Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Events

At Bourn, we work together in friendship and strive to be the best we can be. We love challenges and seize opportunities to co-operate and work together towards a common goal. Here are some of our recent challenges and events. Please check back regularly to see our progress with ongoing events and how you can help!

Welcome to the Year Ahead: Headteacher Presentation

Welcome to the Year Ahead Presentation

Presentation - audio

Bags of Hope (TBC)

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, Bourn plans to support Afghan refugees with charitable donations under an initiative called, ‘Bags of Hope’. Year 6 will be co-ordinating and organising this charity drive so look out for more information appearing shortly!

Our Mosaic (July 2021)

Our new mosaic was made with the help of The Mosaic Studio and was created at the start of July, with every child helping to place tiles in different parts. At the design stage, we asked the children to think about what they would like to be in included, and they each drew pictures of their ideas. These were then collated and brought together in a final design. 

Each part of the design has special meaning and significance:

  • The tree reflects the school logo, with the leaves of the same shape
  • There are 7 branches, each representing one of our classes
  • The owl represents wisdom and knowledge, which we all aim for
  • The purple heart on the tree represents everlasting love
  • The hills and fields show the countryside around bourn
  • Bourn Brook is shown, glittering in the sunshine, with a fish swimming, representing the importance of clean water
  • We are a church school and the church shown is St Mary and St Helena, with its distinctive spire
  • As a musical school, the notes represent the singing and playing of instruments which can be heard in school and around the school
  • The flowers and the bee represent nature and how much we care for the environment and want to protect it
  • The large flower is a reproduction of a drawing by Lyla Glennen. She will always be remembered and will always be beautiful
  • The books under the tree are prominent and show the importance of reading, reading, reading. 
  • The sunshine is beaming down, representing happiness, joy and optimism
  • The rainbow, is a symbol of hope, especially after dark times. We know that rain will fall, but also that the sun will shine again. 

Bourn is a school filled with hope. We steadfastly believe that each of us is capable of great things. We work together in friendship, challenging ourselves and each other to be the best that we can be. We strive to make the world a better place, and aim for ‘life in all its fullness’. 

The Bourn Book Bus! (June 2021)

During the summer term, a double decker bus arrived on our school playground much to the excitement of staff and pupils! The renovations are fully underway and the plan is to turn the 16-year old bus into a wonderful Library for Bourn pupils in memory of Willow pupil, Lyla Blue Glennen, who tragically died in April this year.

The bus is undergoing a major transformation with lots of hard work and commitment from parents, staff, children, friends, the local churches and wider community who are all working together to help us achieve our dream of the Bourn Book Bus!

If you would like to donate to the Bourn Book Bus appeal, please click here.

Football Fundraiser raises £1750 for Book Bus Appeal! (June 2021)

Two dads from Bourn Primary, Dave Norman and Simon Wade organised an adult football tournament last weekend. The tournament had run in previous year but had been restricted due to the pandemic in 2020. This year they decided to support the Bourn School Reading Bus Appeal. Despite the scorching temperatures the tournament was a great success played competitively but with a friendly atmosphere!

The tournament raised £875, but astonishingly this total was then doubled by a very generous supporter to £1750. This brings the bus appeal to over half of its £30k target. Many thanks to the organisers Dave and Simon and all who took part. 

Two dads from Bourn Primary, Dave Norman and Simon Wade organised an adult football tournament last weekend. The tournament had run in previous year but had been restricted due to the pandemic in 2020. This year they decided to support the Bourn School Reading Bus Appeal. Despite the scorching temperatures the tournament was a great success played competitively but with a friendly atmosphere!

The tournament raised £875, but astonishingly this total was then doubled by a very generous supporter to £1750. This brings the bus appeal to over half of its £30k target. Many thanks to the organisers Dave and Simon and all who took part.

 

  

Pyjamarama! (May 2021)

On Friday 14th May, we came to school in our pyjamas to raise money for Book Trust and to reinforce the importance of reading. The children enjoyed breakfast together in their classrooms whilst listening to a brand new story. They then had discussions about their stories, how they linked to our school values and completed some book-based activities…all whilst in their pjs! Thanks to Miss Hensleigh for organising this worthwhile event.

 

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Le Jog (July 2020)

During lockdown, staff and pupils worked together to complete ‘Le Jog’ covering the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats by cycling, running, walking as well as  other more inventive methods! Together, we covered an amazing total of 1627.94 miles! Watch our video here…

 

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The 2.6 Challenge (May 2020)

As the London Marathon was cancelled due to Covid, many charities who would usually benefit from this event lost a huge amount in fundraising and donations.  Bourn staff worked in teams to raise money for UK charities by completing the 2.6 Challenge. They chose activities based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and used their multitude of skills and talents to complete the challenge, donating to a charity of their choice. Check out our video to see how we got on…

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