Frodsham Manor House Primary School is an attractive Primary School formed on the 1st January 1994, by the amalgamation of the former Manor Junior and Orchard House Infant Schools and is situated on Langdale Way, Frodsham.  

Our school vision is ‘Hand in hand, we imagine, we believe and we achieve’ and we do this by offering an exciting, themematic and rich curriculum in conjunction with a happy caring environment where all children can enjoy the learning process in an atmosphere of excitement, enthusiasm and support. Click here to find out more about our Vision.

Frodsham Manor House pupils, through dedicated support, develop a love of learning and portray all those wonderful skills and attributes that make you very proud of them. They are all wonderful ambassadors for the school and demonstrate empathy, compassion, enthusiasm and fun in all that they do and how they are with one another.

School has 217 pupils on roll and has an extremely supportive Governing Body and a parental community which supports their children superbly during their time at school. We welcome visitors so we can show them how we learn and how proud we are of our school.

Ian Devereux-Roberts

Head Teacher 

 

The Buzz

19th July 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

Thank you to the families who have taken time to complete the online parental questionnaire. We will be analysing the responses over the summer break and we will report back to parents on our return to school in September.

What has happened in school this week:

Monday saw the launch of a new RE syllabus for Cheshire West primary schools. Mrs Anstice hosted the event at Forest Hills which included a range of educational and faith based speakers including two of our own Year 6 RE Ambassadors who addresses 150 adults. Jessica and Katy gave a speech about the sort of lessons they experience in RE and what ideas they thought would be good for other schools to try. Well done both.

Mile Class completed the final school visit of the year by visiting the Sea Life Centre in Manchester on Monday. All the children had an amazing day. 

Dahl Class returned to Hob Hey Wood this week to see the progress of the trees they planted earlier on in the year. The sun came out for them and they all had a great time. 

 

It was a real pleasure to accompany Tolkien Class to Little India on Monday evening and enjoy a lovely curry. The food was amazing as were the children. This event always signifies the countdown to Year 6's final days with us and is always a lovely evening. 

It was lovely watching our Rock Steady musicians demonstrating their rock star skills in a concert on Wednesday this week. All the children confidently shared all they had learnt in their lessons to a very appreciative audience. Well done guys!

For KS2, the week has been dominated by their 'Take Two' performances. It has been a real pleasure and privilege working on this project with the children. Although, it wasn't what we had initially planned for our end of year production, the responses and comments from audiences certainly made all the hard work worthwhile and pleasing that a different format had been thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who watched. It is no mean feat getting 120+ children performing we yet again we managed it, with amazing individual, emsemble, class and whole key stage performances. As I said each evening, my socks were well and truly blown off! We have wonderful children here at school who enjoy performing. Super well done to KS2 and to Mrs Anstice for working so hard with the children through all the rehearsals and then on the performance nights.


What has made me smile this week:

Seeing the whole of Ks2 performing in 'Take Two' made me smile each night of their performances. The energy and enthusiasm from al the children was evident for all to see.


Headteacher Awards:

Alfie (Dahl Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Maddy (Tolkien Class) for being a great help to Mrs Hughes on transition days.

Mia (Dahl Class) for her super science work on plants.

Netti (Tolkien Class) for being a great help to staff on transition days.

Robyn and Bethany (Shakespeare Class) for their collaboratively produced informative leaflet on Brazil. 

Mia E (Lewis Class) for being a brave big sister this week,

Ethan (Potter Class) for being a super helper and for his beautiful manners.

Ben (Dahl Class) for being a huge help to Miss Kelly and undertaking lots of jobs in the classroom.

Danny (Dahl Class) for his 'Take Two' bravery.

Austin (Tolkien Class) for his super home learning on the human body.

Indy (Tolkien Class) for being a superb last minute stand-in.

Zac O, Molly W, Alyssa, Oisin, Harry C, Marcus and George C for their awesomeness in our 'Take Two rehearsals and performances.

Edie (Potter Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Presentation Awards:

Zac (Tolkien Class) for his science work on healthy eating.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Nathan for working really hard and being determined and trying his best.

Potter Class: Poppy for being amazing in forest school sessions and for working really hard. 

Carroll Class: Jack J for  overcoming lots of challenges and for being funny and kind.

Dahl Class: Ava for being a bundle of energy and good in literacy sessions 

Lewis Class: Fred for his maturity, honesty, kindness and organisation skills.

Shakespeare Class: Rhys for being a bundle of energy and working so hard in all rehearsals and performances. 

Tolkien Class: Maddy for her amazing science work and for being having a super attitude to learning. 

