LATEST NEWS FROM BARFORD ST PETER'S C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
We now have a new School Website giving parents constant updates on what is happening in School.
Reception children enjoyed their visit to Compton Verney where they built dens, enjoyed walking in the countryside and ended the trip by toasting Marshmallows over a bonfire......with supervision of course!
Fourteen pupils took part in the 1st round of The Inter-School Gala. They all swam well and there was a thrilling final event when our 6x1 girls relay team came a very close second place losing the race by less than a second. We were delighted when 7 pupils were selected to swim in The Grand Finals Gala held in Stratford, well done everyone for representing the school so enthusiastically.
During the final week of the Spring Term Year 6 rehearsed and acted out The Passion Play in church, it was a very reflective time and a wonderful insight to the service held on the last day of term. During this service the Easter Story was told through drama, dance, poetry, diary entries of the Last Supper and the singing of Easter Hymns. The children also made some wonderful Easter Gardens and decorated very attractive Easter Bonnets. On the last day of term, thankfully a dry day, the children took part in an Easter Egg Hunt in the school grounds, which was organised by FABs.
The children returned from their Easter Holidays rested and keen to start new topics. Some of them had travelled to all parts of the World (a good Geography lesson) and many had been skiing. Amazingly the weather was good so many of them had just spent time outside having fun!
Best wishes from staff and pupils at Barford St Peters
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SCHOOL EASTER PLAY :
In the last week of school before the Easter holidays, the year 6 children prepared and gave two performances of a Passion Play which portrayed the founding events of Christianity from Palm Sunday to Easter morning.
For this, St Peter’s Church became Jerusalem in around AD30 and those who came to watch found themselves being part of the crowd seeing the events unfold. With different areas of the Church and Churchyard becoming the various scenes like the Temple, the Upper Room where the last supper took place, the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary and the tomb, the action moved around the different locations as the story was told. With a minimum of props and a lot of imagination and with the ‘actors’ doing really well at entering into their characters the result was a lively presentation which will have helped to ensure that all the other children at our local Church of England School have a good grasp of the Easter story.
Thanks are due to David and Ann Hall and Wendy Barlow whose help with stage management and music was vital.
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SCHOOL GETS SUPPORT TO IMPROVE ITS TRAVEL PLAN
Pupils and staff at Barford St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School were celebrating recently when a new bike rack was installed to improve the storage facilities for children cycling to school.
The school received a grant from Warwickshire County Council to actively promote cycling to school and to endorse safer and greener travel as part of the travel plan. Barford have also introduced a system where parents and children sign up for a “cycle permit” administered by staff.
The project was generously supported by Morrison Construction part of the Galliford Try group who provided both materials and labour enabling the school to have these new cycle racks installed.
Head teacher Mrs Annette Delaney said, "We are extremely pleased that our children can be encouraged to use their bikes safely on the way to and from school. As a village school it is extremely important that we encourage safe and healthy forms of travelling. These superb facilities will help to keep the children’s bikes secure when they are in school. It would not have been possible without the support from WCC and Morrison Construction. We have already started to put the racks to good use”.
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MUSICAL TALENTS FROM PAST AND PRESENT
The village of Barford was treated to an evening of musical entertainment on a night to remember when 16 acts took the stage .The event , “Barford School Music Evening” saw a packed school hall with villagers , parents and friends attending an evening soiree in the school which took months of dedicated preparation .
Over 50 children , past and present pupils of Barford St Peter’s C.E. (V.A) Primary took part. The line up included a wide range of performances including sax, clarinet , piano and violin fanfares and plenty of singing.
The evening was the culmination of detailed planning all carefully put together by music teacher Mrs Joyce Lewis and her team , supported by the school FABS committee. Commenting on the play to the 150 string audience Head Teacher Mrs. Annette Delaney said “ This was a wonderful evening for all of us to remember. We are extremely proud to have such fantastic mix of musical talents in our school and it is great that past pupils were able to come along and perform for us. The school is committed to the teaching of music and it is lovely to see and hear it all come together in this way.”
The finale was a performance of three pieces played by The Royal Spa Brass Ensemble , which included one of the parents. Not only was this a truly wonderful event it also raised money towards school funds.
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Don’t forget to collect tokens - we collect tokens from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Times and Nestle Cereals. Now these can be left at the Village Shop if you don't have a child at the school. Click for more details.
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school building work.
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Summer School fete.
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