Hello, and welcome to FOBS - 'Friends Of Belmont School' (registered charity no. 1178481)
We want to build on the amazing contribution made by the PTFA over the past few years and this is your opportunity to get involved - join the FOBS! Children are only at school for a relatively short time. FOBS events such as the Summer Fayre will be remembered fondly by them for a lifetime. Help us to continue to create lasting memories for our children.
Being a member of FOBS also means that you will have the opportunity to help your child/children’s education. Through previous fund raising activities the PTFA/FOBS have been able to refurbish the library, buy a much needed new stage and screen for the hall and help towards the purchase of outdoor exercising equipment which encourages children to be more active during break times and promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Who can join the FOBS?
Mums, Dads, Grandparents or even friends of family whose child/children attend our school.
How can you help or contribute?
Help plan an event Run a raffle Design posters/leaflets Serve food or drinks
Run stalls at events Help set up and clear away
Give ideas for events and on what the FOBS could fund
And much much more
As a member of FOBS you don’t have to attend all of our meetings if you are too busy or working; all we ask for is your ideas and support throughout the year. Even if you only have a small amount of time to spare, your help would be greatly appreciated.
Getting involved with FOBS is so easy, just visit the school office and leave your contact details and someone will get back to you.
If you work for a company or have your own business that might be able to support the FOBS please do let us know.
Charity Registration Number 1178481 Granted
We are delighted to let everyone know that FOBS has now been successfully registered as a Charity. Our Standard Registration was granted on 22 May 2018 and have a General Charitable purpose for the benefit of children and young people.
Our Charitable objects are:
To advance the education of pupils in the school in particular by:
1) Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school
2) Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils
If you are aware that your employer supports charities in any way, or may consider supporting us, please contact us via this website. Alternatively, if you are self-employed and wish to support us, please once again, contact us.
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Spring Festival - Friday 26 April 2019
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
This will be an opportunity for children, parents and carers to be creative and enjoy Spring themed craft workshops. There will also be refreshments available, a raffle and the unveiling of the new addition to the woodland area too.
If you would like to support FOBS by assisting before, after or at the event, please contact us by using the email above.
Further information will be sent out nearer to the time.
The Friends of Belmont School team would really appreciate your feedback on the fund raising activities they have organised for our school over the past year. If you would like to complete their survey, please click on the link below:
With thanks from FOBS.
What a busy term overall! We started with the Spook-tacular Halloween discos and some great mask entries in the competition. The children had some fabulous costumes and the discos raised over £200.
In the background the FOBS team are continuing our work to develop the outdoor learning area along with planning Spring time events.
As for the Christmas term, FOBS have continued to support the school by purchasing the Christmas party lunch boxes and crackers for the school party day. We have been kept on our toes by assisting the choir to walk to the Church to entertain the Friendship Group and also to the Carol Concert. It was also a delight to assist the KS2 pupils to the pantomime this year; seeing the children thoroughly enjoying themselves with the interaction of the show.
Finally we make it to the Christmas Fayre. What an amazing afternoon it turned out to be. We would like to thank you all for your support of the event and hope that you and your children enjoyed it. The Christmas Fayre has raised approximately £1,300 that will greatly contribute towards our outdoor learning area plans.
If you would like to get involved, provide any feedback to our events or wish to present any idea’s that you have, please contact us via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our special thanks go to the following companies who donated prizes for the raffles at the Christmas Fayre:
Belton Woods Hotel, Leisure and Spa * Lee Frasier * Grantham Tennis Club * Woburn Safari Park * Grantham Caravans * Rand Park Farm * India Jo * Dominoe's Pizza - Grantham * Lincoln Castle * Skegness Aquarium * Grimsthorpe Castle * Grantham Bowl * Bentley Motors * Glen Esk Florists * Bookers Wholesalers * Taylors Bulbs * Boots - Grantham * Julie's Bespoke Florists * The Stag at Barkston * Stalbridge Laundries * Belton House - The National Trust * Chandlers Farm Equipment - Belton * Tailored Hair * Clip n'Climb - Nottingham * Hair by Hayley * Cheeki Monkey's * Alma Park Fish and Chips * 1 Life Leisure - Grantham * Cleaner Communities Ltd * Yorkshire Bank - Grantham * Natureland Seal Sanctuary - Skegness * KFC - Grantham * Belvoir Fruit Farm * Fox and Hounds - Somerby * Bloomsbury Bakery * Wymondham Park Cafe * CoCo Ceramics * Finkin Cafe *Grantham Flower Club * Sue Whiting * M.H Preserves * Inspire Plus * McColls Convenience Store * Co-op * Finkins Cafe * British Legion - Grantham * John Cussells Goldsmiths
October 2018 - Halloween Disco
We are excited to let you know about our first event of the new school year - our Halloween Disco on Tuesday 30 October!
Fancy dress is optional but why not make a mask and enter our Mask Competition? Prizes will be given on the night.
Please note: all children must be collected by an adult.
No child is allowed to walk home alone.