Mrs Anstice's choice: Elliott B (Lewis Class) for being an absolute superstar in all 'Take Two' rehearsals and performances.

Sporting Achievements:

Super well done to Liam (Lewis Class) for being selected to play in the newly formed district U10s football team, following recent trials. Although not selected, Joshua and Oscar (Lewis Class) also took part in the trials. Well done to al three guys!

The Winning House Team:
The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 585 points: red team (Coniston) second with 564 points; green team (Thirlmere) third with 530 points and yellow team (Grasmere) fourth with 510 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team for this week and for being the winning team for the Summer Term.

The winning house team for the school year is Coniston (Red Team) with 79 bars; Penrith (Blue team) second with 78 bars; Grasmere (Yellow team) with 77 bars and Thirlmere (Green Team) fourth with 60 bars. What a close contest it has been this year - super congratulations to everyone in red team.

Happy Birthday:

In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Amelia P, Ellie S, Tobijah, Joseph K, Nancy and Nathan S.  Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Year 6 Leavers Assembly - Monday 22nd July @ 9am.

Year 6 leavers lunch - Monday 22nd July.

Claire House Colour Run - Monday 22nd July @ 2.15pm.

Parental Conferences - morning of Tuesday 23rd July

Final Assembly of the year - Wednesday 24th July @ 9am

BREAK FOR SUMMER - WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY @ 1.30PM.

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12th July 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

Our annual parental questionnaire will be online from Monday and will be open all next week. If you could find the time to share your thoughts concerning school it would be very much appreciated. You will be able to access the link to the questionnaire from the school website.

What has happened in school this week:


Potter Class had an excellent day on Monday visiting the Blue Planet Aquarium. Exploring all aspects of ocean life, the children learning lots of new facts. They loved seeing the divers in the big tank and seeing the stingrays being fed, as well as taking part in a workshop. It was a pleasure to be in their company on Monday.

Our annual infant wedding as part of our RE curriculum was held this week at Frodsham Methodist Church led by Rev Andrew Emison. This year the class chose a Harry Potter theme so it was Harry marrying Ginny Weasley. The children wrote vows suitable for the characters including eating chocolate frogs for breakfast and in a Relationships lesson designed a class poem about "What is Love". They also selected the music and songs which included the bridal party leaving to Black Magic by Little Mix. We had a list minute change of bride so well done to M who stepped up due to the bride from the raffle being ill on the day. Many thanks to all adults who assisted and also dressed up for the occasions and the lunchtime staff for a special reception back at school. Lots of photos are on the website under the Events tab.

Our Wider Opportunities concert took place on Thursday afternoon, with all the children in Shakespeare Class sharing their musical talents. Having learnt a musical instrument all year, this concert allows them to perform as an orchestra to an appreciative audience. It is a real treat to hear them perform having heard them learning how to play their instruments all year. 

What has made me smile this week:

Transition days always make me smile every year, as we see current pupils visiting their new classes for two days and a chance for us to meet all our new reception children for September.

Headteacher Awards:

James B-H, James, Bella and Will (Dahl Class) for their superb maths reasoning skills when exploring acute, right and obtuse angles

Harrison (Shakespeare Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Abbi, Ruby P and Issy G (Shakespeare Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Issy G (Shakespeare Class) for her super art work in the style of Davis Hockney.

Tilly and Elizabeth (Tolkien and Shakespeare Classes) for their super 'The Plastic Problem' powerpoint.

Pearl (Carroll Class) for completing he reading bookmark.

Will, Eva C, Aiden C, Lucy, Ellioo M, Sam M and Oscar H for representing the school so superbly well at the Inter-Schools Peace Celebrations at Castle Park.

Molly (Dahl Class) for being recognised by Mrs Shaw (Midday Assistant) for her kind and caring nature.

Oisin (Shakespeare Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Oisin (Shakespeare Class) for his super piece of William Morris inspired artwork.

Presentation Awards:

Lucy and Katie (Tolkien Class) for their super 'Healthy Eating' fact files.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

 

Milne Class: Joey for growing in confidence and for being an amazing reader; Albie for his lovely manners and improvement in his concentration.

Potter Class: Kian for his enthusiasm and impressing the teachers with the progress in his writing. 

Dahl Class: Jack O for making such improvement in his handwriting and for being creative.

Lewis Class: Alfie R for impressing the teaching staff with his geography knowledge and his super work on symmetry in maths.

Sporting Achievements:

Following her success in the local Key Steps Gymnastics competition, Daisy took part in the district finals in Warrington this week. Although not place in a medal winning position, we are exceptionally proud of Daisy's performance in the final.

