On Saturday 14 October 2017 Bishop Sutton Village Hall was packed with people from far and wide who enjoyed a fabulous night of comedy and curry, courtesy of the fantastic Dr Phil Hammond and Sutton Spice restaurant.
Phil Hammond brought comedy home to Bishop Sutton with an unforgettable evening of amusing anecdotes and side-splitting stories drawn from his 30-year career as a NHS GP, and delivered with first-class stand-up showmanship – and of course his wonderful West Country meets Western Australian accent! We learnt about his theories of life, love and surviving the NHS, neatly summarised as ‘CLANGERS’, and were entertained with his many stories, experiences and observations – and the audience even got involved too (just ask them about the ‘hugging’!)
Dr Phil’s ‘Hilarious Homecoming’ gig was organised by the parent committee of Bishop Sutton Pre-School and Forest Club to raise essential funds for the pre-school and we are so very pleased to say that the final total will be well over £1500!
Annabelle Spinney, chair of the parent committee, says, ‘What a wonderful evening of entertainment and food and fundraising! Thank you to the team of volunteers who made it happen and to the audience who helped us to raise these key funds to replenish toys, materials and resources at our village pre-school.”
It’s our first parents’ night out for the new academic year, so come along and join us for a drink and chat in the Red Lion, Bishop Sutton from 8pm on Friday 29 September 2017.
This is a great chance to meet other new parents from Bishop Sutton Pre-School or to catch up with old friends. Everyone welcome!
Our local health visitor, Anita, will again be popping in to our Pre-School reception area on Wednesday 27 September at 9 – 9.45am for a casual drop-in for any local parents of under 5’s who want to chat and ask advice about any aspect of parenting. Whether you are worried about your child’s development, making friends, getting ready for big school or potty-training, then she will be happy to help.
So come along and say hello and pick Anita’s brains on how she and the health visitor team can provide support, information and advice on child behaviour and development, parenting, play and relationships, keeping safe, managing family issues and accessing a range of other services. For more information on the support offered by B&NES Health Visiting Service please click here.
For our final Forest Club session of this year we invited Bishop Sutton Primary Year 6 to join us up in the forest, as Year 6 were actually our very first intake for our Pre-School Forest Club when we set up! It was great to see that the children from Year 6 still remembered all our Forest Club rules.
Our children showed off one of our Story Making stories and Year 6 sang us a song. It was really lovely seeing the two groups enjoying our Forest Club together.
When you need to get ready for the new school term, remember we have a new Pre-School clothing supplier – and a small donation from every item bought supports our fundraising too!
Although our Pre-school does not have a compulsory uniform we do advise parents that paint, glue, water and mud (!) are part of our play on a regular basis so coming home with clean clothes cannot be guaranteed! We therefore do ask that children are suitably dressed to play. And if you’d like them to look great and be free to get messy without spoiling their best clothes, why not order some of our fantastic branded items and help raise funds for our Pre-School at the same time.
Why not have a click through here to see our brilliant new range of embroidered kids clothes and bags and get all ready for the new school year in September.