants.


Shh. . . it’s a Secret Santa

l Pupils and PTFA members held another successful Secret Santa shop for the children to bring in their pennies and buy ready wrapped presents for their families.


Being seen to be more accountable


BOROUGH councillors in West Devon have agreed in principle to make their attendance figures at council and committee meetings available to the public.


Escape and go wild this Christmas




A DEVON charity is offering people ideas for a wild Christmas with a difference, inviting them to explore local nature reserves.


Pupils get busy to support town

PUPILS from Kitty Tor class at Okehampton Primary School helped to organise a mini farmers’ market to coincide with the school’s PTFA Christmas fair.


Coffee time?

ORGANISATIONS who would like to use the Charter Hall for coffee mornings or similar events on Saturdays in January are being asked to contact the town council.


12 Days

CHILDREN of schools in the area recently enjoyed a Christmas-themed maths workshop for gifted and talented pupils.


Rudolph with a twist

PUPILS of Okehampton Primary School’s choir donned their uniforms last Saturday to sing to the Rotary Club of Okehampton in the Charter Hall last week.


Enjoying Christmas jumper day!

THE Christmas jumper is an ever growing trend each year — including at the COTN Buds mother and toddler group.


Looking good for next year’s battle


THE organisation of next year’s Okehampton Battle of the Bands competition is forging on, with a headline act and date booked for the Party in the Park finale.


Person trapped

FIRE crews from Okehampton attended a road traffic collision with reports of a person trapped inside a vehicle.


O Christmas Tree . . .

BRIDESTOWE’S first ever Christmas Tree Festival in St Bridget’s Church got off to a rousing start last Saturday night.


Help for those in need

WEST Devon estate agency made a generous donation to a farming charity helping farming families in need.


Hearing aid plans not decided yet


RESTRICTING hearing aids to one per person even if they have hearing loss in both ears will now be the subject of a consultation, health bosses have decided.


Move over Rudolph — it’s Willow and Catkin

Move over Rudolph — it’s Willow and Catkin
AN organisation promoting confidence, self-esteem and independence among differently-able people was visited by Father Christmas for their Christmas fayre last week.


Keep on running. . .

Keep on running. . .
SOME 28 decorated tractors set off from Addledore Caravan Park at Sampford Courtenay on Sunday for the annual Christmas Road Run.


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