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Friends of Reynalds Cross (FORCS)

Friends of Reynalds Cross School or FORCS is a registered charity that acts like a PTA to raise money for resources outside the school budget. The committee meets approximately once each half term in the school house and is made up of staff, parents and carers and anyone who would like to be a ‘friend’. The committee is very small and we are always on the lookout for new members!

Being a small school also makes raising funds a struggle particularly as there is always something that needs attention or replacing.

Over the past few years in partnership with local businesses and charitable bodies, FORCS have provided a wide range of resources including iPads, small playground equipment, a new amp for the choir and a sound system for the hall smart board.

Our proudest moments were the presentation of not 1 but 2 new minibuses bought in collaboration with the Variety Club of Great Britain and the Lord Taverners and the refurbishment of the soft play room at a cost of £10,000.

This year we have been looking at upgrading the playground areas to provide more swings, slides and climbing frames, a barked sensory area with climbing equipment and possibly a tree house. We are also in the process of refurbishing the sensory room.

You may also be surprised to know that FORCS donate £5 per child twice a year to fund Christmas presents and to cover some of the cost of summer trips. In addition we are committed to continuing our firework disco and display which is enjoyed by so many of you.

Of course we could not do all this without the support of some very enthusiastic parents and carers, local businesses and other charities who generously give their time to raise funds for us. Nor could we do without our fabulous choir who are by far the best ambassadors for our school.

If you would like any further information about FORCS please contact Gill Smith, Chair of the FORCS Committee, at s503gsmith@reynalds-cross.solihull.sch.uk