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 – December 2018
Film night is a hugely popular annual event. In their relative peer groups, the Guides visit a leader’s home to watch their chosen film. Dress Code – Onesies! A very lively evening enjoyed by all, possibly helped by pop, popcorn and other sweet treats!
Two of our senior Guides, Hannah and Connie, led an activity where each group had to dress a model in an evening dress made from recycled materials! Some creations were truly amazing.
We continue to enjoy activities from the new programme and are planning to become more involved in the various badge activities next term.
Our senior Guides’ meeting was very fruitful in terms of moving forward as potential leaders, sharing ideas, exploring the Guide programme in more depth and coming up with great ideas for the future.
Christmas activities soon became our focus, trying our hand at creating table centres, 3D card making and icing biscuits. This led to our final meeting of the term – the Christmas party – a very exciting way to conclude the term.
Some Guides will be helping and singing carols at the Wardington House Nursing Home Christmas Party, and some Guides travelling to Switzerland next year will be involved in fundraising activities.
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