Friday 17th July
Year Six entertained us with a fabulous Leavers Assembly before heading out into the playground for the traditional shirt signing. We wish them all the very best and thank them for all their special contributions to school over the years. Happy Holiday to everyone.
Tuesday 14th July
We celebrated the end of the year and the end of an era as the final Achievement Certificates were awarded and we said a very special goodbye and Happy Retirement to our longest serving member of staff. Congratulation to everyone.
Friday 10th July
Headteacher Award assembly came around quickly this week with many of the children today being recognised for their role in The Lion King while others were congratulated for writing, kindness, courage and participation. Congratulations to them all.
Thursday 9th July
A wonderful treat for our youngest children who were mesmerised by the singing, dancing and costumes that all came together to tell the story of The Lion King. It was a fantastic dress rehearsal for the two shows tomorrow.
Wednesday 8th July
While the rest of the school enjoyed a move to their new class, and for many a new room, Year Six spent the morning with Mrs Bennison at Lady Hawkins for the first of two gym sessions. They were amazing.
Monday 6th July
A really lovely start to the week looking at our new value for the month - Courage - and celebrating the many wonderful things the children have achieved over the past week. It is harder and harder to select the children as they are all working so well together with great success.
Tuesday 30th June
There were some very special visitors in school this morning. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 1/2 were all so excited to meet a 5 week old kitten called 'Shadow' and five 2 week old ducklings. The children loved stroking and holding the animals, and learnt a lot about what it takes to look after them. We would all like to say a big 'Thank you' to Mr and Mrs Davies for bringing them in to meet us all!!
Tuesday 30th June
The children joined in sending Jon on his way as he began the next stage of his 5,000 mile charity motorbike ride around the UK mainland coast. We talked in assembly about Jon, a cancer sufferer, and the children held a special silver coin to think about the effects of cancer and how this bit of silver could help change peoples lives. Jon arrived in the playground accompanied by supporters on their quad bikes where the children chatted to him, filled his helmet with silver coins and wished him a successful journey. It was a noisy send off but a great one.
Friday 26th June 2015
We have had such a busy but productive week in school and finished the week with our 'Headteacher stickers' assembly. This week we said "well done" to children for a variety of reasons including amazing writing, wonderful spelling, demonstrating superb friendship and showing enthusiasm for learning! This week was a little different to normal as we also thanked and celebrated with our 3 student teachers from Worcester University. Miss O'Brien, Miss Smith and Mr Morgan are coming towards the end of their time with us and we all wanted to show how much we appreciate their hard work and commitment to our school.
Saturday 20th June
A great afternoon of football with pupils, staff and Mums coming together to have fun while remembering the importance of football during WW1, both for the soldiers and the women 'Munitionettes' who kept the sport going while the men fought. A super event that brought the two school communities of Lady Hawkins and Kington Primary together to commemorate.
Friday 19th June
We had sunshine, showers, mist and midges! but a fantastic time was had by all. The children challenged themselves, supported each other and were amazed at what they could achieve. They were a real credit to themselves and the school. A brilliant Red Ridge Residential. More picture soon in the Gallery section.
Thursday 18th June
A big congratulations to the receivers of this weeks Head Teacher Sticker. They have all been working hard as good role models, fantastic writers and mathematicians.
Tuesday 16th June
Our Summer Fair Fun Run winners received their medals and certificates today. The three boys crossed the line together and completed most of the race neck and neck so well done to our three KS2 winners and our KS1 winner.
Tuesday 9th June
Despite a chilly wind we had a really successful Sports Day with the children from Nursery all the way to Year Six taking part.They ran, jumped, threw, bounced and cheered. We were delighted to see so many parents and friends there to support and congratulate the winners of the individual class sports medals and Victix Ludorum Year Six girls accolade. The KS1 House Cup and the KS2 Shield were both won by Scotland but everyone was really amazing.
Friday 5th June
What a fantastic 60's day with the children and the staff dressing up, exploring aspect of the era and ending the day with a fun run and the annual School Fair. Great fun was had by all and it was super to see parents running with their children. Mr Perkins was able to celebrate his birthday alongside the children chosen for Headteacher Awards. We ended assembly singing and dancing to Hippy Hippy Shake.
