4M rolled their sleeves up, grabbed the bin bags and spent an afternoon picking litter from Heaton Park. From the main gates, past the war memorial and onto the surrounding fields, 4M ensured that we are well on the way to making Manchester the country’s first ‘Tidy City’. Well done everyone!
We are lucky to have such fabulous outdoor space at our school. We are even luckier that we have such fabulous children to maintain it and keep it clean. The children spent an enjoyable morning litter picking along the stream which runs through ‘Narnia’ (our outdoor forest school space). Not only were the children doing a fantastic job for the environment and local wildlife, they also ensured a cleaner surrounding for other classes who come to the area for their forest school time.
A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all as 4M painted their globes. The children were superb at making sure they included all the continents and oceans. Fantastic work!
The Year 4/5 football team played in the semi-finals of a football tournament at the Manchester Football and Tennis Centre this week. Although the boys gave their very best against a pool of very good teams, this would be end of the competition for the super Vale. However, the players were smiling and enjoying themselves right to the very end. The team did incredibly well to get this far and I’m very proud of the teamwork and enthusiasm the boys have shown throughout. The mighty FC Bowkerlona will rise again! Well done boys!
We spent time attempting to clear litter from the side field near The Beefeater – it was tiring, but worthwhile work! Sadly, it was just drop in the ocean, yet Year 5 are fully aware of how we can help to keep our country tidy – put litter in the bin as our little bit of litter DOES matter!
Wow! Look how much rubbish the SSC class spotted on their recent litter picking trip through Blackley Forest. It was really disappointing to see that so much rubbish had been left in the forest. The SSC class collected a big bin bag of rubbish and really enjoyed doing their bit to look after their local community even if it didn’t smell too great.
We are so proud that Buddy has now passed his Kennel Club Good Citizen BRONZE Award! Shelley, our dog trainer came to school to carry out the assessment today. Buddy had to show that he was controlled and calm walking around distractions (these were the SSC class and Shelley’s dog Theo!), he also had to stay while I walked away for 1 minute.
He had to show that he could walk well on a lead, with me and with children from 4M too.
He had to show that he could wait and go through a gate correctly (he did this better with Ali than he did with me!). He had to show he could come to me when called and had to show that he was calm and sensible whilst being examined and groomed.
We then had a few questions to answer about caring correctly for a dog. I’m glad I had some helpers from 4M who were brilliant at answering the questions and also so enthusistic at willing Buddy on to do brilliantly!
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