The BSA stands for Becontree School Association. We are a group of parents, grandparents and volunteers who get together and create wonderful exciting fundraising events for our children to enjoy.
We have been operating successfully for around 6 years now and have raised in excess of £10,000. £5000 of this money has created a centre piece garden in our main ,playground which opened in September 2014. Trees were planted in the centre of the 4 seating areas for everyone to enjoy for generations to come.
We are currently helping the school to create a pleasant canopy and seating area in the Infant playground so that children may relax and be shaded in all types of weather.
Last year, we purchased some benches which are located at the school reception for Parents to wait comfortably in this area. We also bought a lovely Green House, which has been erected at the back of the School so we can continue our 'Seed to Plate' programme as our previous green house was old and perished in some bad weather. In addition to our growing stock of games and prizes we also bought 3 fantastic large gazebos, so that our events can continue in all weathers, and just recently we have bought some barriers which can be used at many of our events to help organise queues and keep things safe.
In the past our fantastic fun events have included decorating an Easter egg competition, numerous discos, food festival, Cinema nights, decorating a diya at Diwali, Our Art and craft Eid celebration and of course, our now famous Summer Fete and Winter Fayres. All events seem to be enjoyed by many.
You will find updates on up and coming events on this page too, so please feel free to check in with us regularly.
We are always looking for volunteers and new members so if you are interested in sharing some of your ideas and time with us please contact our Chairwoman Katy Blackwell or leave your details in the office and someone will contact you.
When we returned after the summer holidays the BSA fun continued with an art competition. The work was stunning and it was available to be viewed after school at the art and craft event. One lucky winner from each class was chosen and they received a lovely art set as a prize. Photos of this event can be found on the visual arts section of this website.
Our ever growing Winter Fayre was the biggest and busiest we have ever had. The fun included visiting Santa in his grotto, real Reindeers to pet, a fairground ride and lots of fun games and prizes. This event raised over £900 profit, making 2016 very successful in fun and fundraising, more than £2000 profit was made in total and we look forward to using this in ways to help the school in 2017.
Well 2017 is looking jam packed with some great events, some of which are funraising and others are completely free and organised for everyone to enjoy.
Just recently we had our 'Healthy Lifestyle event' this was a free information event with representatives from local sports/activity groups and also from the womens refuge. School catering came and shared samples of healthy school meals, I believe the cheese flan was a favourite!
We were fortunate to be donated a generous sum from Tesco Goodmayes which enabled us to offer Free Fruit for everyone and the opportunity for everyone to make themselves a bag of healthy cereal. We would like to thank Tesco for supporting this event.
We had a fantatstic Raffle with 28 healthy prizes, this raised in excess of £110 which will be banked and go towards funding future events.
If you would like to share any ideas with us or come and join our BSA please contact Katy Blackwell(chairperson) or Catherine Goss (vice chairperson) via the school office.
EASTER BONNET PARADE:
On wednesday 5th April we will be having a whole school Easter Bonnet parade, the children are asked to decorate a Bonnet/Hat and bring it to school on this day, the parade will be lead from the classrooms by the Teachers at 2.15pm. they will follwow a specific route through the school and into the park, they will continue to follow a course that will bring them back into school. Parents are invited to come and watch and cheer the parade on , but please note that children can only be collected from school at 3.05pm as usual, and not from the park. The class Teacher will choose one child from their class to receive a small gift as a reward for the best effort.
THE FARM IS COMING TO BECONTREE:
How exciting? Wellgate community farm and their fantastically experienced keepers are bringing some of their animals to Becontree School for us to pet.
This event will be a ticketed event and tickets will go onsale in the playground on Monday 27th March, before and after school, Tickets will cost £2 per child and adults will enter free.
The local fireman have been invited to join us and we will have our very own farm style tea rooms, where you can sit and have a nice slice of something naughty and a cup of tea. There will also be a few FREE games for the children to enjoy. Please note there will be a small fee for facepainting, art and crafts and the bouncy castle.
ADDITIONAL DATES FOR THE DIARY:
BSA FUNFAIR- WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE- all information will follow shortly.
YEAR 6 LEAVERS DISCO- THURSDAY 13TH JULY-end of year disco for our leavers only, information will be sent accordingly.
CHILDREN IN NEED- we will be supporting this charity event this year more information will be given closer to the time.
CHRISTMAS WINTER FAYRE: WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER- we will be having Santa and his Reindeers again this year- please note there will be a charge for both.