Dear parents and carers, wow, another super busy week of living life in all its fullness at St Barnabas!

The highlights of the week have been:
*Our Barney’s Got Talent show this morning. We are so proud of our super talented and courageous children who took part in it. Thank you so much for all of the parents and grandparents who came along to support. Thanks so much for your kind donations to East Lancs Hospice. You can still make a donation on parent pay if you would like to. Photos can be found here:

*Learning about refugees in class worship as part of refugee week and Years 3 and 5 have special visits from two refugees from DARE (Darwen Asylum and Refugee Enterprise.

* Our high fives netball team winning the league and will now go on to represent BWD in the Lancs school games.

*Our boys cricket team crowned champions of the DPSSA cricket competition. 

*Year 6 visited Darwen Heritage Centre to learn about the History of Darwen.

* Our tennis team did brilliantly at the tennis tournament.

*Our new after school clubs started with Little craft club and Little Voices.

*We had a carbon monoxide safety assembly for the whole school and workshops in Years 5 and 6.

* Our WOW group have started to create our Spirituality garden with the help of Mr Fairbanks, Mr Ham and Mrs Ham’s son. We still welcome donations of pots and plants if you have any spare ones lying around at home. 

Next week we are looking forward to our Sports Day on Friday. Fingers crossed this lovely weather stays.  The Infants ( Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) will go first at 9.15am- 10.30am and then the Juniors (Years 3,4,5 and 6) at 10.45am- 12.15pm.
Parents are very welcome to attend and we are hopeful that we will be able to have our Mums, Dads and toddler races too.

Work will begin next week on a new canopy on our Reception class yard. Therefore the Reception class yard will be closed and children will need to walk around the outside path to get to and from their class, rather than through the Reception yard. Further information will be sent out on Monday about where to drop off and collect Reception children from. 

Yesterday I sent out information about our children being invited to sing at a ‘Cidari 10 Year Celebration’ on Wednesday evening. I’m aware this clashes with out of school activities for some of our older children. Therefore, I have opened this up to children in any year group and they do not need to be choir members, just anyone who enjoys singing. We will be singing songs that we already know and sing in worship. We would really appreciate your support.
If you would like your child to take part, please fill out the following google form and further information can be found on my previous post.

A polite reminder to please park considerately to our neighbours. This morning a white car parked on one of our resident’s drives to drop off, which meant the resident’s visiting family couldn’t park on their drive. 

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend and thank you for your continued support, Mrs Ham