AGM & New Members Autmn 2020

Fobs are Friends of Barnetby School – made up of parents, carers, aunts, uncles & grandparents of children from St Barnabas Primary School.

We aim to raise money to support the staff at the school to provide some of the “extras” which add to our children’s education.

This covers a wide range of uses. We have in recent years paid for /subsidised:

  • coaches for school trips
  • visits from outside agencies
  • bought a smart TV and 2 sofas for the reading area.
  • We have paid for scripts for the school Christmas production
  • just recently bought new wash stations and personal stationary for the children
  • donated £2000 towards new books for the school library.

In order to raise this money we organise events for the children and parents; discos, bingo, an Easter Egg hunt, a summer fair, Bags2School, personalised Christmas cards and the Grand Christmas Draw.  We are always looking for people to help out with one or more of these events, either in person on the day or by donating prizes, baking goodies or selling tickets.

This year, we are sadly losing some of our committee members, as their children move on from the primary school, so we are looking for new committee members to help organise these events – this entails a couple of short meetings per term (currently done online) and being available to help either with preparations or on the day.

This year there will probably be far fewer events, due to restrictions on numbers and gatherings, so there will be less organisation to deal with!  This might be a good time to learn the ropes as support is being kindly offered by those stepping down.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the committee or would like to join our mailing list to offer occasional help.

Our AGM will be held virtually this year on 12th November 2020 shortly after school hours.  The time will be posted here when confirmed.

Please join us online if at all possible.  Due to reduced opportunities to raise money last year, we would really like some fresh ideas to help us boost funds for the school in the year ahead.

If you can’t attend but do wish to help out or have suggestions please email to let us know.