The Big Ambition

In assembly, we discussed and completed this survey today. Please comment below if you complete it as well!

The Big Ambition aims to hear from children across England on what they think is important! In the lead up to the next General Election, the Children’s Commissioner wants to take children’s thoughts, opinions and ideas to decision-makers, to make sure that the Government hears young people’s voices on what they think needs to be done to make children’s lives better in England.

The Big Ambition | Children’s Commissioner for England (

The Big Ambition survey will be open until Friday 15th December.

All About Antarctica

In assembly this morning we learned about Antarctica. We were invited to join a special mission –

to become Champions of Antarctica and a 2041 School.

We watched the first film on this website – there are lots more to look at at home.

I have asked children to find out a fact about Antarctica and write it below in the comments – all facts will receive a Gold Sticker!

Tesco Donation – Thank you!

Thank you to Tesco Cheetham Hill for your generous donation of £100 to be used to help with some new resources for our Lotus Room. This is very much appreciated! Thank you!

The Lotus Room is a place where children can spend time with a Play Therapist or Therapeutic Support Worker.  Children come for many different reasons.  They might be feeling worried, or sad, maybe scared or angry.  At times children struggle to cope with changes in their life, for example, moving house, new school, family separation etc. 

If you feel you would like your child to access some support  from the Lotus room staff you can pop in to see us and we will arrange a time for you to discuss any concerns you have.  We can also offer advice and support such as parenting advice on things like bedtime routines, setting boundaries, children’s stages of development. 

Reporting Hate Crime – Information for Families

We are proud that Bowker Vale is a place of inclusion and safety. We hope that our community feels this way to you all too. Hate crime can come in many different forms and can strike at the heart of communities. With your help, we can tackle those responsible for hate crime and keep our community safe. Greater Manchester Police service is ready to help anyone who has been affected by someone else’s prejudice, ignorance, threat or violence. Find out below how to spot a hate crime, report it, or get help, support and advice – both online and in our community.

October Half Term Holiday Clubs

The October Half Term is fast approaching. MCRactive and Manchester City Council are offering
thousands of FREE places for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Activities will range from Sport and Physical Activities, Arts and Crafts and much more. In addition to the activities, their booked place will include a FREE meal during the day.
For more information & to book your child’s space*:
You will need to sign up for an MCRactive Go account (sign in) to book free October Half Term activities. Once signed up, log into your account – Find Activities – Search by Category ‘MCR Holiday Activity’ – . Use code: 663587 to book free eligible activities. Please also visit to view additional FREE holiday activities and other opportunities taking place across the city.
*Please only book your child onto a holiday camp if they will be attending. Spaces at each camp are limited. If you book a space and your child can no longer attend, please cancel your space as far in advance as possible, to allow the opportunity for another child to take their space at the activity and free meal.