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Butterfly School Newsletter  New Year 2017

We have lots to celebrate this term:

  • We have now settled into our lovely new venue and really appreciate feeling warm and welcome. Thank you so much to the church-goer (whoever you are) who has kindly been putting the heating on before we get there. Wonderful!
  • We now have a fantastic slick new website with the help of a lot of design input and photography from the talented Jo Holmes of “cardigan and mac”. Do check it out – if you are one of our pupils or volunteers you might see yourself!
  • In November we were very honoured to attend the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers’ cheque presentation evening. We had managed to raise a massive £816 from our Dragon Boat Racing which has made a huge difference to us enabling us to improve our website and to get signs, car stickers and a new display board.  A big Thank You to everyone who paddled, sponsored, cheered on and organised!
  • Last term we bade a sad farewell to both Josh and Ruth as they moved on to new academic courses—but we do urge them to stay in touch occasionally. We always love to see old faces again. We now have Ray Springall and Louise Watson volunteering for us regularly and both have finished their probationary period and are proving great members of the team. We also have Tom Donoghue and Malcolm Beavis helping out with a view to joining the team properly shortly and new people who have made enquiries and want to take a look at us in the New Year.  On the pupils side of things we are very pleased to welcome the Miah family and to welcome back Thomas Dobson.  All four boys have settled in very quickly and have been working hard – so well done!
  • Our AGM passed off uneventfully in November and our accounts have been audited for us by Les Hutchinson who was kind enough to do this for us for free.

Pantomime trip!

  • For the last session of the year 2016, we ended things with a hot lunch in the Church followed by a Christmas wreath making workshop then a bus journey into a town and a trip to the SJT to see an excellent production of Pinocchio. It was a long day but an exciting one for children and adults alike.  At the end our very own Tom Donoghue dressed up as Pinocchio for photos.  Memorable!