Swell is a Church of England school and the children are often involved in activities at the local church in Lower Swell as well having regular assemblies, in school, from our vicar and local church members.
We have so many pictures that there is a webpage of images from previous years available if you click on the link on the left hand side of this page.
Christmas 2014 - The Infants performed 'Off to Bethlehem' with the Junior choir. There were also some solo performances both singing and instrumental as well as the usual beautiful Christingle celebration.
Our 2014 Easter Service was held jointly with Longborough Primary School in the village of Longborough. We were ably assisted by Canon Andrew Bowden and his donkey Gentle.
The children offered grateful thanks for being able to have a donkey as part of our Easter Service.
The children were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend Michael Perham to school recently. The Bishop accompanied by Ministers Jonas and Elder from the Diocese of Tanganyika , were welcomed at the school gate by pupils Fred Roberts and Alfie Dodridge. The boys explained to the Bishop the significances and the meaning of all the small pictures on the school mosaic. The tour continued with Iona Heritage and Abbey Lees introducing the Bishop to the pupils and staff and explaining the school day. With a ukulele lesson in progress 10 year old Archie Clarke delighted the visitors with his playing. It was then the turn of Thomas Fowler and Sophia Bayliss to show the visitors around the school grounds. The whole school were then joined by the Bishop and Ministers for a short service before the Bishop continued his visit around the benefice of Stow, Condicote and the Swells.
The focus of donations for our well supported 2012 Harvest Festival was the North Cotswold Foodbank, as you can see by the unusual Harvest bread made by our Year 3 children.
Our Easter service involved a procession through the village, stopping for appropriate readings along the way, followed by a service in church which ended with the children performing their 'Sign to Sing' song combining singing and sign language. The ceremony was led by our new rector, Reverend Martin Short.
Open The Book assemblies take place every fortnight and the children really enjoy them.