Children and Teenagers

Brownies
Guides
North Oxfordshire School of Drama
Scouts
Spotlight School of Dance
Baby and Toddler Group


Steeple Aston Brownies

Steeple Aston Brownies meet at the Sport and Recreation building every Wednesday during term time between 6.00 and 7.30pm.

Brownies are the junior division of the Girl Guides for girls aged from seven to ten. They provide an opportunity to get together with other girls of a similar age, try new activities and make some friends while developing confidence and life-skills — all while having fun!

Activities include arts, crafts, outdoor activities, cooking, singing, games and team challenges. Brownies can also earn badges for doing their best to meet special challenges across a wide variety of interests including “artist”, “stargazer”, “wildlife explorer” and “world culture”, to name but a few.

Termly subscriptions are £25, which works out at approximately £1.80 per week. Girls can join at any time, not just at the start of term, and the subs are worked out pro rata. There are no subs for the first two weeks, during which time the girls can decide if becoming a Brownie is for them.

There may be spaces available for girls aged seven to ten to join now (even mid-term) and younger girls can put their names on the waiting list. For more information, contact Fiona, details below.

Contact
Fiona McLoone
Tel: 01869 340132
Email: aston.brownies@yahoo.co.uk

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Guiding For Girls

1st Deddington Guides Report – November 2016

We are continuing to spend a lot of our meeting time enjoying Patrol activities, planned and organised completely by the guides themselves.

As part of our commitment to prepare the guides for being responsible, reliable members of the community, they are working towards their Active Response Badge. We still have some work to do before the badge can be awarded, but then we’ll be ready for any emergency.

We gave a little nod to Halloween, with fancy dress and some seasonal activities, such as apple-bobbing and a feast; all organised by the Elephant Patrol. A big thank you to them.

The second part of the evening was learning about Diwali and taking part in some activities to understand the festival. Thank you to the Dragon Patrol, who entertained us with a “light and fashion” show, complete with music and commentary.

Film Night was enjoyed by the guides at leaders’ houses, all comfortable and cosy in their onesies. The girls had a lot of fun, with the bonus of crisps, popcorn and other goodies. (Husbands were banished to the back room, out of the way).

Well done to all the guides who presented such a smart turnout on Remembrance Day, you all did us proud. Special credit to the flag bearers: Jess M and Bella W; the escorts: Jenni, Jess H, Lilli, and Annie-Rose; and also to Hannah and Connie who laid wreaths on our behalf. All of these duties were carried out very smartly in the public eye, without rehearsal. Congratulations to all the youngsters taking part.

Contacts
Maggie Rampley: 01295 810069
Marion Trinder: 01869 340806
Catherine Blackburn: Banbury

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North Oxfordshire School of Drama

North Oxfordshire School of Drama offers classes for primary school children in Steeple Aston Village Hall on Wednesdays during term time.

It offers classes in three sessions: Stage One is for ages 5 – 7 (3.15pm – 4.15pm) Stage Two, for ages 8 – 11 (4.20pm – 5.20pm) and Stage Three for ages 12-15 (5.45 – 6.45). .

The classes are suitable for all abilities from beginners to those with more experience. The classes will cover basic drama skills including voice, stagecraft and improvisation with an emphasis on fun and confidence building.

For details of fees and booking go to their website www.northoxfordshireschoolofdrama.org

Contact
Jenny Stewart, Principal
Aston Cottage
Heyford Road
Steeple Aston
OX25 4SH
Email: principlenosd@gmail.com
Website: www.northoxfordshireschoolofdrama.org

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Steeple Aston Scouts

Get involved with Steeple Aston Scouts. Come and join them on Tuesday evenings between 7.00 and 8.30pm at the Sport and Recreation building. It is open to boys and girls between the ages of 9½-15 years of age.

They at present have a thriving troop, who have already enjoyed such activities as sailing, cooking, archery and shooting. They have camped out, cooked on open fires and gained badges from a range of specialist skills.

For further information, please contact Colin.

Contact
Colin Cassford , Group Scout Leader
Tel: 01869 243038
Email: c.cassford@sky.com

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Spotlight School of Dance

The Spotlight School of Dance is a North Oxfordshire based dance school teaching children ballet, tap, modern and street dance. Lessons are after school in Steeple Aston, Middle Barton and Sandford St Martin. RAD ballet and ISTD tap and modern exams are taken throughout the year, with the highest grades offering extra points to apply for University.

Ballet classes start from the age of three, tap from age four, and modern and street dance starting from five years old. Modern is a combination of dancing seen in musicals and music videos.

These fun and imaginative classes give the children a good grounding in musicality, fitness, posture and performance. Every two years there is a dance show in a theatre using professional lighting, scenery and stage effects. The performers have costumes and stage make up giving them the full theatre experience.

For details of class times, prices and venues please visit the website www.spotlightdanceschool.com.

Contact
Suzi Hambidge
Spotlight School of Dance
Tel: 01295 722230
Website: www.spotlightdanceschool.com

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Steeple Aston Baby and Toddler group

toddlerslogoThe Baby and Toddler Group meets at the Sport and Recreation building every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am.

The group is a friendly one. Children can socialise with others whilst mums, dads, grandmas, grandpas and carers chat over a cup of tea or coffee. They have a good selection of toys, puzzles and other activities, and alsobenefit from being next to a fantastic children’s play area.

Membership is open to anyone with a “bump”, or bringing along a baby or toddler. The cost is £2.00 per session. All you need to do is turn up on the day and you will be very welcome.

To view some pictures of the group click here

Contact
Sara MacAndrew-Uren
Tel: 07968 556409
Email: smacandrew_uren@yahoo.co.uk
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