Welcome to the Friends of Shobdon School – FOSS
The Friends of Shobdon School exists to support the school through fundraising and trying to organise social events.
Unfortunately, as with all schools, the allocated school budget does not cover all the costs which help to make school even more enjoyable for the pupils. By raising money we are able to provide additional equipment for the school and subsidise some visits and trips, keeping the costs down for parents.
Recent fundraising events have helped to fund:
- The Christmas Pantomime trip to the Courtyard for all the pupils at the school.
- Travel costs for all the children to participate in swimming lessons.
- Additional reading book collections.
Anyone with any connections to the school is welcome to come along to meetings or join our emailing list to help come up with ideas and organise events which will raise money for the school. If you would like to add your name to our email list please either, see one of the committee members, leave your details at the school office or email at the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee is elected at our annual AGM which takes part in the first few weeks of the September term. We have meetings each term but we aim to try to make these short and friendly, most commonly towards the end of the school day to make it easy for people to attend when they are picking up the children. More recently, we have started having more informal meetings at the Bateman Arms, trying to encourage fundraising ideas in a more social setting.
Chair – Tracey Parr
Secretary – Becky Coltart
Treasurer – Joanna Griffiths
We are registered with http://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/ this is a shop and donate website. If you purchase items online from a range of different companies including Amazon, Tesco and Ebay, by registering with this website they will donate money to the school for each purchase made at no extra cost to you.
Dates of meetings are always put on the What’s on Doc! sent out each Friday, and those on the email list will be notified. Keep an eye out for posters advertising upcoming events and also the school diary on this website.
FOSS fundraising stall at The Food and Flying Festival