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I VISITED Severne Primary School in Acocks Green on Friday - what a great place and what a fantastic bunch of children!

I VISITED Severne Primary School in Acocks Green on Friday - what a great place and what a fantastic bunch of children!

I’d been invited there by Rob Meadow, one of the teachers, after three of the pupils had expressed an interest in setting up their own school newspaper - the Severne Star.

People moan a lot about children - it’s a constant theme in life like moaning about the weather or the traffic.

Yet these youngsters were as bright as buttons, fired with enthusiasm and chock full of ideas and it was a pleasure to have some input into their project.

Incidently, I took the plunge and cycled there. Severne Road where the school is located sounded a long way away but a quick check with Google Maps showed it to be only three-and-a-half miles from the office.

Three-and-a-half miles! That’s nothing on a pushbike and how pleasant it was spinning along Streetsbrook Road in the sunshine and over ‘the border’.

And there were other advantages; the school is easily missed doing 20mph down a suburban road but on the bike it was easy to spot and secondly, parking was a doddle, safely inside the school building.

So, with summer on its way and only the odd day of rain given these global warming times, give the bike a thought and have fun in the process.

 

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