Bourn School Association
Bourn School Association (BSA) is the name of our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The BSA is made up of parents, carers and teachers who meet regularly to plan the fundraising and social events that help to build and strengthen links between families, the school and the local community; as well as raising money to provide extra facilities and opportunities for the children. BSA events take place throughout the year and include a Quiz Night, Movie Nights, a Christmas Fair and Christmas and Mother’s Day Gift Shops.
We also organise smaller events and initiatives such as a gardening project, parent running groups, second hand uniform sales, a seasonal weekly ‘home produce’ sale and a ‘Wanted/For Sale’ notice board. A separate volunteer committee organises Bourn to Run, an annual 10k race, which raises substantial funds for the BSA, as well as providing a popular event for runners. To learn more about Bourn to Run, please follow this link:
The BSA also likes to support the school by regularly serving refreshments at events such as Bourn Proms, the Christmas Plays, Sports Afternoon and the Grandparents’ Tea Concert.
The BSA can really make a difference, enabling the school to buy extras that pupils would otherwise not be able to benefit from. Some of the recent purchases and projects that have been supported or financed by the BSA include:
- Playground markings, friendship benches, drums;
- Outdoor wooden stage;
- 6 PCs and a laptop trolley with 16 laptops;
- Musical garden;
- A new library.
We also fund annual projects such as:
- Class outings and visits – an annual allowance for each class every year;
- Maintenance of the swimming pool;
- Year 6 leavers’ party and gifts;
- Nature Reserve and gardening project funding.
A BSA Newsletter is produced at the beginning of each term to keep everyone informed of forthcoming events and recent monies raised / expenditure.
After each Friday morning assembly, BSA volunteers serve complimentary tea and coffee to parents and carers. Please join us for a coffee and a chat and let us know if you would like to help out by being on the coffee rota.
All parents and carers of children at the school are automatically BSA members and are warmly invited to monthly BSA Committee Meetings and to offer help and ideas whenever they can. Meeting dates will be announced by email and are held straight after assembly in the group room.
Please feel free to talk to any member of the Committee about ideas you may have to raise funds for our school, or if you would like to help in any other way. We can also be contacted via the school office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSA Committee 2017-18
At the AGM in March, the following committee members were elected:
Eleanor Ranson – Chair
Catherine O’Toole – Treasurer
Vicki Gregory – Secretary
Tara Blackaby, Jennifer Hayes – Ordinary Voting Members