Following a year in the planning, the Inter-Schools Sports Day took place at Castle Part on Sunday 7th July, as part of the Peace celebrations. It was lovely to receive a certificate to ark our participation in this event and I send a huge thank you to the small squad of pupils who represented school at this event.

Happy Birthday:

In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Miss Kelly, Harry E, Aysha, Edie, James S, Shane, Oscar H, Alfie R, Edith and Rosa. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Milne Class visit Sea Life Centre, Manchester - Monday 15th July.

Dahl Class visit to Hob Hey Wood - Monday 15th July.

'Take 2' KS2 performances - Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July @ 6pm.

Rock Steady Concert - Wednesday 17th July @ 10am

Helsby High School Art workshop - 20 pupils from Shakespeare Class - Wednesday 17th July.

Thank You Afternoon Cream Tea - Friday 19th July @ 2.15pm.

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5th July 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

As we move into the final weeks of term, we still have many exciting events taking place. In addition to the events shared on the school calendar, we will be holding our bi-annual colour run in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice on Monday 22nd July. Further details will follow shortly.

What has happened in school this week:

Some musicians from Key Stage 2 took part in a music event at Helsby High School this week, along with children from other local schools. Their work during the day culminated in a concert in the evening to which parents attended. Mrs Anstice accompanied the children and said the concert was a true celebration of their musical abilities. Very well done - super proud!

Our wonderful musicians shared their talents at a musical recital on Wednesday evening to a very appreciative audience. Through the human voice, guitar playing and piano playing the children confidently shared their musical abilities. Very well done and a huge thank you to Stuart, Bev and Helen - our Music For Life teachers. 

Milne Class visited Frodsham Market with their pennies and letters to post on Thursday this week. Many purchased were made and enjoyed at the market or back at school. A letter may be arriving in the post - keep a look out Milne Class parents!

Oh my word just look what has happened in Potter Class this week. Mud was the order of the day at Forest School on Thursday with many mud faces being created. 

Mrs Anstice had some of our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils supporting her at an RE Conference at Helsby High School on Friday this week. Our pupils proved themselves to be wonderful RE ambassadors. Super proud of Daisy, Jess C, Katie, Harry, Millie, Autin, Oisin, Luke, Edith and Elizabeth. 

Miss Bedford and I had the privilege and pleasure to interview prospective pupil leadership team members following the submission of their application letters. The confidence of all the candidates interviewed as just outstanding. The parents of Edith, Oisin, Eva, Bethany, Olivia, Lois, Izzy A, Phoebe F and Elizabeth should be immensely proud of their son or daughter. It is with pleasure that I am able to announce that out pupil leadership team will comprise of Izzy A (Head Girl); Oisin  (Head Boy), with Phoebe F and Edith as their deputies. 

What has made me smile this week:

Seeing mud faces on Thursday afternoon made me smile lots!


Headteacher Awards:

Robyn (Milne Class) for her independent writing on lights.

Indy and Maddy (Tolkien Class) for their science work on micro-organisms.

Phoebe B (Shakespeare Class) for a beautifully presented piece of home learning which makes excellent use of space vocabulary.

Shane (Carroll Class) for his super reading.

Jess C (Tolkien Class) for being an excellent emergency mystery reader for Milne Class.

Freddie (Dahl Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Nancy (Tolkien Class) for her excellent science work on micro-organisms.

Henry (Milne Class) for super behaviour and helpfulness on the visit to Frodsham Market.


Our Celebration Assembly superstars:


Potter Class: Ethan for being a bundle of energy and wonderful work in forest school sessions.

Carroll Class: Layla for her perseverance and determination in maths and being amazing on the Llandudno residential.  
Dahl Class: Ben for being amazing in maths and excellence in rounders.  
Lewis Class: Alfie D for trying his best in al subjects and for being a brilliant artist.

Tolkien Class: Sian for growing in confidence and letting her personality shine through.

Mrs Anstice's choice: Sam (Lewis Class) for trying really hard in all school production rehearsals.

Sporting Achievements:

Our Year 3 football team played in the finals of the Liverpool Football Academy this week, having secured their place earlier on in the year. The squad - James, Ben, Zac C, Alfie, Aiden, Will, Freddie and Tom - played brilliantly demonstrating super effort, skills and attitudes. Well done guys and a super well done to Will who received recognition for the talent and attitude he showed. He received a Liverpool FC goodie bag - not particularly great for a Manchester United fan though but Will accepted the gift graciously!

A squad from Key Stage 2 took part in the annual FAVSP District Sports event at Kingsley Primary School. The squad eventually were placed in 5th position on the night. Super performances from all the children who took part. 

