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Young People Wanted

Derbyshire County Council drive to recruit apprentices

Do you know anyone looking to get their foot on the career ladder? DCC has  just launched a recruitment drive for 45 apprentices.


The apprenticeships available are:

  • Health and Social Care
  • School Catering
  • Recycling Promotions (Customer Service)
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Building Surveyor
  • Electrician
  • Tree Operative
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering Maintenance Surveyor
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Operative
  • Plumber
  • Estimator
  • Roadworkers

Councillor Brian Ridgway, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Council Services said: “There are almost 3,200 unemployed young people in Derbyshire and we want to do all we can to find a brighter future for as many as possible.

“Apprenticeships offer a great way into the world of work and this year we’ve got a great selection on offer.

We’ve organised a series of events for young people and their families to find out more, and take part in workshops on completing application forms and preparing for interviews.  They are:

28 April, 3pm −7pm     County Hall, Matlock

29 April, 3pm − 6pm    Rink House, Rinkway, Swadlincote

6 May, 2pm −7pm        Peter Webster Centre, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

8 May, 3pm −7pm        New Mill Adult Centre, Springbank Road, New Mills

9 May, 3pm −7pm        Wilmot Street Centre, Heanor

Applications close on 18 May and all apprenticeships start in September 2014.”

Further information is at−county−council−apprenticeships or call 01629 535850/ 07824544226.

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Bunny Bingo

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Bunny Bingo next week

Bunny Bingo

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Young Voices 2014

In January Parwich School Choir participated in ‘Young Voices’ at the Sheffield Arena, here is a YouTube clip of the first day of the event in Sheffield:

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School Website up-date

Parwich Primary School website is looking very impressive at present. It also has a lot of new photographs. The School Newsletter has fewer photographs, as children and their families can now see them on the website. Click on the images below for more photographs of recent School events on their website:

RAF Cosford Museum Trip – Tuesday 4th February 2014


Outdoor Learning – Spring 2014


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School Newsletter #9

Click on image to download as a pdf.

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Can you help the School with their a World War II ‘Evacuation Day’ in January. Were you an evacuee, did your family host evacuees, or are you a Veteran?

Hi Parwich Blog,

I wonder if you can help me find someone to come in and help Parwich School with our latest Topic on World War 2. I am the Key Stage 2 teacher (ages 7-11) and the children have been having lots of fun learning about the last world war. Lots of parents have sent in war relics such as ration books and helmets and we are now planning an Evacuation Day on Tuesday 14th January 2014.

It is going to be a very authentic day with dressing up and rations for lunch (well not too authentic!) It would be wonderful if we could invite someone locally to visit during the day who experienced World War 2, either as an actual evacuee or who was a child in a host family or even a war veteran. The children could interview the guest and then write about their experiences. This would be a fantastic opportunity for the children and I really hope there is someone in the locality who can help!

Please can you ask everyone on the blog if they know anyone?

Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing if we get any responses.

Very best wishes,

Kim Peatfield
KS2 Teacher
Parwich Primary School

This looks like being a fantastic day for the children. If you are able to help either contact the School directly or email and we will forward your message. Also feel free to share any relevant experiences as a comment below or email them to us to create a separate post.

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School Newsletter #3


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Sports Leader Course

Nia L sent this in to help encourage local folk to apply:


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School Newsletter #2

Click on either image to download the Newsletter as a pdf

2i2iiClick here to read the details of the Parents Forum.

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School Newsletter #1

With this bumper 6 page first Newsletter for the new term, click on any of the images below to download the full Newsletter as a PDF:




  • School Council 2013 etc.
  • Autumn Term Planner 2013
  • Harvest Festival
  • Pink Elephant Event in the Tent


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End of School Holidays

Best wishes to pupils and staff at Parwich Primary School for the new academic year:

School opens for the autumn term on Wednesday 4th September at 8.35am.

Caroline Rogers

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Toddler group cancelled this week, Thursday 22nd August 2013.

Back to normal next week.

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Senior results.

Please click here for the full placings and time-sheets in PDF format.

Junior results.

Junior Time-sheets 2013

Last year’s (2012) results can be seen by clicking here.

Click on the following links to see the photographs of this year’s event:

Competitors might also be interested in the up coming annual Bradbourne Fell Races on Sunday 25 August.

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This month’s Waitrose Charity

Thank you Helen for pointing out that putting our green tokens in the box for Brassington Brownies will help Parwich girls:

Please help Brassington Brownies.

This is the Brownie pack attended by girls from Parwich.
Each month Waitrose donate £1000 to be shared by 3 local groups. How much money each group receives is determined by the number of green tokens deposited by customers. During August, Brassington Brownies is one of the 3 choices and it would be great if you could support them.