Organisation of the event is as follows:
£1.50 per child on the door and your child will receive a squash drink
Key Stage 1 Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Drop off: School Main Entrance - please leave all coats with parents/carers at the door.
Collection Point: Infant Playground Main Doors -
please can each parent come forward to collect their child.
Key Stage 2 Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Drop Off: School Main Entrance - please leave all coats with parents/carers at the door.
Collection Point: School Main Entrance - please can each parent come forward to collect their child.
Amounts Raised 2017 - 2018
|14.12.17||School Discos||£ 224.88|
Logo Winners Announced - July 2018
We are excited to announce that we have a brand new logo - which can be seen at the top of this page! Earlier this year we launched a competition and were delighted to receive over 30 entries. With the standard being so high, it was a difficult decision to choose a winner! In the event we chose two and, with the kind help of Mrs Hankins, combined their designs to come up with a brilliant logo that represents all that the FOBS stand for.
Summer Fayre & Sports Festival - June 2018
What a fabulous afternoon it turned out to be for our Summer Fayre. The weather was glorious and it was lovely to see so many people supporting "All the Fun of the Fair."
We had some wonderful Belmont Bake Off entries including Summer Fruits, Afternoon Tea and an Ice Cream cake. They all looked amazing and we appreciate all of the effort and thought that went into making the creations. They also tasted yummy too!
Mr Togher got very wet during his time in the Stocks with pupils lining up to throw a sponge at him! Many of you also pushed yourselves to complete the Army Assault course that was exclusively designed for us using Ministry of Defence equipment. It was great to see so many use the challenging course.
Cinderella also heard about our school Summer Fayre and made a surprise appearance. The children loved having their photograph taken with her and she thanked the children for being so welcoming and kind.
Our competition winners were:
Belmont Bake Off
Best Tasting Cake - Odilija (Y6)
Best Looking Cake - Jaden (EYFS)
Highly Commended Best Looking Cake - Lauren (Y2) & Paulina (Y5)
Spot The Ball - Jaden (EYFS)
Archery 1st Prize - Keal (Y6)
Archery 2nd Prize - Hector (Y2)
Archery 3rd Prize - Max (Y4)
Name The Puppy - Charlie (Y1)
Play Your Cards Right - Haris (Y6)
The FOBS Team would also like to say well done to all the children who took part in the Sports Festival. They all tried so hard and were eager to win for their team. Congratulations to the Blue Team who were the overall winners.
FOBS were pleased to provide the children with ice pops towards the end of their events in the heat of the afternoon. We also hope that you enjoyed the refreshments available this year. The raffle was also a success, offering once again, some fabulous prizes.
We are excited to announce that the total amount of funds raised to support the school between the Summer Fayre and the Sports Festival was an amazing £955.84.
FOBS would like to thank the following organisations and companies for their support to our Summer Fayre and the Sports Festival:
Yorkshire Bank One Touch Football Prince William of Gloucester Barracks Fox and Hounds - Somerby
Twinlakes Lincolnshire Fire Brigade Grantham Book Services QV Hotels - Belton Woods
Happy Gate Chinese Take Away Darling Princess Parties Morrisons Plc
J & J Alpaca's - Dry Doddington Inspire Plus Taylor Made Fun
CoCo Clothing - Phillippa Sawyer Grantham Flower Club British Legion - Mr and Mrs Knightall
Aaron Savona Ice Creams Body Shop at Home - Sara Barnes Face Painting by Felicity
Chris Fixter - Burgers Harrison Naylor - Sweets Bookers Wholesalers
If you like to be a volunteer to FOBS, please contact us via the website. We would appreciate any time that you have available, even if it is only an hour or two for our future events.
FOBS Supporting The Grounds Evening - May 2018
Members of the FOBS team, along with their children, attended the school Grounds Evening as the majority support to the event. Whilst team members were busy filling wheel barrows and shuttling them up and down the school field, working alongside volunteers from the Woodland Trust, Parish Councillors and school staff, the children joined in to help with the digging and as much as possible.
We helped fill the new raised flower beds with new top soil ready for planting and also began working on the ground ready for the “Ribbon of Poppies” event later in the year. The ground at the front of the field proved to be very hard and riddled with well-established tree roots making it nearly impossible to turn the soil.
We would like to thank the national Horticultural Trade Association, Thompson and Morgan Seeds, Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach and locally, Belton Garden Centre, for all of their support.
As it was also the Horticultural Trade Association’s National Children’s Gardening Week, we began our preparations for the “Ribbon of Poppies” event later in the year. Poppy seeds have been kindly donated by our supporters. We do need to get planting as soon as we can but this is proving difficult due to the hard condition of the grounds and tree roots. We are hoping to provide raised planters to be able to sow the seeds and this will enable our team and school children of all abilities and ages, to easily turn the soil ready to be used again. This however is work in progress.
We would like to say a huge thank you to a grandparent, Tony Clark, for his generous gift of two bug hotels for the Wildlife Area.
If you are aware that your employer supports charities in any way, or may consider supporting us, please contact us via the website. Alternatively, if you are self-employed and wish to support us, please once again, contact us. We will be delighted to provide our Charity Registration details upon request.