You may have noticed the building work at the Scout Hut on Benty Lane. This is the headquarters of the 36th Sheffield St John’s Ranmoor Scout Group.
The group is looking to upgrade and modernise the building in a series of phases to provide:
better toilet facilities
more space for all the different groups that use it.
This is a community asset that, as well as providing a home for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, is also made use of by various local groups including the Old School House Nursery; Art Classes; Computer Classes; Chairobics and Sensory Classes for Babies. It’s hoped that the upgrades to the building will allow even more groups to use it.
The group are trying to raise money to allow this work to be completed and among other things are running sponsored walks, family bingo evenings and running a buy a brick campaign.
They could really use your support – whether you are a former Beaver, Cub or Scout yourself or a parent of one of the past, current and future Scouting members or a friend of the Scouting movement.
Four new National Open College Network (NOCN) computer courses are starting next month in Crosspool. The topics for this term’s courses are:
Desk top publishing
Computers For Beginners
Internet and Emailing
Computers For Everyday Life – Absolute Beginners
More details are on the poster below, including the start and expected finish dates for each course.
Perhaps you have a friend or relative who would be interested in building their confidence on a computer? Anyone wishing to join any of these courses should contact Ian, Crosspool Forum, on 0114 335 1674 or email email@example.com.
A former British taekwondo champion and European bronze medallist and his wife are setting up a new taekwondo club in Crosspool.
Champions Taekwondo will take place 6–7pm every Thursday from 14 June at Benty Lane scout hut.
It is run by Scott and Joanne Graham, who are Crosspool residents with children in local schools. Joanne explained: “We offer a safe and friendly learning environment with the emphasis for children being on the fun aspect of learning, allowing them to progress without pressure.”
Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art, with a focus on kicking and self defence. Practitioners can expect to gain greater degrees of fitness, flexibility, concentration and confidence, which can be important for childrens’ development.
Adults and children, from beginners to advanced, are welcome. The first lesson is free then it is £4.50 per lesson afterwards.