Friends of Runwell School – FORS

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FORS needs new members in order to be able to continue to support our children’s school, and this letter explains what’s involved and gives you the opportunity to find out more.

What is FORS?

FORS is a registered charity with the main objective of advancing the education of the pupils by developing relationships between staff and parents, encouraging activities which support the school, providing assistance to the school.

What does this mean in practice?

A key activity is clearly to raise funds for the school, but this is not seen as the most important activity. Most of the time spent by members of FORS is organising events which allow the pupils (and parents) to socialise with each other and build relationships outside of normal school hours. Without FORS there would be no fete, no discos, no Christmas bazaar, and we all know how much our children enjoy these events.

FORS members also provide support for the school such as providing refreshment at school events etc.

FORS have paid for activities such as a storyteller, History Off The Page, an anti-bullying workshop and much more.

Not all events are planned to raise funds, some are designed purely to promote social interaction.

What’s involved?

FORS meet about once a month to discuss the organisation of events. Outside of meetings, organising events takes time, marketing literature needs developing, external stall holders need contacting, posters need erecting. FORS members also share the tasks at events (eg running stalls at the fete, selling refreshments at sports day). Even if you only have some spare time available you can help!

What’s in it for me?

It’s fun, you get to input ideas into the event held, you meet people, you do have to spend some time and yes it can be a thankless task sometimes, but it is fulfilling (honest!).

How do I find out more?

You can email FORS at or leave your details with Mrs Waugh or Mrs Langmead in the school office (01268 735329) and they will be forwarded to FORS and someone will contact you.