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.
We are always keen to hear news of pupils who have attended Barford School.
Recently talking to a past pupil, James Kirkham, it was wonderful to hear of his outstanding achievements. He gained a 1st class degree at Durham University and an M.A. at Cambridge. He had just returned from giving a lecture on his dissertation in New Orleans! Presently he is in Nepal working as a research scientist on climate change in the Himalayas. A long dedicated journey from his Primary School education.
We are very thankful to the trustees who have provided a new canopy outside class 4/5. This is a very valuable asset for outdoor learning and practical activities.
Last November some members of staff attended 'Not The Music Hall' in the village hall. It proved to be an extremely entertaining evening! As a result of this production three members of Barford Drama Group, presented a cheque for £2,700 to our school during morning assembly. The pupils will now have the opportunity to perform in the hall under permanently fixed stage lights. We are immensely grateful for this most generous gift. Thank you.
The lunch time supervisors have started a table-tennis club for the pupils. It is proving popular and very competitive! The supervisors are always supportive in giving the children opportunities to keep active.
The School Council recently held a photographic competition; there was a big response from the pupils. As a result the winners have had their photos transferred to canvas, which will be on display around the school.
Best wishes from staff and pupils.
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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.
Click here for pictures of the
school building work.
Click here for pictures from the
Summer School fete.
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