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 – June 2019

Camp! This was our highlight of the last month. We had a wonderful camp, over half term. There were showers but not enough to stop the fun.

We were in beautiful surroundings on a farm in Shutford. We had a bit of a spy theme going and some of the disguises were hilarious. The Guides completed many challenges including codes, trying to smuggle the elixir of life across the site etc..

We also had water games, a hike to Epwell, Got up at 4.00am to climb a hill to watch the sunrise! A spectacular show followed by Bacon Butties! Back to bed for some.

The Guides learnt many camp skills and shared and looked out for each other. We cook totally on open fires – every meal including sweet and sour chicken, tangine, spaghetti bolognaise, chocolate steam pudding and eggy bread amongst the favourites.

We put on our own entertainment in the evenings – mostly highly amusing – we have some stars in the making… and if there is a problem finding the next prime minister – look no further! We had some amazing presentations by the girls – setting out why they should have the role. We are convinced.

Our other meetings included a lovely hike from Steeple Aston to Heyford, following trails in the woods, shelter building at Horley and a fascinating session learning how to programme mini robots. We had these mischievous little things dashing all round the hall.

Many more outdoor activities to come.

Lastly 8 Guides joined other Guides from various units in Banbury for a large camp at Horley. A thunderstorm on the first night caused some excitement but eventually the sun came out so the girls could enjoy a range of activities on offer!

Maggie Rampley – 01295 810069, Marian Trinder – 01869 340806, and Tilly Neal – 07557 095681

Contacts
Maggie Rampley: 01295 810069
Marion Trinder: 01869 340806
Catherine Blackburn: 01295 258008

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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 7.30 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.

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 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

Contact
Charlotte Clarke
Tel: 01869 340061
Email: charlotte@clarkefarming.co.uk

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