Here at St Benet’s, we have an incredible and very supportive Friends of St Benet’s PTA group. This group has been in operation for about twenty years and over the decades we have raised thousands and thousands of pounds for the school. Every year we have a very successful Friends of St Benet’s Summer Fayre, usually held on a Sunday late June/July.
The Friends of St Benet’s aim to advance the education of the pupils in the school by developing effective relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school and engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils. Any parent or carer of a child at St Benet’s is welcome to join the group as a committee member.
Fundraising from the Friends of St Benet’s is put towards the annual Christmas pantomime trip every year as well as providing resources such as library books, wet playtime games and a class set of iPads. Currently, the FOSB are working on a project to develop the school playground with many more physical and sensory additions for our children to use. This year, they are also helping the school to fund a bike shelter for children to securely leave their bikes that they use to travel to school each morning.
The Friends of St Benet’s recently held a Christmas Family Night on Friday 2nd December 2016 which was greatly supported by our wonderful families here at St Benet’s. Even Santa came along! £650.50 was raised at this event which is a fantastic achievement.
Families had a great time together. Whilst they munched on their pie and peas, they also enjoyed a game of Bingo and a Christmas Quiz.
Upcoming Events Spring/Summer 2017
Thursday 6th April – Easter Disco (after school, for the children of St Benet’s only)
Friday 7th April- Decorate an Egg/Bonnet competition for a £1 (St Benet’s children only) Prizes to be won!
Saturday 1st July- Summer Fayre (a wonderful community event, everyone is welcome to attend)
Friday 14th July- Party in the Yard (for families of St Benet’s)
Minutes from Friends of St Benet’s Meetings
Annual General Meeting 10th January 2017 AGM Minutes January 2017