Parents & Friends Association
Who are we, and what do we do?
The role of the PFA is important and by carrying out a whole host of activities, events and fund raisers we have helped the school fund items such as laptops, stage lighting, cookery equipment, technology tools and Library furniture, as well as improving the overall facilities and experience for the students at BVC.
We are a registered charity and remain an important fundraiser for the school, providing money for facilities our children would otherwise not have.
Staff apply to the PFA outlining their request for funding, and we review every request collectively before approving the release of any money.
Some of the items we have provided for the school this year include:
- Life size human skeleton model for use in PE and science
- Long awaited gym mats for the PE department
- Sphygmomanometers for measuring blood pressure and mechanical height measure for use in science, sports science and health and fitness
- Language gym membership to enable students to practice skills and vocabulary in class and at home
- Storage shelving for food technology
- Recycling bins for all classrooms, this project was student led and supported by the PFA
- Dress making scissors and storage for design and technology
The last two years have been very challenging as we have been unable to hold any fundraising activity but the school and teachers very much require our help! With this in mind we are asking you to show your support by setting up a monthly direct debit for just £2 a month (or more if you’d like), less than a price of a coffee. It takes 2 minutes to complete and if enough parents/guardians sign up we will be able to keep funding BVC projects throughout this difficult time.
Our bank details: Name: Bassingbourn Village College PTA Group – sort code: 60-18-42 – Account No. 20560842 – Reference: Donation
Or download and complete the Standing Order Form.
If you are making a donation it would be helpful if you could also complete and return a Gift Aid form (scan and return by email or hand into/post to BVC Reception), every penny counts.
Multiple Donation plus Gift Aid
Single Donation plus Gift Aid
How can you get involved?
Our Parents & Friends Association has always gone through peaks and troughs as far as support is concerned. At the moment we are very much hoping that we are on an upward trend towards a peak!
Currently we have a small group of keen parents who keep in contact by email and get together to organise ad hoc events as and when needed.
We usually need help organising and creating events, and we need people with ideas and people who can put these ideas into action.
Looking to the future, do you have local contacts that could help? Do you have a band who’d like to play at an event? Do you have a bouncy castle or outdoor games that could be used to help raise money? Are you great at baking or good at making things? Can you donate raffle prizes? Does your company run match funding? There are so many ways people can help, we’d love to speak to you and get you involved.
As school life slowly starts to return to normal we will also need people to help run events, man coffee stalls and sell tickets. We need volunteers to join our meetings to help review our progress and allocate funds against requests and to help us communicate effectively with interested people and to generate partnerships that support the school.
If you would like to join us, please give us your name and contact details and let us know how you’d like to help. You can email us on email@example.com or you can call the school 01763 242344.
We’d be delighted to hear from you!
Thank you from BVC Parents and Friends Association.
Parents & Friends of BVC Newsletter, February 2022
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