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Wondrous London

At Salterford House School, the children and staff started the school year with a bang!

Year 5 and 6 had a magnificent 3 days in London sightseeing, visiting the theatre and enjoying the culture of the Big Smoke. The trip started with a wonderful cruise on ‘the monstrous giant of the Thames’ as a member of the Year Six class wrote in response to her adventures, before the children explored the South Bank and boarded the London Eye for breath-taking views of the city.

Day Two was action packed with a trip to the Science and Natural History Museums. The children were taking part in the Wonder Lab at the Science Museum and explored forces – flying down slides and zipping up pulleys, exploding rockets and learning about philosophers and space. At the Natural History Museum the focus was certainly on the dramatic dinosaurs and the magnificent roaring T Rex.

The day culminated in a pizza making party before a trip to see the critically acclaimed ‘Matilda’ the Musical- a real treat for staff and pupils alike.

On the journey home, the children visited the “Making of Harry Potter” at the Warner Bros Studios. As the doors to the Great Hall opened, the children were full of excitement, anticipating what was to come. They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to explore the Forbidden Forest, Gringotts Bank and the terrifyingly realistic dragon.

Since returning to school the children have continued to study Harry Potter and are already keen to use some of the dramatic techniques learnt into their end of term show.

If you think your child would benefit from small classes filled with challenge and work geared to the individual needs of each pupil, then please book a visit at anytime by contacting the admissions secretary on 0115 9652127 or by emailing us at

Lowdham Festivals

Hello – and thanks to everyone who came along to our evening with Chris Ryan last week – an eye-opening event!

First Fridays
All First Friday events take place in Lowdham Methodist Chapel from 2 – 3.30pm.
Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends
available over the counter at The Bookcase or on our Box Office line 0115 966 3219

1st November
Stuart Dixon – Autumn in the Garden
6th December
Festive games afternoon

Film Fridays
We are pleased to sell tickets for the film screenings run by the Lowdham Village Hall committee. The screenings all take place in Lowdham Village Hall at 7.30pm and usually on the last Friday in the month.
£6 Full/£5 Concessions
29th November
Fisherman’s Friends (12A)
There is a licensed bar at all the screenings, plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks 


Do follow us on Instagram and Facebook and keep up with our many and varied activities!
Tickets for all our events are available on our box office line 0115 966 3219 or over the counter at The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BE

Woodborough Ladies

Our speaker in October was Marion Smith with her subject “ Rambling Across America”. Wow, what a story beginning with her wish to see an eclipse of the moon, which she achieved in Oregon, then continued with numerous adventures. On  one occasion she arrived at a venue and being too dark to put up her tent, she went to sleep wrapped up in it, knowing there were bears in the woods!!!!

Travel was by car, bus and her unreliable folding bike. Marion walked through parts of The Grand Canyon and other places often on her own and in dangerous territory. She is the most wonderful raconteur with many hilarious stories and photographs. We could have listened to her for ours.

On November 7th 8.00pm in The Institute we have Laura Binns talking about “ The Excavations under the Tramlines in Nottingham”.

This is a direct swap with Alison Gardner, who will now speak to us about “Modern Slave Trade” on February 6th 2020.

On Wednesday November 27th 7.00pm for 7.30pm it is our Annual Dinner at Ramsdale Golf Club, and we look forward to a happy relaxed evening together.

The Crafty Chatters

A craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we’ll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.