For a good leg stretch why not take a stroll through our local countryside?
You can park at the Nags Head in Thornton and take the road to the left, this will lead you to Brooms cross crossing.
Follow the paths through farmers fields, spotting old barns and commercial fishing lake.
This walk can be as long as you wish, you can walk through to Lunt or loop round and end up back at the pub. Terrain not suitable for wheelchairs and toilets are in the pub.
You may come across the odd dog walker but generally this is a very secluded walk.
This cultural walk between the two cathedrals is beautiful in any weather.
The walk is flat with cultural hotspots all around.
You can spot the Trunk sculpture, pass the Philharmonic pub, Everyman theatre and in non-COVID times spot a famous footballer staying at the Carriage Works.
There, you will see plenty of places to drink and eat along the way, mostly external seating with internal disability access bathrooms.
While we are still taking things easy why not try a new local walk? Lunt reserve is well worth a visit.
Follow the river Alt around the reserve and see how many birds you can see.
Path not suitable all the way round for wheelchair access but you can get through a good part of the walk.
Parking at Ergo (the Old Punchbowl pub).
No toilets unless you book in to the restaurant.
We hope everyone is well and enjoying a little more freedom with the easing of lockdown.
Due to us still working in bubbles the hope is to start Scouting in Rowan Park in September, a fresh exciting start for the new school year!
Please keep checking the site for updates and information regarding Scouts.
STAY SAFE AND GET OUT AND ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS ⚜⚜
Scouting is taking a break during COVID to keep people safe...we will be back as soon as it is safe to do so. Take care everyone.
Rowan Scout's hope you all have a wonderful summer break but please remember to return your Scouting forms and subs for September 2019 to ensure a place.
New parents - if you wish your child to join Scouts please contact the school and ask to speak to Cathie McDonald and i will add your child to our list. remember anyone from 5 1/2 - 14 can join and only £10 per half term.
Well July see's another year end for Scouting in Rowan Park. Badges that the children have earned will be presented in September, however Monday saw the Scout's receiving their achievement certificates and end of term party:
Welcome back to school and Scouting!
Above you will find details of our activities for the year.
If you wish to join Scout's please write in your child's Home/School book and send your child along for after school on Monday at 3.30pm. Your child must be collected from the Hall at 4.30pm by a responsible adult.
Fees this term are £10.00 per child.
Any queries please contact the school reception and ask to speak to Cathie McDonald.
Today saw the whole school taking part in a sponsored walk organised by 1st Litherland Rowan Scout's to raise funds for Riding for the Disabled. The walk was a huge success even in the heat! The Scout's organised and marshalled the event as part of their Personal Challenge Badge so well done to them!
Please ensure all donations are in school by Friday 13th July - Thanks!!
Our St Georges Day Activity Day with Altside District Scouts
Sunday 22nd April saw 1st Litherland Rowan Scouts meeting up with all our District sections for a fun Activity Day to celebrate St George's Day.
Present were over 300 children, joining them from 1st Litherland was Josephine and Ben
Below is a screen shot of our day!
Please note Scouts returns to Rowan on Monday 16th April at 3.30pm.
This term we are working on team building, working together and facing a personal challenge, all this and badges too!
Watch out for the St George's Day leaflet for the Sunday 29th April, fun activity Day in Lydiate, shooting, fire cooking, canoeing, archery and much much more and all for only £10.00 per child!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a Raffle ticket for the Scout Raffle - we raised £34.00 so Thank You very much!
The winners are:
1st Prize Sharon 851-855 Basket of wine
2nd Prize Wendy 821-825 Bottle of Whiskey
3rd Prize Andy 801-805 Bottle of wine
4th Prize Claire 781-785 Sweet bomb
Our last Scout's will be on Monday 11th December, due to January being a short term their will be no charge for Scout's for the existing members - MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CATHIE , YOUR GROUP SCOUT LEADER.
Sunday 12th November saw Lily and her dad join the Altside District Scouts for the annual Remembrance Parade.
We met at Trinity Road Bootle and joined with the marching parade up to King's Park. We listened to the service and the Last Post in silence.
Once prayer's were finished we then marched again down to Bootle Town Hall for saluting the Mayor.
We finished our march at Trinity Road Bootle for step down, where Scouts could then either go home of go to the Town Hall for refreshments.
We have recently held our first Moon Light Walk and this was well attended - thank you.
Scouts took part as part of their work to earn their Space Badge so well done to everyone braving the cold to walk the RAP!
Saturday saw us hold our first Big Tent event in the school.
Children had the opportunity to explore the tents and outside space with their parent's. We also had a sensory entertainer come along ' Wacky Jacky' to show us some sensory experiments and that went down really well with children and parent's.
We were shown how to make gloop, smoke hoops, massive bubbles and lots of different noises and smells!
Below are some of the pictures of the children enjoying the event:
Welcome back to our new year of Scouting. Below please find the Scout Planner for the forth coming activities that our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be taking part in over the coming academic year.
If you fancy coming along to see what Scouting is about please come along to the Big Tent event on Saturday 23 September 10.00am - 12.30pm, cost £2.00 per child and siblings are welcome, we will also have a children's entertainer to help with the fun!! Please mark enevelope 'SCOUTS BIG TENT EVENT'.
Making New Friends at St George's Day
Josephine came along to the St George's day event with mum and had a wonderful, active day. Josephine was able to take part in the following events:
Rock Climbing Wall*
Arts and Crafts
Canoeing* along the Leeds Liverpool canal
Pizza making on an open fire*
Plus a selection of fairground rides
Josephine had so much fun she was tired out for bed at the end of the day!
Please all think about coming along next year!!
* supported by trained staff.
Welcome to 1st Litherland Rowan Scout Group.
We began our group back in April 2015 and have been growing since.
The section is run by a Group Scout Leader – Cathie McDonald – who has been in scouting for many years and has trained with the Altside District to set up Rowan Park Schools Scouting Group.
We work with children from 5 ½ to 14.
Beavers – 5 ½ - 8 years old
Cubs – 8 – 10 years old
Scouts – 10-14 years old.
The Scouting association has granted us permission to adapt their badge and awards schemes to suit our children’s need so that every child has the chance to achieve awards. The badge planning is done for a school year period and we aim for the children to earn three badges a year.
This year we are working on the following:
Disability Awareness, Cook Badge and Garden Badge
Disability Awareness, Chef Badge and Naturalist badge
Community Impact stage 1, Chef Badge and Forester Badge.
Children receive support for achieving their badge work to ensure all participants succeed.
During the Spring and Summer term we will be working in the Forest School making weekly visits to learn about nature, what we can do to help nature and hopefully planting a couple of fruit trees to watch them grow and hopefully taste their produce - if/when we get any!!
Scouts will also be making crafts of a nature base and will be taking them home.
Through regular attendance to Scouting sessions all sections will be working towards their Nature Badges which will be awarded at the end of the academic year.
Scout Night Out:
1st Litherland Scouts are off to the Cinema on 5 December 2016 for their Christmas Treat. Children will be leaving school at 2.45pm and returning for collection by parent’s/carers at 5.30pm.
A big THANK YOU to Helvellyn class in the 16+ Department for helping raise money for this trip by running a Raffle for us!
The 1st Litherland Rowan Scout club