Community Consultation East Hetton Pit Reclamation Site
Please come along tell us how you would like the site to be developed. Do you use it ? What can be done to improve it ? Help us to protect what is now beautiful countryside before it is damaged. A display and a consultation meeting will be held at Kelloe Primary School on Wednesday 11th March 2.00 – 4.00pm.
A course for adults has started for anyone who would like to learn how to use an iPad. The course is free and is held in school on a Wednesday afternoon at 1pm. Please contact school if you would further information. If there are any Family Learning courses or any other adult courses you would like please let us know.
Christingle Service at St Helen’s Church
Families and friends joined us at St Helen’s Church on Friday 21st December for our Christingle Service. The children told the story of the first Christmas and sang Christmas Carols.
Our Year 6 pupils received their Christingle orange which Hazel Callen and her friends in the community handicraft group make every year.
Harvest Festival in St Paul’s Chapel
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Harvest Festival in St Paul’s Chapel and donated so many gifts of food. The chidlren enjoyed singing their harvest hymns and songs. Class 1 performed their poem ” In my little garden ” Class 2 and 3 entetained us with their poems ” Four Rows of Peace ” Class 4 performed their vegetable rap with great enthusiasm.
We appreciated the gifts of food which we always donate to Dash ,a Durham charity for the homeless. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone!
You may have noticed the metal sculptures at both entrances to the village. These were designed by Graham Hopper who worked with our Year 6 pupils and he incorporated their ideas in his designs. The sculptures reflect the mining history of Kelloe, St Helen’s church, our school and the countryside around our village. The red poppy on the sculptures is in remembrance of men from Kelloe who lost their lives in war time.
Sculptures near St Helen’s Church
These granite monoliths have been designed by Lorna Green, an environmental sculptor who has work on display all over the world. Again, these sculptures represent the mining history of Kelloe. The area round the sculptures is being developed and will be planted with wild flowers in the spring.
Other Community Projects
Other Community Projects are the Children’s Play area, the Multi Games Area, the football pitch and the wild life garden. Kelloe Village Community Partnership has worked very hard to raise over £250,000 to fund these projects.
Christian Aid ” Cake in the Park “
Members of St Helen’s Church organised a “Cake in the Park ” for Christian Aid on Friday 16th May 2014.