At Bowmandale we have a system of house teams. Children are allocated a house on starting school, with siblings being given the same house. We have five houses named after the local rivers: Ancholme, Hull, Humber, Ouse and Trent. Each house has two elected house captains - a boy and a girl. These ten house captains then form the school council.
Each half term, all houses focus on a different theme; these become the focus for our house assemblies. The themes are:
At the end of each week, the number of stars awarded to each team are counted and an average calculated. The team with the highest average for that week wins an extra 10 mins playtime and gets the house trophy.
The School Council is made up of the house captains. We are all keen to keep our school running as well as we can. Our house team members voted for us because we have several useful skills for the role; skills like listening, speaking clearly, being organised and having ideas to share. We have what is called 'the pupil voice' which means we represent all the children in our classes, bringing their ideas to each meeting.
Yesterday, the whole school participated in a fun filled afternoon with various activities to challenge our pupils. It was wonderful to see our older children supporting and encouraging our younger friends. Into the bargain, we were blessed with wonderful weather!
Thanks to the parents who came along to enjoy the fun and games.
After all of the amazing teamwork the wait goes on to find out who will be Team Challenge Champions of 2018.
This morning we had our postponed Sport Relief house relay race. Each house chose five volunteers to race and we all went out on a gloriously sunny morning to watch and cheer. It was a close run race with one house taking the lead only to be overtaken by another. In the end the results were:
1st place - Trent
2nd place - Hull
3rd place - Ancholme
4th place - Humber
5th place - Ouse
Well done to all the runners!
Yesterday was the final of the house team choral speaking competition. Each house prepared a poem to read as a team to the rest of the school. This year, the results were as follows:
Joint 1st : Ancholme & Ouse
Well done to all the children for learning their pieces so well.
This year, the children on the school council are organising our Christmas fayre. There will be various stalls selling Christmas produce created by each of the classes, plus games and refreshments.
As a way of fundraising for this event, the school council have arranged a non-uniform day on Wednesday 29th November and ask that the children bring in some chocolate as a donation for wearing non-uniform.