Category Archives: Cycling, Gardening & Holiday Activities

The Gardening Club Returns 2016/17

Thank you to all the eager young gardeners signing up for gardening club again this year. Again we’ve been overwhelmed with interest so its been necessary to organise 4 groups throughout the year again to keep our groups to a safe number for these very practical sessions.

Gardening Team 1 – Term 2

Tuesday 8th November, 15th November, 22nd November, 29th November & 6th December at 3.15-4.15pm

Gardening Team 2 – Term 4

Tuesday 28th February (not the 14th as previously stated), 7th March, 14th March, 21st March & 28th March at 3.15-4.15pm

Gardening Team 3 – Term 5

Tuesday 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May & 23rd May at 3.15-4.15pm

Gardening Team 4 – Term 6

Tuesday 13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July & 11th July at 3.15-4.15pm

Children should bring outdoors clothing and strong shoes or wellingtons in a named bag.  Please note that the club will not be cancelled in wet weather as indoors Eco-schools activities will be organised.  Children will be released from 5CP (the classroom facing the garden at the back of the school).

It is the plan to welcome all club members and their families to our annual Garden Feast on Tuesday 18th July (3.15-4.15pm)  to celebrate the gardening year and all our hard work!

Please note this club is free but donations of spare plants, cuttings and seeds are always appreciated to help develop our school grounds.


Thank you for all those donating and buying our nearly new uniform – funds our flowers!

Summer Cycling

If you’re feeling inspired by the amazing Olympians on TV and the international cyclists at the Aviva Women’s tour that recently raced through Northamptonshire and would like to improve your fitness and off-road cycling skills then the Kettering Cyclones have a lot of sporty fun planned for the summer holidays.

For more information of the British Cycling Grasshopper sessons, Welland Valley Rockingham Speedway Racing and Cyclone’s training events follow the link for the Kettering Cycling Club Calendar below.


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Family Gardening Date – Easter Holidays

Many thanks to all those replying back with your generous offers of help.  I have surveyed your available days and the most requested day was THURSDAY 7th April  (suiting 71% of you).  Huge apologies to those who cannot manage that day.  We only have one day to spare for this task I’m afraid.

The jobs involved include transplanting sunflower seedlings, weeding plots, sowing BEE friendly seeds for Our Friends Of The Earth ‘Bee Friendly’ Campaign, planting up the pots at the front of the school, cleaning the bird baths and most importantly taking out the large raised circular bed in the small garden to make way for our Key hole African Garden which will be installed by our Year 5 children next term.

The family gardening event will run throughout the day from 9.00am until 4.00pm as flexible drop-in/drop-out event!  You can give as little or as much time as you can spare, it will all be greatly appreciated.

Drinks and biscuits will be provided only so please bring a packed lunch with you if you plan to stay over lunch time.  Please note that children must under the supervision of a accompanying responsible adult at all times.

We are looking forward to a sunny productive day!




Love Cycling?

cycling use3Whether you’re very competitive and love to race or an absolute beginner who has just manged to pedal then Kettering Cyclones Youth Cycling Club has something for you!

We have an action packed timetable just posted up on our club calendar with something for everyone. All our events are delivered by British Cycling qualified coaches on traffic free sites.  We are a quality assured Sports Mark club affiliated to the British Cycling Go-Ride Scheme.

Our training nights are on Monday from 7.00-8.00pm (delivered under floodlights in the winter) and alternate weekly between Kettering Buccleuch Academy and Rothwell Recreational Ground throughout the whole year.

For more details see our webpage and club calendar (above) for full details of our local Go-Ride races (4 rounds) which will be held at beautiful venues around the county.  This year we also look forward to our mid-week Go-Ride races which will be held at Rockingham Speedway (3 rounds).

For more details of The Cyclones see