St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

In January 2018 our Breakfast Club will be open from 8am daily. Further details are available at the school office.



British Legion Poppy Appeal

The school once again took part in the British Legion Poppy Appeal, raising £265.88

West Craven Food Bank

Mrs Bryan from West Craven Food Bank visited the school to thank the children for their generous donations for the Harvest Mass.  She explained how the food bank works and showed the children the typical food parcels which are made for distribution in the area.

Cafod - Renewable Energy

Mrs Spiller visited the school and ran a workshop for the children in class 5.  The workshop looked at the problems people face in developing countries where they have no access to electricity or other forms of energy.  The workshops explained to the children the everyday issues that people without an energy source have to overcome and outlined Cafod's goal of providing a reliable, sustainable and modern energy source for all by 2030. 

R.N.L.I. Visit

Mr Parker from the R.N.L.I. visited the school and presented a whole school assembly where he discussed sea and water safety.  He talked about the work of volunteers and the equipment they use. He also told the story of Grace Darling and how she and her father saved lives in a heroic way.  Some children had the opportunity to dress as lifeguards and the school held a collection for the R.N.L.I which raised £129.

Visit to Leeds Cathedral

A group of children, along with two adults, visited Leeds Cathedral to present the monies they had raised during the Good Shepherd fund raising appeal.  Due to all the children's hard work, the school were able to present a cheque for £500 to Bishop Marcus.

Good Shepherd

The children once again took part in the annual Good Shepherd fund raising activities.  The children ran stalls to raise money for this worthy cause.  The monies raised have been donated to Cafod  and The Good Shepherd appeal. Additionally ,some of the proceeds have been donated to Holy Saviours School who are raising money to take special needs resources to a school in Dagaretti in Kenya. The total raised this year was an amazing £1075.23. 

Dementia Awareness 

Some children from ECOol club attended a Dementia Awareness event at the Parish Community Centre.  They listened to a very inspirational speaker, held a raffle and sold cakes.  They raised £180 for the Alzheimers Society.