In the last academic year, Friends of School raised around £2,000 for Bishop Pursglove. Many thanks and well done to everyone who was involved in achieving this! Whether you helped out, joined in or just sent your children to an event; it is all very much appreciated.

Our next big target for fundraising is provide funds for new outdoor play equipment for the area around the front of school. More details about this will be communicated in the new year.

We have set up a WhatsApp group for anyone would like to be involved. Please contact Ruth: 07966 797 126 or Kerry: 07738 568 800 if you would like to be added. Please don’t feel you will be “roped in” to everything if you are in this group. It’s just a way to keep in touch and help to organise the events we run. There is also a Facebook page which we will try to update regularly.

FOS will also have a new noticeboard in the corridor outside the office. This will be updated with event times/dates and future plans. We will also put up “sign-up” sheets for volunteers to add their names if they are available to help out with the events. Any help is greatly appreciated, even if its just the odd half an hour here and there.

Forthcoming events:

Christmas Disco: Tuesday 3rd December, 5.30pm – 7pm at BPS School Hall:

£3.50 – includes a snack and unlimited squash. A festive disco with snacks, “mocktails” and novelty items to purchase. Please send your child in comfortable party clothes and with some spending money.

Breakfast with Santa: Sunday 8th December, 10.30am – 12noon at The Institute, Tideswell

Come and meet Santa! Enjoy some Christmas games and activities! We will be serving bacon and sausage sandwiches, cakes and drinks. All proceeds to school funds.