FOAS - the Friends of Avening School
We are very fortunate at Avening Primary School to have such an active and well supported Parents’ Association in the form of FOAS. All parents with children at the school are automatically members of FOAS, and people play their part either through an active involvement on the committee or by supporting the many events which FOAS organises. The role of FOAS is to provide the funding for those ‘extras’ which the normal school budget cannot stretch to. Last year, for example, FOAS funded the Playhouse in the front playground, the new world map in the Kestrels, a play carpet in the Eagles, and a new bookcase in the Owls. In addition they provided a PA system which will benefit the whole school especially when doing performances in the Hall, and contributed towards a new maths system which will be used across the years.
The best thing of course is that through our fundraising FOAS also hopes to provide interesting and fun events for everyone to enjoy. The Christmas Market, Children’s Bingo evenings and The Games and Tea afternoon held at The Cross, have all proved a great success. Of course we cannot forget The Ball, our biggest fundraiser to date, held each year at Chavenage and a real chance to dress up and let your hair down.
If you would like to know more about FOAS, or have any fundraising suggestions then please contact any FOAS member as listed below. Everyone is welcome.