FORSA was set up over 30 years ago by a group of local parents whose children attended Roydon Primary, FORSA's aim has always been to raise money for the school to make sure our children are given the best start in life possible. As a parent of a child at our school, we automatically consider you a member of the Friends of Roydon School Association (FORSA) and through regular meetings we work closely with the staff to find out what we can help buy to enhance and improve the children's learning environment. In the last five years alone we've raised over £10,000 through summer fetes, Christmas bazaars, evenings out and fun days. That money has gone towards a huge amount of vital school kit - from reading schemes and computers to outdoor play equipment, arts and crafts materials and our brand new library.

Since 2011, we've helped the school buy:

  • £2374 = a fantastic new library for the whole school to use
  • £5000 = a complete upgrade to the school's ICT suite
  • £1255 = for the KS1 reading programme, Bug club
  • £200 = for the annual Year 6 leavers celebrations
  • £200 = for the annual Year 6 year books
  • £80 = an annual fun Easter egg hunt for all the children
  • £250 = school disco (FORSAs gift to the children)

Of course, we couldn't do any of this without the invaluable help of parents and teachers. From baking cakes for the Summer Extravganza to joining the committee and helping organise events - every little helps! (And there's never any obligation for you to offer more time than you can give.) Plus, as any active FORSA member will tell you, it's an amazing opportunity to get to know other parents away from the school gates! So, if you would like to learn more about FORSA, keep an eye out for our newsletter and the noticeboard outside the school gates, which will let you know about upcoming meetings and our latest fundraising challenges and activities.

For more information please see the document below.

The first meeting for this academic year will be on Thursday 14th September at 7:30pm at the New Inn in Roydon.

Tracy Byrne