The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 528 points: red team (Coniston) second with 520 points; green team (Thirlmere) third with 510 points and yellow team (Grasmere) fourth with 335 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team.

Happy Birthday:

In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Mrs Levey, Sophie E, Pearl, George C, Thomas C, Harry C, Mia D, Jess E and Casper.  Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.


What we are looking forward to next week:

Potter Class visit to the Blue Planet Aquarium - Monday 8th July.

KS1 wedding - Frodsham Methodist Church - Wednesday 10th July.

Transition Days - Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July

Year 5 Wider Opportunities Concert - Thursday 12th July 

Annual school reports will be sent out - Friday 12th July 

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28th June 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

 What's in the news:

Congratulations to our school DotArt winner Rhys, who attended a presentation evening in Chester this week. His picture  is displayed in the old library gallery in Chester.

Our KS2 'FAVSP District Sports' event will now be taking place on Wednesday 3rd July at Kingsley Community Primary School following its postponement this week. We will be still entering a squad despite the event now clashing with a Music for Life concert here at school. Some of the children have had to decide which event to participate in.

As we move into the final weeks of the school year, please refer to the calendar of events on the school website as lots of events will be happening. 

What has happened in school this week:

 

 As you can see from the photographs, Carroll Class had a wonderful two day residential to Llandudno this wee. Accompanied by Miss Bedford, Mrs Brook, Mrs Deegan, Miss Barr, Mrs Lee, Mrs Devlin and Mr Burton, the children had an action packed two days travelling on the tram up the Great Orme; enjoying time on the beach and ice-creams on the pier; visiting a local farm and travelling on a tractor. A wonderful time was had by Carroll Class and I must send my thanks to all the adults who gave up their time so freely to support all the children in Carroll Class and ensured that they had a great time. Residential visits can only happen with adult support that goes beyond the hours of the school day.


What has made me smile this week:

An improvement in the weather has made me smile this week. When the children are able to access all the outdoor areas, it make lunchtime and breaktimes much more fun.

Headteacher Awards:

Sophie, Emily and Eva (Mile Class ) for their collaborative silly story writing skills.

Lila and Marcus (Lewis Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Dylan, Lewis and James (Tolkien Class) for their London front cover designs.

Ashton, Luke, Finn and Ethan (Shakespeare Class) for their model space buggy.

Mia B, Harry, Alfie R, Eloise and Imogen (Lewis Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Henry and Isaac (Milne Class) for their super teamwork in PE.

Charlotte (Dahl Class) for her maths work on telling the time.

Ryley (Dahl Class) for his excellent discussion text writing.

Tom (Tolkien Class) for super bowling in rounders.

Kimberley (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Liam (Lewis Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Alfie (Potter Class) for his 'Alfie's shower' story written independently at home.

Sophie E (Potter Class) for her super piece of writing on the things that she loves.

James B-H (Dahl Class) for his excellent guider reading contributions and his understanding of the text.

Mia W (Lewis Class) for her super piece if writing entitled 'My Place'.

Harry, Netti and Isabella (Tolkien Class) for their 'This is my London' poems.

Presentation Awards:

Kaiden (Tolkien Class) for his 'This is my London' writing.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Jack A for coming on in some many ways and trying really hard in letters and sounds.
Potter Class: Scarlett for being very kind hearted; loving forest school sessions and working really hard.
Dahl Class: Erin for being a great friend; for being polite and for super handwriting.  
Lewis Class: Ashton for his lovely manners; for impressing staff in PE lessons and trying hard in all subjects. 
Shakespeare Class: Daisy for being an all round superstar; a lovely friend and for growing in confidence.


The Winning House Team:


The winning house team for this week was yellow team (Grasmere) with 654 points: blue team (Penrith) second with 596 points; green team (Thirlmere) third with 572 points and red team (Coniston) fourth with 569 points. Congratulations to everyone in yellow team.

Happy Birthday:


In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Henry, Izzy A and Jess B. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Music for Life Concert - Helsby High School - Tuesday 2nd July (Musicians from KS2)

Music for Life Concert - Wednesday 3rd July - 6.30pm 

FAVSP District Sports - Kingsley Community Primary School - 6pm to 8pm.

Milne Class visit to Frodsham market - Thursday 4th July.

RE Pupil Conference - Helsby High School - Friday 5th July - 10 pupils from Year 5 and Year 6. 

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21st June 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

Following our annual PTA Summer Fair on the 14th June, it's looking the event raised approximately £1500 which is just wonderful. Thank you to all school families who came along to support the event but a huge thank you to those parents who helped organise the event and run stalls on the day. Every single penny raised by PTA events helps us enhance the opportunities afforded to all the children hre at Manor House. 

