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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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Christmas 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

Chiltern Society

As you may have heard, in just under two months Chiltern Society will be launching their first Chilterns Heritage Festival. From 22nd September – 6th October, they will be running a series of exciting events across the region that are designed to celebrate the diverse heritage of the Chilterns. This festival of experiences promises something for everyone to enjoy.
More information about the Festival and our programme of events can be found here:

https://chilternsociety.org.uk/heritage-festival/

News from the Princes Centre

December saw a number of exciting events taking place with entertainment from children from the Princes Risborough Primary School, a visit to the pantomime and entertainment from musical volunteers. The Centre was the venue for the Christmas lunches for the older folk organised by the Risborough Area Partnership and there were three days of Christmas dinners for our own clients, with gifts for all the clients and support from the Black Dog Band.

The Jinglers gave another concert at St Mary’s Church. They put a lot of enthusiasm into their performance and it was very enjoyable and well attended.

Our manager, Kim, ran a very successful ball and auction there in early December. The hall was transformed and a live band provided music after a sumptuous three course meal. This was provided by a catering firm who brought all their equipment and did their cooking in the Chapter House. The trustees are very grateful to St Mary’s Church for providing such a special venue, and to all the volunteers who helped to make it such a success, and especially to all the people who came along and supported the event.

Our manager and staff continue to give 110% of effort into providing the best service possible for our clients and we are very proud to learn that we have been shortlisted for the Queen’s Award.

The collection outside Tescos during the weekend before Christmas was very successful and a big thank you is due to all the volunteers who helped with the collection and to the generous shoppers who contributed. Following a successful application for funding from Tescos, there is now the opportunity for customers to vote in store for the three successful organisations. Please collect some blue tokens when you shop and place them in our section of the voting box.

The trustees have now ordered a new minibus for use at our Bourne End branch. It will be May or June before the adaptations and specifications required for the vehicle are completed so the trustees will be keeping the old bus for a while longer and it will also be available to use during the major renovations taking place in the Princes Centre Lower Hall later this year. Bourne End Friends are working to raise funds to refurbish the kitchen in the Bourne End Centre.

The trustees would like to gratefully acknowledge the support we have received from the Kop Hill Climb, the Skipton Building Society and the Percy Bilton Charity and our steadfast supporters. If you would like to join them by supporting the Centre in any way, or if you would like to book a hall, please ring Kim, our manager, on 01844 345105.

Maggie Wooster Keyte