Lots of events for parents during our Festival of Wellbeing

There will be lots going on during our Festival week for you and your friends. Please have a look at the list of events below.

Tickets for all events are available from Mrs Hunter at the Reception Desk.

Full details are in our online programme, click here to view.

WELLBEING BOOK SALE
We will be selling a good selection of Wellbeing books during the festival week. They will be available to look at in the Mildmay Room and you will be able to place an order for the books at the Reception Desk. All proceeds from the sale of these books will go to Michael Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Children.

MONDAY 5 MARCH – 8.30am for two weeks
COUCH TO 5K
‘Couch to 5k’ is aimed at those parents who find the idea of exercise a tough one and need the motivation to get going and start. It is a fantastic initiative and a programme designed ‘to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks’.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

Monday 9.50am to 10.50am – Front Hall
COFFEE WITH ARTIST, KATE LYNCH in aid of Farms for City Children
Join us for coffee before the Dance-a-thon. Local artist, Kate Lynch will do an art demonstration and there will be an opportunity to buy her beautifully illustrated books and have them signed. Kate has very generously agreed to give one third of the proceeds from the sale of her books to Michael Morpurgo’s charity, Farms for City Children.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

Monday 10.30am to 11.45am – Dance Studio
BABY MASSAGE CLASS with therapist, Lizzie Longhurst BA (Hons) DIP BSA FHT
Baby massage is a wonderful way to relax, bond and communicate with your baby and child. Many of the techniques support development and also could help with common conditions such as teething, colds, relaxation, soothing growing pains and generally letting go of the stimulus of the day. For babies from 4 weeks to before crawling.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk. Places limited. Booking essential.

Monday 11.00am to 11.10am – Fitzjames Courtyard
DANCE-A-THON in aid of YCAA (Yeovil Community Arts Association)
The whole school community will come together to enjoy dancing as one in a spirit of fun and togetherness. Dig out your dancing shoes and join us. Learn the dance by watching the video. The password is Timberlake.
This event is £1.00 per person. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk. You do not need to get tickets for pupils. Your children will be automatically included and will have £1.00 added to their school bill.

Monday 3.00pm to 3.45pm – Pre-Prep Front Hall
JULIA JENNINGS FROM SOUND THINKING – Helpful tips to ensure that your child is happy at school
This talk is for Pre-Prep and Lower School parents.
Julia’s experience and skills are based on 30 years of working with children and young people, not only as an Educational Psychologist but also as a teacher, teaching assistant and residential support worker.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

Monday 7.00pm to 8.00pm
BECOMING A* MUMS AND DADS PARENTING FORUM
Despite all the advice we can glean from media and manuals, parenting, is still the hardest job in the world. By the time you learn how to be a good parent, it’s too late and we are often wracked with doubt, guilt and confusion about every parenting decision we have ever had to take.
We have gathered together experts in their field with amazing advice to give to support anyone who wishes to engage in the immensely difficult, but inspiring, job of bringing up children. We hope to answer specific questions, solve common conundrums and share good practice in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

TUESDAY 6 MARCH
Tuesday 9.45am to 10.30am – Pre-Prep Front Hall
Squirrels Sing and Dance.
For pre-school children.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

Tuesday 10.30am to 12.00pm – Meet in the Pre-Prep Front Hall
Squirrels Forest School.
For pre-school children.
This event is free of charge.Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm
E-SMART FOR KIDS
We are acutely aware that the digital world that we inhabit, and that our children will inherit, is both enormously exciting and deeply perilous at the same time.
Through a lively presentation and discussion, we hope to explore some of the benefits and pitfalls of the internet, solve practical problems, dispel common myths and feel emboldened to go online with greater optimism and confidence.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH
Wednesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm
INTER-FAITH DEBATE
The purpose of this evening is to deepen our understanding of the importance of faith in people’s lives, whatever shape that faith may take. We hope to have a lively and positive discussion about the role faith plays, and can play, in our lives, and leave, hopefully, more tolerant, sensitive to other people’s needs and inspired to explore faith and religion further. There will be representatives from the following faiths on the panel: Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Druid, Buddhist, Bahá’í and Muslim.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

THURSDAY 8 MARCH
Thursday 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Dance Studio
CORE de FORCE EXERCISE
Core De Force is inspired by Mixed Martial Arts and works on the basis of a 3-minute round with a 30 second heart rate spike in the middle. From uppercuts, to jabs and roundhouse kicks, it really does provide you with a great all over body and cardio workout and, as the name suggests, a lot of it focusses on your Core! It is suitable for all fitness levels, is completely empowering and, most importantly, fun!
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk. Places limited. Booking essential.

