PERINS School in Alresford continues to be a good school, according to Ofsted inspectors.
In their latest report, after an inspection in November 2022 they say: “Perins School is a warm and inclusive school where every pupil strives to fulfil the school motto of ‘Excellence in Everything’. Pupils value the extensive range of leadership, sports and creative opportunities that develop their interests and talents. This includes musical projects with refugee camps in Beirut or working with ex-pupils in staging the impressive west-end style performances of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
“Pupils feel safe in school because they know that staff really care about them. Staff help pupils to take responsibility for their own actions and choices. Pupils are encouraged to resolve conflicts and see problems from another perspective. They learn to keep themselves safe and take care of their mental health. In ‘Life Skills’ lessons, pupils learn ‘7 behaviours of highly effective teenagers’. For example, they learn how to be proactive learners that welcome learning when they make a mistake.”

THE Alresford Mens Shed is holding a fund-raising sale for a new base.
The shed, established in 2017, is looking for a more permanent home, as their current home is likely to be demolished this year as part of redevelopment in The Dean.
Whilst they have accrued an amount of money towards a new build, further funds are needed.
A surplus stock sale will take place on Saturday March 11 between 10am and 4pm.
Organisers are urging early attendance to avoid disappointment.
Payments by cash or cheque only. Items for sale include: small furniture items, garden tools, motoring accessories, picture frames, bicycles, bar-b-q caddys, cookery books, lighting and old tools/extension leads.
The Men’s Shed movement originated in Australia and aims to encourage older men out of their homes and to socialise and maintain a friendship network for the good of their mental and physical health.

THE town council in Alresford is to spend money on upgrading its timber trail.
The council minutes state that the annual play inspections conducted across Council playgrounds in 2021 and 2022, identified that the timber trail at Arlebury Park playground is a ‘moderate risk’ due to rot throughout the trail.
A council sub-committee reviewed quotes and designs from three playground companies for replacing the timber trail with similar pieces of equipment.
The committee resolves to recommend to council that PlaySafe playgrounds is selected to provide a timber trail at Arlebury Park playground at a cost of up to £8,529, and that their two designs are put out to consultation for the public to select their preferred option.

ALRESFORD civic chiefs have bought a thermal imaging camera to help residents identify heat loss in their homes.
The aim is that the camera will help residents reduce their carbon emissions and winter fuel bills.
The council has donated the camera to New Leaf Alresford, who will administer the free loan scheme.
The camera will show heat loss and encourage ways to tackle it such as insulation, draught excluders, radiator reflectors, thermal curtains, double or triple glazing.
The organisers hope people will share their images including ‘before and after’ shots.

ADVANCE notice of the return of one of Alresford’s annual events.
The Rotary 10k race will be held on June 18, starting from Arlebury Park and heading down West Street and Broad Street, taking in the surrounding countryside before finishing back at Arlebury Park.
There will be a children’s fun run for those aged up to 11 years old before the start of the 10K race. Money raised from the fun runs will go to Sun Hill Junior School.

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The patch stretches from the Candovers to Kilmeston and Tichborne to West Meon.