School Allotment Visit

Grown by Steve Burroughs

Grown by Steve Burroughs

Pupils, teachers & parents from Elwick Primary School, visited Mr Burroughs and the Kids Club Allotment at Dalton. It was an educational visit that included many activities. The children saw over 20 types of fruit, veg, flowers and herbs that are currently growing.

Pupils Activities included:

Teachers lesson, about the functions of items on our allotment – eg the shed, tools, water butt, compost bins, scarecrow, manure.

Sketching produce.

Bug hunting.


Harvesting- sweetcorn, carrots, potatoes, onions, apples, cabbage, parsley, pumpkins, dahlias, etc.


The children took the produce they had harvested with them, for their school projects. Each child was given a parsley plant. The gourds were extremely popular – as neither kids or adults had seen any before!

I would like to thank Lois and Steve for their hard work in organizing this. The school wants to continue working with the kids club. Steve has offered to give surplus plants/plugs he has produced to the school for their planned allotment. They used the produce for cookery and displays. Future visits were decided for next year, also visits from Hart Primary School were discussed.



November Events


Wynyard Planetarium

Friday 7th November at 7:30pm, £5 adult/£3 child

Explore the splendours of the Universe. Find out what stars and planets are in the Sky this month. Phone planetarium 01740 630544 (for bookings).

Daffodil Planting at Dalton

Sunday 9th November at 10am.

Parish Council have 50kg of daffodil bulbs to plant around the village. Volunteers are welcome. Meet at village green near College Close entrance or contact the clerk to suggest areas for planting.

Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 13th November 7:30pm

New Computer Club

WI Hall Elwick

Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm membership is open to anyone in Elwick or Dalton Parishes. Costs £1.50 a session.

Spotted Cow Pub

Thursdays 9:00pm General Knowledge Quiz + Play your cards right

Coming soon Tuesdays – Knockout Pool Competition

Coming soon Fridays – Karaoke – Cash prizes for best singers

13th and 20th December – Breakfast with Santa

Elwick WI Hall Activities

Womens Institute – 1st Monday of the month 7-9:30pm.

Painting Class – Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.

Young Farmers Club – Tuesdays fortnightly 7:30pm.

Computer Class – Tuesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Craft morning – Wednesdays 10am-noon.

Whist – Wednesdays 7pm.

For Hall bookings please ring Mrs Sylvia Jobson: tel 01429 275340 or mob 07503 332927