Thursday 7.00pm to 8.00pm – Theatre
A CONCERT FOR WELLBEING in aid of the creation of our Garden of Wellbeing
This evening’s fundraising concert hopes to remind us of the wonderfully soothing and healing qualities of music and to encourage us to think of music as an integral part to our health and wellbeing.
Featuring Victoria Sayles, Stephen Marquiss, James Rippingale, Andrew Keenan and guest musicians. The concert is being held to raise money for the construction of our Garden of Wellbeing which will provide a calm, safe and beautiful environment for present and future adults and children of Hazlegrove.
This event is free of charge. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

FRIDAY 9 MARCH
Friday 1.30pm to 3.30pm – Theatre
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CLASS organised by the Friends of Hazlegrove
The class will cover: Adult & Paediatric Basic Life Support, resuscitation, choking, recovery position, use of the defibrillator and much more…
This event is £10.00. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk. Places limited. Booking essential.

Friday 5.00pm to 5.45pm – Theatre
CHILDREN’S CONCERT OF WELLBEING in aid of Music as Therapy
As our festival nears its end, we are delighted to offer a Friday afternoon concert where our children will display their virtuosity, enthusiasm for, and dedication to, musical endeavour.
This event is free of charge.  Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

Friday 7.00pm to 9.00pm – Theatre
FAMILY QUIZ NIGHTThe theme this year is “Happy Hats”
Join us for an evening of family fun. Teams of 8 with at least one adult on the team. Children from Year 3 to Year 8 are invited. Come wearing a “Happy Hat” of your own design and that you have had fun making. There will be prizes for the best hat and the winning team. Cash bar available.
This event is £10.00 per team and will include a snack. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

SATURDAY 10 MARCH
Saturday 8.30am – Cricket Pavilion
SPORT RELIEF FAMILY RUN in aid of Sport Relief
The whole Hazlegrove community will come together for our biennial Sport Relief run. We hope that the Saturday morning will enable parents, friends and family to join us and take part in this nationwide event. Meet at 8.30am by the cricket pavilion for a whole group warm up.
This event is £2.00 per person. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk. You do not need to get tickets for pupils from Year 3 to Year 8, they will be automatically be included and will have £2.00 added to their school bill.

Saturday 9.45am – 12.45pm
LOCAL PRODUCE FOOD FAYRE in aid of Farms for City Children
The food landscape in the UK has changed beyond all measure in the last 20 years, and yet rates of obesity and the preponderance of unhealthy lifestyles are of enormous concern to all of us. We believe passionately in eating local and seasonal food and encouraging our children to make positive food choices. In doing so we are delighted to offer a variety of local food producers to tickle your taste buds.
This event is free of charge. Please do have a look after the Sport Relief Run.

Saturday 7.00pm to 8.00pm plus book signing
OUR FESTIVAL PATRON AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER,
JOHN McCARTHY CBE in aid of Freedom from Torture
John McCarthy experienced an almost unbelievably difficult challenge when he was taken hostage in 1986. We are delighted to continue our association with this remarkable man: there can be few better able to give us a sense of perspective when things go wrong. It has always amazed us in his talks, media appearances and in the books he has written, how he has managed to approach all that has happened to him with humour, tolerance and deeply perceptive insight. There will be an opportunity to buy a book and have it signed by John McCarthy.
This event is £10.00, children free. Email to reserve tickets or call in at the main reception desk.

We hope to see you during the Festival week.

Full details are in our online programme, click here to view.


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