A Cramlington school is holding a fun day with dancers, storytellers, face-painting and other craft activities.
It is at Beaconhill Community Centre in Cramlington this Saturday, March 24, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. It is being organised by Cramlington Primary Village School, a free school scheduled to open in September 2012.
The fun day is also part of a month of statutory consultation during which the leaders of the new school are meeting the community to tell them about their plans and give people an opportunity to express their views and suggestions.
There is also a more formal evening public meeting next Monday March 26 at Concordia from 7.30pm. All welcome.
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Written by Kevin O'Hara, conservation officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Where do they all go in winter? - Part 1
Recently I felt the first twangs of winter; the 'first frost' gripped my garden, the chickens came skidding out of their ark, and I had to break the ice on their drinking water. I really like those first days, when we still have some daylight left to enjoy the wonderful colours and smells. I take the camera and binoculars with me when I walk the dogs, keeping an eye out for winter thrushes or other visitors. The clocks have altered and we start the long haul of winter - not until February will some real light return to the sky, and warmth to the sun.
It is during these months that we wonder where, exactly, many of our resident wildlife species go to survive the coldest and wettest days of winter, especially those that are more delicate and less mobile.