National News

 
Our amazing brass group spent the morning in a photo shoot with a photographer who works for the Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian. He complimented our pupils on their professional behaviour. Here is a behind the scenes exclusive!
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Filming For Look North Part Two

After a very successful filming at Grimethorpe Colliery Band ‘s headquarters, Abi from Look North called in at school to continue with interviews. Mrs. Allen, Mr. Dodd, Professor Roger Webster (of Grimethorpe Colliery Band) and our incredibly talented musicians were interviewed for a special feature which highlights Birkwood’s positive links with our neighbours, the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band!  Thank you to Mrs. Sutton for all of her hard work and dedication to our Musical Stars!

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Our Brass Stars

The whole school loved watching videos of our very own brass ensemble, Birkwood Brass. We are excited to see them on BBC Look North!

 

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Radio Stars

Some of our children, and our choir, were featured on Christmas broadcasts on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Sheffield over the holidays. The link below will direct you to BBC Radio 2’s Christmas Day broadcast which featured our children.

Thank you to Mrs. Birch and our children for producing the entertaining clips and to Hilary Robinson for giving us this exciting opportunity!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jqp3f

 

 

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Read All About It! 

This week’s Barnsley Chronicle highlights our fantastic partnership with the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band. We are hugely proud of the very talented #TeamDodd!

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Birkwood’s Got Talent

As has the tremendous photographer from our friends at Barnsley Chronicle who captured this amazing moment from our auditions. A wonderful shot to preview what is SURE to be a wonderful night. Keep your eyes peeled for ticket details. 

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Blue Peter Badge

Wow! A brilliant start to the week – A Blue Peter Badge to show! This star from Year 5DW has made a card which was judged good enough to receive the honour – we’re sure it made Mum feel better too! 

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A Great Start

Many thanks to Andy Kershaw of BBC Radio Sheffield for a brilliant start to World Book Day. Enjoy some clips of Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Shaw & the Breakfast Club here. A brilliant opportunity to spread the Birkwood Word!

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Birkwood Chronicle

We are celebrating a wonderful week by sharing the coverage of Birkwood by our friends at the Barnsley Chronicle – the nation’s leading weekly newspaper. Coverage from ‘Proud of Barnsley’ and of Mrs. Birch’s amazing Award are pride of place in the Cudworth Edition. Thanks to the Barnsley Chronicle for yet again spreading the exciting news from Birkwood, what a week!

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Birkwood Chronicle

Don’t worry we haven’t changed our name and neither has the nation’s leading Weekly Newspaper. The Barnsley Chronicle have published information on Michael Dugher’s Pride of Barnsley Nomination, our new EYFS Starter Photo as well as our Even Coal Shimmers At Night Town Hall Performance. We are always greatly indebted to the Barnsley Chronicle whenever we receive their support – all part of our #IncredibleCommunity. The Pride of Barnsley Awards take place on Friday 13th November – already proving NOT an unlucky date for Birkwood.

 

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Proud!

Four wonderful Mums from our #IncredibleCommunity have been nominated for a Pride of Barnsley Award! The Cudworth Families’ Association have organised MANY Community Events – good luck in the Award Ceremony!

Mums Nomination

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Garden Party

Thanks to the Barnsley Chronicle who attended the Garden Party Celebrations. They snapped our Community Event and shared the news on the front page of our local edition. A fabulous afternoon shared with our #IncredibleCommunity.

Garden Party Chronicle

 

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BBC Children in Need

What a Morning! BBC Radio Sheffield visited us at Birkwood to begin their Children In Need Celebrations – and what a great time we all had! The icing on the cake was definitely the visit of Pudsey who thrilled our whole School Community – he even tweeted us to say he’d enjoyed himself. Many thanks to Kat Cowan and the ‘Anti-Stig’ but especially to Mrs. Allen & our magnificent School Council who enjoyed a 7:30am Breakfast (Thanks to Mrs. White, Mrs. Heaton & Mrs. Birch) before a hectic start to a wonderful day.

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In the News

 

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Many thanks to our friends at the Barnsley Chronicle and our MP Michael Dugher who have shared the school’s work and in particular our recent Ofsted Inspection. Spreading the work of Birkwood is greatly appreciated by all of our wonderful community. Thank you.

Chronicle Ofsted

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More Good News…

Thank you to our friends at the Barnsley Chronicle who have publicised our wonderful School Council meeting with Michael Dugher (MP) on the front page of the Cudworth Edition. We know they loved having the opportunity to really test him especially after their visit to London.More Good News

Thank you to our friends at the Barnsley Chronicle who have publicised our wonderful School Council meeting with Michael Dugher (MP) on the front page of the Cudworth Edition. We know they loved having the opportunity to really test him especially after their fantastic visit to London.

School Council MP

 

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Look North TV Stars!

