Friends of Roecroft
What is Friends of Roecroft?
The registered charity “Friends of Roecroft Lower School” (known as FORLS) is an association of parents, grandparents, carers and teachers (a PTA) working together to raise funds for the school. As a parent or carer of children at Roecroft you can automatically join the FORLS team by becoming a member of the committee, just give your contact details to a current member and they’ll add you to the team! We also have our very own Facebook page which is always kept up to date with ongoing events and photographs.
What do we do?
Throughout the school year FORLS put on social events such as Quiz Nights, School Discos, the Sponsored Bounce and cake sales, not to mention the Summer Family Fun Day. We also have stalls at the Stotfold Mill Steam Weekend and the Stotfold Festival. These events not only raise money for the School but also provide us with the opportunity to interact with the wider Stotfold community.
How do we support the school?
Money raised by FORLS has been used to benefit all our children. In recent years we have purchased books for the library, helped with the purchase of ICT suite equipment, provided a new sound system and television for the hall, and bought play apparatus for the playgrounds. We also provide a Christmas pantomime and Christmas presents for each class, delivered by Father Christmas! In addition, during the 2015/16 academic year we paid for some fantastic experiences for our children; the summer term ended with a spectacular Bird of Prey display and all our Year 4’s left having received essential First Aid Training. FORLS also treat our Year 4’s to a leaver’s event and momento of their time at Roecroft. But it’s not just about fundraising, we also support the School during their own events such as serving teas and coffees at Grandparents’ Morning, running the Book Fair and helping at Open Evenings.
How can you help?
FORLS are always in need of new members. You can give as little or as much time as suits you. Not all members are needed to help at every event but of course "many hands make light work". Helping out by being an active member of FORLS can be good fun and is very rewarding as you will be actively supporting your child's learning and making lots of new friends. Whatever commitment you give will be appreciated and will make a difference. Additionally we receive enormous support from businesses and individuals within the local community, if you or anyone you know would be interested in supporting the FORLS fundraising efforts through fund-matching or raffle prize donations then please contact a member of the committee.
When do we meet?
Committee meetings are held regularly throughout the school year, we try to alternate between daytime and evening meetings to accommodate as many of parents/carers as possible. If you want to attend the committee meetings please add yourself to the FORLS Committee Facebook page or give your email address to a member who can add you to the email distribution list.
The Friends of Roecroft would not be able to do the work they do without the support of all the parents, friends, grandparents who come to the events and help make them such a success. Many thanks go to all those who help raise money for our children's school. Your continued support is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all at our events in the future.