The Broughton Association is a part of the Broughton High School Parent Council. It is just like a PTA, a parent teacher association, and we raise funds for the school to help pay for the things that are not normally paid for by the school or the council.
To put it officially “Its 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 more extended relations between staff, parents and others associated with the school.
Sounds like Saturday Café
Every Saturday morning we run 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 provide tea, coffee, snacks and home baking. Other clubs using the school on Saturday morning come along to the café too. This raises valuable funds for the school and is fun to help at.
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 & win cash: Register to support our school and you could WIN in this monthly cash draw.
Septemberfest is a community festival with a range of indoor and outdoor events and activities including sports, craft activities, music, dance, science, and food. One of our aims is to be inclusive by keeping entry free and to make many of the activities free or very cheap. It is a fun day for all ages. Septemberfest is run by the parents, staff and students at the school with lots of other community groups getting involved. We are always looking for help to run the event either beforehand or on the day.
This year’s Septemberfest was on Saturday 29th September, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Approximately 2400 people attended an amazing event!
In 2017/18, a total of £9440.60 was awarded for school projects which otherwise might not have been funded.
Examples of the things we do/raise funds for:-
- School Ties for all S1
- Sensory room and Inclusion room
- Mentors Against Violence (MVP) training for pupils
- Netball uniforms, bibs, match ball
- Debating Team
- School Clubs
- Visits by artists
- Gymnastics spring board and competition leotards
- Digital resources for languages
- Football strip printing