Mrs P and Mrs S were ‘blown away’ with the array of talents on offer during the two days of auditions. All of our #incrediblecommunity are in for an absolute treat!

Blue & Yellow

Wow! Our Blue & Yellow Day arranged by the School Council raised over £300 for people suffering in Ukraine. We also collected an amazing array of goods and clothes which were kindly delivered by Dean Whitfield and Rhys with our Councillors to Lundwood Social Club and added to their collection. An amazing thoughtful, empathetic piece of work showing amazing compassion and kindness.
Well done everyone and thank you!

Marie – Thank You #39

Incredible work! Marie Kenealy what can we say? After 39 years of incredible service, Marie has ‘hung up her apron’ and retired from her position as Head Cook at Birkwood. An amazing 39 year record means that well over one MILLION lunches have been served on Marie’s watch. Just remarkable. We staged an Assembly for Marie and her lovely family in school to say ‘Thank You.’ Some people are just so special, words can barely provide an appropriate tribute. Marie – thank you from us all. Happy retirement and please remember that you are an inspiration to us all. We are so lucky to have received your love, care and of course lunches for such a long period of time. We wish you the happiest possible retirement.

Excellent Enterprise

The Enterprise Club, led by Mrs. Whitfield, have chosen to donate profits to Ukraine and its appeals for help. A superbly thoughtful gesture. Well done everyone! It was a delicious way to help! Brilliant work.

Penalty Shootout Funds

Well done to the Captains & Mr. Davis. They braved the weather to raise funds for the House of the Term Celebration Afternoon. A superb penalty shootout despite the weather…….. and yes we matched England’s Penalty Shootout capabilities at least!

The Last Serving – Thank You Marie

Where to begin? The incomparable Marie has hung her apron up after an astonishing 39 year Birkwood Career! Marie has worked in our Kitchen for 37 of these years. What an incredible servant to Birkwood! We captured her last serving here, quite the moment in history! Marie’s daughters are still involved with Birkwood in our cleaning department and both of her Grandchildren have graduated through our school. Of course, we are hosting an official ‘Goodbye’ to Marie – we couldn’t let the last day on the rota go without wishing her the happiest retirement possible and of course by saying ‘Thank You!’ An amazing effort.

Ward Alliance Carols 2021

Many thanks to the Ward Alliance. They invited representatives of all Cudworth Schools to celebrate the Christmas Tree and lighting in our village. Merry Christmas everyone.

Alhambra Magic

Thank you to our lovely choir who entertained the public and shoppers in The Alhambra Centre. We also had great support from our families – thank you for this. The children were super and really made some lovely live music. Well done everyone. A wonderful afternoon.

Thank You Stephanie

MP Stephanie Peacock visited Birkwood to present her Christmas Card prizes. The winners came from Y3/4 Meerkats and were absolutely beautiful. Thank you Stephanie, we know all of your friends who receive the card will be delighted. Happy Christmas.

Fabulous Fayre

Our #IncredibleCommunity have again done us all proud. Led by Mrs. White, we have hosted our Christmas Fayre and made valuable funds towards our special visits. Thank you to everyone as always.

Memorial Sculptors

Three Year 6 Children attended the unveiling of Barnsley’s Covid Memorial Statue. This is the first Council Memorial in the whole country. What’s even better is that the 3 children had their artwork incorporated in to the sculpture’s base! Three budding Graham Ibbotsons for certain. A wonderful afternoon; we are so proud that our children’s work has contributed to something so special. It will be there for future generations to enjoy as well! We remember those who have been affected by COVID 19. A moving and thought provoking afternoon.

We Will Remember Them

Thank you to our lovely School Council who represented Birkwood at Cudworth’s 2021 Remembrance Service. Father David led our respect and gratitude to those who have helped to protect our country and made so many sacrifices. Father David used the immortal words, When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today. Thank you to Mrs. Sutton and to Year 4 for their beautiful communal wreath which was laid at the Cenotaph. A morning of great pride, respect and of course reflection.

Children in Need…

Thank you to Mrs. White and Mrs. White for their help in organising our School Council’s Children in Need Store. All monies raised from a wide variety of merchandise will benefit this fabulous cause. Really well done!

Dorothy Hyman 2021 Celebrations

Two members of Year Six accompanied Mr Wood and Mrs Allen to the unveiling of Dorothy Hyman’s commemorative plaque at the Dorothy Hyman stadium. We all enjoyed the opportunity to meet such a local legend and certainly enjoyed the chance to view her medals and associated items such as Olympic kit and vest and a range of photographs on display that celebrated Dorothy’s career achievements. An inspiring morning in honour of an inspiring person. Well done to everybody who had the chance to support, thank you to the Ward Alliance and Local History Group as always for their fantastic input into our village.