Northants Telegraph Sunday Extra: new book shack, free sports sessions and return of choir concert

Members of the National Citizen Service in Kettering on their sponsored stage for Cransley Hospice

We have so much news these days that we can’t always fit it all into the work week. So every Sunday we’ll bring you updates on recent stories, news in brief and other things you need to know across Corby, Wellingborough, East Northamptonshire and Kettering.

Raunds Town Hall funds free activity places for children aged 5 to 13. The sessions, spread over three one-week periods, will give young people the opportunity to practice different sports and be coached.

Sessions run Monday July 25 to Friday July 29, Monday August 1 to Friday August 5, and Monday August 22 to Friday August 26 – daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Book places at

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Left to Right – Aiyla-Mae Connnelly, Alice Konarczak, Bella Fogg, Charlie James, Albie Konarczak, Jack James of Priors Hall School

Young people enrolled in the National Citizen Service Trust program at Kettering raised money for Cransley Hospice as part of their two-week course.

As well as collecting rubbish and painting fences, the teenagers took on a 20,000-step challenge to raise much-needed funds for the hospice, raising £220.

The teenagers also participated in a week abroad as part of their confidence-building programme.

Priors Hall School Children have joined forces with builders Lovell Homes to learn more about wildlife conservation.

Jade Pateman

The latest development on Corby’s new estate has been named Redwing Square, after an endangered species of bird, and schoolchildren have taken on the role of ‘Redwing Warriors’ to learn how to care for all sorts of wild animals in the region.

Trish Foster, Lovell’s Regional Sales Manager, said, “With Redwing Square named after the endangered species, we wanted to highlight the importance of caring for wildlife in the community. Working with Priors Hall School was the perfect opportunity to educate the next generation.

Pupils at the school received an information pack on how to become “Redwing Warriors”, including advice on shelter, nutrients and water sources to help pupils care for the birds in their own home as well as in the playground.

Lovell also donated 14 bird feeders to the school so children could encourage wildlife in the park and offered a packet of bird seed to each of the school’s 300 students.

The new Bozeat book shed

Tess McQuade, Principal of Priors Hall School, said: ‘We actively encourage learning outside the classroom, and the generous donation of seed and bird feeders will help our pupils connect with nature and to put into practice the advice they learned from the Lovells.

The multi-award winning Northampton Male Voice Choir returns to Rushden after a three-year absence.

The choir, under the direction of its charismatic musical director Stephen Bell, will perform at St Peters Church in Midland Road on Saturday August 20, in a concert to raise much needed funds for the church.

The program will include a wide range of popular songs from the choir’s vast current repertoire, ranging from musical theater to old chart hits and much more. There are bound to be a few surprises in what promises to be a great evening of entertainment.

The concert will start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 are available from Jean Bowerman by calling 01933 350568 or emailing. [email protected]

Inspired by the fascinating story of Higham Ferrerssuper seamstress Susan Waters has another all-sew creative hobby.

Susan is one of the city’s “Material Girls” who has made two fabric and yarn tapestries using various applique and embroidery techniques. The first, known as Mapestry – a map of the city’s heritage buildings – is in the Henry Chichele School, while the latter part of the second five-panel tapestry which traces the life of the most famous son of city, Archbishop Henry Chichele, was unveiled at Bede House earlier this year.

Today Susan, who also writes poetry, created a new poem which will help mark the 600th anniversary of Chichele College and Bede House, both founded by Higham Ferrers-born Henry Chichele.

Having already written seven other poems about Higham Ferrers – some on display at the entrance to Chichele College and in Bedeswoman’s Garden behind Bede House – she will read her eighth poem, titled A Time to Dance at Higham Ferrers Tourism’s Summer Party at Chichele College marking the 600th anniversary of the College on July 30. Guests were invited to a buffet followed by music in the garden and later entertainment by Fynnius Fogg at the college.

Bella Marketing Solutions hired its first employee, two years after the company was founded in the midst of a pandemic. The Northamptonshire Marketing Agency launched in August 2020 offering an outsourced digital marketing solution for businesses of all sizes across all industries and has grown rapidly over the past 12 months.

The new Social Media Coordinator, Joseph McCormack, will work from Bella Marketing’s Irchester office. Joseph has managed social media accounts for AFC Rushden & Diamonds for four years and looks forward to a new challenge helping other businesses with their marketing.

He said: “When the opportunity presented itself at Bella Marketing, I just jumped up and grabbed it with both hands. It was ideal as my skills matched the job description perfectly. Being the first employee here means there’s also this creative element to the job, where I can really put my mark on it and that’s exciting.

A recruiting firm in Northamptonshire was selected by a global engineering company to lead its recruitment process. SSI Schaefer Ltd, which operates on six continents and has over 10,500 employees, has entered into a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) agreement with Kettering-based Wills Consultants Ltd.

The agreement provides for Wills Consultants to manage and improve the end-to-end sourcing and recruitment strategy for permanent and contract operating roles across all UK sites.

Simon Wills, Director of Wills Consultants Ltd, said: “Finding the right talent for SSI Schaefer is crucial and the work we have done together over the past year has proven very successful with a 100% placement record. , despite the challenges of the pandemic and lockdowns.

Jade Pateman of Elm Bank Care Home in Kettering was crowned ‘Health and Safety Champion’ for the Central Division at the Barchester Care Awards 2022.

She now moves on to the final round, which is a national judging, after beating nominees from 80 other care homes.

She said: “I never thought I could win such a prestigious award, but I am passionate about health and safety and have worked incredibly hard to keep staff and residents safe in our care homes. As a Maintenance Manager at Elm Bank, security is key and I am very grateful to have been recognized for my efforts.

Bozeat WI raised enough money to buy their second book shack, which the children of the village can use.

Bozeat Community Primary and Nursery School Principal Gareth Rust allowed them to set up the book shed within the school grounds so that it would be easily accessible to all children in the village, even during school holidays. School vacation.

Children simply take a book and replace it with another, and WI members are sure it will be put to good use.

Claremont Parkway Nursing Home in Kettering had a nice surprise this week when two residents, Peter and Catherine, received thank you cards from the Queen.

In honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Peter and Catherine made cards for Her Majesty, which the House Activities team had posted.

The Queen clearly loved the cards and everyone at home was excited when Peter and Catherine received their royal responses.

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