FOBS had their Annual General Meeting at the Caledon Community Centre on Wednesday evening – thank you to everyone who came along. After the Chairperson’s and Treasurer’s reports were presented and approved, the FOBS attendees voted to adopt the PTFA model constitution from Parentkind. A constitution is a governing document that sets out the fundamental principles, practices, and purposes of a charity. The main change is that online meetings are allowed under the new constitution. A FOBS election process will be written to support this constitution.

Whilst all Bowmansgreen School parents and carers are automatically members of FOBS, the AGM voted to elect four trustees to formally manage the FOBS charity. Angela Duce (Chair), Danielle Sutton (Treasurer) and Liz Alderston (Trustee) were re-elected, and Abi Housley (Trustee) was newly elected. Sabrina Miller was co-opted as Events Coordinator. Sian Riches (Secretary) stepped down as a trustee. To succession plan for 2024/2025, FOBS member Lindsey Lee volunteered to work with the trustees to learn the roles.

The FOBS team are planning events and activities to give the children wonderful school memories. The Trustees will work closely with Ms Lippa and the new Head, Mrs Fleming, to spend the funds raised by FOBS on improving the playgrounds and supporting the Bowmansgreen pupils and staff where required.

Next FOBS events:

Fri 10th Nov 3pm Christmas Jumper Sale – KS1 Playground

Thurs 23rd Nov Non-school uniform day – for a donation for the bottle/chocolate tombola

Sat 25th Nov 11am-2pmFOBS Winter Fair Follow us on Facebook – Friends of Bowmansgreen School


The first Friends of Bowmansgreen School (FOBS) meeting of the new school year was held at the Colney Fox on Wednesday 20th September. There was a great turn out with new faces who came along to find out how to get involved in all our events or in the running of the charity.

The FOBS disco is back!  This extremely popular event returns on Friday 6th October at 4pm for Early Years and Key Stage 1 and at 5.30pm for Key Stage 2.  Tickets are available on the School Gateway priced at £3 which includes a drink and biscuit and face painting.  There is an option to ‘pay it forward’ if you would like to donate a ticket to someone else who may be struggling.  If you need a free or discounted ticket, please ask at the school office.  If you would like to volunteer to help please sign up at

Bag2School collection bags have been sent home!  FOBS collects used clothes and linens through Bag2School which are converted to cash towards our fundraising.  For a full list of what we can collect go to  Our next collection is on Friday 29th September.  Drop a bag at the mosaic between 8 and 9am then join Mrs Stanley at the Macmillan Coffee Morning for a hot drink and some cake!

Be our guest at the family trip to the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at the Eric Morecambe Centre in Harpenden, on 16th December at 6pm.  Tickets cost £14 each (RRP £20) and are available from Please note that this is not a school trip and all children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  No transport is included.  Ticket sales close on the 6th October.

We have started to plan our Winter Fair and need all the help we can get.  A planning meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th October at 7.30pm at the Colney Fox.  If you want to get involved then please come along!

Finally, our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2023 at the Caledon Club in London Colney.  Further details will follow soon.


Hi everyone,
Like a phoenix rising from the flames, our resurrected FOBS has hit it’s first birthday!
Little did we know that a kick-off meeting, on a July summer’s evening at the Colney Fox, would result in an income in excess of £25,000 with circa £18,000 profit.  
It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of a year – we couldn’t have done it without a strong committee, passionate volunteers, fabulous children and supportive parents/carers and staff.  Thank you.
This year FOBS has funded:
  • Playground gym equipment (with a service contract)
  • Reading books
  • Coronation bookmarks
  • Y6 Leavers hoodies contribution
  • Reception PE bags
  • Toys and bicycles for Early Years
Ms Lippa, the teachers and the school groups (eco council, forest school, school council, breakfast club, sports teams etc) have been briefed on how to submit requests for FOBS for funding.  We are also having discussions with the school regarding larger projects.  When the heating engineers have finished their work, the builders will resurface the playgrounds.  FOBS will then be excited to get quotes for having the playground painted along with other enrichment playground activities for all year groups.
Here’s all the activities and events that took place:
  • Disco x 3
  • Winter Fair
  • Pantomime
  • Christmas cards & gifts (Cauliflower Cards)
  • Mother’s and Father’s Day sale
  • Circus Sensible and circus skills workshops
  • Face painting workshop
  • School lottery
  • Stickins school uniform labels
  • St Albans marathon marshalling
  • Coronation picnic
  • Legoland
  • Bag2School x 3
  • Coffee and cake mornings (during Bag2School)
  • Summer Fair
  • Big Clean Up x 2
FOBS are bursting with ideas for the new school year ahead.  The fun begins with our Family Mixer BBQ after school on Friday 8th Sept – all school families are welcome.  The more volunteers that we have, the more we can do, so if you would like to join the FOBS team, please drop us a message at  Volunteers can be hands on or help out behind the scenes – we never say no to help… we have A LOT OF FUN.
Lastly we bid a fond farewell the Y6-ers and some of their families that will be leaving Bowmansgreen this week – thank you, goodbye and good luck.
Let’s give our children another brilliant year at Bowmansgreen – happy holidays!


We hope the children enjoyed selecting gifts for their loved ones at our Father’s Day sale.

