Archived News - Clarabelle
Clarabelle, famous for her special performances at our village carnival has got to be the smartest cow in the area for she must be the only bovine for miles around to clock up visits to 3 schools in as many days.
Clarabelle would like to say thank you very much to the headteachers of Ashton Middle School in Dunstable, Eaton Bray Lower School and Edlesborough School for allowing her to come and visit the children. At Ashton school, to the delight of the children, she even helped our vicar with an "a-moosing" assembly!
Here is Clarabelle pictured in Eaton Bray High Street making sure we all "herd" about the carnival.
Thank you very much to everyone who supported Clarabelle - both inside and out! We look forward to an "udder" successful visit from Clarabelle again next summer.
Source: Focus, July 2006
A pantomime cow visited a Dunstable school to teach the pupils about teamwork and get them in the moo-d for a village carnival.
Clarabelle the cow is an important part of the Eaton Bray and Edlesborough Carnival team, pupils at Ashton Middle School heard, and helped to raise more than £10,000 last year for charity.
Canon Malcolm Grant, vicar of Eaton Bray with Edlesborough, told the children: "If you want to achieve success, working together as a team is very important because in a team everyone pulls together and helps one another.
"Just think the work TEAM - Together Each Achieves More.
"Good teamwork is important whether it is doing something for your school, fundraising for a charity or everyday life in our families.
"Clarabelle is a great example, helping our carnival team with its aim of having a big success on July 1 with St Mary's Village Carnival at Edlesborough Green."
This year, 25 per cent of the money raised at the carnival will be given to the Iain Rennie Hospice, with funds also going to repair St Mary's in Eaton Bray and to local charities and good causes.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 28 June 2006