South Somerset pupils’ posters win food waste challenge

SWP AD poster South 2 Green ElliottPrimary pupils Billy Green and Harriett Elliott have proved their powers of persuasion by being picked as overall winner and a runner-up respectively in a contest to help Somerset families recycle food waste into clean green power. Billy and Harriett, both aged 9 from Preston Primary School in Yeovil, were among thousands of children from all over the county who were invited to design posters promoting recycling through Somerset’s new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility and its billions of “burping bacteria”. Full Story: Read More

Martock Local History Group: “Tough Teachers in Tough Times: 19th century Village Schools”, 28th January.

Village Schooling In SomersetTuesday 28th January 2014 at 7 for 7.30pm. Martock C of E Primary School. Sarah Villiers author of “Somerset Education” and a most delightfully entertaining speaker, will give us a talk entitled: “Tough Teachers in Tough Times: 19th century Village Schools” She will look at the difficulties and village politics which teachers found themselves embroiled in, and look at the conditions in schools as well as teaching methods, and the problems of parents! Showing how little things have changed! Sarah can answer almost any question on education, and she will jog your memories about some of the old ways of teaching (both good and bad!). Refreshments from 7pm, talk at 7.30. Admission: £2. Contacts: Will Aslett, Tel: 822 159 or email: [email protected] or Fergus Dowding, Tel: 822 202 or email: [email protected]

Let the turkey go ‘Pop’, not you this Christmas!

Turkey Pop Up 1 02-12-13Whether you’re a dab hand in the kitchen or new to cooking up a feast for guests, getting the Christmas meal wrapped up can usually be one of the biggest festive challenges. Every Christmas morning, cooks up and down the country are faced with turkeys that haven’t defrosted, a mountain of vegetables to peel, sauces and stuffings to prepare. With all this to cope with it’s no wonder that it’s not just the kitchen that gets steamed up! Full story: Read More