Registered charity number: 1125621
Every parent and member of staff at Brailes C of E Primary School and Nursery is a member of FOBS (Friends of Brailes School). FOBS welcomes all members of our community to join in support of our school and its staff, families and pupils. Our primary purpose is to fundraise to enhance the facilities, resources and educational experience of all our school children.
Throughout the year we organise activities for staff, families and the local community; many of which are highlights in the village calendar such as our annual bonfire and firework display, Christmas Fair, the Three Hills Walk as well as social activities such as cake sales, picnics, coffee mornings, family fun nights, quiz nights, and recently a family ferret racing night.
In recent years we have given money to enhance the school curriculum and environment and its resources such as purchasing staging which is invaluable for performances, sharing assemblies each term, collective worship and community events. FOBS has also provided money for an adventure playground to encourage increased physical activity and make the playground more exciting during break and lunchtime. Other purchases included purchasing musical instruments, chrome books, ipads, books and other materials to support teachers and aid learning with different topics.
We subsidise educational outings and workshops to provide experiences that some children would be unable to access such as visiting the theatre to support the English and Drama curriculum and inspire creative writing and performances.
We have a committee which meets regularly throughout the year to plan and organise exciting events to raise money to support our great school. Anyone can get involved, by joining the committee, helping to run the events or just coming along to support. Do feel free to come along to a FOBS Meeting, they are informal and sociable. A good way to get to know other parents!
If you would like to get involved…
- Contact Rachel Locke or Therese Griffin (Co-chair): email@example.com
- Wisit our Facebook page: Friends of Brailes School (FOBS) www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Brailes-School-FOBS-350806204957649
- Or see the latest school newsletter to find out what we are up to!
We also have a new PTA Events page where you can purchase tickets to social events and purchase products online. See attached QR code/website address for info on events scheduled and how to book tickets.
- Easyfundraising – https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk
- Amazon Smile – https://smile.amazon.co.uk
- Your school lottery https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/brailes-cofe-primary-school
- We also have a clothing bank inside the school gates next to the bike rack for your unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles.
Bonfire and Fireworks Spectactular
Ferret Racing – September 2017
Many people were not quite sure what to expect when we started advertising our ferret racing night! The Village Hall was packed with all ages, the cheering raised the roof and jacket potatoes with fillings followed by ice cream kept the energy levels up. We raised just over £1000 towards some new staging for the school. This came from ticket money, tote betting, refreshments and the kind sponsorship of El Cafe, E.H Spencer’s, Creature Comforts, Safari Island, Coach & Horses Banbury, R Synge Concrete, Moo Meadows and The Forge Garage. Many thanks must go to all the helpers on the night too.
Three Hills Walk – May 2017
Many thanks to FOBS for organising a brilliant Three Hills Walk, with over 1300 taking part on bank holiday Monday, climbing Castle Hill, Brailes Hill and Mine Hill in aid of FOBS and Brailes Sports Pavilion. It was lovely to see so many families from Brailes (and Acorns and Shipston Primary) taking part too.
Thank you to everyone who baked and donated cakes, as well as all the helpers who came and served refreshments and did their stint washing up! Over 630 portions of cake were served! A particular mention must go to Jo Taylor and Iona Corbett for co-coordinating the refreshments, helpers and all the support they gave to the Three Hills committee on behalf of FOBS. The return of the walk was a great success and we believe we will have raised between £5000-£6000, which will be split between FOBS, the Pavilion and other organisations that helped.