TODAY I AM BACK AT THE GREENHOUSE MEADOW THEN OFF TO ATTINGHAM PARK AND FINALLY TO THE WEST MID SHOW GROUND.
SHROPSHIRE SCHOOLS & COLLEGES FA PRIMARY SCHOOLS FINALS @ THE GREENHOUS MEADOW
My first engagement of the day was at 10.00 at the Greenhous Meadow to hand out the awards to the finalists of the Shropshire Primary Schools Finals. The games were really hard fought and full of action, end to end stuff with some real quality play involved.
The way it is done means that there is a constant stream of teams entering the ground whilst another group leave, meaning that the crowd is mainly made up of those teams playing or about to play, meaning less boredom for the youngsters by haning around, it works really well. Below is a pictorial of the mornings event. I hope you enjoy.
It was noticed that the shield was first presented in 1922, so Liz as ex head of Childrens and Young Peoples Services decided it was time for maths and asked How old is this shield if it was made in 1922. That caused some really tough thinking time and some answers that made one smile. but they got it in the end with a little help.
The thing that made us all smile was the fact that this very large shield, the largest in this competition is awasrded to the youngest and smallest of children, wait till you see the trophy awarded to the larger age group, you will see the funny side then like we all did.
Here I am awarding the trophy to the winning team, note size of the trophy being held between me and the player. The trophy I have to say was very nice indeed, showing size is not everything, the second lesson of the day.
At the end as I was about to leave it was my turn to be given something for attending these finals two years on the trot. I was presented with an official SSCFA tie. Yep you will see me wearing itat various times and places. Thank you. Please click on the following link to take you to the SSCFA Web-Site. Thank you: http://www.sscfa.co.uk/about/
APPOINTMENT @ ATTINGHAM PARK WITH SOME RAINBOWS
I arrived at Attingham Park to a sea of Red White and Blue, as the Rainbows where having their 25th Birthday party within the grounds, there were games, sports and all manor of things going on and I have to say that the grown ups were having just as good a time as the young Rainbows were. I also had a great time. Below is a short pictorial of my time spent with them.
The first group I met were the Rainbows from the Monkmoor area of Shrewsbury, my own Ward and where I live.
Above this group are writing letters to the Queen wishing her well on her Diamond Jubalee.
In the two pictures above there are small balls placed in the centre of the sheet called the fleas, the sheet is the dog, then half of the Rainbows in the group shake the sheet up and down to throw off the balls (Fleas) the other half of the group of Rainbows have to collect them and throw them back on. I tried it and i was soonr eady to walk away tired, as I think I must not be very fit.
It was soon time for me to make a move as I had another engagement to attend. I had a great time there were groups of Rainbows from all over the County including Telford and Wrekin. Please click on the following link to go to their Web-Site. Thank you; http://www.shropshireguiding.org.uk/
AN EVENING WITH THE SCOUTS AT THE WEST MID SHOW GROUND
This evening I attended a meeting of the Scouts who had come together at the West Mids Show Ground to open a facility for their activities on the river. The facility was in memory of a Scout Master who was called Andy Miles. Andy had been on a Scouting trip when he had a heart attack and died and this faciltiy has been dedicated to him and is called The Andy Miles Centre. His family were there as was the High Sheriff of Shropshire, many Myaors and Deputy Mayors from all over the County. Senior officers from all three services attended showing how much Andy Miles was thought of. Below are a few photos taken on the night.
Please click on the following link to go to their Web-Site. Thank you: http://www.shropshirescouts.org.uk/
Click on the following link to go to the Shrewsbury Town Council’s Web-site. Thank you. http://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsburytowncouncil
Please click on the following link to take you to the Shropshire Live Web-Site. Thank you. http://www.shropshirelive.com/
Please click on the following link to go to the Shropshire Star Web-Site. Thank you: http://www.shropshirestar.com/