Hetton - Down Your Way

Hetton School students who took part in the summer show with music teacher, Kayleigh Stringer.
Hetton School students who took part in the summer show with music teacher, Kayleigh Stringer.
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On Thursday, June 23, the students of Hetton School took the audience on a journey through the decades in celebration of the upcoming move into its new building. Expertly led by Euan Parker and Beth Laybourne, the show started with the Swingin’ Sixties, which included hits from The Beatles and Elvis Presley, before continuing into the 1970s and 1980s with performances of songs by Culture Club, Elton John and Whitney Houston. As the journey continued into the 1990s and the new millennium, the students continued to showcase their talents with standout performances, featuring students from Years 7 to Years 10. The show finished in the 2010s, with songs from Ed Sheeran, Adele and Twenty One Pilots, before ending with a rousing and uplifting performance of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.

Hetton Blacksmith Shop is holding an open day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to this free event and watch owner , John Guy, demonstrate traditional skills and have a chat about his work and the history of one of the oldest buildings in Hetton. This is a unique living museum experience.

Some of the guests enjoying the tea and entertainment in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday at Elcap.

Some of the guests enjoying the tea and entertainment in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday at Elcap.

Members of Elcap would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended their Queen’s 90th birthday celebrationat centre on June 11. Everyone enjoyed had a great time. a big thank you also goes to Trina Walker for bringing along her young girls to perform a dance set as well as Andrew Grey for the musical arrangement for the singalong. Thanks too to all the volunteers for setting out and the serving the tea.

Eppleton Cricket Club Junior coaching continues with sessions every Thursday at Church Road from 6pm to 8pm and all ages and abilities are welcome. The club is on the lookout for new Under 11 players. Anyone interested should email eppletoncc11@gmail.com for more information.

Two of the volunteers cutting the birthday cake.

Two of the volunteers cutting the birthday cake.