The BBC were in school to film our fabulous Brass Group this week! The clips were aired on Look North as part of an article discussing the funding of the Arts in Britain. We played our instruments and were interviewed too! What an amazing final week of the year! Many thanks to Michael Dugher (MP) for recommending Birkwood to the BBC!

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Birkwood Chronicle

Many thanks to our friends at the Barnsley Chronicle who have given our school some wonderful publicity! In one edition we have news of the Yorkshire Show, Birkwood and The Lamproom Have Talent as well as The Wizard of Oz! We love spreading news of our fabulous children!

 

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Spreading the Word

Many thanks to our friends at the Barnsley Chronicle for publishing our ‘Welcome Back’ Tweet! Follow us on Twitter to keep right up to date with events at Busy Birkwood – twitter.com/BirkwoodPrimary

Tweet Chronicle

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The Star Reports on Stars

Sheffield star logoMany thanks to The Star for their coverage of our amazing Brass Group. It’s wonderful to see so many publications taking an interest into life at Birkwood! Thank you and well done to everyone involved.

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Thank You

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Many thanks to our friends at ‘We Are Barnsley’ who have kindly publicised Mrs. Allen’s Half Marathon Heroics! We can exclusively reveal that training is going well. We just know Mrs. Allen will prove to be a wonderful ambassador not only for Birkwood but for a cause that’s so very close to her heart.

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More Fabulous Coverage

Yorks Post LogoMany thanks to the Yorkshire Post who have shared our wonderful Brass Partnership with the World Wide Web! Enjoy the article by clicking on their logo!

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Enjoy The Photographs

Many thanks to Plus Net for their support in our project with Grimethorpe Band. This included the shooting of the beautiful photographs seen here. Well done to Mrs. Sutton and our Brass Group – we notice a new Tenor Horn Player

 

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Fantastic Exposure

To celebrate the ongoing sponsorship from PlusNet, our local paper interviewed Mrs. Sutton about how our partnership with Grimethorpe Band is boosting the role of music in school. Thank you to the Barnsley Chronicle, PlusNet, Grimethorpe Band, Barnsley Music Service, Mr. Ingman and of course Mrs. Sutton for providing such rich and successful opportunities for our wonderful children.

Chronicle Brass April 2014

 

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Photo Stars

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Our Brass Group are featured here on 2 websites following their Photo Shoot with Plus Net – our sponsors of the Grimethorpe Band and Barnsley Music Service Brass Provision. Even though we didn’t realise Mrs. Allen had started learning the Tenor Horn, we are sure you’ll love the photos! Many, many thanks to Plus Net and 4barsrest.com for their exposure of our wonderful musicians. We are also incredibly grateful to Grimethorpe Band and The Music Service (led by Mr. Ingman) for their sterling work and of course to our very own Mrs. Sutton for her wonderful efforts in boosting music at Birkwood.

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Picture Perfect

Our wonderful Brass Group received the press treatment at Birkwood as we staged a photo shoot attended by sponsors PlusNet & also the Barnsley Chronicle! The Photographs will showcase the fabulous opportunities our children have. Many thanks to PlusNet, Mrs. Sutton, Mr. Ingman, Grimethorpe Band and the Barnsley Chronicle  for making another day at Birkwood so special and exciting!

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Competition Time…

Miss Betts has launched our special potato growing competition! Each class will form a team, ‘the office’ has a team (Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Gough & Mrs. Ellis) as well as Mr. Jones himself as we compete to grow the finest potato possible.   The competition has been launched with a visit from  Barnsley Chronicle’s Photographer Wes Hobson – look out for the Cudworth, Grimethorpe & Shafton Edition of the paper.

 

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Fingers Crossed!

We are thankful to our friend Michael Dugher (MP) for publicising his efforts in securing our aim to work on a very exciting Digital Arts Project with Jason Wilsher-Mills. Michael has endorsed the project and we await notification from The Arts Council on prospective funding! Thank you Michael – we know the project will be amazing!

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From The Archive

Whilst doing some work at home, Mrs. Exley came across a Barnsley Chronicle from 16 years ago! Look who made the front page! Thank you Mrs. Exley for bringing this piece of real Birkwood History into school – it’s wonderful to see! For those interested, the Sport Pages of the edition centre around a Premier League game between Barnsley and Newcastle!

Archive Ofsted Chronicle

 

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Radio Stars

 

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Thanks to Mick Lunney of BBC Radio Sheffield, here is the feature which starred our Brass Group! The children sounded wonderful both musically and in the rather nerve wracking interview situation! Many thanks to BBC Radio Sheffield and in particular Mick Lunney for showcasing our wonderful school! Well done and thank you to Nigel Dixon of Grimethorpe Band, Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Ingman for their commitment to music at our school!

Brasss Group Dec 2013

 

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Music Awards in the Press

Many thanks to the site 4barsrest.com for their article on our musician marvels! Click on the link for a read! 

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