Down Your Way: Langney and Shinewater

EASTBOURNE Borough FC play Staines Town at home on Saturday (February 25) in the Blue Square South. A win is greatly needed to pull away from the potential of relegation.

To cheer our loyal supporters up, Langney Sports has arranged a number of upcoming events at the club in Priory Lane.

On Saturday evening Dan hosts a TV and film quiz from 8pm. Next week (March 3) Did’s Quiz is taking place, again from 8pm. And, if you’re not entertained out, then on Saturday, March 10 from 7pm, it’s Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown Tribute Cabaret. Lovely...finally, have you heard of the Help for Heroes? A special sports quiz will be held on March 23 at 7pm if your brain hasn’t completely fizzled out by then. For more information on Eastbourne’s top football team or Langney Sports, visit www.ebfc.co.uk or call 766265.

CAUSEWAY School has been very busy and certainly deserve their half-term week off. Year 6 and 7 students from 18 schools took part in the annual Eastbourne Young Engineers Challenge hosted by St Bede’s Preparatory School and organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership. Elliott Stiles; Samantha Bennee; Shayla Cosham; and Jack Hayes represented Causeway.

The challenge was based around the BloodhoundSSC world land speed record attempt, scheduled for 2013. It was to produce a ‘rocket-powered’ car using a two-litre drinks bottle and a prototype braking system. A win wasn’t on the cards for the team this time but they worked very hard and did well.

The team thanks Mr Fowler and Mr Plumley, minibus drivers, and Miss Cavallin for her help and support on the day. If you would like your child to take part in the Year 8 Spanish residential trip at Causeway School, send the non-refundable deposit of £100 to Student Services by Friday, February 24.

In Year 7, they’re encouraging friendship and being helpful and kind to one another. If a member of staff sees a Year 7 student helping/being kind to another student, they will let Miss Holden know and the student will be presented with a Hand of Friendship Award in the next Year 7 assembly.

The first four recipients of this new award are: Nicholas Bowles Marsh, Jack Marshall, Amber Pryor, and Megan Roche. Keep it up guys and girls!

BISHOP Bell, based in Priory Road, has its own exciting news. Two pupils from the Church of England School have earned the chance to become writers of their own stories, which will be published in a book. Entitled Mini Sagas the publication will contain Hannah Kirby and Eden Venour’s work when copies will appear in libraries through the country at the end of April.

LASTLY this week, the Shinewater Neighbourhood Panel meeting has just taken place and your report from the latest event will be available in next week’s column.

STEVE HOPPER

Tel: 07799 262639

stevehopper@dvdpromotions.co.uk