The FOBS team have a jam-packed list of events planned for the last half of the summer term.  Here are the key dates of planned activities:

  • Wednesday 28th June 7.30pm – FOBS Summer Fair Meeting at the Colney Fox
  • Friday 30th June (Inset Day) – Legoland (ticket sales have closed – info for ticket holders will be sent out prior to 30th June)
  • Friday 7th July 3pm – The School Grounds Big Clean Up Part 1 – litter-picking, sweeping, washing and beautifying Bowmansgreen grounds
  • Saturday 8th July – 9am -The School Grounds Big Clean Up Part 2
  • Wednesday 12th July – Non-School Uniform Day in exchange for a bottle donation to our Summer Fair bottle tombola
  • Saturday 15th July 11am-3pm – FOBS Summer Fair sponsored by C J Smiths Builders

After a 4 year absence, our FOBS Summer Fair is back at Bowmansgreen!

We want to create incredible memories for our children, and the Summer Fair is shaping up to be out of this world! 

Of course we can only make this possible with the help of parents, staff, carers, family and friends.  The more volunteers that we have on the day, the more we can provide for the children Emoji.  Please sign-up to volunteer using this link, even if it’s just for a couple of hours

FOBS are collecting washed cuddly toys for the teddy tombola – please drop your donations at the school office.

Thank you for your continued support.


The FOBtastic School Disco is back on Friday 3rd February

Each ticket includes glitter tattoos/ neon face-painting, a biscuit and squash.


Bag2School Collection – Recycle / Reuse Project

Friday 20th January – 8.15 – 9.00am

Bag2School is back!  This is a great way to declutter whilst raising cash for Bowmansgreen.  Bags will be sent home with the children w/c 16/01/23, or feel free to use your own bags.

Please donate unwanted clothing, shoes (paired), jewellery, cuddly toys and linen, then leave by the mosaic mural outside the main school office entrance between 8.15-9.00am on 20th January.

All donations must be made during the morning drop-off as Bag2School will collect shortly afterwards.

To see the full list of what can/cannot be donated please check out the Bag2School website –

You’ll be please to hear that Mrs Stanley’s cake and drinks stall will also be at the Bag2School drop-off point. So you can have a Friday morning cuppa and cake,  yum!!!  FOBS are asking for parents to donate cakes, cookies or pastries for the stall. Please can all donations be dropped off at the school office the day before – Thursday 19th January.

Thank you again for supporting FOBS and your school. We couldn’t do this without you.


FOBS Fundraising Challenge

Autumn term events were:
EYFS/KS1 & KS2 Discos
Cauliflower Cards (funding still to come in)
Winter Fair
Cinderella Pantomime

The Winter Fair raised a whopping £6,800. This included £2,000 of match-funding from Barclays Bank – an enormous thank you Amanda & Danny Day for securing this phenomenal additional funding.

Total raised in our first term is £8,800!

FOBS also organised the Early Years toy donation which provided some much needed toys for the Reception classrooms and playground.

The AGM took place at the end of November, and we now have a confirmed wish list from Ms Lippa.  FOBS will focus on raising funds to provide playground gym equipment and additional reading books across all age ranges.

We want to give a huge thank you to Sam and the previous FOBS team for passing on their FOBS knowledge.  Thanks to all our FOBS volunteers and to the Bowmansgreen staff.  The biggest thanks goes to the parents and pupils who have supported us by attending the events and participating in FOBS-run activities.

Please follow the Friends of Bowmansgreen School Facebook page to keep up to date with our plans for the rest of the year.

And YES we always need more volunteers so please shout if you would like to get involved. All meetings are announced on Facebook.


The wait is nearly over for the FOBS Winter Fair.

There are raffle prizes galore to be won in the FOBS Grand Winter Raffle, including a £100 cash prize!  The raffle will be drawn at the Winter Fair. A full list of incredible raffle prizes, that have been generously donated by local businesses and school parents, can be found on the Friends of Bowmansgreen School Facebook page:

Tickets are £5 for a book of 5 – the school office has additional tickets and they are collecting the completed stubs/payment.


There is no cost for this event, however, in exchange, FOBS would be very grateful for a donation to the Bottle and Chocolate Tombola.  Please send in with your child or larger items can be dropped off at the school office.


FOBS will be accepting Winter Fair cake donations and/or a children’s wrapped gift to the value of £1. These can be handed in at class.

Thank you parents, for your continued support – 100% of FOBS profits are invested in the enrichment and educational enhancement of the school children.


Wow, wow, wow, what a great start to the school year!

The FOBS Disco was a roaring success, thank you to everyone who made it an evening to remember. The children had a wonderful time dancing with their friends and the event raised over £700.  There will be another disco later on in the school year.

The FOBS Bag2School collection bagged £180.00!

The next collection will be on Friday 20th Jan 2023, perfect timing for a new year de-clutter.  Mrs Stanley will run her coffee morning fundraiser alongside the Bag2School event so there will be coffee and cake.

Let’s talk PANTOMIME!

The panto is one of our big annual fundraising events so we would love our Bowmansgreen families to come along: Cinderella, Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden, Saturday 17th December, 6pm.  

Tickets are usually £20 for adults and £18 for children (18 months+)/senior citizens (60+) plus a £3.50 booking fee.  

FOBS are selling all tickets for just £14 with no booking fee.  

You can purchase as many tickets as you like for friends and family, but payment has to be made via the School Gateway app.

This early bird offer closes next Friday (21st October) so please book quickly so you don’t miss out.

Best wishes

The FOBS team