Friends of St Bede's
The Friends of St Bede’s are a highly committed group of parents.
They organise events, such as the Christmas Fayre, annual Quiz Night and organise provision of refreshments at a number of school events throughout the year.
The aim of the Friends is twofold: social inclusion in the school and raising much-needed funds to support the work of St Bede’s and to enhance the lives of the children at the school, raising cash to support the work of St Bede’s.
Parents interested in joining the Friends, or looking for more information should email the chair, Debbie Hay. Please use the contact form (choosing 'Friends of St Bede's School' from the drop down)
Making a difference
Funding requests amounting to more than £800 from various school departments were agreed at the latest meeting of the Friends of St Bede’s.
Languages, textiles, art and the library will all benefit from the purchase of voice recorders, a chrome box, a digital camera and books for Year 7 pupils.
Debbie Hay, Chair of the Friends, said 'requests were received once a term from staff and pupils once they had been discussed by the senior leadership team at the school. ‘This is always the best part of our committee meetings where we can actually agree to give some of the money raised at our events back to the school. These items are all beyond the school’s diminishing budget, but make a big difference to all the pupils.
Thank you to everyone who supports the Friends and makes this all possible.’
Annual Quiz Night
Grey matter was put to the ultimate test recently as the Friends of St Bede's staged its annual Quiz Night. More than 80 parents and staff formed teams in the school hall to test their knowledge against Quiz Masters Graeme Hay and Brandon Hannan.
More than £1,000 was raised from the event, which is proving to be more popular each year. 'We are delighted with the amount raised - all of which will be spent on our children at school,' said Chair of the Friends, Debbie Hay. 'The emphasis was on having fun, albeit with a few brainboxes in the room who had a chance to show off their general knowledge (while the rest of us were left to concentrate on the social-side of the evening!)'
The 'Mad Hatters' swept the board, winning the overall Quiz, while 'Cactus If You Can' won the Best Dressed table (for the second year running).
'We'd like to thank everyone for coming and supporting this event - and thanks to the school for its help in the set up and clear up,' added Debbie. 'All of these events rely on the hard work of volunteers, but they make a huge difference by raising much-needed funds for the school.'
To view past events, please click here.