Monday 1st June
It was lovely to welcome all the children back for the start of this half term and a real treat to start the day with Achievement Assembly celebrating all the wonderful things the children have impressed us with over the past few weeks. Congratulations to them all.
Friday 22nd May
Enrichment Day completed a really successful Spring half term. Children gardened in the refurbished pond area, created animated films, made posters of our value Respect, looked at colour and shape and the work of Matisse and visited Elan Valley. What a super day. Happy Half Term holiday everyone.
Thursday 21st May
Almost the entire school went to Hay Festival for a fantastic day meeting authors, discovering the work behind a finished book and having a super picnic in the sunshine. A great day.
Monday 18th May
Emma joined us from Kington Festival Committee to announce the Festival Princess' and Prince 2015. There was tension in assembly as the names were drawn and excitement when the flowers and tiara were presented to the lucky children. We also have a reserve Prince and Princess just in case. Thank you to all of Year Six who put themselves forward.
Tuesday 19th May
We welcomed a number of schools to take part in our annual Mitchell Hamer football and netball competition. This year was extra special, as it marks the centenary year of WW1 which claimed the life of Albert Henry (Bertie) Hamer. The football competition is in his memory with the cup first being presented by his sister in 1921. Everybody played really well, through the sunshine and the showers, and in great spirit. A great morning of sport. More photos can be seen in the gallery.
Friday 15th May
Headteacher Sticker time comes around so quickly and today all of the pupils in Year Six were rewarded for the effort and thought they had put into their SAT's. A big group of amazing children from across the school filled the front of the hall.
Friday 1st May
The new month and our new Value, Caring, started well this morning with a super group of children being awarded the Headteacher Stickers for the week. In our weekly lunchtime lottery Year Six did really well again with two of the three break time games going to them for the second week. Congratulations.
Thursday 30th April
Year 3 shared in assembly today what they have learnt about being safe pedestrians. The children have spent 3 sessions learning how to keep safe through a Herefordshire Council scheme. Everyone did brilliantly and shared some excellent advice with the whole school. Thank you again to all the parent helpers who volunteered to support them.
Monday April 27th
Headteacher Stickers seemed to come around really quickly and lots of the children were awarded them for amazing writing. They are all so proud of their work and love to share it with both their own class and other adults and children around school. Well done to them all.
Tuesday April 21st
We had sunshine and smiles today from the children receiving their Headteacher Awards. Some of them were so surprised and others excited because, as our youngest children, it was the first one they had ever had.
Friday April 17th
We have had a lovely start to the new term with the children settling back into school so well and enjoying the glorious weather. Lady Hawkins' invited us to the dress rehearsal of their Gym and Dance display which the children loved and were very impressed. Back in school some of the children helped the staff with their Paediatric First Aid training. They were great patients.
Friday 27th March
We had a lovely end to the Spring Term with children receiving their Achievement Certificated for so many fantastic things, we are so proud of them. Our amazing swimmers also received their badges. The Easter raffle was drawn with children from across the school winning prizes. Thank you for supporting us, we raised £150. We were also able to tell the children that we reached our £400 target for Comic Relief thanks to you all. The children are looking forward to a happy, safe and fun holiday and we will look forward to seeing them all back on Monday 13th April.
Tuesday 24th March
Our Easter Raffle is all ready for the tickets to go on sale. Lots of lovely prizes with the lamb being a firm favourite. Please support Friends of Kington Primary School and either buy a ticket at the school office or send money into school. Year Five will be selling tickets during the day. The draw will be on Friday. Thank you for your support.
Friday March 20th
Some of our children headed off, with their families, to Madley Environmental Centre to watch the Eclipse while back at school we used pin-hole technology and gadgets to view this amazing event safely. The cold and the dark gave us lots to talk about and ponder on. A special day for our Headteacher Award Winners to receive their stickers. We even had our wonderful singers at Lady Hawkins' taking part in the Herefordshire Spring Sing. They are all brilliant.
Thursday 19th March
Year 1 and 2 are all safely back from a wonderful day at St Fagans Museum. They were all so excited to see for themselves all of the houses they have been learning about in history. And the sun shone all day for us!! More photo's to follow on class pages.
Thursday 19th March
In preparation for the exciting solar eclipse tomorrow, you may want to read and watch the videos within this Newsround article. Where ever and however you enjoy this magical and memorable event, please do so carefully and safely. Thank you.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31941583 - Newsround Article.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02m1xgv - Stargazing Live link.
