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.
Towards the end of half-term our Key Stage 2 musicians performed to the whole school and their parents. They also sang beautifully and we were all so proud of them. Our thanks go to Mrs. Lewis for her continued support without which these events would not take place.
The summer term is always full of sport and ten of our year 5's took part in a Kwik Cricket competition in Leamington. This was hosted by Edgbaston Cricket Club (who came in last year to lead coaching lessons) The children enjoyed every minute of their day and showed superb team spirit and won 3 out of their 4 games. Well done!
The children are also making very good use of the new facilities on King George's Playing Field. All tennis lessons are held there and after school football club use the M.U.G.A. We now have a new classroom, which is presently being used as a drama studio for rehearsals for ' Alice in Wonderland' our summer production. The pupils auditioned for their parts and all of the Key Stage 2 children are involved in the play. It is wonderful to hear the echoes of them singing as you walk through school. This half term is always busy with many activities as the academic year finishes. Some of the older pupils had the opportunity to visit Warwick School to explore Science and enjoyed conducting experiments.
Best wishes from staff and pupils at Barford St Peters
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BARFORD ST PETERíS SCHOOL TRUST
Barford St Peterís School Trust will require a new Trustee from July 2016.
The Trustees of Barford School date back to 1836, when the then Rector re-established a Trust for the education of children in the parish. The Trustees are selected from the local community and the current Trustees are the Revíd David Jessett, Mr I McBeath, Mr R Jordan, Mr W Worrall, Mrs H Clay, Mr J Partridge and Mrs J Heap.
There have been many changes at the school within recent years, in 1996 it became a voluntary aided primary school and vacated the old Victorian building which the Trustees now rent out to the Beehive Nursery. The rentals of the old school and school house have mostly been used to provide the governorsí share of development costs of some of the new building that has taken place over the past 20 years. Recently the Trust has been able to support the King Georgeís Playing field regeneration scheme which will benefit the pupils of Barford St Peterís school by enhancing the physical education curriculum.
The Trustees retire in rotation and a vacancy will arise for a trustee in July 2016. In the interests of greater transparency, the present Trustees are inviting members of the Parish of Barford to put their names forward if they interested in becoming a Trustee.
For further information on the duties and responsibilities of the Trustees, please contact Mr Worrall, the chairman, on 624407.
If you are interested in applying, please do so in writing to the secretary to the Trustees, Mrs Helen Clay, The Cottage, Mill Lane or .
The present Trustees will then consider all the applications and may invite prospective candidates to attend a meeting where they can discuss further. A full meeting of all the Trustees will then approve a candidate to fill the vacancy.
The closing date for applications is end of June 2016.
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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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