Our Parents’ Associations, Friends at Buchan and Friends of KWC, work hard to build strong community relationships through their events. Their fundraising is also vital in supporting a range of projects that improve the educational experience of all our students.
Friends at Buchan (FaB) is the parents’ group at The Buchan School. Established in 2005 they are a registered charity with a strong and dedicated committee of parents and helpers, whose aim is to promote the wider welfare of the school, encouraging staff, parents, pupils and friends to mix together through a wide variety of social and fundraising events and activities.
Through their hard work, they have raised funds for, amongst other things, refurbishment of the Buchan library, upgrades to ICT, learning resources for the Science Lab and new outdoor play equipment.
In order to help raise funds, FaB have set up an easyfundraising account so you can shop online and raise money for FaB at the same time! Click here to find out more and start supporting.
FaB always have new and exciting projects in the pipeline, as well as a great programme of events. To find out more or get involved, contact the School Office or visit FaB’s Facebook Page.
Friends of KWC is a committee of College parents dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of the school and its pupils. While the College itself provides the pupils with the essentials for learning, the Friends of KWC committee endeavours to provide the ‘little luxuries’!
In the last few years they have generously supported the renovation of the ground floor studio in the Art block, creating a welcome additional exhibition and teaching space, and the installation of a disabled access lift by the Theatre, as well as Chapel hymn books, new pianos for Music School and furniture for the Fifth Form centre.
Friends of KWC organise the ever popular May Ball, held on the evening of Founders’ Day each year, which is a wonderful opportunity for alumni, including our Upper Sixth leavers, parents and staff to come together and celebrate the year.
You can help Friends in their fundraising efforts right from your phone or computer. Easyfundraising allows you raise money for Friends while you do your online shopping! Click below to find out more and start supporting.
Our community is part of what makes King William’s College and The Buchan School so special. Parents play such a vital role in school life and it is important that we maintain that connection, even after their children have left.
As a member of the Association you will be invited to school events, including the Christmas Carol Services, school plays and sports fixtures, as well as to a number of alumni events. You will also be kept up to date with school news through a termly newsletter and can request a copy of the Barrovian magazine from the External Relations Office.
The Association is open to all past parents and as a parent you will automatically become a member when your children leave the school, unless you choose to opt out. There is no charge to join. Communication with members will be done primarily by email, so please keep this up to date by contacting the External Relations Team.
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