Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas Craft Morning for Children!

Christmas Craft Morning for children!

Dec 17th at 10am-12pm at Great Wilbraham church (St Nicholas, across Church Street from Great Wilbraham Primary School).

We now need to find people to volunteer as helpers for this event. Each activity will need a leader and also we may need a tea/coffee/juice/snack person too.

Craft 1: Christmas Cards
Craft 2: Christmas decorations
Craft 3: Advent wreaths/ Christmas tree decorating
Craft 4: Nativity puppets


Click for a Google Map of Great Wilbraham

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

for the forces: Royal Wooton Bassett rocks!

This is a cover of the Green Day song Wake me up when September ends by the community of Royal Wooton Bassett, made with the band's blessing, in aid of various charities for former forces personnel and their families. If you like it - or even if it's not quite your thing but you appreciate the reason it was made - there's details at the end about how you can make a donation to these charities. I realise it's a big ask after Children in Need, but we as a nation have made a big ask of the forces.

Enjoy!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

in pictures: 2 minutes' silence in Fulbourn

band approaching

in memoriam





we will remember them


service of remembrance over

November 11: a meditation

we will remember themIn the last century there were two world wars, allegedly, "wars to end all wars". Yet still wars rage across the globe and our Armed Forces are involved, with the inevitable loss of life and horrific injuries. Here is something I would like to pass on as we prepare once more to remember those who gave there all.

During the Second World War a young Scots Commando, stationed in the South of England, was among a group of men who were handed orders for a special operation.

There was to be a daring raid on occupied France …so daring that the young Scot realised that his chances of returning from it were slim.

As it turned out, his fears were not unfounded, for though the mission itself was successful. Not one of the party survived the raid.

Late, the operational order paper he had been given was found among his belongings. And across the top of it he had written, in a firm hand, these words: -

"I go forward not knowing the things which shall befall me, but I know in whom I believe."


The unit commander was so impressed that on every operation his men carried out after that, he saw to it that these words were printed across their orders. They became a comfort and guiding light to the brave men who paved the way to victory.

May it never be said that we have forgotten such courage.

Brian Scullion

Monday, 7 November 2011

Fulbourn Primary School update - November 2011

click to go to Fulbourn Primary School websiteThis new school year has got off to a busy start; we can’t believe, as we write this, that it is just day until the half term break . We were delighted to welcome many new children into the reception year and they have made a very happy start. They have been helped to settle in by their year 6 'buddies', who play with them at break times, assist them with managing their trays in the lunch hall and visit them in their classrooms to learn alongside them. As well as this being of enormous support to the youngsters, it helps the oldest children in the school to develop a sense of responsibility and maturity.

We are also pleased to have awarded 'Citizens' status to the year 6 children who applied for this important and responsible post in the school. They do an invaluable job running the office over lunchtime, helping to organise school dinners, leading playtimes for the younger children and so on. As well as enabling them to develop important life-skills, such as the ability to answer the phone politely and take messages, it helps to crate a sense of contributing to their community.

The other children have also settled back in quickly and are thoroughly enjoying their new topics. Classes in key stage 1 (infants) are studying Space, Ourselves and The Great Fire of London whilst those in key stage 2 (juniors) are learning about Eco-warriors, Romans and Modern Britain, including World War II. Lots of exciting learning is planned, including a trip for Pine class to the Folk Museum. If you think you might be able to help us with any of these subjects, for example with artefacts or by coming to talk to the children and sharing your knowledge or experiences, please do contact the school. We are always delighted to make the most off opportunities to link the school with the local community.

We were pleased to welcome Revd Alice Goodman to the school. She has been in to lead several assemblies and we all enjoyed visiting St Vigor’s Church for a Harvest Festival service, jointly hosted by Alice and Nigel Uden in late September.

We have two events coming up that villagers may be interested in.

  • On Tuesday 15th November from 9.15-10.30am we are holding an Open Morning for parents of children starting school in September 2012 (children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008). This will be an opportunity for prospective to find out about the school, how to apply for a place, meet the head teacher, tour the school 'at work' and ask any preliminary questions you may have.
  • On Friday 2nd December at 7pm for a 7.30pm start the PTA is holding its annual quiz night at the school.


Fiona Thorpe
Claire Pickard
Head Teachers



Find out more

Click to go to Fulbourn Primary School website
Find out more about Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 at DirectGov

Sunday, 6 November 2011

repeat prescriptions for November: urgent deadline

The first section of Gill Cummins' latest news from Fulbourn Health Centre concerns a very important deadline for repeat prescriptions this month, so I reckon it deserves its own post - Ed.

We are on schedule for our computer switchover towards the end of November.
We will be running a limited service for a few days and ask our patients to bear with us during this time. Please be assured that any urgent matters and emergencies will be dealt with promptly as always.

It will be difficult to deal with large volumes of prescription requests during this period, so we ask that if you normally order your prescription between Wednesday 16th November and Friday 25th November that we have your request by





Friday 11th November

Fulbourn Health Centre news - November '11

We are on schedule for our computer switchover towards the end of November.
We will be running a limited service for a few days and ask our patients to bear with us during this time. Please be assured that any urgent matters and emergencies will be dealt with promptly as always.
It will be difficult to deal with large volumes of prescription requests during this period, so we ask that if you normally order your prescription between Wednesday 16th November and Friday 25th November that we have your request by
Friday 11th November.

In addition, we will be closed at lunchtimes from 12:30pm-2:30pm from
Thursday 10th November – Wednesday 23rd November to enable all staff at the Practice to be fully trained on the new system. Urgent Care Cambridgeshire will provide emergency cover during this time on 0330 123 9131.

We will all need time to familiarise ourselves with a new way of working and once the system is fully established we will be able to introduce an enhanced range of services for our patients in the New Year.
Watch this space!

Our Patient Participation Group will be hosting an Open Evening at the Health Centre on the evening of Thursday 8th December at 6:30pm. Please put the date in you diary and join us for a cup of (non alcoholic) fruit punch. The PPG would like to reach a much wider audience and is keen to ensure that all our patients are represented. This is an opportunity for you to make your views known.

Gill Cummins
Office Manager
Fulbourn Health Centre