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.
Tel: 01869 340132
Guiding For Girls
1st Deddington Guides Report – February 2019
This term gives us another opportunity to get to grips with all the exciting formats, badges and activities being launched in the new Guiding Programme this year. Some of the guides are opting to complete the outgoing Baden Powell Award with others choosing to try for the new Gold Award.
We have played some very lively games – old and new, taken up several challenges in our patrol and shared our experiences with each other, whilst learning how to help others in various problematic situations.
The biggest challenge for many Guides has been learning to knit and sew! And all those who attempted their chosen handicraft have succeeded. Some Guides have started by knitting scarves and some have done some attractive decorative stitching projects. Well done to all and thank you to champion knitters Hazel and Helen who helped to pick up any dropped stitches.
We then had a week off to spare our addled brains and sore fingers. We were pleased to welcome Ranger Guides from the Horizon Ranger Unit in Kidlington. It was exciting to hear all about their exciting programme including driving, climbing, ice skating, cooking, Christmas dinner, camping and travelling to places like Switzerland, Italy, Ireland and France. There are many opportunities to try a huge number of activities and many of the over-14 Guides were very excited by the prospect and are interested in joining.
We rounded off the meeting with an introduction to Chinese New Year in an activity led by Libby. A hilarious ladders game was followed by a fun craft session making paper dragon puppets. Thank you to Libby who ran this session as part of her Baden Powell Award.
All girls aged 10 and over are very welcome. We meet from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Tuesday evenings at the Windmill Centre. Come along and meet us!
Maggie Rampley: 01295 810069
Marion Trinder: 01869 340806
Catherine Blackburn: 01295 258008
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
Steeple Aston Scouts
Get involved with Steeple Aston Scouts. Come and join them on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.00pm 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.
Colin Cassford , Group Scout Leader
Tel: 01869 243038
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.
Spotlight School of Dance
Tel: 01295 722230
Steeple Aston Baby and Toddler group
The 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 also benefit 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
Tel: 01869 340061