Week beginning 23.01.2023
Kene Madueke Foundation
On Tuesday, Yvonne and Udoka Madueke visited Bowmansgreen to lead a special assembly for pupils in Y4 – Y6. They talked about their talented, courageous son Kene who was a former pupil at Bowmansgreen, and the foundation they have set up in his memory. The Kene Madueke Foundation, supports teenagers diagnosed with cancer and other terminal illnesses.
Tuesday was a non-uniform day, where staff and pupils wore yellow – the colour commonly associated with certain types of cancer, particularly childhood cancer or sarcoma. The assembly informed and supported pupils’ understanding of why and how some people can develop cancer and how we might be able to support them, ourselves and each other when someone we know becomes ill.
Pupils took this opportunity to share some of their own experiences and ask thoughtful, pertinent questions. The assembly also highlighted how many families within our school community have been affected by cancer – more than two thirds of pupils sharing that they have a family member or know someone close, who has or has had cancer.
It was unexpected and incredibly uplifting, just how many pupils seized this opportunity to learn and share their own experiences.
A huge thank you to Yvonne and Udoka for sharing their family’s experience and journey; for helping to raise awareness of a disease that affects so many families within our school community and beyond; and for empowering our pupils with knowledge.
Thank you Bowmansgreen families, for helping to raise £400 for the The Kene Madueke Foundation.
This half term, Reception are learning about the people who help us.
This week, we focused on the police, with a ‘crime scene’ in the book corner.
The children became police officers and investigated the scene, looking for clues and thinking about who could have caused such a mess!
The children have enjoyed dressing up as police officers and solving crimes.
We have also been decorating police cars and making our own police officers.
We look forward to finding out more about the different people who help us in the community, next week.
Bag2School Collection – Recycle / Reuse Project
Friday 20th January – 8.15 – 9.00am
Bag2School is back! This is a great way to declutter whilst raising cash for Bowmansgreen. Bags will be sent home with the children w/c 16/01/23, or feel free to use your own bags.
Please donate unwanted clothing, shoes (paired), jewellery, cuddly toys and linen, then leave by the mosaic mural outside the main school office entrance between 8.15-9.00am on 20th January.
All donations must be made during the morning drop-off as Bag2School will collect shortly afterwards.
To see the full list of what can/cannot be donated please check out the Bag2School website – https://bag2school.com/what-we-collect.
You’ll be please to hear that Mrs Stanley’s cake and drinks stall will also be at the Bag2School drop-off point. So you can have a Friday morning cuppa and cake, yum!!! FOBS are asking for parents to donate cakes, cookies or pastries for the stall. Please can all donations be dropped off at the school office the day before – Thursday 19th January.
Thank you again for supporting FOBS and your school. We couldn’t do this without you.
Pupils in Key Stage Two took part in a speed stacking competition, as their first House event of the school year.
Congratulations to Hadley who was a double class and year group winner and the overall competition winner.
Well done to all pupils who took part, gave it their best efforts and had great fun!
Thank your to Mr Sanders and our sports ambassadors, who organised and ran the event.
Class winners – 10 house points for each win
|3OR||Alfie (Wiggs)||Alfie (Wiggs)|
|3RM||Sofia (Wiggs)||David (Wiggs)|
|4R||Hugo (Kenny)||Abdul (Wiggs)|
|4S||Zara (Kenny)||Zara (Kenny)|
|5H||Hadley (Morpurgo)||Hadley (Morpurgo)|
|5A||Libby (Wiggs)||Maddison (Morpurgo)|
|6R||Rosa (Kenny)||Abigail (Whitlock)|
|6G||Faye (Kenny)||Faye (Kenny)|
Year group winners – 15 house points for each win
|3 – boys||Alfie (Wiggs)||Alfie (Wiggs)|
|3 – girls||Sofia (Wiggs)||Fern (Wiggs)|
|4 – boys||Hugo (Kenny)||Abdul (Wiggs)|
|4 – girls||Zara (Kenny)||Zara (Kenny)|
|5 – boys||Hadley (Morpurgo)||Hadley (Morpurgo)|
|5 – girls||Zoha (Kenny)||Maddison (Morpurgo)|
|6 – boys||Harry G (Kenny)||Harry G (Kenny)|
|6 – girls||Faye (Kenny)||Faye (Kenny)|
Overall winner – 25 house points for each win
|Hadley (Morpurgo)||Hadley (Morpurgo)|