Friends Of Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School
We are an active, friendly, willing group of parents who organise a variety of social and fundraising events throughout the year for the benefit of the children. As a result of our fundraising we have been able to contribute towards our all-weather play area, our sports hall, laptops for the children, interactive white boards/projectors, musical instruments, presents from Santa and much more. Annually we subsidise the cost of transport for the Year 6 Residential.
A typical year consists of our annual Family Fireworks Night - despite the rain it’s always a huge success! The Christmas Fair would be our next major event of the year and is as popular as ever as we are able to welcome the wider Bramcote community into school. The food hall and the raffle are a great success. The fair is very well supported by school families and staff and Santa arrives to work his magic as he always does! The children also enjoy the annual Christmas party to which we provide presents of books for infants and games for juniors.
The Summer Fair is always a great success – it is always well received and we have lots of fun activities for the children and adults to enjoy.
We serve refreshments at Sports Day and this is welcomed by thirsty parents and carers and raises more funds. The year finishes off with a junior disco which is always well attended and gives the children a great opportunity to let their hair down at the end of term. Throughout the year we host cafes and cake and uniform sales. Everything generates a good income and also gives an opportunity for parents and carers to get to know one another better.
As a parent you are automatically a member of our Group. We are always looking for additional help and appreciate your thoughts and suggestions – all the funds raised go towards exciting extras for the children. Please come along and join us - look out for dates of our meetings on the weekly newsletter.
Do you own your own business or work for a company that can help? Perhaps you could donate items that we can use for our raffles at the summer or Christmas Fair?
If you can help with any of this, please get in touch with us.
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On Tuesday 28th February the Friends will be holding activities for Pancake Day. There will be pancake racing, pancake tossing, pancake games, a café serving hot and cold drinks with pancakes and various toppings. The event will take place after school but parents need to be present with their child. The event is free to enter, however tickets will be issued by the office to give an idea on numbers...
• Thurs 28th April 7:45 for 8pm AGM
• Fri 13th May 3:30pm Film Night (Juniors only)
• Fri 26th May 3:30pm Cake sale
• Fri 1st July 3:30pm Sports Day picnic
• Fri 8th July Non uniform 'bring-a-bottle’ day
• Sat 9th July 12-2pm Summer fair
• Fri 15th July 3:30pm Junior disco
A warm welcome awaits at this year’s AGM. Come along to the small hall at school, 7:45pm, for a drink, nibbles and a chance to chat before we settle down to start at 8pm. Finance, fairs and the committee to be included in the agenda. If that isn’t exciting enough, please join us afterwards as we head down to the White Lion in Bramcote for a swift shandy or two!
There are a number of positions on the committee open to volunteers. Here is a quick overview of the roles:
• Chair: Co-ordinates with staff and chairs the meetings. Letters are sent out from the Chair. There is a lot of behind the scenes organisation and speaking to parents.
• Vice-Chair: Supports the Chair and hosts the meetings in their absence.
• Treasurer: Keeps track of income, expenses, cheques and provides floats for events.
• Secretary: Records minutes of the meetings and sends out emails.
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