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FoBS AGM and Committee Meeting - Wednesday 2nd October 2019 @ 8pm
in the Year 6 Classroom (entry direct into classroom via Oxford Road)
Come along and find out more about FoBS and what we do. We will have a round up of what we've been doing over the last year, find out how much money we raised and how it was spent and discuss the upcoming year, begin planning some events and vote on some funding requests.
In addition, we will be appointing the 2019/2020 FoBS core committee members. If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, please get in touch; at firstname.lastname@example.org or come and find one of us in the playground! Jo Whittaker (Year 5 / Year 6), Anna Sen (Year 1 / Year 6), Sarah Stuart (Year 3 / Year 5), Isabelle Providence (Year 1) or Helen Lowe (Year 4). See details below regarding the core roles.
We need your ideas, your skills, your suggestions and your enthusiasm! If you are interested in finding out more about what we do, would like to join us or get involved in any way, please come along. We hope to see lots of you there!
Vintage Summer Fayre
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this year's summer fayre! The sun shone, the BBQ team sizzled through the meat heat, the new 'stinger' game buzzed and the tea flowed at the Tea Vintage tent. We had superb music and dancing provided by the children playing ukulele and the school choir as well as Emma Longland, The Lulalas, the Kinecroft Dance Academy as well as getting the opportunity to learn how to Charleston. We had some smashing entries to the first Great Benson Bake Off, judged by Mrs Bun The Baker and to top it all off some great efforts at the Tug-o-War and Egg throwing contest.
Tea Vintage @ The Thames Run
FoBS provided the cakes and over 350 cups of tea / coffee once again at Crowmarsh Fete celebrating the Thames Run
Easter Bunny Trail
We had another amazing response this year to the Benson Waster Bunny Trail with over 300 families taking part!
There were 4 lucky winners:
William Rawlins, 9 Years old
Thomas and Evelyn Rattley, 5 and 4 years old
Callum Marsh, 5 Years old
Olivia Steele-Smith, 6 Years old
Well done to all of you and a big thank you to the Benson Co-op and our wonderful local shop, Derry’s Den, for helping with this trail.
Mothers Day Cake Sale
Thanks to all who baked sold and bought cakes at our wonderful cake sale in the village on Saturday 30th March.
Benson Mad Hatters Family Disco - Friday 15th March
Penny Wars - Monday 4th March - Friday 8th March
Congratulations to SYCAMORE class on winning their entire jar of money in this year's Penny Wars, which was a total of £45.95 to spend on their class!
As so many people took part FOBS have decided that this year all of the other classes will get 50% of the money that was in their pot to spend.
Thank you to everyone that donated or helped, a total of £258.47 was donated and all the money left after the prize money will go to FOBS.
Benson Family Quiz
A fun night was had at our first Family Quiz Night on Friday 8th February in the Parish Hall. Fastest fingers were required to take home the trophy as this game was as much about speed as well as knowledge! The “Masterminds” impressed us with their knowledge about Benson, food & drink, sports, geography, music and TV characters and took home some great prizes.
We were very lucky to have Yvonne from Chiltern Grocers and Florist in Benson and her team of helpers come to help us Make A Christmas Wreath on Monday 10th December.
The hall was filled with festive cheer as we turned out some beautiful floral decorations and raised money for our school!
A fabulous festive (and slightly sweaty) time was had by the children on Friday 7th December at the Christmas Disco!
Congratulations to all the winners of our fabulous Christmas Raffle!
Many thanks to all for supporting this years Christmas raffle. The total raised was a staggering £466.
Prizes will be available for collection from the school office from lunchtime Monday 10th December.
Children volunteer at the 1155 Fireworks
A big thank you to the parents and children who help collect donations at the 1155 Fireworks this year in Wallingford.
What a cracking event, organised by Jo Whittaker and Marie Finch. There were a lot of very happy children rocking their neon face paint, glow glasses, headbands and more! We are very sorry to those who were unable to get in on the night, the hall was filled to capacity! Thanks to all those who came and supported FoBS!
New Playground Equipment
Cala homes came down to see us to take some marketing photos, following a successful grant application which FoBS secured. This enabled us to purchase more outdoor musical instruments.
FoBS Welcome Handbook
If you are new to the school or just want to find out a bit more about what FoBS do or how you can get involved, please take a look at our handbook, below or get in contact with us!