Friends of Bredhurst

FoBS Newsletter

May 2021


 Dear Families of Bredhurst School,

Now that the world seems to be showing signs of reopening, we would like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves to those who are new to Bredhurst School this academic year, and to update our existing families on the latest FoBS news.

What is FoBS?

FoBS is a registered charity with an elected committee. We exist to raise money for the benefit of all children at Bredhurst School by enriching their school experience academically, socially, and otherwise.

How do I join?

If you are a teacher or the parent of a child at Bredhurst School, you are automatically a member.

What is the money used for?

The list is too long to include here! Examples: educational class trips, subsidising swimming lessons, buying equipment (e.g., PA system, computer tablets, etc.), Easter Egg Hunts, pantomime trips, etc.

How do FoBS raise money?

We organize many fun events which characterize our school. These include: Pumpkin Day, May Day, gift sales, school discos, raffles, etc. Not only are we raising money, but we are also providing fun experiences for the children and their families. These create memories which will last a lifetime.

Why are you telling me all this?

We need your help! We understand that many of you have very busy lives and that you believe it would be too much of a commitment get involved. Please do not let this put you off! There is a whole array of jobs, including those requiring very little time (e.g., helping to wrap a few presents for a gift sale) which would spread the load and prevent any one or two parents from becoming overwhelmed. Without many hands making light work, FoBS would not be able to continue in its work and our children would lose out on many wonderful experiences. Any small amount of time you have to offer would be very gratefully received. The more people we have helping, the less time each individual person needs to donate. We are also always open to new ideas and suggestions.

How do I get involved?

FoBS news is posted on the display board near the front gates of the school. The school newsletter will list dates of the FoBS meetings which are held at school. There is also a FoBS WhatsApp group for all the latest developments and chat (contact Karen Shepherd to be added: 07989 196083). We understand that many of you may be unable to attend the meetings for various reasons, such as work commitments. Please do not let this dissuade you from getting involved!

Below, you will find all the latest news and updates. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Best Wishes,

The FoBS Team