Remembrance Day 2020

Every year our headboy and headgirl lay a wreath on the memorial in Barrowford Park on Remembrance Sunday. This year, due to the COVID pandemic, this could not take place. Therefore, on Remembrance Day the headboy and headgirl walked down to the park and in the quiet, recited the 'We will remember them' poem, before laying the wreath. We finished our short service with a prayer. 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Our new library

We are delighted to show you our new library which was fitted at the very beginning of this term. The old has been cleared away (including many, many old books) and we are so pleased with the result. We have also been able to recycle the old library shelves and they are now being used around the school. 

We would like to say an enormous thank you to all our parents and FOSTS for raising a stunning £3K towards the cost of the library. The remainder of the money came from our Mary Pritchard fund. This fund is to be used for the benefit of all our children. I am sure you will agree that the money has been used appropriately and reflects the original spirit of the Mary Pritchard donation. 

FOSTS have also donated a further £1000 to spend on new books. Now that the library has been organised and our books are back on the shelves, we can begin to see where the gaps are.

The teachers will be planning how we will access the library and the children can start to borrow books. When restrictions ease, we would like to plan an official opening.

Thank you again.  

    

Class 3 Morris Dancing

Rock Bottom! (KS2 production 2019)

The children from key stage 2 put on an amazing performance of the musical 'Rock Bottom' at the Ace Centre on 9th and 10th July.  The show was full of amazing dancing, singing and groan inducing jokes.  The show was a great hit with all the parents and friends who attended on both nights and the children should be very proud of how they performed.  Here is a selection of highlights from the show. 

   

Sports Day 2019

Another beautiful day for St Thomas' sports day with lots of organised activities to suit all. A day for celebration, lots of fun was had and races were run.  We enjoyed showing off our skills with a range of events and worked within a team.  It was fantastic to see the teamwork on display and the positive and encouraging attitudes of the Year 5/6 children from each team were a real credit.  The individual races were fiercely competitive, especially the parents races!  Well done to all who took part and achieved their very best.

   

Confirmation

On Sunday 5th May, many of our Year 6 pupils were confirmed in a very special service led by the Bishop of Burnley, Bishop Philip at St Thomas' church, Barrowford. During the service, Bishop Philip laid his hands on the children's heads and asked God’s Holy Spirit to give them the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of their lives.

We were so happy to see our wonderful Y6 children affirming the promises made for them during baptism  and committing their lives to following Jesus Christ. The church was extremely full of friends and family, as well as the local Christian community, who all promised to support and pray for the children. 

Confirm, O Lord, your servant with your Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Barrowford Treasure Trail

10 of our Y5 pupils were involved in creating a Treasure Trail of Barrowford Village alongside pupils from Barrowford Primary School. To begin with, our Y5 pupils visited Downham Village to trial a Treasure Trail which has already been written. They then visited Barrowford Village on a few occasions alongside our staff to plan a Treasure Trail for our own town. The Treasure Trail has now been completed and is available in school and in Barrowford's Tourist information. Well done to all!