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Platinum School Games Sports Award 2023

We are delighted that we have just been awarded a Platinum for our children's commitment to sports and activities this year!

Young Art East Anglia Exhibition

Our pupils created pictures on the theme of 'Broadening Horizons.' For the YAEA exhibition. We were delighted three pupils had their artwork chosen for display. Toby in Starfish class painted a picture of himself as an archaeologist and zoologist, Teddy also in Starfish class painted himself as a future scientist and Hetty in Turtles class painted a picture of her future helping our world.



Bawdsey Church Flower festival

Our families donated some beautiful flowers for the school to make a display in Bawdsey Church's Flower Festival. The theme was 'All Creatures, Great and Small.' Starfish class made some animal masks for the pew ends too. 



King Charles III coronation celebrations

We enjoyed a day of activities, a picnic on the field with our families and an afternoon of games and fun on the field for King Charles' celebrations. We have all made a panel for a textile hanging to go up in the hall too!


Bawdsey Octopus

We have been working towards an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty grant this year,

A promise for the grant was to design and make an outside sculpture. The children in Turtles class were asked to come up with designs to signify the impact of rubbish on the environment at East Lane. They decided on the Octopus. It has a normal octopus’ body, but its tentacles will be made of plastic waste to show how the environment is affected by people.

Mr Mann has kindly sourced and carved the start of the octopus sculpture from an old oak root that was blown over possibly as far back as  the 87 hurricane. The children have collected the bottles and finished the arms. 



Peninsula School's art exhibition 'Creation'

We joined with Hollesley and Sandlings school to display art work with the theme of 'Creation' at Alderton church. 


Nkoni Primary School, Uganda

Parents and carers have sent in money to purchase  exercise books, erasers and pencils for Nkoni Primary School in Masaka, Uganda. Every child at Bawdsey school wrote a message which they stuck in the front of each book to another child in Uganda. We hope this will help their school and set up new relationships between our two schools and we are looking forward to getting some photos and messages back soon. The items were presented to the school by Mrs Helen Rankin who you can see in the photo.


New Sports Kit

These are the photos of the school's new sports kit (to be worn when representing the school in competition).

They were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Mann, who held a Halloween raffle to raise funds for them.



Green Eco Flag

We are proud to announce the Eco Council have received the Green Flag award for our school. A lot of work went into this including making a plastic bottle greenhouse, making the children aware of how to save energy in the school and learning more about recycling, well done team!

Bowling competition

As part of the Suffolk School games we took part in the Bowling competition.


The Pinnacle

During half term we have had a newly built pinnacle replaced on the school roof. It was due to be mended in situ but being 122 years old (we think) the wood was found to be too rotten for this to happen. The wooden part has now been rebuilt. It was returned to the school roof by Apex roofing weighing in at 380 kilos. It has a new addition to it though, the children have all written an autobiography about themselves for a time capsule which has gone up inside the pinnacle onto the roof. The school council also chose to put some school newsletters, local news pieces about Bawdsey and a whole school picture inside the capsule too. We will put up a plaque telling people that it is there, and the children enjoyed trying to think what the future may be like in another 122 years.  


Jubilee Celebration with Orford Primary School

We have been very busy this last term at Bawdsey CEVCP School, we went on a whole school visit to Orford castle. The children dressed up as royalty (or in red, white and blue) and then wore their hand-crafted crowns as they went to join in a Jubilee picnic with our partner school in Orford. The children then had a great afternoon meeting new friends and experiencing games from when the coronation took place, which included; using hoops, bowls, skipping games, card games, quoits, hopscotch, tin-can alley and a firm favourite was wellie wanging. 

Suffolk Show 2022

During half term we presented a garden at the Suffolk Show and won 'Large Gold' and a superb cup to display. The children designed the garden to represent the four seasons for bees, as they really wanted the garden to help bees for the future and safeguard our eco-systems. We were delighted the school gardening club were so inspired to make this garden, which will now be recreated back at school to encourage the bees. Well done to Lily, Mariette, Adi, Theo, Mia, Rueben, Arthur, Caera, Erin and Sebastian. Special thanks to Mrs Rankin, Mr Stevens and Mr Ross too for all their help and encouragement of the keen gardeners. 

Long Ship visit

All but the youngest children visited the Long Ship in Woodbridge on the 30th June 2021. A series of well-organised sessions gave a real insight into how the Anglo-Saxons build their long wooden ships.



Celebration of Music at Snape Maltings 

March 2022

Celebration is an annual festival at Snape Maltings which showcases the diverse music being made by young people across Suffolk. The Bawdsey children spent all day at the Maltings practising their songs and also learning a new song for the finale of the evening. The children sang their hearts out and the "Bawdsey Song" was a great success. 


School Games Quad Kids Competition

July 2021

This competition consisted of a 600m run, a vortex howler throw, a standing long jump and a 75m sprint. The children were exceptional.  After a fabulous morning of sport, we waited anxiously for the results and were delighted when we were announced as the winners of the development competition (for smaller schools).

Tractors in Schools

We had a visit from Mr Mann and his lovely new tractor, he also brought some potatoes for the children to plant
Tractors in Schools

Visit to Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton

There are 65 historic aircraft at the museum and 25000 exhibits covering civil and military aviation in East Anglia from the pioneering years, though World Wars 1 and 2 to the present day. The children enjoyed it enormously. They are holding books which were prizes for answering a quiz.