The Association of Friends is a group of parents and teachers who meet on a monthly basis during term time and put on a number of very enjoyable fundraising events throughout the academic year. These events include Bonfire Night Fireworks, a Christmas Fayre, Carols & Fizz and a Summer Fayre.
With the support of the Blue Coat School community, The Friends raise funds to support and enhance the children’s school life. Recent projects have included a second outdoor classroom for the Forest School area and new seating for the Pre-Prep library. At the same time The Friends support local charities. Last academic year they were able to donate £1,400 to Open Door Counselling from the proceeds of various events.
In addition to raising funds, The Friends work tirelessly to create opportunities for social events and to bring the BCS family together whenever possible. Popular activities have been the Headmaster’s XI versus the Dads at Harborne Cricket Club and a Golfing Day at Edgbaston Golf Club.
The Association of Friends, would always love to welcome new members and volunteers. If parents are unable to join the committee and meet on a regular basis, they are still more than welcome to volunteer for individual events. To express an interest or to find out more please email the incoming Chair of Friends, Andrew Hodge: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A second hand uniform shop is also run by The Friends and is open on the last Friday of each month. Please contact Jules Dowell-Lee: email@example.com.
Please see below for a list of forthcoming events :
Friday 6 March – Prep Disco: School Hall from 7pm
Friday 13 March – Pre-Prep Disco: School Hall from 6pm (parents should accompany children please)
Friday 27 March – Uniform Sale
Friday 3 April – Whole School Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May – Friends’ Activity Weekend
Saturday 13th June – Friends’ Summer Fayre, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday 20th June – Friends’ Summer Ball at Highbury Hall
Friday 26th June – Uniform Sale
Friday 6th November – Fireworks Extravaganza!