When your child joins our school they and you as a parent become a ‘Friend of Bracken Leas’ (FOBL).
We are very successful and have raised a lot of money for the school. This has been made possible by the amazing support from teachers and parents, willing to give up their time to help with events, as well as attend them. Together we arrange fund raising events throughout the year and all of the money raised goes back to Bracken Leas. It’s used in various ways to benefit the children across all year groups. Over the years FOBL has bought an Outdoor Classroom, Pirate Ship, contributed towards payments for school trips, donated money towards the all new All Weather Pitch, bought an oven for cookery lessons and paid for the leavers prom each year…… The list is endless!
Around the end of September we hold our AGM and elect a new committee. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier as new faces create new fundraising ideas. We then meet about another five times throughout the academic year to talk through up and coming events. The meetings are always in the school staffroom at 7pm.
If you would like to help other parents raise money for the school then please come along to the AGM. The date for this is confirmed each September. If you have any questions in the meantime or brilliant fund raising ideas you could always email email@example.com or come along to our next meeting.
Some of our recent events
These are held regularly and are very popular. There are two discos for Reception + KS1 and KS2. Tickets are sold in advance and children are dropped in the school hall and collected from the studio. There is a range of sweet treats and hotdogs on sale.
Personalised Christmas Cards and Tags
Annually the children design a Christmas card which is printed and available for you to buy as a card or Christmas tag.
Easter Bingo Night
This family friendly event is usually held prior to the Easter holidays. Come along for a night of bingo fun and win prizes along the way!
Shop online with over 2700 retailers and they’ll donate to the school based on the amount of money you spend. Log into easyfundraising.org.uk click on the retailer you want and start shopping.
This fantastic family event is held after school. Activities include a grand raffle, tombola, coconut shy, face painting, Inflatable Fun, Penalty Shootout, Hockey, Football and Basketball Challenges, Human Fruit Machines, Cake and Drinks Stall and more.
This should give you a flavour of all the amazing events Friends of Bracken Leas support each year. If you have a great idea, why not come and join us and make it happen!
Elected Committee Members
Following the FOBL AGM, please find below the newly elected committee as well as a list of events for the forthcoming year. Further details about events will be sent out each month in the FOBL Newsletter.
Many FOBL members who no longer have children at school still have their details on our contacts. We are therefore compiling a new email list, so if you would like to join the group, please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hannah Petrons & Victoria Pratt||Joint Chairpersons|
|Sarah Alderman & Claire Linnet-Pratt||Vice Chairpersons|
|Catherine McIlwain, Holly Jones, Hannah Petrons||Purchasers|
|Rachel Pennock & Claire Linnet-Pratt||Disco coordinators|
Year Group Representatives
EYFS: Claire Beale
Year 1: Abi Long
Year 2: Maria Parrag
Year 3: Eloise Rumsey
Year 4: Debbie Cummings
Year 5: Gemma o’Hara
Year 6: Marie Baldwin
The year group reps will help FOBL disseminate information about events and provide them with feedback and ideas from yourselves.
Here is a copy of the latest FOBL Newsletter.
First Aid Disclaimer
Please remember that FOBL supports Bracken Leas School with its events. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children are provided with the appropriate medication. Bracken Leas School cannot accept any responsibility for the administration of any such medication during FOBL events.