Wednesday 18th March
We helped organise a super maths Puzzle Day involving eight schools from across Herefordshire. Four children from each school came together to discover the power of numbers. It was fantastic to share knowledge and work together solving the puzzles.
Friday 13th March
Its lovely when two things come together and we can celebrate Headteacher Stickers and raise money for Comic Relief. We congratulated the children and also reflected on why we were all wearing red today. We finished assembly with a very catchy song and made lots of fantastic funny faces. We are hoping to have raised nearly £400.
Thursday 12th March
After all the preparation and planning the children in year Five totally transformed the school hall and treated their friends and families to a delicious three course Mexican meal. They greeted their guests, ran the cloakroom and the soft drinks bar. They took orders, served, cleared tables and washed up. Chef Ian and Chef Henry were very impressed with them all and everyone had a really lovely evening. The 'flashdance' was another great surprise.
Wednesday 11th March
We all just love it when Enrichment Day comes around. The children are brilliant working in mixed age groups and learning so much from each other. Yoga, team building in preparation for the boat challenge on the river, animation, gardening and art are already well under way with more to come. Keep an eye on the slide show.
Monday 9th March
This year instead of Chef Ian coming to us we went to him to prepare for this years Pop Up Restaurant. The theme this year is Mexican so the Year Five pupils practiced their chocolate and chilli pie and salsa using a very professional kitchen with all its gadgets. Our trainee waiter and waitresses laid the tables in the restaurant and are ready to turn our hall into our very own Mexican Restaurant on Thursday. What a great experience.
Friday 6th March
It is getting harder and harder for the staff to choose the Headteacher Sticker awards as the children are all working so well and contributing to the school in such a positive way. We hope that every child will receive at least one during their time with us. Here are the last couple of weeks recipients.
Thursday 5th March
What a fantastic World Book Day. The children and staff looked amazing dressed as their favourite character and they really enjoyed sharing their books with their Buddy classes, speed reading and lots of other activities. More photographs will be found later on class pages.
Sunday March 1st
Just as our hockey team arrived at Leominster ready for the Herefordshire County U11 hockey tournament the skies opened and we ran for cover. The dug-outs even took flight in the wind. Despite this we played some of the planned games, performing brilliantly as a team and being the only state school represented. We are very proud of them all.
Wednesday 25th February
Sustainability and being environmentally friendly were the theme of assembly today as the Eco Committee proudly showed us the Green Flag and certificate we have been awarded in recognition of all their hard work and the commitment from everyone in school. We are now officially an International Eco-School. Its fantastic and just need to find a flag pole to fly our flag from.
Tuesday 24th February
We need your help please.
Year 4's Kington Library Questionnaire
Year 4 children have designed a questionnaire to collect data to analyse as part of their Computing curriculum.
Our task is to analyse and present data using a range of technology of our choice.
Our questionnaire is about the potential closure of the library in Kington. We would appreciate it if as many people as possible could spend approximately 5 minutes to complete our questionnaire. Please can you complete it by Monday 2nd March?
You can click or scan the QR code below.
Friday 13th February
Even our youngest children sat for an hour celebrating and congratulating our Achievement Awards. From literacy and numeracy to enthusiasm and determination we were impressed with them all. It was also an opportunity to congratulate the 44 runners who took part in the Lucton Cross Country Competition yesterday. They returned muddy but very happy. The children in Reception returned to class to make pancakes and after selecting their favourite toppings enjoyed eating them. Delicious was the verdict.
Wednesday 11th February
We are so proud to have qualified for the hockey, netball and athletics at the Herefordshire Winter Games and to have taken our athletes to compete at The Academy. Although we did not come home with medals and trophies we came away having given our all and achieving such a lot. Semi final placing were amazing. Congratulations to them all. We were lucky to be able to chat with the guest of honour for the day Jack Rutter who following an assault as a teenager suffered major brain damage but returned to his passion for football and is now the Captain of the England Cerebal Palsy CP squad. He has his sights on leading out the GB team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. He was such an inspiration.
