Bishopswood School Association (BSA)

Donations to the BSA can by made on our my donate page. 

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/bishopswoodschoolassociation

           
                  

The BSA has two main roles:

Fund Raising - this is hard work but a lot of fun. The BSA has fund raised for two mini-buses and keeps them on the road so that all pupils can make regular outside visits to places of interest. Other major fund raising projects have been purchasing computer equipment, fitting out great sensory rooms on each of the three sites, outdoor play areas and sensory gardens for the primary and senior departments and a quiet room for the senior department. As you can imagine, a great deal of money was raised for these projects over recent years.


Fun, social events - we arrange a number of thoroughly enjoyable events for the whole family, at which we hope to see as many of our families as possible. We also welcome former families and staff to keep in touch and join us for these events too. Although these are primarily social occasions, no opportunity is missed to raise some money for our latest project! Events usually take place at Sonning Common using the Bishopswood primary department or Sonning Common Primary School hall or the grounds.

As we are a small school, the Committee needs as many parents and staff as possible to support its' work.

Come along, get involved. It's great fun and benefits all the children!

Recent fund raising and social events:


Spring Walk at Woodlands House

It was lovely to see a number of children and their families at the Spring Walk on Sunday 14th May. The weather was perfect and an ideal opportunity to walk around the beautiful grounds, have some refreshments and play on the trampoline.  Thank you very much to Darren Potter and Tamsin Johns for organising the event.

          

                  
New School Minibus
A huge thank you to all at Henley Round Table for fundraising for our wonderful new minibus which arrived in September 2016.

Woodlands House Open Gardens

The Woodlands House Open Garden event on Saturday 19th September was a huge success.  The weather was perfect, lots of people supported the event and a great deal of delicious cake was consumed!  The event raised almost £1000 for the BSA

BSA BBQ Sunday 28th June 2015
    
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the BBQ and made it such a success after the deluge of rain just before the event!  A special thanks to Louisa Dix (pictured above) for all the many hours she has given to the BSA.  Thanks very much to Sam Brown's Ukelele Players, Fred in the Shed, Owen's Animals, and all the hard working people behind the scenes.  Everyone had a great time.


Sunday 10 May 

Twenty five people joined in the spring walk at Greys Green public golf course.  the weather was warm and dry, everyone enjoyed searching for the wild animals on the picture trail. We raised £57, so thank you to all who came along and we look forward to the next spring walk May 2016.


Christmas Fayre 2014

A wonderful annual event which was much enjoyed by children and their families, staff and friends. It was well attended and a lot of hard work had been put into the preparation and activities on the day by all concerned. The provisional total raised is £1,879.21! 
A big thank you for all the donations from families, staff, friends and businesses in the local community (listed on page below).

Cheque presentation: Ken Huff and Keith Wadhams presented a cheque for £1,000 from the Berkshire Masonic Charity .The donation will go towards the purchase of eye gaze computer communication technology for children in the nursery class. 
 
Open Gardens at Woodlands House and Rose Cottage
Wargrave, 20th September 2014

This was the second time this event was held and we really appreciate our hosts, the owners of Woodland House and Rose Cottage, allowing us to return again this year. Special thanks go to Mr and Mrs Potter for their help in all sorts of ways. A grand total of £440.99 was raised, including £25 from a sale of the remaining cakes at Chiltern Edge School. There were more than 60 visitors including children and families, school staff and residents of Wargrave and Henley. As well as the opportunity to walk around the gardens and grounds, there was a picture trail for the children and stalls selling cakes, preserves, produce and knitwear and refreshments. Aquila class had also made cards to sell. It was a very successful event with a lovely atmosphere enjoyed by all. 

     


BSA Summer BBQ - Sunday 13th July 
          
               

A fantastic day with great food, music, entertainment, games for the children and even good weather despite the weather forecast.A fantastic £783 was raised.
 More photos are on the events page (link at the bottom of this page) - do have a look.


BSA Stall at Wallingford Carnival, June 2014

Another big thank you to the people of Wallingford who helped us to raise £200.86 at the stall. 
A big thank you to Tamsin Johns, Nicki and Will Hybert for running the staff on the day and another thank you to staff who made all the bracelets and loom bands for the stall.

Tin Shake, Wallingford : This collected £258.43 - a big thank you all the people in Wallingford who contributed so generously.  Thanks to the following for giving up their time to help "shake the tin" Jules Park and Debbie Warren-Price (in the pouring rain), Janet Buckingham and her friend Mary Hall and Carol Parrey.

Spring Walk 2014 - see the Events page (link at the bottom of this page) for photos and report.

Tin Shake, Henley: Many thanks to all those who helped with the tin shake: Judi Stacpoole, Debbie Emmett, Jules Park, Carol Parrey, Janet Kellett, Natalie Dix plus family member and Mick and Linda Oxberry. A total of £289.79 was collected. A big thank you to everyone in Henley who put money in our tins.

Mother's Day Raffle: Professional Photographer Photoshoot worth £275
Congratulations to Alyson Martin, the schools' nurse who won the raffle! The raffle raised £100 so many thanks to the 23 families and 19 members of staff who bought tickets!

RAF Benson Motor Cycle Club held a fund raising rally last year and have presented a cheque for £1,500 to the school.

Christmas Fayre 2013 
A great afternoon which raised an amazing total of £2,180 ! For more details and photos see events page

Parent and family enter the "Colour Run" to raise money for the BSA

Barbara, parent of Ben,at the nursery, and her family took part in the 2013 Colour Run and have raised £1,004 through donations via their MyDonate page- see events page for the story and photos. Well done and thank you very much!!

Open Gardens at Woodland House and Rose Cottage, 27th September 2013

                                            
     
                                       

Henley Regatta for the Disabled - 31st August 2013 
Bishopswood dragon boat teams: Braveheart and Bravesparks                
                                      

    



MOPED OF HOPE pupils visit RAF Benson to wish the moped riders good luck with their fund raising ride to Lands End and back in aid of the school:it raised £851.24. Thank you to everyone who supported it.