Dorset One World Festival

Dorset One World Festival – Saturday 1st August 2015 – 11-6pm – FREE – Borough Gardens, Dorchester

Free family friendly community festival celebrating diversity of cultures in Dorset through world music, dance, food and activities. The kids and youth area has been expanded this year with sports and crafts activities, bouncy castle from the Action Van, Rainbow Arts and Bearcat Collective with crafts and activities.

The programme of live music, dance and cultural activities spans the globe including Ukraine, China, Africa, India, Latvia and Ukraine. Workshops include African and Polish Dance, introduction to Traditional Indian music and Chinese crafts. The headline band – Dubheart from Bournemouth who recently won the award for the best reggae band in Europe.

You can enjoy a wide selection of cuisines from the Global Food Village whilst soaking up the cultural sights and sounds in the lovely setting of the Borough Gardens, Dorchester.

A free community event that has something to appeal to all ages and cultures.


Nepali Arts Project Exhibition marking 200 years of friendship between Britain and Nepal.  On show will be tapestry, collage, painting and photography by Design and Creative Arts Students at Bournemouth & Poole College. The Students have been granted honorary citizenship of Nepal as a token of thanks for creating an art exhibition to mark the occasion.

Chinese Celebrity Master Chef Andy Chu will host the popular ‘cook off competition’ and also demonstrate Chinese cooking techniques. Global Food Village – expanded from last year.

Tug of War Competition – Ghurkas compete with local teams

Dubheart, voted best reggae band in Europe 2013 hailing from Bournemouth will headline.

The programme and timetable of activities – available from Dorset Tourist Information Centre shortly –

on this website or on Facebook

Pudsey Day – 14th November

The PTA thought it would be a good idea to support Children in Need this year on Friday 14th November. The children’s charity has supported children’s projects in the UK since 1980 and has raised over £650 million.

There is no pressure to do so and no pressure about how much you want to donate. If your child can dress up in a ‘spotty’ way we are asking for donations from anyone who does want to dress up and support the cause.

Sorry for the late notice but we’re sure you can all dig out something spotty at home if you want to join in!

Thank-you for your support and we’ll look forward to seeing your spots!!

Kind Regards

Catherine Starmer-Howes (PTA secretary)

Moving In!

The new school will be formally handed over to us on Friday 22nd August 2014. Moving in will take place on Thursday and Friday 28th & 29th August. Term officially starts on 1st September, but we have three moving/organizing INSET days so children should return to school on Thursday 4th September.

These are exciting times and we very much look forward to welcoming all of you to our brand new school!