Bowesfield is a co-educational Community Primary School for children aged 3 – 11. The number of children currently on roll is 152 plus 26 Nursery children. If you are considering choosing Bowesfield as your child’s school, you are very welcome to look around. Please ring to arrange a convenient time.
Welcome to our school website. A group of children from Y2 – Y6 have recently worked together to update the site. We hope that you find their pages interesting, informative, and enjoyable to browse through. Thank you to all the members of the school community who have been involved in work on the website.
The ECO Committee is made up from 3 members of each Key Stage 2 class. They meet fortnightly to discuss ways in which school could be more environmentally friendly.
It has been decided that we need more bins for rubbish. Compost bins have also been ordered.
|Year 4/5's ECO Rap |
I'm a clean, tidy kid and you'll never see me slacking,
No matter where I go you'll always see me cleaning,
I clean for the South and I clean for the North,
I recycle in my class,
I recycle in my school,
I recycle everywhere ' cause recycling is cool.
I rap to the rubbish and I rap to the litter,
and when I go completely daft I clear up the clutter,
I can even clean my wheels,
I really am a good cleaner,
I wish I had my mop so I could wipe the window screena.
School Council consists of 2 members from each class, who meet regularly to look at ways of making our school a safer and happier place. They listen to ideas from their fellow classmates and discuss them in the next council meeting.
Suggestions already looked at include:
packed lunches no longer go in for dinner first and sit away from other diners but go in with, and sit with, their own class and friends.
Playground Friends was started 3 years ago, as part of Healthy Schools.
Children in years 5 and 6 who were interested in becoming Playground Friends received training from Mrs Kirton.They were shown how to bring traditional games back into the playground and how to zone areas for different activities like `craze of the week' (hoola-hoops, skipping ropes, space hoppers etc.) dancing, colouring/drawing and thus making lunchtimes much more fun. The equipment was bought by money raised in fund raising events like Bingo nights and raffles. Publicity from the Evening Gazette also helped, with shops and businesses donating vouchers.
Twenty one children are currently employed, working in three teams of seven, on a three weekly rota.
In the three years it has been running the Playground Friends scheme has been very popular and succesful, being the first to achieve and receive the 5 Star Award.
We now hope to succeed in the Healthy School Gold Award.
We have installed a Friendship Stop where children who feel in need of someone to play with can go to. Others will then see them and invite them to play with them.