Presented by Anne Douglas
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Crosthwaite Primary School are hosting a day of First Aid training for all pupils on Monday November 11th. At the end of the day, Kentdale, providers of the First Aid Training, will hold a free session for any interested adults linked to the school and also the local community. Anyone interested in attending should contact Mrs Pickering or Mr Jessop on 015395 68471, so that they can gauge numbers for the training and also ensure refreshments are provided.
The session for adults will start soon after school finishes and will last around an hour. It will also be attended by members of Lyth valley First Responders who are keen to speak to people that may want further advice or support and also that may be interested in supporting them in the future.
There was a busy Hall for the open meeting of Crosthwaite and Lyth WI’s recent open meeting, as a fascinating lecture was delivered by Dr Simon La Frenais. As a passionate devotee of Charles Darwin, listeners were enthralled by the story of the great scientist as he grew from childhood to old age becoming increasingly convinced of his theory of natural selection after comprehensive scientific study both on his 5 years away on The Beagle expedition and for the rest of his life at home. Delightful glimpses into his personal life, family story and illustrious, educated and wealthy antecedents reinforced the picture of a man prepared to apply detailed scientific factual research to his theory. This he did with unstinting objectivity, bravery and rigorous independent thought, irrespective of the mores of his time. His thinking and books have led to many scientific breakthroughs which continue to evolve over time.
A very good lecture, very well delivered.
Lyth Valley Discussion Group meet at The Gilpin Inn, Monday October 28th (7.30pm) the talk will be given on behalf of Bay Search and Rescue. New members always welcome.