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The Parents' Association for Bancroft's School is a well established element of school life. The broad aim of the Association is to enhance the already outstanding environment of the School. The Association runs various events during the school year to provide funds, which we then distribute by way of equipment, events and provisions which complement the activities of the School. The PA AGM was held on 6 October. Jo Hughes was voted in as the new Secretary and Hulya Muzammal becomes the new Treasurer. Deepti Arora and David Hough remain in office as Chair and Vice Chair respectively.
The PA publishes its own newsletter, which is sent to all parents via e-mail and can be downloaded from this page. We hope that this will become a regular way of keeping everyone updated on what's going on.
With the support of the School and parents, the PA has organised some very profitable events in the last six months: the Summer Ball raised £7,200; the Bollywood night £5,200; the Quiz Night; £1000 and the Christmas Fayre raised £5,500. We can now report how the School wishes this some of this money to be spent:
1. A waterproof, large-screen TV for the School swimming pool. This will be used by the swimming coaches in conjunction with iPads to improve pupils' swimming technique as part of the Total Immersion Swimming Programme which is used in both the Prep and Senior Schools.
2. Two sets of 66 Bancroft's Prep School branded, high visibility jackets (in Alpha/Beta size and in Prep 1/Prep 2 size) for use on Prep school trips on public transport.
3. Two benches with dedication plaques.
These purchases follow the £7,500 donated by the PA for the Prep School Library makeover and also sponsorship of two of the four new School mini buses, a bass guitar, a bass amp, an electric guitar, a guitar amp and a drum kit for the Senior School and new gazebos for use at Sports Day any other events.
The most recent event organised by the PA was the Comedy Night on 28 January with three professional comedians, Marcus Birdman, Jim Smallman and Geoff Norcott, all with TV and Edinburgh Fringe performances. It was great fun, there was a lovely atmosphere and the comedians were on top form.
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