The Friends of Botley School is the P.T.A (Parent Teacher Association) of Botley Primary School, High Street. Botley. Hampshire. SO30 2EA.
Registered Charity Number: 1031856
The next big plan for the school is to construct a new Outdoor Classroom, re-vamp the existing Sensory Garden and improve the outdoor education areas for current and future pupils. It was hoped this would be in place by the start of the new academic year in September 2016 but plans are still undergoing final approval by the DofE (Department of Education) so hopefully will be underway shortly.
This is quite a large project with an estimated cost of around £15,000. FOBS has agreed to cover the cost of the entire project, BUT so as not to deviate funds from their usual places (school trips, equipment and such like) we have held extra events and fundraising schemes (such as having a go at crowd funding!) to raise money for this cause. As you will see, we are nearly there!
UPDATE: The project has all been approved and works will be starting just after the Easter holidays which we are really excited about! Hopefully by September 2017, the new classroom will be all ready to go which is just fantastic. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped to get this project through all of the hurdles: fundraising, bureaucratic and logistical. This will be a fantastic new resource for all of the children at Botley!
August 2017 - The work has started and the build is progressing really well - we are all sooooo excited about it! It will be fabulous for the children!