Active August for school families

The Friends of Montgomery School were ‘Getting Active in August’ in order to raise funds for the school.

Nearly 40 children took part, together with their parents, beginning the month with an aim of walking the equivalent distance of around Wales – a target of 870 miles.

However, this target was smashed in no time, and the group accumulated an amazing 2474 miles – meaning they walked almost three times around Wales.

Steph Evans, husband Nigel and daughters Olivia and Daisy clocked up an amazing 617 miles as a family.

Steph said, “We’ve really enjoyed ‘Getting Active in August’.

“Lockdown has meant that the girls’ gymnastics and dance has stopped, so it’s been really good for them to have something else to focus on and to help them keep fit - all while raising much needed funds for the school.”

The Friends of Montgomery School have set up a GoFundMe page in order to gain sponsorship, and the money raised will be going to further enhance the IT equipment and enable additional outdoor learning.

Rachel Williams, chair of the group, said, “I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have sponsored the children and families, and also a massive well done to all that took part, in particular the children who have been out in all weathers to contribute to those miles - they are truly amazing children and we are extremely proud.”

Rangers learn about BLM cause

The 1st Montgomery Rangers have held their own ‘Black Lives Matter’ workshop on Zoom.

The girls learned about African-American history and took part in some very insightful and thought-provoking discussions.

They looked at the courtroom scene in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and then came right up to date with Clara Amfo, Radio 1 DJ, and her reaction to the death of George Floyd.

This term they are going to apply some of their learning to their unit’s Code of Conduct.

Classic car group visits museum

A GROUP of classic car enthusiasts headed to Montgomery in ‘father and son’ pairs last week and enjoyed a good stay and a specially arranged visit to the town’s spectacular Cloverlands Model Car Museum.

The group, led by investor and philanthropist Bill Holroyd CBE DL, had originally intended to take a trip to Ireland but changed their plans to visit this area instead, and now intend to return later in the autumn with their wives.

The group travel in a real mixture of classic cars, some of which are used for professional rallying, and their annual trips include various routes and fun activities.

During their trip to the Montgomery area, they had a day on which they had to dress in the year of their car’s manufacture – checking out of the Dragon Hotel in a spectacular array of costumes.

A further specially arranged group visit to Cloverlands took place in early September, with a group who had discovered the museum and its collections in The Lonely Planet guide to Wales.

Other private visits have been arranged, and these can be arranged up to October 31.

Contact Bruce Lawson on 01686 668004 to make arrangements or visit