East Devon AONB photo competition announced and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 March 2013

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East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is running a photographic competition entitled Focus on 50. read this and more.

SOCIAL NETWORK: An East Devon firm is launching a new social network aimed at schoolchildren aged seven to 14.

Paritor has developed Schooble in partnership with the Incorporated Society of Musicians. It can be used by teachers and pupils, as well as parents and those providing music services, and enables pupils to build up an “e-learning portfolio”.

The site will be officially launched on Wednesday, March 20, and can be seen at www.schooble.com.

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BIRTHDAY CONTESTS: East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is running a photographic competition entitled Focus on 50 – celebrating its milestone half-century.

There is also a writing competition for all ages called Life and Landscape to mark the AONB’s 50th birthday.

If you have a favourite place you would like to photograph or write about, now is your chance because there are some prizes up for grabs.

East Devon AONB is also challenging as many people as possible to walk the length of the East Devon Way during the year – either as one event or in bitesize chunks.

This 40-mile route passes through the heart of the AONB, from Exmouth to Lyme Regis, and those completing the walk will be awarded a 50th anniversary certificate.

For more information about the events, go to www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk.

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NO MORE BINGO: Woodbury village hall committee has reported the “sad end” of its bingo sessions, which had been running at the venue for more than 50 years.

The decision to call time on the sessions came after dwindling support made it “no longer viable” to continue.

The committee thanked everyone who had supported and organised the bingo over the years, saying it had made a “valuable financial contribution” to hall funds.

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