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FaBS are the ‘Friends at Burghill School’ (formerly known as Burghill School PTFA), and the good news is that in joining the school community you automatically become a member! We organise events to raise funds for the school but also so we can all enjoy social events as a community.
Funds raised by FABS are intended to provide ‘extra’ and ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting for our children. We decide at meetings how to spend our funds following requests from the school. In the past we have provided funds to the school to buy a trim trail, climbing frame, books, fantastic new laptops our very own mini bus and most recently even more new playground equipment for the children to enjoy.
How can I get involved in FABS?
There are so many jobs to do but with each other’s support these are broken down into manageable and often fun tasks. From selling ice lollies on sunny days to running a stall at the summer fair, baking a cake for refreshments or sourcing prizes for school raffles, there are always things to help with and get involved in. And you can always support FABS events by simply turning up to the events that are organised.
We are a friendly approachable group who meet every few months to review funds, discuss any spend requests and to plan our next events. Our success is down to our team work and utilising everyone’s skills. Our meeting have always had great turn outs and I it made me proud to be part of the Friends at Burghill School so if you haven’t joined us yet then please do, you’d be very welcome and the more the merrier as they say!
If you are unable to attend a meeting but you would like to help or have any suggestions to make then just grab one of us on the playground, we’d love to hear from you.
Chair of FaBS
After a teacher did a survey of reading books in the school, he discovered only 2.4% of them featured non-white people on the covers, significantly below the approximate 14% of British people who identify as non-white (2011 Census). FaBS have helped to improve representation and diversity in the books our children read by donating £150 to purchase new books featuring non-white characters.
Chair: Vicky Ancell
Vice-Chair: Jordaan Osborne-Barnes
Secretary: Zoe Cheasley
Treasurer: Andrea Fairbrother