Bearwood Primary School - Autumn 2000

As we come to the end of another busy year it is time to look back and celebrate all the children’s many achievements.

Both the Year 5 and Year 6 Netball Teams have participated in the Bournemouth Junior Netball League. This has required real commitment from both staff and children who have given up their Friday evenings and Sunday mornings to practise and play against local teams. The teams represented the school very well and looked very smart in their new kit. The kit was purchased this year by the PSFA (Parents Staff Friends Association) and certainly meant our girls stood out in their yellow and purple strip.

As part of our historical studies this term Year 1 worked closely with staff from Scaplens Court Museum. The children not only visited the museum for the day where they worked as Victorian children but also made Victorian artefacts when they returned to school. The museum staff were so impressed with the quality of the work that they asked to display it in the museum window. Have a look next time you are in Poole.

Not only have we talented sports players and historians at Bearwood but our children have also represented the school in the world of the Arts. Year 3 children took part in the Poole Millennium Dance Celebration at the Towngate Theatre in Poole Arts Centre. As the youngest children there, their country-dance performance proved very popular.

Our recent Open Evening was a great success, when pupils’ parents and members of the local community came to celebrate the children’s work. It was great to see members of the community coming along to see what we get up to. There were lots of nice comments about the children’s work.

Not only have the children and staff been working hard, but the PSFA have been working towards their £5,000 target. The money will be used to update the computers in the school. Events organised this year by the PSFA include a Ladies Evening, a Valentines Disco and a very successful Summer Fair.

Bearwood School goes from strength to strength and we are all proud of what our children achieve. We are looking forward to a good rest over the Summer, and then returning in the Autumn term, refreshed and ready for more success.

Wendy Govan,

Contributed by Justin Taylor. Posted: 1 Sep 2000