We still have the same web address so if you haven’t seen it yet check it out and find your way around. While you are there, have a look at the list of planned fundraising events for 2014. From our point of view we now have much more control over any changes we might wish to make to the web pages.
It’s at this time of year that it becomes apparent how little available time remains in the school year. After Christmas we sent a reminder to schools who hadn’t yet booked which prompted a sudden rush of phone calls. With teachers focussed on Year 6 SATs in May, which rules out school trips, there is now a very finite number of spare sessions left with June being completely full.
Our Volunteers’ Christmas social event was very successful with a range of traditional pub games on offer. I’m pleased to report that these were of the skittles, shove ha’penny type and none involved putting ferrets down people’s trousers.
At busy periods we still sometimes struggle to cover all our guiding slots which are often filled at short notice by some of our volunteers. Six new volunteers have now started their training course and should be going solo in March which should ease things in the June and early July madness. Additionally, applications have been received from three more people who may also be fully trained by then. This will bring our volunteer team to 60 people.
Scenario 6, the consequences of offending:
Guide to group, “So if you have a criminal record you may not be able to get the job you would like.
Boy, “Yeh, but you could always be a footballer.”