We welcomed Poppy to Potter Class this week. She has been made to feel most welcome by everyone in Potter Class.

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign and took place on 20th June 2019. The day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and family and do your bit to make our air cleaner and healthier for everyone.


Here at Frodsham Manor House school we worked with officers from the Council’s Regulatory Services to promote an important new air quality initiative to parents, teachers and pupils on Clean Air Day.
The new A Breath of Fresh Air campaign is focusing on the effects idling engines have on our environment. We are asking all drivers to switch off their engine when parked up outside the school to avoid contributing to unnecessary emissions. Vehicle emissions are the most significant source of air pollution in the borough and reducing idling is something we can all help to reduce.
Children are particularly vulnerable to the air pollution created by idling vehicles for several reasons: they breathe faster than adults, take in 50% more air per pound of body weight, and are simply closer to the ground and the exhaust pipes of vehicles.

Please could I ask all parents to switch off your engine whilst stationary during school drop off and pick up times to help us improve air quality and our local environment.

You can find out more about air quality levels in Cheshire West and what we’re doing to improve them by visiting the Low Emission Strategy pages on the Council website www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/lowemissionstrategy

 What has happened in school this week:

Having the pleasure of accompanying Tolkien Class to London for three days has dominated my school week. This annual residential - now in its 12th year - is always the highlight of the year for the Year 6s and for the staff who accompany them. The visit to our capital city is an action packed experience which sees the children: using the London underground system; undertaking an open top bus tour and a Thames River Cruise; travelling on the London Eye; visiting the Palaces of Westminster and participating in a democracy workshop; walking down the Mall and through Green Park; visiting Hamleys; watching a production of the musical Matilda; visiting St Paul's Cathedral and climbing to the top and finally undertaking a high speed boat trip up the Thames from the Embankment to Canary Wharf. In addition to these experiences the children also ate at Pizza Express and the Rain Forest Café.

The visit was just as excellent as it has always been, with the children showing themselves to be wonderful ambassadors for our school. They kept us busy, made us laugh and on the first night kept us awake! I know they all certainly enjoyed their time in London. It was a real pleasure to share this residential experience with them. I extend my thanks to the adults - Mrs Pye, Miss Hall, Mrs Allen, Miss Dodds and Mr Kilborn - for supporting and keeping the children safe for the full three days and thank their families for coping without them in their absence. A residential is always a huge commitment for staff and the professionalism of the London staff was just so evident to see. 

A wealth of talented children from Milne Class performed in the final talent afternoon of this school year and what an amazing afternoon it turned out to be. The confidence of four and five year olds to stand on the stage, in front of an audience of 250 adults and children, was just evident for all to see - no nerves in sight at all! Miss Kelly, along with Harrison and Jasmine, had the very difficult task of deciding on who were to be declared the winners of the talent show. In the end they decided on three runner's up acts - Luciana and Robyn (singers); Zac, Max and Hector (Singers) and Sophie, Abbie, Ella, Eva and Amelia (singers); with Isaac (performer)  declared as the winning act. Many congratulations to our winners but a massive well done to all the children who took part. Very proud indeed. 

 What has made me smile this week:

Being in London with Tolkien Class for three days this week brought many a smile to me face but so did Mile Class Talent Afternoon, as it was such a beautiful afternoon of pure entertainment from our youngest children in school. 


Headteacher Awards:

Noah F (Dahl Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Daisy T (Shakespeare Class) for her supper space story.

Vianne (Milne Class) for her excellent number digit writing.

Jack A (Milne Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Emily (Milne Class) for her excellent numbers work.

Liv (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Lois and Liv (Shakespeare Class) for their excellent collaboratively written space story.

Izzy and Elizabeth (Shakespeare Class) for their excellent collaboratively written space story.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Emily for becoming a lot more confident and completing her goals.
Potter Class: Max for always having a big smile on his face and impressing the staff with his ability to tell the time.
Carroll Class: Euan for gaining lots of confidence and working really hard since joining Carroll Class this term.
Dahl Class: Poppy for writing an excellent discussion text and trying really hard in maths. 
Lewis Class: Rosi for producing excellent work and being a great friend.  
Shakespeare Class: Alice for her improvement in literacy, particularly her spelling, and for being kind and funny.

Happy Birthday:

In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Mrs Lamb, Jasmine, Lucy B, Daisy B and Erin. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Carroll Class Llandudno residential - 25th and 26th June.

FAVSP District Sports - Tuesday 25th June.

EYFS to Year 1 Transition meeting - Thursday 27th June @ 2.30pm and 6pm.

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