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Denton Village News Archive for July 2022

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Dentonbury Was Here

Congratulations and thanks must go to all those involved in putting on this year's great "Beer & Gin Festival" held at the Village Hall on Saturday. Members of the VH Management Committee deserve a special mention.

No official records were kept, but it is reported than more than 300 people attended in brilliant weather. The choice of both beers and gins was excellent though, of course, other beverages were available. The food options were also outstanding and the musical entertainment just wonderful.

Credit for the event's new, unofficial, title goes to Ken Ashton. Not quite as big as the Somerset version perhaps, but just as enjoyable.

Fun & Games at the Fete

This year's Church Fete, held at the Village Hall on July 9th, was a great success. Held in gorgeous sunshine, it featured something for everyone.

Lots of interesting stalls including a wonderful tombola, a raffle with interesting prizes and excellent food. Perhaps best of all there was an amazing range of games for people to demonstrate their skills - or perhaps their lack of them?

The pictures below, courtesy of Mark Richards, show just some of them. Oh, and by the way, the event raised over £1,100 for the Church in Denton.

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A Big Change at AwDPS

As reported recently in the EDP and in the July edition of the Parish News, Alburgh with Denton Church of England Primary School has joined the St Benet's Multi Academy Trust (MAT), part of the Diocese of Norwich.

The primary school becomes the ninth school to join the St Benet's MAT, which also has schools in Dickleburgh, Diss, Garboldisham, Long Stratton, Newton Flotman, Tacolneston and Morley.
Richard Cranmer, chief executive of the Trust said: “It is becoming very clear that every school, but particularly small rural schools, gain enormously from close working relationships with colleagues in other schools.
"This enables a collaborative approach to curriculum design and delivery and ultimately provides the very best learning experiences for the children."

Headteacher Hayley Sonnex told the EDP "Back in 2020 our governors made the decision to join because they could see that small schools such as ours were becoming more isolated and wanted to ensure the school was sustainable going forward."

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