Boldon - Down Your Way

Some of the young people, who were taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award, setting up camp in Keilder.
Some of the young people, who were taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award, setting up camp in Keilder.
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Ten young people from South Tyneside Positive Activities and Targeted Youth Support Group (Boldon Youth Project) have been undertaking The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

This has entailed completing three months physical activity, three months skill (training) and six months volunteering activity. On Saturday, September 19, they attended a two-day and one night practice expedition at Akenshaw Cottage in Keilder. As part of the expedition they had to complete 12 hours of walking, bush craft, planning activities and camp out overnight in order to complete the full award. This was very challenging but they all worked very hard as a team and completed the challenge. They have now taken part in the actual expedition in Northumberland.

Boldon Churches Together will hold a service of Prayers for Peace in The Sacred Heart Church on New Road, Boldon Colliery, on Thursday, October 22, at 7pm.

West Boldon Residents’ Association will meet tomorrow in The Wheatsheaf in West Boldon at 10am. Anyone living or interested in the area is very welcome to join the meeting. The association’s next social event, a pie and peas supper with entertainment by local Folk Group, Seganainm, will take place in The Wheatsheaf on Wednesday, October at 5.30pm.

As part of the Wear It Pink Day for Cancer Awareness on Friday, October 23, Hedworth Lane Primary School in Boldon Colliery will have a cake stall. All cakes donated will be sold on the day Donations of food for harvest festival at the school will be gratefully accepted and donated again this year to The People’s Kitchen and The Key Project.

If you have or know of a child moving into a Reception class in September next year, Hedworth Lane Primary School in Boldon Colliery is having an open afternoon. Families are welcome to drop in between 3.45pm and 4.45pm on Monday, October 19. Go along and meet the school team, see the setting and take your child with you.

Throughout December, West Boldon Lodge Environmental centre will be visited by Santa and his Elves to train more Elf Helpers. You and your children will be taught by Santa’s top Elves in the essential Elf skills of toy making, spreading Christmas cheer and lots more. The magical two-hour session ends with a visit to Santa himself, who will speak to every boy and girl and there will be a special present for those on his Nice List. To book, visit and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Cleadon Floral Arrangement Society will hold a DIY Christmas Workshop on Tuesday, October 20, at 7.30pm in All Saint’s Church hall in Cleadon Village. Tickets are also on sale for the special Christmas Floral event entitled Season’s Greetings, which will take place on Tuesday, November 17, at 7.30pm. Flowers will be arranged by demonstrator Vivien Bolton and all arrangements will be raffled at end of evening. Light refreshments are included. Tickets will be available on the door.