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Free after school club program

by Friends of Bushmead School in Luton, England, United Kingdom


raised of £5,116 target
28% 12 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £5,116 is pledged by December 20th 2019 at 12:00am

We want to be able to offer all our students (840) a chance to attend a free after school club during the school year.

by Friends of Bushmead School in Luton, England, United Kingdom


We are a passionate and active group of parents and teaching staff who volunteer to raise much needed money for our school. We want to inspire all our children to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams.



 - We want to increase the number and variety of free after school clubs available so all the children can have the opportunity to attend a club in the year. 

- Our proposal involves improving the current equipment to allow more children to attend, and additional funding for a TA to help, so more places can be opened. 


 - The clubs will ensure that the children are safe and well cared for by providing the clubs in the safety of the school grounds, a familiarity, in which anxious children may not access out of school. 

- Some parents may not feel comfortable letting their children access clubs in which they do not know the Leaders, and therefore this reduces the risk of those children not having access to other out of school clubs. 

 - The school has a very diverse ethnic background and all the children are invited to attend, reducing the differences in educational achievement between ethnic groups. 

 - The groups provide positive activities for young people and will hopefully inspire them to continue into their young adult life, reducing the risk of antisocial behaviour.  

 - Many working parents will also benefit from the having the clubs straight after school.

- Some of the equipment can also be used in lessons, providing even more opportunities for the children.



 - We currently offer a range clubs to the children in KS2, which are run by volunteers, mainly teachers. Due to lack of equipment and staff:children ratios the numbers are kept small. 


 -  The proposal is based on a 2-year program, with potential to extend, covering initial equipment (and a budget for replacement stock in the art club, in which items cannot be 're-used' and travel for the Choir to perform).

 -  It will also provide additional adult supervision to increase the number of children able to attend. 

- We feel this will really enhance the children's experience in and out of school and follow them into adult life, and in essence will help strengthen our local community. 


We will update and provide additional equipment for each club and have a reserve of funds to provide additional adult support if required.


 - Government cuts have really affected schools, which means our work as a Charity is even more important. We host event and activities throughout the year, but are always looking at other ways in which we can achieve our goals. We hope that that the video of our children will inspire you to pledge towards our cause. We want to give our children the best opportunities we can, helping them fulfil happy, healthy lives.



 - The additional funding will see capacity in club spaces rise from 511 to 874.

 - The additional equipment can also see added value in use in school lessons too.

                    We hope you will support this amazing cause. Thank You


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward The Wall of Thanks

Friends of Bushmead School will have a 'Wall of Thanks' which your name will be added to.

£10 or more

3 of 250 claimed

£10 Reward - a hand written note of thanks

Our children are so grateful for your support that you will receive a hand written thank you note from one of our children aged between 4-11 years.

£20 or more

0 of 250 claimed

£20 Reward a hand drawn picture and thank you note

Our children are so grateful for your support that they will draw you an original one of a kind drawing and thank you letter. (aged 4-11)

£30 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward A Friends of Bushmead School Pin Badge

You will receive a limited edition 'Friends of Bushmead School' Pin Badge.

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£250 Reward Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at the School. Each year we invite some of our supporters for a delicious Vintage Afternoon Tea at the School hosted by Friends of Bushmead School. Here you will be served unlimited tea, coffee and sandwiches and a wide selection of homemade scones, biscuits and cakes. You will have the opportunity to speak with some of our children and see how your support has been utilised in the school.

Let's make 'Free after school club program' happen

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