Hunter’s Bar Infant School

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 24 June, 2019

    Calling the Good Folk of Sheffield - Let’s go Bowie on Tramlines Weekend

    • Bowie Contingent gig announced as Tramlines fringe to raise funds for Sheffield school’s air quality project #GoGoGreen

    • Money raised will  help pay for 60m long plant barrier that will filter air pollution at local infant school

    • Bowie Contingent Fundraiser Gig tickets

    The hugely popular David Bowie tribute band, The Bowie Contingent, have announced that they will play a Tramlines fringe gig on 19 July, 2019 to raise funds for Hunter’s Bar Infant School #GoGoGreen project.

    The  #GoGoGreen project, which includes pioneering research into playground air quality by The University of Sheffield’s BREATHE project, aims to build a barrier of plants and shrubs around the school; filtering pollution from passing traffic.

    Money raised through ticket and bar sales for the gig, which is being hosted by High Storrs Secondary school, will help pay for the plants and materials needed for the project. The project aims to use plants and planting configurations designed by the University  and industry specialists to build a green barrier that will wrap around the playground of Hunter’s Bar Infant School at the busy intersection of Sharrow Vale and Junction Road.

    Jason Richford, lead singer of the Bowie Contingent, said:  ”We loveTramlines weekend  and it’s a thrill to play this fringe event to raise money for the #GoGoGreen project. Tramlines weekend is all about loving music, celebrating Sheffield and showcasing talent. It’s our privilege to share a stage with Belle de Jour, an exciting young band with plans to release their first recording this year. And the fact that we can raise money for such a worthy cause, which will not only improve the air quality at Hunter’s Bar Infant School, but feeds into a much bigger ambition to support other inner-city schools to do the same, well... that’s just the icing on the Yorkshire Pud.”

    Doors open at 7.30pm, Friday 19 July at the 400 capacity High Storrs School Main Hall.  The good folk of Sheffield can expect a fully licensed bar and pizza from the Nether Edge Pizza Company, an eclectic mix of Bowie classics, poetry readings from celebrated poet and author, Rachel Bower and the newest, freshest sounds from musicians in residence; Belle de Jour. And that’s not all, lucky gig-goers could leave the venue with top-notch prizes following raffle donations from local eateries, bars, retailers and none-other than Sheffield music legend Richard Hawley, in support of the school’s drive to #GoGoGreen.

    Hunter’s Bar Infant School’s ambitious plans to improve the health and wellbeing of their 270 pupils, staff and families don’t stop on their doorstep.  The partnership between the school, the University and the many businesses that have come forward to support this project, is the first step on what is hoped to be a city-wide intervention to improve playground air quality. The research findings and blue print of the full project will be shared with other inner-city schools with the aim of sparking  similar schemes across  the city.

    •  Bowie Contingent Fundraiser Gig tickets 

    • Learn more about the #GoGoGreen campaign

    • Date: Friday, 19 July, 2019    Venue: High Storrs School, Sheffield, S11 7LH |      Doors:
      7.30pm - 10.30pm | Tickets: £12.50 | Over 18s only
      You can learn more about this event and share it with friends through Facebook.

    • Hunter’s Bar Infant School are using #GoGoGreen to raise awareness of air quality challenges in inner-city schools and raise money to build a green barrier which will improve the air children breathe.

    • The school are partnered with The BREATHE project, which is funded by the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, involves academics from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape Architecture, Geography, Animal and Plant Science, Materials Science and Engineering as well as the University of Buenos Aires.

    • The researchers hope their work at Hunter’s Bar Infant School will provide a blueprint for similar barriers in other playgrounds.

  • Many thanks to all of those families who turned up to complete our GoGoGreen One Mile Run last weekend!

    Sponsorship money is being tallied and will let you know how much we have raised towards the Green Wall Project shortly.

  • Two children went through to the second round of the BC Radio 2's 500 Words story competition this year. 

    From around 100,000 entries Alex and Alice's stories have made it to the final 5000. Well done to you both!

  • 12 children had their artwork were selected to be displayed at this year's Sheffield Young Artist competition. 

    Daisy was awarded with one of the Runner Up prizes.

    Cherry had her artwork selected to be displayed at the Botanical Garden's Art in the Park exhibition later in the year.

  • HBIS feature in Sheffield Star

    Our school was the focus on a two page article in the Sheffield Star last week.

  • Year 2 test Twinkl's AR Books, alongside BBC Radio Sheffield

    Class 9 Butterflies were broadcast on the BBC Radio Sheffield Toby Foster Breakfast Show this morning.

    Class 9 were talking to the reporters about their experience testing some of the new Augmented Realty #AR 'Quick Look Models' books and apps from Twinkl Resources, as shown here:

    The programme is available on BBC iplayer and begins at around 1 hour 39 minutes into the programme.:

    There is an accompanying video at:

  • Making MRI Scans better for children

    Yesterday visitors from the The University of Sheffield came in to visit children in classes 2 and 5. They wanted the children's help in knowing how to make #MRI scanners for children a more enjoyable experience. They explained what an MRI scanner was, how it works and why MRI scans are used.

    Firstly the children  had to draw something that made them feel  happy or a toy/character that we liked.
    Then they were given junk modelling and in groups had to create our own version of an MRI scanner for little characters to go in. Next they used  iPads and some VR googles to know what it was like to be in hospital seeing an MRI scan happen – it really brought it to life!

    The ladies were very grateful for the children's help and ideas and will keep us up to date with their project.

  • Hunter's Bar Bake Off

    Many thanks for all who supported our Great HBIS Bake Off events last term. As a school you raised over £420. This money will be added to the school's Eco Green Wall appeal. 

    All winners can be seen on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Well done and thank you!

  • Stars of the Week

    Every Friday we award a certificate to a child from each class. The ward may be in recognition of any personal positive achievement they have made during that week.

    We will post the recipients of these awards on the Class Learning Blogs, along with a photograph, each Friday evening. A photograph will also be posted on the notice board near the main gate each Monday.

  • Children in Need

    Thank you for your donations to Children in Need today. As a school we raised over £260.

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