Helen P

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Fun in the School holidays

We’ve got lots happening in Derbyshire this summer to keep children of all ages busy and entertained during the school holidays. Click on the link for more inforamtion

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School Newsletter #21


Click on an image to download the Newsletter as a pdf.

Best wishes to the leavers at their next School, and have a great Summer holiday to all for the Blog Team here at

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Parwich Toddler Group will continue to meet at the Memorial Hall throughout the summer holidays, from 9.30 to 12.00 on Thursdays.

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More than 200 children have tackled a series of challenges to mark the end of the academic year. The now annual Operation Red Rabbit day is organised by the Rev Dr Andy Larkin for youngsters in the parishes of Alsop-en-le-Dale, Fenny Bentley, Parwich, Thorpe and Tissington.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph has published a report on the recent Operation Red Rabbit event, complete with a slideshow. Click here to read it.

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What a fantastic Wakes Week. A big thank you to the Carnival & Recreation Committee, the Oddfellows, the Legion, the Sycamore and everyone who works so hard every year to make it such a success. (And the weather was OK too!)

With all the great photos and results that have been coming in, it can be hard to find all that has been posted at, so here is a list of the 2013 posts (with links) in the order the events happened.

Also if you can fill any of the gaps in our reporting, please contact us via

Click here to see the full 2013 Programme

St Peter’s Day
Saturday 29th June:

Oddfellows Parade, Service & Dinner


Sunday 30th June:

Campsite ‘Songs of Praise’  (more…)

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Thank you Martin for this fun link. You saw the film, now explore how this amazing adventure was created by clicking on the image below and then scrolling down the web page that is opened:


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More photos by John FS of the Oddfellows’ Fun & Games night: (more…)

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School Newsletter #20


Click on any of the images to download this bumper five page edition as a pdf, including Sports Day photos, Mini Olympics photos, Fire Engine Visit photos, School Lunchtime Questionnaire and Headlice info.

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An excellent evening, despite the unreliable weather, with an increased number of entrants in the Junior Race, and some excellent performances from local youngsters. There was a reduced number of runners in the main Senior Race, which was won by C Patterson in 18min 54sec, slower than his winning time last year (this was over a different course because of the very wet conditions), but faster by 5sec than the 2011 winning time over the same course.


The quickest home in the Junior Race was D Evans in 12min 32sec, faster than his winning time of 13min 12sec last year.


Here are the winners in the various categories: (more…)

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Photos by John FS of the Mothers’ and the Children’s Races (more…)

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Click on table below to see the results of this year’s Children’s Sports

Children's Sports

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Click here for the full Wakes Week programme.

Children’s Film Night / Traditional Race Night.

The Children’s Film Night will be at 6.30 pm in the Memorial Hall.
Showing this year will be the live action/computer animated story: LIFE OF PI.
Free Admission, Refreshments.

This year sees the return of our popular and unique Traditional Race Night at 8.30 pm in the British Legion.
With all the old favourites:

  • Ferret Races
  • Our special horse races, including the “Selling” Handicap
  • The new “Escalado 5 Furlong Race”

Don’t miss another great Race Night!

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Childrens Hill Race 2013Click on image to download as pdf

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Children’s Sports

Can you believe it, no rain! Photos by John FS.



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Carnival Photographs


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Click here for the full Wakes Week programme.

Children’s Sports.

These are held on Nethergreen at 6.30 pm and are open to any children wishing to take part.

Flat Races.
1. Girls 9-10, 50 yards / 2. Boys 9-10, 50 yards
3. Girls 7-8, 35 yards / 4. Boys 7-8, 35 yards
5. Girls 5-6, 25 yards / 6. Boys 5-6, 25 yards
7. Mixed under 5s, 25 yards

Ride on Race.
8. Mixed under 5s, 25 yards

Sack Races.
9. Boys 6-8, 25 yards / 10. Girls 6-8, 25 yards
11. Boys 9-11, 50 yards / 12. Girls 9-11, 50 yards

Flat Races.
13. Boys over 11, 100 yards / 14. Girls over 11, 100 yards

15. Girls 9-11, 50 yards / 16. Boys 9-11, 50 yards
17. Girls 5-8, 35 yards / 18. Boys 5-8, 35 yards

Three-Legged Races.
19. Girls 5-8, 35 yards / 20. Boys 5-8, 35 yards
21. Girls 9-11, 50 yards / 22. Boys 9-11, 50 yards

Potato Races.
23. Boys 6-8, 35 yards / 24. Girls 6-8, 35 yards
25. Boys 9-11, 50 yards / 26. Girls 9-11, 50 yards

Egg & Spoon Races.
27. Mixed under 6s, 25 yards
28. Boys 6-8, 35 yards / 29. Girls 6-8, 35 yards
30. Boys 9-11, 50 yards / 31. Girls 9-11, 50 yards

Wheel Barrow Races.
32. Boys 8-11, 50 yards / 33. Boys 8-11, 50 yards

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