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.
What an exciting start to the summer term it has been! First we had two special visitors in school; lambs called Sam and Jess. They are presently living with one of our pupil's family as they are cade lambs. The pupils enjoyed learning facts about sheep and responded by being very friendly, especially when given their bottles of milk!
After a trip to Kenilworth Castle, Class 2 performed an assembly; a recount of all aspects of the trip. They also acted out the story of George and the Dragon, to commemorate his impending anniversary. It was held on Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday and so the whole school joined in singing Happy Birthday to her. Later that week the pupils came to school dressed in red, white and blue and had a special St. George's lunch. At Barford we are very fortunate that our cooks produce very tasty food and on this day there was also a special cake.
Our other exciting and unique event was the visit of H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, to officially open the newly refurbished King George's Playing Field. Many of the pupils spoke to H.R.H. as he toured the facilities and watched the children demonstrating their tennis and football skills ..... or simply enjoying the wonderful play equipment. All the pupils then lined Church Street, waving their flags, as The Duke made his way to the village hall for lunch. It was indeed a very special event and one to be remembered in our village.
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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VILLA COACHES BRING FUN AND GAMES TO VILLAGE SCHOOL
Top coaches from Aston Villa Football Club are helping to put fun into football with the children and staff at Barford St Peter’s Primary School under a community coaching initiative.
The pupils from Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 are receiving weekly football training sessions from Aston Villa’s coaching staff. The term got off to a fantastic start with a variety of fun filled games and exercises being taught. The first session was hugely popular with boys and girls reporting how they enjoyed learning new team skills.
Head teacher Annette Delaney was extremely pleased with this initiative. “Seeing our boys and girls all having the opportunity to experience sports coaching from a well known premiership club in this way is just fantastic. The children have clearly enjoyed working with a professional coach. We are extremely grateful to have secured the support from Aston Villa FC for this six week programme. Paul is a popular coach and provided the children with many ‘foot balling tips’ as well as making it lots of fun.”
Some of the popular games for the pupils included playing “traffic light football” and “stuck in the mud”. The sessions will take place each week at the school.
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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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