Mustard Seed Mosquito Nets – and Much More!

It’s certainly been a busy 2019 so far for Ruddington’s The Mustard Seed Project, Uganda! There’s lots to report about the charity’s continuing hard work – including much fundraising to progress its projects. In this bumper RUDDINGTON.info update, trustee Ruth Keen writes: Most notably, perhaps, was that during the first week of June, trustees were delighted to welcome the Reverend Charles Okunya Oode.  Rev Charles is the ‘man on the ground’ in Uganda and coordinates the work of the Mustard Seed Project – helping make best use of the funds that are…

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The ‘Walking Bus’ is Back

As the new academic year begins in Nottinghamshire, parents of children at Ruddington’s two schools are being reminded of a fun, healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way you can now get your kids to classes. After over a year of planning, and a successful trial in June this year, it’s been announced Ruddington’s ‘Walking Bus’ between James Peacock Infant and Nursery School in Manor Park and St Peter’s C of E Junior School on Ashworth Avenue is here to stay. The daily ‘service’ will enable children, chaperoned by adults, to walk…

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‘Ruddington Walking Bus’ Trial This Week

Last summer we revealed that a ‘Walking Bus’ was being proposed for Ruddington. After a survey was carried out, and followed up with two information evenings, it was decided there was enough interest and support to test out the idea in our village. After much planning, the first trial is this week! A ‘Walking Bus’ is a fun, healthy, safe and environmentally friendly way for children to get to and from school. It enables kids chaperoned by adults to walk to their school along a set route – in much the same way a school…

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Ruddington Schoolchildren Go That Extra “Daily Mile”

Pupils at a village school have launched their own dedicated daily exercise routine “The Daily Mile” in a bid to beat obesity and improve their health and well-being. Children from St Peter’s C of E Junior School on Ashworth Avenue are now endeavouring to devote fifteen minutes of every school day to a short run or walk which will help increase their volume of exercise and, experts say, improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health. For the launch they joined representatives of Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC), Rushcliffe CCG, Ruddington Mums…

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Bus Bottleneck Banished?

Plans to eliminate peak-time problems on roads outside a Ruddington school have been revealed by highway planners. Nottinghamshire County Council is proposing to put new double yellow lines at the junction of Ashworth Avenue and Packman Drive and to introduce “bus stop clearways” at the adjacent stops. It’s to prevent drivers parking, waiting or picking up and dropping off passengers there, and follows complaints from Nottingham City Transport, which runs its Green 10 service through the estate. The operator says inconsiderate parking during the St Peter’s school run frequently causes…

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Goodbye “Mrs Hawthorn”

The funeral of a popular teacher who taught hundreds of Ruddington schoolchildren during her 22 year career is taking place this Friday. Heather Hawthorn (pictured above with husband Don) taught at St Peter’s School from 1970 until her retirement in 1992. Sadly she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer last month when it infected her liver. She was 81. Mrs Hawthorn was well known for playing many musical instruments – teaching both children and adults the guitar – and she coached the school football team to win the league. Out of…

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Life Saving Tool for Ruddington School

A village school has raised funds to install a defibrillator to save lives in its local community. It was presented to St Peter’s Junior School on Ashworth Avenue this week. Pupils and staff there wanted to ensure visitors and all users of the school had access to a defibrillator – as the nearest one is some distance away and the school is a busy community hub. As a result of various fund-raising activities and events, such as collecting 5 pence pieces in the summer holidays, a pupils’ disco and the recent summer fair and car boot sale,…

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