To date 2005 has been a successful year for the Friends of Brightwell School (FOBS) with a considerable amount of money raised for the benefit of the school children, both present and future. With another six months of the year still to go, we have more fund raising activities planned for later in the autumn. In early February we held the annual FOBS disco in the village hall. There was a good turnout from many village residents as they danced the night away to music chosen by Pete Roberts.
We were so fortunate with the weather for the school summer fair in June. It was extremely well attended and those who came along enjoyed the balmy summer evening browsing the craft stalls whilst their children took part in a variety of activities - from penalty shoot-out, to an assault course and jumping on the ever popular bouncy castles. The barbeque did a roaring trade (rather hot work for those flipping the burgers) and the fine weather caused quite a rush on the Pimms stall! Our thanks must also go to one of the teachers, Miss Shinner, whose pupils put on a fantastic Greek dance show.
We managed to raise an amazing £1200. This will replenish the bank balance after recent spending. In fact you may be interested to know how FOBS has been using some of the money that has been raised over the past year or so:
In December - we bought much needed cookery equipment.
In February - willow play structures were planted on the school field.
In March - we purchased a fantastic portable sound system.
In June - phase 1 of the adventure trail playground equipment was installed, just in time for the summer fair.
The Friends of Brightwell School would like to thank the pupils, parents and teachers, as well as everyone in the village that continue to support the school and its fund raising activities. We look forward to seeing you at the forthcoming events.