News update from the PTA

Posted: Wednesday 1st July 2015

Unlike last year, when we were indoors due to the downpour, we were able to hold this year’s  family Barbecue outside on the field in the lovely sunshine. It made such a difference and families enjoyed buying from the various stalls and car boot, taking a chance to win on the tombola and the raffle, playing games in the children’s corner or trying to score a goal in the football game.

A magician was in attendance, alternating between making balloons and performing his magic act. It was amazing how he did it all and how attentive his audience was. They were so enthralled by his expertise.

Great offers were to be had on the silent auction, which included some signed DVD’s from Ricky Gervais (TV’s The Office), three porcelain dolls, an I Tunes voucher, tickets for the Marvellous Festival at The Wellington Country Park and sessions with a yoga teacher and a chiropractor.

The refreshments went down well and the staff cooking at the barbeque were rushed off their feet cooking burgers and sausages. There was quite a long queue at times!  Cream teas could also be eaten, sitting in the shade on the 6th form patio whilst listening to the band. Some of the pupils even got up and sang with them and were very entertaining.

When the money was collected in and counted, the grand total was £800 which is amazing and will go towards paying for more residential trips and outings as well as buying some lighting and disco equipment so we can run our own discos at the end of term and Christmas Do’s and will also enhance the great productions that are put on by the secondary pupils each year.

Speaking of Christmas, the PTA are already organising this year’s Grand Christmas Bazaar which will be held on the first Saturday in December from 12.00 – 3.00. So keep the date in your diary and look out for letters coming home nearer the time.

Have a great summer

Jenny Marshall

Chair of Brookfields PTA

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