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Community award for BMX star Josh

BVC student Josh Izzard's dedication to BMX racing has been recognised at a community awards ceremony. Josh was presented with the Vince Paige Sporting Achievement Award, dedicated to Vince Paige, founder of the Letchworth Garden City Eagles FC, who passed away last year. Josh has been BMX racing for the last few years and has been selected to take part in the Regional School of Racing, with the potential to lead to future selection of the Great Britain Cycling Team and ultimately to the Olympics and World Championships. He was nominated by by the Chairman of Royston Rockets BMX Club who said that Josh is always willing to help new club members feel included and attends all coaching sessions. The Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards were held at a celebratory reception at Wymondley Priory Barns on Friday 2 February 2018. The awards celebrate people in North Hertfordshire who volunteer and ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference in their local community. Organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), the winners were nominated by members of the public and chosen by the judging panel, which comprised of Cllr Alan Millard, NHDC’s Chairman, Nick Gill, Editor at The Comet, Jack Wells and Steven Roberts of Willmott Dixon, Anne Taylor from North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, and Claire Morgan from the Communities Team at NHDC. Each winner was presented with an engraved glass trophy, bouquet of flowers and gift vouchers to acknowledge their volunteering achievements. Cllr Alan Millard, NHDC’s Chairman said: "We are delighted that the hard…

Artist mum donates book to BVC library

Parent and artist Beth Lievesley dropped into Bassingbourn Village College with a late Christmas present for the Library – a copy of the Cambridge Art Book. The book is jam-packed full of art showing Cambridge through the eyes of its artists and features one of Beth’s intricate collages of Trinity College. As a collage artist, Beth specialises in creating unique pictures of buildings and landscapes. Before she produces each piece in her Ashwell home studio, Beth spends a period of time researching the subject to discover interesting information that is unique to the image. She then sources a variety of collage materials to use in the artwork that reflects her findings - these can be old maps, dates, stamps, song sheets, historical text & other paper ephemera to make artwork that draws the viewer in and immerses them in both the history and beauty of the image. Mum to Yr 10 student Archie, Beth said: ”I hope the BVC students enjoy and are inspired by the Cambridge Art Book – it contains a eclectic mix of artwork, showcasing a broad range of contemporary styles of art based on our local city. “My handcut paper collage is of the Wren Library in Trinity College which was completed in 1695 to the design of Sir Christopher Wren. Among the special collections housed in the building are medieval manuscripts, early editions of Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton’s Principa Mathmatica and AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh manuscripts. “Both Newton and Milne were students at Trinity and my collage contains pages…

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