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.
Some of our pupils had the exciting experience of forming a guard of honour at the final netball match between Wasps and Bath, thanks go to Mrs. Swan for organising this event.
During the Summer Term each class went on educational visits. Over two days Key stage 2 pupils had a Tudor visit to Sulgrave Manor where they learnt many interesting facts, one pupil acted as a 'Spit Boy' turning the meat carefully as it cooked, any burns sustained during this would have been treated with the application of a slug/snail to the area...the result was often blood-poisoning!
Year 3/4 had fun at their away day at Kingsbury Water Park and when they returned they had the biannual 'sleep-over' at school. Year 2's trip was to ‘Conkers’ in the heart of the National Forest, an adventure and discovery site with woodlands and lakes here they had fun and learnt much about natural habitats and nature.
During St. Peter's Assembly we sang our St. Peter's song/hymn which Mrs Jane Scott, who lives in Barford, wrote some years ago and she joined us and told us the reason she had written it. The children, staff, grandparents and parents then sang the song to her. Some of the children from St. Peter's Club showed the stunning picture they had painted about St. Peter and his life, this will be laminated and hung in the school hall.
The children are very excited about performing their Summer Production and parents have provided some excellent costumes. We are sure it will be wonderful, especially the acting and singing.
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.
Click here for pictures of the
school building work.
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Summer School fete.
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