1. Competition in
2. Young Champions
3. Buy the book!
4. Small News
Dart Harbour Young Champions
Dart Harbour has announced the
winners of its prestigious Young Champion Awards 2011 in
three age categories today. The awards are designed to
encourage young people and children to engage with, and
start using, the river Dart.
After much deliberation, the judges decided that Diptford’s
project on the river, in which the children had done their
own research, produced computer presentations, written
music, choreographed dances and even made a wicker sculpture
representing the river, was the worthy winner of the Young
Champion Award 2011 in the Upper Primary age group. St
John's in Dartmouth came second and St John's Totnes were
In the Secondary age group Samantha Airzee of Dartmouth
Academy won for a piece of travel writing based around a
trip down the river. The judges were impressed by her clear
use of technical terms whilst also using her imagination to
paint a vivid picture of the river and its surrounding
environment. In the Post 16 age group Kingswear sailor
Henry Bomby won – for his various achievements of the last
year, sailing around Britain single-handed, sailing across
the Atlantic, and now becoming a professional sailor, taking
part in competitions. But the judges were inspired by
his constant returning to the river Dart, sailing on it, and
being the best kind of role model for young people of the
Diptford Head teacher Tony Callcut said: ‘The children
really engaged with the awards and were inspired to put in
huge amounts of work. We are all very proud of them,
and we all look forward to next year’s awards!’ Secondary
age group winner Samantha Airzee said: ‘I was delighted to
hear that I had won. It was a really interesting project and
it’s lovely to be recognised in this way for the work I put
in.’ Post 16 age group winner Henry Bomby said: ‘Dartmouth
has a great maritime history so to win this award from Dart
Harbour is a real honour.
As an incentive for schools to enter the 2012 competition,
Dart Harbour has teamed up with Greenway Ferries and the
Dartmouth Riverboat Company to offer free field trips on the
river Dart to any schools who would like to take part.
Contact Phil Scoble on by
clicking here if your school would like to take part.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Buy the book!
PR guru Phil Scoble reports:
Reflections of the South Hams is the new book from
photographer Nigel Evans and published by Dartmouth
publisher Richard Webb. It features a variety of scenes from
around the South Hams, showcasing the district’s most
This is the second book featuring the photographs by Nigel,
following on from 2008’s Reflections of Dartmouth. The
new book features Nigel’s trademark panoramic images, and
many photographs which show the stunning views which the
South Hams have in abundance.
Richard said: ‘Nigel’s book is about beauty,’. ‘We are so
pleased with it and how it looks. We are really hopeful that
the book will be as big a success as its predecessor and
will also help promote the South Hams.’ Nigel said: ‘It has
taken a lot of hard work to get this book to look so good.
It does justice to the views around the area I think, and
it’s just amazing to be publishing my second book!
Reflections of the South Hams is
available now from all good bookshops. As you can see
we attended the launch party, everyone who saw the book
queued up to buy it, you will too when you see it!
4. Small News
Townstal, Dartmouth will be taking part in a scheme that
rewards their community spirit with fun activities.
After a successful pilot project last year, they have a
Dreamscheme day on Wednesday, 10th August at Townstal
Community Hall at 10.00am.
Vicki Dunstone, Resident Involvement Manager for Tor
Homes said: “The children at the Townstal Youth Club are
really excited about this scheme. They will be potting
up planters to hand over to residents at Dartmouth’s
sheltered housing scheme at Holdsworth House and have
also come up with the generous idea of baking cakes.
They will be delivering their culinary efforts to the
residents of the sheltered housing scheme at Churchill
“As a reward for their hard work, the young people will
be taken to Bantham beach on Friday 12th August for
games, ice cream and fish ‘n’ chips.”
Don't forget to buy
your tickets the Inn Theatre Company's production of As
You Like It, Dartmouth Shakespeare Week's production
being held at Dartmouth Castle next week. This is
usually a 'sell-out' event so don't delay, get your
tickets from the TIC today!
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Jennifer Allen reports: Hello at
Dartmouth Town Council
I am a visitor from London, and knowing that you have spent
public money on public toilets, I would like to say how
impressed I was by the public toilets in the old market
place. They were not just clean but colourful and bright. I
was impressed by the whole town centre, the shops, the park
& ride, and the helpful people I met. It is important that
visitors have good facilities in order for them to be able
to come to the centre, spend time and importantly for you -
money. Thank you to whoever has contributed to a lovely town
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
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Andy Kyle, Phil