Chair - Vicky Ancell
Secretary - Christa Jackson
Treasurer - Andrea Fairbrother
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 that we can 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 and more recently fantastic new laptops! Currently we are working hard to buy our own mini bus. As I am sure you are aware a large part of the cost for each school trip/swimming lesson is coach hire. If we can purchase a minibus this will allow the school to take the children to their swimming lessons, sporting events, local excursions and off-site learning experiences with reduced cost to the grown-ups!
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 last meeting was the biggest I have been to and 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 Andrea, Christa or myself in the playground, we’d love to hear from you.
Chair of FABS