Bowness in the News 

New Reception Children September 2017




Bowness 40th Anniversary Celebrations

World Book Day

Once again, we had a fantastic day for World Book Day this year. The theme was Alice in Wonderland and pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite character.

World Book Day is all about promoting the love of reading and books. Mrs Unsworth said, “We wanted the children to enjoy the experience and use the film and books to recreate, compare and explore parts of the narrative through reading and writing. We even recreated the Mad Hatter’s tea party at lunch time in the hall.

“Our school is a community school and it was lovely to see so many parents attend our assemblies and join in with our parade. Also some parents attended craft making sessions throughout the week to support the children in decorating the hall.

“All the staff made a great effort and I couldn’t be prouder as a headteacher.”

The Bolton News visited us and we ended up with a full page article all about our adventures in wonderland. 

Mother told she was 'too stupid' to be a teacher becomes one of Britain's youngest school headmistresses

Mrs Unsworth

Mrs Unsworth always had dreams of becoming a teacher since the age of four but her teachers wanted her to become a nursery nurse instead.

“The problem was not all of my teachers believed in me. They always tried to push me down the avenue of being a nursery nurse.

“I was also bullied throughout my whole time at school. I don’t know why but I never had a big circle of friends.

“There were so many times I wanted to give up because of the teachers and because of the kids at school.

“But being a teacher was what I had always wanted to do so I was determined to get there.”

She knuckled down regardless of her teachers’ comments and went to Eccles College before going to Edge Hill University.

It was there she made some of her best friends and went on to qualify as a teacher.

But her ambitions didn’t stop there. She set herself new goals - to become a deputy headteacher by the time she reached 30.

Read the full article 

Magical Start to New Academic Year - September 2016 

Pupils had an amazing welcome on the first day of the new school year in September. It was smiles all around when they were greeted by superheroes and fairytale princesses, who were awaiting their arrival in the playground.

Click on the link below to read the full story from The Bolton Evening News.

Magical start to new academic year...


Bowness Primary Nursery - Where being small makes a big difference!

We are very proud to announce the opening of our new nursery here at Bowness Primary School.

Click on the link below to read all about how our new headteacher, Mrs Unsworth is looking forward to the exciting changes ahead.

Bowness Primary School Nursery

 Bowness Primary Nursery Advert


Bowness Cooks up a Treat!

Thanks to Miss Ellis and Mrs Buckley, our pupils have been enjoying learning how to cook healthy meals at our after school cooking club. The club began back in 2015 with pupils attending every Tuesday. We hope to continue what has proved to be a very popular after school event long into the future.

Click on the link below to read the full story from The Bolton News.    

Healthy Eating Cookery Classes        


Olympic Gymnast Beth Tweddle Puts Pupils Through Their Paces

Pupils were incredibly lucky when the medal-winning gymnast visited the school to deliver a special assembly, inspiring 140 youngsters into thinking fit.

Click on the link below to read the full story from The Bolton News.

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle puts pupils at Bowness Community Primary School through their paces

Beth Tweddle with Bowness pupils 


Bowness Pupils Start 'Walking Bus' Campaign

Our pupils, who engaged in this campaign with great enthusiasm, created posters and banners for the Giant Walking Bus campaign, run by the road safety charity Brake. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, in order to allow children to walk and cycle to school safely. 

Click on the link below to read the full story from The Bolton News.

Bowness School in Little Lever starts 'Walking Bus' campaign

Walking Bus Campaign 


Children's Poet Inspires Bowness Pupils

Pupils got their creative juices flowing during an inspirational visit by children's poet, Ian Bland.

Click on the link below to read the full story from The Bolton News.

Children's poet visits Bowness Primary School in Little Lever 

Ian Bland with pupils