Our Gallery

Elf Run in aid of The Hospice of the Good Sheperd,Backford, Chester, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 10:42am


Yesterday, our children took part in a 20 minute ELF RUN. We raised over £540 in sponsorship which was just incredible for our small  but mighty school.

It was such good fun to take part in, aswell as raising much needed funds for a very good cause. 

Huge thanks to the children, their families and friends for supporting this event.

Barrow School Safety Officers, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 10:25am

Our wonderful Safety officers were presented with their official badges in assembly this morning by our local PCSO s.

Our safety officers do an amazing job in school running competitions and passing on information in assemblies about how to keep safe.

Congratulations to them!

Children in Need, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 24th Nov 2021 @ 9:07pm

Lots of pennies collected for Children in Need. Well done Willow Class for your generosity and kindness.

Christmas decorations for our tree, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 24th Nov 2021 @ 9:01pm

Preparations for our tree at the cathedral.

Our Christmas Tree at Chester Cathedral, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 24th Nov 2021 @ 8:54pm

The Christmas Tree Festival at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival returns for its ninth fabulous year in 2021.

This is such a delightful family event where, from the end of November, until the beginning of January, over 50 Christmas trees will sparkle and shimmer throughout the Cathedral.

 Barrow CE School are pleased to announce that we have our very own beautiful tree on display there this year, which is superbly dressed with your child’s amazing artwork.

Please take time to go along and visit. It’s a spectacular event and definitely gets you in to the Christmas Spirit.

Open daily, from Saturday 27 November to Tuesday 4 January 2022.  Open normal Cathedral opening hours.

Viking ship building, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 12th Nov 2021 @ 11:28am

Year 3/4 get started on their designs for their viking ships.

Hockey, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 12th Nov 2021 @ 11:24am

Well done to year 5/6 for taking part in the hockey tournament this week.

Forest of Promises, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 5th Nov 2021 @ 4:12pm

During Cop26 the children have been thinking and talking about climate change. They wrote a promise that they wanted world leaders to make and then a promise of their own.

Today,the children of Barrow school wrote their own promises on a painted leaf to join young people across the UK to form a forest of promises.

#PromiseToThePlanet   WWF

Willow class have also written letters to Boris Johnson expressing their conerns about the environment and climate change.


Hundertwasser Banner, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 29th Sep 2021 @ 12:01pm

We have been studying the work of Hundertwasser as inspiration for the creation of our own 3m textiles banner. This is based on the buildings and features of Barrow village. This will form part of our contribution to the History Society Exhibition in October 2021.

The children have worked through a process of taking photographs using our ipads on a walk around the village,using their sketch books to work on their designs and the final collaborative production.

Our annual Easter bonnet competition, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 3:48pm

Thank you to all who took part in the decorated Egg box competition.  The judges loved all the entries and it was difficult to choose a winner and a runner up from each year group!  Well done everyone. 

Our annual Easter box competition, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 3:40pm

Thank you to all who took part in the decorated Egg box competition.  As usual the standard of entries was eggstanding and it was even more difficult than ever to choose a winner! Well done to everyone!


Secret number codes, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 30th Mar 2021 @ 10:38am

We have made our own Kandinsky-style paintings. In each painting, there are one or more hidden numbers. Can you work out the hidden numbers? 

If there are three sized circles: The large circles represent hundreds, the medium-sized circles represent tens. and the small circles represent ones

If there are two sized circles: The larger circles represent tens and the smaller circles represent ones

Have fun!

Design and Technology Mechanisms, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 7:07pm

We are have been exploring mechanisms such as flaps, sliders and levers.

Here are some examples of our work so far.

We designed, made and evaluated our own Mother's Day cards. 

Photo Challenge 2, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 3:10pm


Watch this to be inspired!  


Using filters can transform your photos into a piece of art. Slow down to find the unusual in every day.

Turn your everyday photo into a puzzle.

This week our children are trying this whilst out and about.

Here are some that have been sent in so far.....


Photo Challenge, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 3:33pm

Our KS2 children and families have had great fun with this activity whilst out in the fresh air this week. Keep watching this gallery as I will be adding more as they are sent in. Well done everyone!

Photo challenge -Angles

Watch this clip to be inspired.




  • Either in your garden or whilst out on a walk, take a small plastic toy or similar and photograph it from an angle where it looks enormous.
  • Take a photo looking up from the ground or looking down from above.
  • Take a photo of an everyday object from an unusual angle.


Lord of the Animals, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 11:00am

Wonderful paintings by Oak class based on the book 'Lord of the Animals' by Fiona French. They were completed before lockdown but now relevant to our theme of 'animals' in  The Great Big Art Exhibition.

The Great Big Art Exhibition, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 11:15am


Everyone can take part! Visit the Great Art Exhibition website to download the free pack for inspiration. We are encouraged to use our windows and front gardens to display our work and create the largest exhibition EVER of paintings,drawings,photography,sculpture,digital art,textiles and printmaking.

Barrow School Community are coming together to showcase their art as part of this nationwide event.

 Over the coming weeks we will be adding to our collection so keep watching.
Thank you to the Children and Families for contributing to this event. We have a 5 month old to someone a little older.... you are amazing!

Photographs sent in today, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 3:59pm

Oak class have been out in their gardens looking at how the frost has made everything beautiful.

They created some beautiful natural sculptures from what they could find.

These are some of the images they took today.


Remembrance Day, by Mrs Goodwin

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 3:06pm

To mark Remembrance Day, the children created beautiful poppies and took them out into the school grounds, arranged them thoughtfully into compositions that they then photographed. Willow Class are very proud of the results.

Science- Light travels in a straight line, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:27pm

We saw that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. We learnt what opaque,translucent and transparent mean. We investigated which material would be best suited to make curtains for a baby's nursery.

Moving Figures, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:54pm

Poppies- working on our arrangements in the school garden, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:34pm

Remembrance Day 2020, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:26pm

The children painted their own poppies to take home and place in their windows.Before they went home we took the poppies into our school garden and each child thought of how to display them. We were inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.

Tie Dye T shirts using beetroot from our school garden, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Sep 2020 @ 4:25pm

We harvested beetroot from our school garden , chopped it up and boiled it. We used the coloured water to dye our T shirts after we had tied lots of knots into them using string. We loved wearing them. 

We took them home with a warning ......don't wash in your white wash or everything may turn PINK!

Hand wash only.

Art work for Barrow Village online, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Jul 2020 @ 3:19pm

Here you can see some of the wonderful art work the children have done over the last few weeks in school.

The paintings should have been exhibited in the Barrow Rose Show but this year will be included in the 'on line' art exhibition.

Well done to all the children.