Over the years, Friends of King’s Rochester have purchased a variety of items that had been requested by departments within the school; drying racks for the Art Department, a 3D printer, cameras and new equipment for the swimming pool, to name a few, however at the start of the academic year (Sept 2015) it was felt that it would be good to focus on a larger project that would benefit the whole school.
After discussing various options with the Principal and Headmaster a decision was made that over the next two years fundraising would be for a much needed replacement minibus. Due to the fantastic continued support from parents, past and present, at our events we succeeded in this goal and at the end of last academic year (July 2017) Friends donated £16,000 to the school for the purchase of a minibus which was presented at the beginning of the new School year.
Future potential fundraising projects for consideration involve the planned refurbishment of the School Hall.
All are welcome at the next Friends AGM on Thursday 21st September 7:30pm in the Conference Centre where parents may consider becoming a new committee member or helper.
As the new school year starts, Friends look forward to seeing you at their events starting with the annual Firework Display and BBQ on Tues 7th November on the Paddock.