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Princes Risborough School

Do you have…

·        A passion for improving the lives of children?

·        A drive to support the community you live in?

·        Experience of secondary school education?

·        Free time during the day, Monday to Friday?

·        Experience of leading teams?


If the answer to some of these questions is “yes”, then we would like to talk to you!

Princes Risborough Secondary School has a relatively new team of Governors who are a friendly bunch with some fantastic skills. We provide a vitally important role as “critical friend”, supporting and challenging the school to provide the best for all the children in its care. To do the best we can we need more like minded people who have the time and energy to help improve the life chances of our local children.

If you feel that you would be interested in contributing to our team please email ChairofGovernors@princesrisborough.bucks.sch.uk.

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Easter Newsletter from Princes Risborough School

Latest news from our secondary school, another bumper edition full of great stories!

To download a copy, please click here

New Football Sessions

Active Bucks have set up a weekly 5-a-side football session in Wades Park, every Sunday 10 - 11am and a Social football session on a Monday from 10 - 11am
For information on the 5-a-side, click here
For information on the Social session, click here

News from the Princes Centre

In June we will have been providing day care services for 7 years. From our humble beginnings in 2012 we have expanded our clientele, introduced lots of new activities, and raised funds, much with the help of our local community, and have purchased and made lots of improvements to the premises, as well as extending the service to the residents of Bourne End. We will be celebrating our birthday on Sunday 2nd June from 12 – 2 pm and we would like anyone who has supported the centre in any way to come and join us for a Prosecco and Cake Party. If you would like to come, please ring on the number below so we know how many to cater for. There will be a very special announcement on that day.

The long-awaited major reconstruction and refurbishment of the Lower Hall area is finally underway. The contractor commenced the work at the end of April. The work will take many weeks and our clients are now coping very well with the changes made to their regular activity area. The trustees appreciate all the extra work from the staff who helped to pack the equipment and move all the furniture from the downstairs area ready for the contractor.

A Quiz night is planned for Friday 9th August to raise funds to purchase new furniture for the downstairs area once the work is completed.

Some of the younger more able clients are now enjoying weekly bowling sessions at Hazell’s Bowls Club in Aylesbury. This is a very nice way of socialising and keeping fit and we hope that these sessions will encourage them to continue in the future, thus widening their experiences and friendships.

An Easter Bonnet competition amongst the clients went very well with three of the younger clients producing the best bonnets. Some clients have enjoyed a visit to the Green Dragon Eco farm recently, and a trip to the seaside is now being planned for the older clients on 22nd June.

The trustees are very appreciative of a grant received from the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust / Ann Rylands Small Donation Programme and for all other donations received recently. There is now opportunity for you to support our work with your blue tokens during May and June when you shop at Tescos as the size of the grant we will receive depends on which of the three organisations gets the most tokens.

If you would like to volunteer your help for any morning or afternoon for a few hours for a limited number of weeks, or if you would like to book a hall, please ring Kim, our manager, on 01844 345105.

Help needed!

Lighthouse is a local initiative that provides a week-long summer club full of Christian teaching for local children at the beginning of the summer holidays. The Princes Risborough event is run under the auspices of Churches Together in Risborough (CTR) and has been running for 17 years. It regularly hosts over 500 children and nearly as many teenage leaders, many of whom have no connection with the local churches. The event gets much really great, positive, feedback via the children’s parents.

The event only runs through the generosity of local schools, halls & churches in providing funding & loaning equipment and, more importantly, the hundreds of volunteers from young teenagers to those who are much more mature in years. Without their selfless contributions of time the event could not happen.

This year we are facing a major challenge as the Site Manager of recent years will not be available this year. Princes Risborough Lighthouse recognises that the role has grown year on year and  we are trying to find a team of volunteers  to make up four teams to be involved in physical activity for 2 or 3 days around the time of the event (July 25th to August 4th).  If you have any ideas, please can you make initial contact via email to lighthouse-pr@dawshome.plus.com for more information.

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