Tuesday 10th February
We were delighted to welcome over 40 visitors to our Open Morning. They commented on the calm and productive atmosphere across the school and how well the children engaged and enjoyed their learning. They were pleased to be able to visit all the classes, talk to the children and staff and meet the governors. The children often did not realise that there were visitors in the class as they were so busy. Our School Ambassadors were excellent guides and a great source of information. We were so pleased to be able to share our lovely school with you today.
Thursday 5th February
Mrs Phillips was greeted with much excitement when she visited YearTwo today. They were writing about the Enrichment activities they had enjoyed yesterday; remembering to use connectives, paragraphs and time words. In very little time we had fantastic recounts to read. The class then surprised the school in assembly with their films about the work they have been doing. We were even allowed to see the very funny ‘out takes’. Playtime saw them exploring, chatting and drawing before their maths session - singing times tables and learning to multiply. They love showing what they know to each other and the adults and challenging themselves to do even better.
Tuesday 3rd January
This morning some of the children taught us how to say hello in lots of different languages. We learnt a super song too.
Monday 3rd January
Our SMSC week began with Georgie's amazing yoga sessions. Some of the children asked what SMSC meant and we hope that by the end of the week they will know. Simplicity and Thoughtfulness are our values for February and March and we are incorporating them into a simple but thoughtful week.
Friday 30th January
We finished the week with Year Six competing in the Lady Hawkins' Young Apprentice Team Challenge. They had to make, market and present a drink that would be use by the players during the Rugby World Cup. The ingredients were carefully considered as was the packaging and videos made to advertise their brand. Parents listened to each group present their product before tasting and voting for a winner. Pembridge were placed first with us coming a fantastic second with team Fruity Rok. They were all brilliant.
Back at school the Year Five pupils took on the role of House Captains and we celebrated Headteacher Stickers and congratulated the new Maths Ambassadors.
Wednesday 28th January
It was back to the Stone Age for Mrs Phillips when she joined Year Three. The children shared their models and fantastic letters to Ug asking him lots of questions about his life. They were looking at the qualities of a good letter and developing their questions in order to find out even more about the Stone Age. They supported each other both in discussions and in marking each others work. Almost all of them were keen to show their writing to the whole class and really happy to be given advice about how it could be even better. They enjoyed joining in with Joe and Sid the puppet during assembly and managed to dodge the rain for a bit of football at break time. Dividing with remainders saw them really challenged but amazed at what they could do. A great morning.
Tuesday 17th January
Mrs Phillips visited the Nursery for the morning to be part of the learning of our youngest children. From the moment the parents brought them in and helped them settle to their first activity to going home proudly holding their collage, painting and gingerbread men it was a super time. Everyone was busy cooking and creating, reading and writing, exploring and playing. Sometimes the children worked independently and sometimes with an adult. They listened to music while they had their snack, with a special treat today - a gingerbread man they had made yesterday. What a lot they do and achieve in just a morning.
Friday 23rd January
After a week of visitors into school and visits out it was a difficult decision as to who should receive the Headteacher Stickers in assembly today. We had a fantastic day on Monday with visitors from Welsh Water and Concern Universal on Wednesday. The Values Conference and all the amazing things the children had achieved during the week were reflected in the awards.
Thursday 22nd January 2015
Year Five took part in a fantastic Values Conference at Lady Hawkins' with seven local schools coming together to enjoy activities including yoga, bushcraft, cookery, drama, drumming, sport and art. Colin Jarvens joined us at the beginning of the day to inspire us with his amazing story of how together everyone can do great things. Unity was the theme of the day and the children certainly came together to enjoy a super day.
Tuesday 20th January
We took a fabulous group of athletes to the Federation Indoor Athletics, the winner of which qualifies for Herefordshire Winter Games. The children ran, jumped and threw brilliantly giving us the highest overall score. We are off to the Winter Games where they will join our hockey and netball teams who qualified earlier in the year. We are very proud of them all.
Monday 12th & Wednesday 14th January
Year 3 and 4 children have been to Tesco at Belmont in Hereford as part of the Happy Eat Project. The children had a lovely time and represented the school brilliantly. The children had the opportunity to see how Tesco runs and got to look behind the scenes. Also, the children found out about where their food comes from and were able to try a range of new experiences.
Young Voices Choir 2015!
