The 'Friends at Bedmond School' (FAB) is your chance to be involved in your child’s school life. The association was formed with the intention of raising funds to provide extra facilities/activities for the children that are not normally provided with the school’s own funds. All parents, guardians and teachers of children at Bedmond Village School are automatically members of the FABs and are encouraged to participate in any way they can.
A steady income is needed to support the school. The FABs require continued support and the future lies with you, the parents/guardians/carers/teachers.
New ideas are always needed to generate income. Informal committee meetings are held half termly (dates to be announced 2016-17, please see the school’s website, notice boards and your children’s bags for communication of the next date). At these meetings topics of interest, future events and ways of using the available funds are discussed.
Remember this is your school and by keeping the FAB's committee strong and well-attended you are helping to give your child an enjoyable school life and a high standard of education.
If you would like to contact our F.A.B. committee, please feel free to speak to Louise Gilbert or Emma Baillon on the playground or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase 2 has now started...The classroom toilets in Years One, Two and Three are now in desperate need of updating. All monies raised by F.A.B. events for 2016-17 will go towards this major project. We have already proved we can do so look forward to your continued support in phase 2. Look out for children bearing our ceramic toilet!
Grand fundraising project for 2014-16 - phase one complete!
Our KS2 toilets have now been completely refurbished. On behalf of the children who use them, thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project.
Previous F.A.B. fundraising projects:
Enhancing the playground
FAB money has recently paid for a number of smaller projects on the playground including purchasing swing ball for our older children and boxes of equipment for our younger children e.g. cars, teddy bears' camping, artists corner and a fairy garden.
The Log Cabin
FAB money has recently topped up school funds in order to provide our log cabin on the playground. This extra space is already being used by the children for small group work as well as a quiet reading area at lunchtimes.
After two years of fundraising efforts, we were proud to watch the new family meeting/children's cooking room being completed, 'The Hub'. Thank you to McAlpine for their amazing donation of £10,000 which really boosted us on the path to our new room alongside all the fundraising which took place by staff, parents and children of the school. The generosity of those involved has been overwhelming and you have the gratitude of the entire school. Further information can be found here.
Recent FAB events:
Children In Need, November 2016
On Friday 18th November 2016 we invited all children and staff to wear non school uniform to school in exchange for CAKES, which were sold at the Children In Need cake bake sale.
Spooky Spectacular Disco, Oct 2016
Friday 21st October 2016, F.A.B hosted a Spooky Spectacular Disco to usher in the half term break.
Toytester's T.V @ Bedmond School, Oct 2016
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Toytesters T.V toy testing event this Saturday (Saturday 8th Oct). The whole day was a massive success with children and parents/carers playing with some of the latest toys to hit the market, including several toys that haven't even been released yet.
F.A.B provided the refreshments and not only did Toytesters T.V donate £400.00 to our fundraising pot, but EVERY child took home an amazing toy and tickets to the forthcoming Kidtropolis event.
We have to say a big thank you to Gemma @Toytesters T.V and Simon @Kidtropolis for choosing our school to host this fantastic event and also a massive thank you to CBBC's Nigel Clarke for spending the whole day with us, joining in with the toy testing and keeping some of our Mums entertained, all before rushing off to the West End where he is a cast member of the stage show Stomp.
For anyone who missed out this time, Toytesters T.V will be back next year ahead of Kidtropolis 2017 and they are aiming to host a Toytesters T.V special needs focus group here at Bedmond.
Scarecrow Festival, September 2016
Thank you to everyone who turned out to support this years scarecrow festival.
Voting was tight, with the Early Years team winning for the second year running for their Thomas Edison and Henry Ford scarecrows (we loved the interactive "My name is Thomas Edison" touch)
Also a MASSIVE well done to every year group for all of their amazing entries.
We raised £89.00 in profit so well done to all
Summer Fair July 2016
Bedmond School once again teamed up with the Bedmond Community Task Force to organise a village fair on the field adjacent to school in July 2016. As well as lots of new school stalls, many community groups also sold a variety of their wares on their stalls. Many thanks to IPS for sponsoring the day allowing us to have fair ground rides which were so enjoyed on the day. Well done to our school dancers who gave such a lovely display of Maypole dancing.
Thank you to everyone who helped organise and run such a successful day; a fabulous £1590 was raised which will go towards the last stage of our toilet refurbishment project.
Beach Party Disco, June 2016
Back by popular demand, Beach Party 16 was a huge success. From limbo to beach volleyball to dance offs, there was something to entertain everyone. Thanks to all our helpers for pitching in and showing us some of your moves. Over £200 was raised.
Pancake Races, 2016
Shrove Tuesday turned out to be a bright afternoon allowing us to hold our annual pancake races outdoors. Well done to all of those who took part and particular congratulations to all our winners who, not only won the prestigious wooden spoon, but also tucked into a winners pancake.
Christmas Fair, December 2015
After an absence for a few years, the Christmas fair was a welcome return to the school calendar. The hall was packed as children took on staff in a variety of Christmas themed games including Bauble Drop and the Six Stocking Challenge. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event such an overwhelming success; an incredible £950 was raised overall, some of which was put towards purchasing toys and equipment for our lunchtimes.
Roller Disco, October 2015
Children of all ages took to the floor in our first ever roller disco. Initially looking like new born giraffes, the children soon got the hang of their wheels and were soon gliding gracefully around the hall (or they at least stayed on two feet!). Well done to all those who took part.
Scarecrow Festival, September 2015
It was lovely to see so many families flock to our annual Scarecrow Festival this year to view the amazing straw-filled creations which stood around our wonderful school grounds. This year's theme was 'Story Characters' with 14 scarecrows on display, designed by all classes across school. Visitors toured the school grounds voting for their favourite scarecrows and enjoyed refreshments at our Scarecrows Rest cafe.
First prize this year went to the Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk (made by our Nursery and Reception children and staff); second prize to Mr Tickle from the Mr Men stories (made by our Year Three children and staff) and third prize to Aslan from the Narnia Chronicles (made by our Year Six children and staff). Antony, Chairperson of F.A.B. (Friends at Bedmond Association), said: “This festival is an enjoyable community event which makes our children more aware of traditional rural community festivals and where food produce comes from”
Sales of voting forms and refreshments raised over £80 which will go towards our project to refurbish the KS2 children's toilets.
Summer Disco, June 15
A fantastic summer disco was held to celebrate the end of the academic year and the forthcoming holiday season. The children not only enjoyed dancing but also beach volleyball and limbo.
Campout 'A night under the stars'
One cold weekend; pupils, teachers and parents alike all stayed at school well past normal hours, pitched their tents and struck up the BBQ for a night under the stars. Marshmallows, flour trails and hot chocolate galore as Bedmond hosted it's first big camp out for a night under the stars!
Summer Fair 2016 is now close - please join us for an afternoon of fun and games on Saturday 16th July, 2pm-4.30pm.
Bedmond School & Village Fair 2015
Maypole dancing courtesy of Bedmond School (Bedmond School & Village Fair 2015)
Bedmond School choir (Bedmond School & Village Fair 2015)