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.
Our ‘Celebration of Education Service’ was held in school, led by Rev. Jessett; a traditional service started over 200 years ago. Pupils volunteered to speak about someone who gave them inspiration and why they would aspire to be like them. Many famous people were mentioned but also some family members, particularly Grandads. One very thoughtful pupil decided that her inspiration came from Mrs. Fawcett because she enjoyed all that she was being taught during St Peter's Club. The children were an inspiration to us all when, due to a technical failure, they sang the hymn spontaneously without music.
We held our annual public speaking competition; all the pupils were expected to talk for a short time about something that they have good knowledge about. There was a variety of subjects, many to do with pets/animals, the children's hobbies, physics and favourite holidays. Our judges were Ms. Ballard (a past teacher), Mrs. McVeigh (Our Chair of Governors), Mr. Nicholson (Headteacher of Kings High) and Mrs Holley-Horseman (a drama teacher). They had a very difficult task to decide overall winners and gave positive feed-back to all the children who took part… well done!
A very excited group of Key Stage 2 pupils visited The Think Tank in Birmingham. On arrival they split into groups to take part in different workshops. They also had time to explore the other many interesting areas before they returned to school, ready to start their half term holiday.
During Book Week we were privileged to receive a visit from a famous author, Janet Roberts, a retired teacher who now writes very amusing books about her dog Chicco. Janet explained to the children how important it is to plan stories and keep reading the plans to add any extra ideas. On one of the days the pupils were also able to dress up as their favourite book character which they always enjoy.
Best wishes from staff and pupils at Barford St Peters
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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.
Click here for pictures from the
Summer School fete.
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