Kids’ Squad 25/01/12

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HELLO and welcome to the latest edition of Kids’ Squad. When I was younger, I used to enjoy reading stories where you could choose your own ending - so I was excited to hear about a new show at Nottingham Playhouse which will let you do the same thing!

Don’t forget that this is your very own page and I love hearing all your news and views. Perhaps you have drawn a picture you are really proud of or maybe you just want to share a joke?

Artists Peter Massey from the Zantium Studios pictured with pupils at St Edmunds School in Woodhouse as they create a new mosaic for the school on Tuesday

Artists Peter Massey from the Zantium Studios pictured with pupils at St Edmunds School in Woodhouse as they create a new mosaic for the school on Tuesday

Why not email me at catherine.allen@chad.co.uk or write to Catherine Allen, Kids’ Squad, Editorial, Mansfield Chad, 121, Newgate Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2PA?

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

From Catherine.

Late Christmas cracker at Eastside

ARTIST Peter Massey, from the Zantium Studios, paid a visit to St Edmund’s Primary School in Mansfield Woodhouse to help pupils create a new mosaic for the school.

Before Christmas, the children drew pictures of all the things that are important to Mansfield Woodhouse and the school - such as its mining history, wildlife and sports.

When Peter came into the school, all the children, and other people from the community, helped put the mosaic together using different coloured tiles.

The mosaic will go on display at Church Hill Avenue in Mansfield Woodhouse.

You are invited to night of laughter

A NEW show at Nottingham Playhouse (see photo at the top) is giving you the chance to make up your very own story lines.

The play is called Court in the Act! and six actors will create a crazy and fun-filled court case based on what you tell them.

The crime could be anything you want - from fishy goings-on in a case involving a fish bowl fraud to laying a carpet upside down.

And perhaps we will even see Harry Potter and Ben 10 in the witness box.

The show runs from 1st until 4th February and the special children’s show will take place at 2.30pm on 4th February.

For details or to book tickets visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call the box office on 0115 941 9419.

Love wildlife? Go green with the Ashplorers!

A WILDLIFE group is holding a bird counting day on Sunday as part of the RSPB’s Big Schools Bird Watch.

The Ashplorers group is inviting you to Brierley Forest Park in Huthwaite on Sunday between 10am and 12noon for the event.

You will be able to use the group’s brand new RSPB puffin binoculars to see how many birds you can count as part of a team.

The RSPB stands for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and you can raise money for them by getting your friends and family to sponsor you.

Entry is £1.50 for Ashplorers members and £2 for others. If you are under eight-years-old, you must be with a grown-up.

For more details visit www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch and www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ashplorers. For a sponsorship form email the group’s leader David Sommerville at davidsommerville@live.co.uk.

Good luck!