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 – October 2018
Before we leave thoughts of summer camp behind the Guides recorded their best memories of what they had enjoyed the most.
“ I enjoyed helping and cooking all the food … My tent…. Shelter building (this had lots of votes)
… the sunny weather… the dawn walk…I loved it when it was time to sleep…
and finally… I loved everything. “
We made the best of the remaining light and spent the start of the first three meetings out of doors. These included a Village Quiz – a brain tester; a Wide Game – requiring imagination, ingenuity and a sense of humour; and Marshmallow Toasting – which just required a sweet tooth and a willingness to get very sticky.
Now we are really getting down to business! We’ve learnt about different methods of voting and agreed on the secret vote method for choosing our new patrol leaders.
As we have now settled into our chosen patrols we can focus on the exciting new programme that is being introduced. There are plenty of exciting, thought-provoking and challenging new activities on offer, as well as lots of fun.
We have also continued to discuss issues about the environment and looked for ways in which we can make a difference. One small contribution is our scrap paper collecting box in the meeting hall – to try and prevent scarce paper going to land fill.
Finally most of the unit went to the “Big Gig” at Wembley Arena in London. This is a pop concert put on regularly purely for older members of the Guide movement. Many thousands attend from all over the country. Our girls joined forces with Adderbury Guides and along with many other Guides from Banbury filled the train to London. The concert, with a line-up of well-known groups, singers and U-Tubers was spectacular and exciting! The Guides returned absolutely buzzing and with croaky voices after their very loud but amazing day out.
Maggie, Marian, Catherine and Tilly
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 7.00 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.
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