Celebrate our Community

Please come and join us on Thursday 29th February from 08:30 for our ‘Celebrate Islam’ event as part of our Celebrate our Community events that will be taking place this year!

Some of our wonderful Islamic families will have some tables in our hall displaying some interesting information which they feel is important to share with the children at Bowker Vale and their families about Islam.

We would love as many of you as possible to come along from 08:30 on Thursday 29th February.

We would also like to thank all our Islamic families parents for working collaboratively with us and for organising such a great event.

RE visit from Sajjad Amin

Year 3 and 4 had a visit from Sajjad Amin who is a trustee at Khizra Mosque in Cheetham Hill.

He answered some questions from the children about the Qu’ran and how its teachings impact on his life as a practising Muslim.

He talked about the messages of respectfulness, kindness and peace and how important these values are to all Muslims.

Sikhism Morning

This month we held our first ‘Celebrate our Community’ event where our wonderful Sikh families brought food and artefacts which they felt were important for the children and families of Bowker Vale to know and understand about Sikhism. They then shared an assembly all about Sikhism. It was really special! Thank you so much to our Sikh families for planning, hosting and leading such a wonderful event and to all the families who attended in the morning. We can not wait for our next event next month!

Celebrate our Community!

Throughout the year, we are going to be hosting celebrations of some of the different religious communities that make up our Bowker Vale school family!         

We would love to work alongside our parents and carers to plan and host these celebrations, welcoming you to share your culture, religion, stories, food – anything and everything that you feel is important to share with the children at Bowker Vale and their families.

If you are a member of the Sikh community, we are looking for you to help us with our next celebration: Sikhism!

We would like to invite you to school on Monday 11th December at 2:15pm to discuss our first event.


Foodbank Activity session

Year 5 had a visit from Paul Harris from the Trussell Trust which is a charity supporting foodbanks in the North West. He lead a session consisting of playing a game of life/monopoly style game that helped to show the children what a few months can be like for people with bills to pay and unexpected things happening. They then reflected on how that felt and how that can lead to people needing a foodbank.

It was really interesting seeing how the children reacted to different circumstances and to see how fragile a balancing act life can be for so many.

Learning about Judaism in the SSC

Today, the SSC enjoyed a hands on experience learning more about Judaism with Mrs Bernstein.

Mrs Bernstein taught us lots about what day to day life is like for Jewish people living in Manchester. She told us about different Jewish traditions and explained how Jewish people worship. We looked at photos of synagogues, explored religious artefacts and tasted some delicious kosher food.

Thank you so much for coming over to the SSC Mrs Bernstein, we really enjoyed our class discussion and have learnt a lot more about the Jewish religion.