QE School’s summer of loving!

Love is certainly in the air this summer at Queen Elizabeth’s School where six members of the teaching staff plan to get married over the summer holidays, five of them on the same day! Science teacher Imogen Parry-Jones, Head of English Nick Stroud, teacher of PE Gemma Yorston, Psychology teacher Sharon Davidson and English teacher…

Verwood blooming fantastic

Once again the Verwood in Bloom competition, which is an annual event run by the Verwood Town Council, has taken place with Emma Burris, Group Plant Co-ordinator from Golden Acres Nurseries Ltd acting as judge. Golden Acres have very kindly donated prizes of garden vouchers for the winners who will also receive a trophy.

Mini hole in one prize at Renaissance annual golf day

A Mini, donated by car dealership Ridgeway, is the hole in one prize at the Renaissance Annual Golf Day which will take place on Friday 25 July.
In its second year, the tournament is once again being held at the famous Ferndown Golf Club, ranked amongst the World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses by Rolex and a favourite of Peter Alliss the former Ryder Cup player and the ‘voice of golf’ on television and is sponsored by Lester Brunt Wealth Management and BBXUK, ’The bank of spare capacity.’

Portrait Youth Dance Showcase

Portrait Youth Dance Showcase

Talented young performers from Portrait, Dorset’s youth contemporary dance company, will be showcasing new and developed works in their end of year performance at Bay Theatre Weymouth College, 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 July. The group of eight dancers aged 14-21 have been learning new skills and creating innovative work all year. They have performed at…

Ferndown rocks for skatepark extension

The Wheelpark for Ferndown’s fundraising campaign held a free Music Night hosted by the Nightjar Ferndown last Sunday (13 July) in direct competition with the World Cup Final.
Local Acts Gareth Woodford, Mumma! Heidi Redsell, Chris Payn, Katharine Levi and Matt Black performed and over £300 was donated towards the campaign fund. The evening was so successful from a fundraising and awareness perspective that further events of this type are already being planned.

Poole Polo Championships Best Yet!

Up to 10,000 people including sports enthusiasts, party people and celebrities descended on a sun drenched Sandbanks Beach last weekend to enjoy the spectacular Asahi British Beach Polo Championships.
Two days of adrenaline-fueled sport, fine foods, live music and glamorous parties combined to make the event the ‘place to be seen’. Spectators enjoyed top International polo players from across the UK battling it out to win the event’s coveted title.