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page 68 REVIEW / SPRING 2010 59SOCIETIES NEWSUckfield pupils home in on craftUckfield DFAS donated £250 towards thecost of inviting local artist Carole Havard towork with the children at Framfield PrimarySchool in September. Over two days, thechildren worked in small groups to designand build a home by recycling householdmaterials and using modroc plaster. Their imaginative creations includedcastles, the Faraway Tree, a caravan, atower, a Celtic roundhouse, a futuristichouse, an igloo, a red tower, a train and aboat. Some of these constructions werelarge enough for the children to climb inside. The photograph shows the castledesigned by Reception and Year 1 childrenusing the framework from an old gazebo.They painted the walls and embroideredcross stitch on the banner. The children arepictured having a banquet.The Young Arts project ofMonmouthshire DFAS wasdelighted to fund a playgroundmural at an Abergavenny primaryschool, Ysgol Gymraeg y Fenni. Over several days, artist AlisonLudlow gave a workshop to agroup of pupils from the school'sEcology Society. The group'simaginative drawings includedMonmouthshire DFAS fundsimaginative playground mural subjects such as hot-air balloons,parachutes, the railway, a tractordispensing slurry and even a manwho had fallen into a bog -alltaking place in the landscape ofthe farms and hills around thetown. Alison painted their designson the wall, which the children hadprepared for her. She then put onseveral coats of varnish to helppreserve the mural. Since its launch in 2006, theMDFAS Young Arts project hassponsored various workshops inlocal schools and has reachedover 1,300 pupils. The photographshows Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fennipupils with artist Alison Ludlow (farright) and teacher Victoria Hoskinsin front of their mural. ??Animal magiccreated atDorset schoolAn exotic elephant is now the centre of attention at Pimperne First School in Dorset, thanks to a Young Arts grant from Wimborne and Blandford DFAS. The grant enabled staff to bringa creative theme to Year 4-and 5'sstudy of recycling, the environment and endangered species.A local sculptor was invited toenthuse the children and then tocreate a wire framework of thechosen animal -an elephant. Infact, the sculptor was sooverwhelmed by the children'sdesire to be involved that he hadto sneak in during the holidays tocomplete the framework.Pupils were then asked to takein toys they no longer wanted, andthese were used to 'flesh out' theframe. The result is an amazingelephant, now in danger only fromenthusiastic pupils who areanxious for a closer look!Many stories about Society activities are still being sentwithout accompanyingphotos. We encourage readersto always send in pictures.They make for a nicer lookingmagazine and give your storya much better chance of being featured. For details ofpicture specifications, pleaserefer to the information boxover the page.

copy dates fornadfas review2010Summer 2010:24/03/10Autumn 2010:30/06/10Winter 2010:14/09/10Spring 2011:10/01/11If you are sending in newsitems for NADFAS Review andyou are able to email them,please send them sent separatelyshould be clearly labelled. Also, please avoid sendingphotos embedded in textdocuments as we are unableto use these.If text was previously emailed,send a copy for reference.We still welcome stories fromSocieties and members whodo not have access to email.60NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING NEWSInaugural meetings were recently held to launch three new Societies, Fylde DFAS (pictured above left), Oxford DFAS (pictured above right)and Waveney DFAS.Fylde Chairman Hilary Alcock and the new committee were joined by the National Chairman, Gri Harrison, five mayorsand mayoresses, the Chairman of Lancashire County Council and a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire. The lecturer was Valerie Woodgate.The new Oxford Society was inaugurated at an event in early October where David Battie from theAntiques Roadshowgave a lecture. TheChairman is Patricia Dugdale (pictured standing with other committee members) and the Secretary is Mikala Lange. The Church Recorders of Croydon DFAS presented their Record of thehistory of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Addington, Surrey, on a Sunday inNovember. The two volumes were accepted by the church wardens andblessed by the Revd Dr Jeanne Males.Addington, a small village near Croydon, was home to six Archbishopsof Canterbury during the 19th century. The Archbishops used St Marythe Blessed Virgin as their parish church and contributed to itsmaintenance and development. The church is small with parts datingback to Saxon times. Points of interest include a chancel withspectacular painted decoration, three windows by CE Kempe andmemorials dating from the early 16th century. Croydon records Saxonchurch history in AddingtonSandersteadcelebrateswith numbers'2' and '9'More than 70 members ofSanderstead DFAS attended the29th annual lunch, held atWesterham Golf Club, on 29October 2009. Chairman, RenateThurlow, welcomed the Society'soldest member, 92-year-old LordCroham (both shown below).After lunch members wereentertained by Roger Packham(President of the Bourne Society),author of Cricket In The Park - TheLife and Times of Lord Sheffield1832-1909.