January-June 2010

The Long, long trail...

CHILDREN at Sandal Endowed School set up trails of pennies in aid of the Rotary movement’s Thanks for Life project, which aims to eradicate polio around the world. They raised £220, with Class 4S well ahead of the rest with a trail 77.5 metres long. The money – all in bags – was handed over to Wakefield Rotary Club president, Sue Parkin, from Sandal, by deputy head David Kaye at a special school assembly. Students are pictured with (from left) Rotarian Colin Moran, David Kaye, Ms Parkin and school governor Martin Perry. Class teacher Fran Slimon is at the back.

The city’s historic buildings

Kathleen and Edwin Hirst, from Sandal, gave a talk on 24 February about many of Wakefield’s historic buildings, illustrated with a slideshow of paintings taken from Edwin’s latest book. The event was a Community Association cheese and wine evening at Sandal Endowed School. Edwin (right) is seen here chatting with Association committee member Roger Holmes (left) and friend.

BADGER TALK: Pamela Walters, from Wakefield and District Badger Group, talked to an evening event organised by Sandal Community Association at Sandal Endowed School. She is seen here with SCA chair Gail Stephenson – and a badger that has managed to creep into the picture. The group is a registered charity set up in 1992 with the primary aim of protecting and conserving badgers. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, it enjoys the support of the Wakefield Council’s Countryside Service, the RSPCA, West Yorkshire Police and the Badger Trust, among others. The group surveys and collects records of badgers anywhere in the Wakefield district.For more about the group click here

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