The Broughton High School Association works alongside the Broughton High School Parent Council. We raise funds to help pay for the things that are not normally paid for by the school or the council and organise social events for the whole school community.
Our official charitable purpose is “to advance the education of the pupils in the school by providing and/or assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school, not normally provided by the local education authority”
The Broughton High School Association carries out fundraising and social activities to foster a sense of community between staff, parents and others associated with the school. BHSA is a registered charity, number SCO17010.
The BHSA Association meets on the first Thursday of the month during term-time, at 7.30pm at The Place, the Accies Stadium in Stockbridge. New committee members are always welcome to join us, especially those who might have some ideas for fundraising. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2021/22, a total of £3229 was awarded for school projects which otherwise might not have been funded. This is less than in previous years due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. We hope to be able to do more fundraising this year.
We awarded funds for the following:-
- S1 school ties
- Dictionaries for the S1 starter kit
- Software licences for Modern Languages
- Vacuum press for CDT department
- School garden
- Meaningful May lunches
Every Saturday morning before Covid, we ran a café in the school staff room for the parents and carers of the P5 – P7 primary school children who come to music classes as part of the councils ‘Sounds Like Saturday’ music programme. We provided tea, coffee, snacks and home baking. Other clubs using the school on Saturday morning could come along to the café too. This raised valuable funds for the school and was fun to help at. We are hoping to be able to run outdoor cafes in future now that the outdoor kitchen is available in the school garden.
Cafes at events at the school
We also run cafes at large events held at the school such as the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Competition and Concert Band Competition. We are always looking for volunteers to help both behind the scenes (baking etc) and front of house i.e. staffing the café. This raises valuable extra funds for the school.
Social events for parents
We run social events such as Quiz nights and Comedy Evenings. These raise funds for the school whilst having a fun evening.
The 200 Club is another way in which we raise money. This is a monthly cash lottery. Join The 200 Club and win cash prizes up to £35! Register to support our school and you could WIN in this monthly cash draw.
To join the 200 Club or for more information, e-mail Colin Gilbert at: email@example.com
Septemberfest community festival ran from 2011 – 2018 with a range of indoor and outdoor events and activities including sports, craft activities, music, dance, science, and food. One of our aims was to be inclusive by keeping entry free and to make many of the activities free or very cheap. Septemberfest was run by the parents, staff and students at the school with lots of other community groups getting involved.
Approximately 2400 people attended the event in 2018.