Friday 16th January
After months of learning songs and dances, our day at the Genting Arena with Young Voices finally arrived last Friday. We had a long but exciting rehearsal with the other 5500 other school children all afternoon, followed by a quick tea and then back into the arena to perform for a huge audience of very proud parents. A report from members of the choir to follow but here's some photos to give you a taster of our fantastic day out.
Friday 16th January
Headteacher Stickers today reflected a lot of the great work during Money Week. It has been a super week in school and the children have enjoyed a range of activities. We also had great success for Ireland in assembly as all three children awarded their House Point badges were from Ireland. Congratulations to them all.
Tuesday 13th January
Mrs Phillips spent the morning in Year Four. It began with phonics where children worked in mixed groups across the school. The Year Four children then looked at solving money problems, as part of Money Week, and had the tricky job of explaining it to someone. They worked in groups, pairs and independently, sometimes joining Mrs Hedley on the carpet to talk about their work. In assembly they listened to a fantastic story that made them think about our value for this month- Quality. It was a wet playtime, with a hint of snow, so time to read, chat and draw. What a challenge next when they looked at using fronted adverbials in sentences and marked each others work. They certainly deserved their lunch after such a busy morning. Mrs Phillips is visiting every class, for a morning, over the next few weeks.
Monday 12th January
A super start to the week with children receiving Headteacher Stickers for being fantastic at a whole range of things from mathematics and literacy to art and their spoken language skills. What brilliant role models they all are. It made a wet morning much brighter for everyone.
Friday 9th January
What a treat we had today when Martin Brown, Horrible Histories illustrator, popped in for a visit. The children and adults were totally captivated and had such fun with drawing. Character design, story telling, and a dip into Tudor history, was just part of a great morning. Lots of us carried on drawing into the afternoon having been so inspired. Amazing.
Thursday 8th January
Year Six adapted the story of Little Red Riding Hood and presented two versions to the school in Assembly. They were beautifully read and brilliantly acted. What a treat.
Wednesday 7th January
A fabulous start to the new term and 2015. The children have returned with news of a good holiday and ready for the Spring Term. Our ECO Committee spent the morning with a visitor who was checking to see if we could be awarded the Green Flag for our work in protecting and sustaining a healthy environment not just for us now but for the future. They were asked lots of questions and toured the school to look for signs of excellent practice. We will let you know if we have been successfully awarded ECO School status.
All the staff at Kington Primary School would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your support over this term and we wish you a very peaceful and happy Christmas. Take care everyone and we'll see you all refreshed and raring to go in the New Year!
Congratulations to all our children who were given an Achievement certificate today. All of them have been chosen as good role-models and representatives for the school as they have worked so hard in their learning and been good friends to others. Well done!
Today it was the turn of the Nursery and Reception children to wow their famillies and friends with their nativity performance.
All of the children did brilliantly, singing and acting their hearts out. Here are a few photo's of the performance.
With the dark nights and cold weather drawing in, it's more important than ever to be safe and seen on our bikes. Thank you to Community Support Officer Dick Alford who came in to show us how to look after our bikes and gave us some very important tips to stay safe on the roads.
Helpful things to remember include:
What a lovely way to end the week!
First, we had our Headteacher's Sticker assembly with lots of hard-working and responsible children proudly wearing their stickers:
Taking a tour round all the classes with his little helpers in tow, Father Christmas came to deliver each class a special present that they had put on their Christmas wish list. We had dictionaries in Year 3, story books in Year 2 and even a full sized Christmas tree in Year 5!
Fantastic - thank you Father Christmas and his merry elf for all our lovely presents.
Then we had out Christmas Fair after school which was superbly attended by all. Thank you to all our hard-working PTA and staff who helped make it such a successful event - we'll keep you posted on how much was raised!
Another fantastic Enrichment Day. All our children had a fantastic day working in school and out of school too.
Ollie and Taylor in Year 5 made an excellent animation about football - what do you think about it? Who do you want to win between Liverpool and Chelsea?
We are so proud of all our children who turned out to march in Kington's Remembrance Parade last Sunday. Our Year 6 representatives laid the wreath on the memorial cross on the school's behalf as part of the proceedings but there were many others there representing their Brownies, Badgers and Cadets proudly. Thank you for supporting this very important event.
