Friday 2nd March 2012 – Thank you to FOBS (Friends of Bishop’s Waltham School)
The FOBS committee has kindly agreed to contribute a whopping £5000 towards an exciting ICT development at BWJS. The school has purchased 32 SAMSUNG NETBOOKS – allowing the children to use ICT within the classrooms to support many areas of the curriculum. Also, this weekend, the school will have WIFI installed so the netbooks can be used across the school without the need for trails of wires.
The contribution of £5000 would not have been possible without the endless effort that FOBS put into organizing numerous events for the school. May I also take this opportunity to thank the parents/pupils/community members for supporting these events, as without this, NO money would be raised. All money generated by FOBS is always spent on improving provision for the children at BWJS.
FOBS have also agreed to contribute £500 towards the purchase of another KIT CAR – which will be built by the pupils (alongside Mrs Peach / Mrs Hope) and raced at the Goodwood Festival in July.
Finally, each class has been provided with a budget so new/updated class reading books can be purchased, money has been agreed to buy new benches for the school grounds and some additional money will be used to buy resources for a new Chess Club.
Most of the ideas/suggestions for how the money should be spent come directly from the SCHOOL COUNCIL – Representatives from each class meet with Mrs. Rye every fortnight to discuss ways in which the school can be improved.