Burrington School                                  www.burrington.eschools.co.uk                  Alison Waite Headteacher 
Holy Trinity Church             www.burrington-pc.org.uk/holytrinity-church/         John Dixon, Churchwarden This month we have said farewell to Nicholas and Ruth. We shall miss the enthusiasm and pastoral care as well, of course, as the great musical talents of them both. There was a well-attended last service where the parish presented them with a voucher for the opera at Covent Garden which we are sure they will enjoy together. Nicholas’ departure puts the united benefice into a transition period during which there is a great deal of talk and paperwork resulting in a united benefice profile and a picture of what talents we are looking for in the new appointee. Burrington has not been in with Wrington and Butcombe for any previous appointments, and I trust the three parishes can work well together and make a good appointment. Burrington PCC has met this month and decided on the outline of our contribution to the united benefice profile, and which of us will represent the parish in the appointment process. There is a good deal of extra responsibility to ensure the parish continues to function properly in the absence of a vicar. I am sure the archdeacon’s office will be helpful and we rely heavily on local retired clergy. There is also a big gap to fill in the organ playing now that Ruth has left. Wish us luck in the next few months! From the Altar Guild Holy Trinity Church, Altar Guild will be organising a Safari Supper in aid of church funds on Friday, 20 October. Further details at a later date but expressions of interest for when tickets are available please contact Mo Taylor (01761 462274) or Heather Lee (01761 462243).’
July is always a busy month at school as we prepare for our whole school production which this year is ‘Olivia’, a female version of Oliver. All the children take part and the older children have speaking roles. The school productions are always very successful and we are expecting the same this year. The production is held in the Burrington Parish Rooms and there are usually some tickets available for our afternoon performance although the evening performance is always a sell-out. One of the highlights of this month for the school is the Countryside day, organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society, when the children get chance to learn about many aspects of the countryside and farming. This has always been extremely well organised and very informative and the children have learnt a lot, whilst having fun. At the end of term, we will be saying a fond farewell to our Y6 pupils who are moving on to secondary school. The majority of the children will be going to Churchill Academy. All the children have enjoyed induction days at their new schools. The children who are going to Churchill Academy will have a familiar face, as Mr Mason who is a PE teacher at Churchill, also comes to teach PE at Burrington on a regular basis. It is always lovely to hear how our ‘old’ pupils are getting on at secondary school or at university or work. We have had lots of great feedback about last year’s Y6 who are doing particularly well at Churchill. If you are a previous pupil from Burrington, we would love to hear from you and if anyone would like to keep up with our news through our weekly newsletter then please email us at <burrington.pri@n-somerset.gov.uk> or the newsletter is always available on the front page of our website at <www.burrington.eschools.co.uk>