Primary School Links
We are fortunate to have strong and friendly relationships with our local primary schools in Hawes, Bainbridge, Askrigg and West Burton – the last three making up the BAWB Federation.
We visit all of the schools on a regular weekly basis, were we lead the children in singing, take assemblies, perform mock weddings and baptisms with the children and host visits to the church buildings. The major festivals are marked and celebrated on all the sites including Christingle services in Hawes and Askrigg.
Bainbridge, Askrigg and West Burton (BAWB) Federation of Primary Schools
The distinctive Christian vision for Bainbridge and West Burton schools has been developed through a specially written song by Sarah Clark and is wrapped in the story of the Good Samaritan and the words of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel:
‘Love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39
Watch BAWB School song video
A monthly service ‘Family Together’, was introduced at St Oswald’s in Askrigg in 2018 to help develop our friendships and our contact with our local families further. It is designed to not be an adult service with children’s songs or a children’s service with adult songs but a balance of the two, where we come together as family and enjoy each other’s company as we learn more about what it means to be living life with God together.
BAWB Prayer of Blessing
‘God bless me when I’m sleeping,
God bless me when I play,
God bless me here and everywhere,
God bless me night and day.’
Hawes Primary School (YCAT) http://www.hawes.n-yorks.sch.uk/
On the first Sunday of the month, St Margaret’s in Hawes hosts ‘The Gathering’, a service which creates the opportunity for the church in the upper dale to gather together. It’s an all age event in which we meet together at the start of the service and then provision for our younger members is made in ‘Active8’ in the National School Hall on the south side of the main church building before re-joining everyone in St Margaret’s.
Restrictions due to Covid 19 have interrupted this pattern, but we look forward to the day when all can be resumed once more.
Message for Hawes Year 6 Leavers