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.
At the end of the summer term the children had all taken part in an amazing ‘end of school year’ concert. Each class sang a song chosen from their favourite musical; it was extremely entertaining! Well done pupils of Barford School.
The pupils returned to school in September, full of enthusiasm for learning and glad to be reunited with their friends after the summer holidays. During assembly on the first morning back, they all looked very smart in their new uniforms, stylish haircuts and shiny shoes. Some pupils read out the post- cards they had sent from various places they had visited on holiday.
Reception class were individually introduced to the rest of the school before they returned to their classroom to formally start their education. They had already attended some reading sessions in school in the summer term so they have become familiar with the school routine and the older pupils are always helpful in guiding them through the first and somewhat scary days of ' Big School'.
The whole school topic this half term is 'Barford and Beyond’ and we will be finding out as much as possible about the village in the past. We will be asking residents who used to attend Barford School, when it was on the nursery site, to come and talk to us about what education was like in the past. ‘How different was it when the pupils had to visit the toilets outside in the cold and had to go home for lunch?’ Most of the pupils walked to school even from neighbouring villages and on sunny summer days pupils went for nature walks over Sadler's Fields. We are very excited about the project and are looking forward to gathering stories from past pupils. The project will conclude with an exhibition in the school hall.
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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