We have chosen 12 children from Key Stage 2 to represent our school. They are called the SWAT (School’s Working Achieving Together) Ambassadors. You can look out for them as they wear their new badges. The symbol of the badge shows children’s hands joining together in the school colours from each school as a symbol of collaboration and respect.
This year our SWAT Ambassadors will be working with 12 other schools around the theme of DIVERSITY.
The other schools are:
- Whittlefield Primary School
- Walverden Primary School
- St John’s Cliviger CofE Primary School
- St Phillip’s CofE Primary School
- Springfield Primary School
- Reedley Primary School
- St John Southworth RC Primary School
- Padiham Green CofE Primary School
- Briercliffe Primary School
- Whitefield Infant School
- Lowerhouse Junior School
- Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School.
The children meet and work with other children from different schools. Last year the theme was Friendship. The children enjoyed days working together through art and sports and developed friendships across the schools.
SWAT WOW Worship Day – January 2020
The children from local church schools visiting Burnley Football Club for a full day of worship themed activities! For this event, our Vision and Values team joined Mrs Towriess and Mrs Cassidy in making a large cross out of lollipop sticks, clay models of Jesus and create finger print pictures about the Christian values.
SWAT Launch Day – September 2019
The children arrived at Burnley Youth Theatre to be greeted with lots of creative activities to take part in such as; acting, dancing, puppetry and musical theatre. Our children were split into two groups, one of which completed the puppetry workshop and the other, acting. The children had a lovely day where they were able to socialise and develop friendships with children from other local schools. At the end of the day, the children were given the opportunity to showcase their new found talents and a great day was had by all!
SWAT Collaboration Day – 7th November 2018
The SWAT group joined children from eleven other local schools on 7th November at the ACE Centre in Nelson. The theme of the day was Remembrance Day, with children and staff wearing WW1 costumes.
The children took part in several workshops including drama, musical theatre and art. The highlight of the day was the performances the children gave and the art displays.
It was a fantastic day and the children were, as always, a credit to the school.
Take a look at the video of the event here:
The SWAT Cluster schools all compete in an annual Spelling Bee. The children all really enjoy this and they work super hard learning their spellings in preparation.
Times Tables Rockstars Competition
On Wednesday 20th March 2019, 15 of our children went to the Times Table Rockstars Competition to go head to head with children from other schools. In order to attend the competition, our children competed in class to earn their places with 3 children attending from Year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The competition was brilliant, the children had lots of fun and were really good sports. We did have some children that got through to the final part of the competition but unfortunately, we didn’t win. We are very proud of all the children that took part as they tried their best and represented St James’ brilliantly. Well done.