What a lovely way to start back after half term! Achievement Certificates were awarded to some very proud children for a wide range of reasons but the words that popped up a lot were 'a good role model for others' and 'a great attitude to their work and play'. Well done everyone and keep it up!
We also listened to a well-presented and thought-provoking assembly given by our Year 6 pupils about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy at this time. They shared their own poems and diary entries with us as they helped us to remember those that have given their lives for us. Thank you Year 6.
Friday 24th October
A fantastic end to the half term for the children presented with Headteacher Stickers this morning. It has been a really successful half term for all our children. Well done.
Thursday 23rd October
We are so proud of both our netball teams who took part in the Inter Schools Netball Tournament at Lady Hawkins. They all played brilliantly with the A Team winning and now going on to represent us at the Herefordshire Winter Games. Amazing.
Wednesday 22nd October
Everyone enjoyed their first Enrichment Day of this academic year. Activities included working in the school garden, finding out about Malawi, visiting Elan Valley and much more. You can see from the photographs below that everyone had a fantastic time.
Wednesday 12th October
The second day of Yr6 ‘Bikeabilty’ sessions with the children learning how to be safe on the roads and how to maintain their bikes. Some of them had awful weather to contend with but have ridden brilliantly, learnt such a lot and had fun.
Tuesday 11th October
A big thank you to parents who attended our Reading Evening. They were pleased to be able to look closely at how we teach reading and how parents can really help. The workshop sessions made it age appropriate and gave the opportunity for some helpful discussions. Parents were also able to see the fantastic new book that the Friends of Kington Primary School have bought for the children. Kington Library books were also on display.
Thursday 9th October
A super netball skills session at Lady Hawkins' with Mrs Bennison and the Young Sports Leaders. The children learnt lots of important skills and had some exciting games.
Monday 6th October
We celebrated Harvest in the school as the weather unfortunately stopped us going to St Mary’s. The children filled the hall with song, dance and poetry. We gave thanks for our harvest food and collected £41 for our link school in Uganda. We hope this will help them to grow produce for their harvest next year.
Friday 3rd October
We have had two very special visitors in school over the past two days. Henry Perkins, just two weeks old, came to say hello. The children were so quiet and full of wonder and Henry was fabulous too. Mr Gilling, just visible behind the piano, filled the hall with music as we practised for Harvest.
We have ended another super week with children receiving Headteacher Awards for hard work, committment and a fabulous attitude.
Wednesday 1st October
We had a fantastic assembly led by Joe. The children love the songs and the actions and we even had two of our Yr6 pupils acting out the story. Great fun.
Thursday 25th September
We said goodbye and good luck to Mrs Oliver who is leaving us as a Lunchtime Supervisor for an exciting new venture. We are so glad that she is still with us in the evenings.
Friday 19th September
Headteacher Stickers were awarded for a whole range of fantastic things this week. The children have settled brilliantly and are showing such positivity. Congratulations.
Keep up to date with all the news happening in school at the moment through our blog.
Monday 15th September
We were delighted that Olympian Daniel Caines joined us today to launch our 'Be the Best you can Be' initiative. Daniel is one of Great Britain's top runners over 400m and brought his treasured gold medal into school, much to the delight of the children. Daniel was such an inspiration encouraging the children to follow their dreams whether in sport or not. The initiative is run by the charity 21st Century Legacy set up after the 2012 London Olympics.Daniel also presented our Superstars certificates which was a real treat
Friday 12th September
Congratulations to this week's Head Teacher Award winners. The teachers had a tricky job choosing children this week as there were lots of children who deserved one! The winners this week earned them for being sensible and calm, working hard all the time, listening to advice, working independently and much more. Well done all of you.
Wednesday 10th September
What a fantastic start to the new year with all of our children settling brilliantly into their new classes. They have returned ready to make the very best of school as this snapshot shows.
Friday 5th September 2014
Firstly, we would like to welcome everyone back to school and hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday. We are all very proud of how everyone has settled into their new classes and our school routines.
Today in morning assembly, we gathered to hear some of our Year 6 children read their speeches to encourage us all to vote for them to become House Captains. They all spoke brilliantly, showing great confidence and courage. At the end of the day we gathered again to announce who had been voted in. Congratulations to Owen & Thalia (Wales), Peter & Lucia (England), Tashan & Rachel (Ireland) and Kieran & Jess (Scotland).