Bodsham Church of England Primary School

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An 'outstanding' rating by OFSTED (2008)

"It is the excellent quality of provision that enables children to flourish."
"An outstanding school."

Visits are always welcome. Please phone or email us to arrange an appointment.


Christmas Cave: Wed 10th December 2015

This is the chance for the children to buy small gifts for family members.  It is an enormous joy for the children to choose gifts for loved ones.  The Arts Studio is set up as a ‘Christmas Cave’ filled with gifts.  The price of each gift is fixed at 60p.  The gifts are wrapped by PFA volunteers and the children make and attach their own labels.  We rely hugely on generous donations of items to stock the ‘cave’.

Please can you search at home for unwanted items (new and unused) that could be donated to stock the Christmas Cave.  There is no limit to how many items you can give – please be generous! 

Each child will be able to buy up to 8 presents each, so the cave needs about 600 gifts in total.  We need items that are suitable for Mums, Dads, Grandparents, siblings of all ages and even pets. 

It is a great opportunity to recycle – unread books, stationery items, candles, toiletries (if you have small hotel-size items the PFA can parcel these up with a little cellophane and ribbon), edible gifts (within the use-by date please), toys (new/still boxed), unused ‘crafting’ sets, unused paintbrushes or pencils,  new & unworn SMALL items of clothing e.g. Sock, hats, mittens and so on. Handmade items are very welcome.

There will be labeled boxes put out for your gifts or you can hand them to Sue Davis or one of the other committee members. If you are unable to make a gift donation then please could you make a financial contribution so that the PFA can purchase gifts on your behalf. (when giving money please bear in mind the number of gifts your child/children will be wanting to buy at the Cave).    

On the day your child will bring in enough money to buy each person a gift.  They will have made labels to attach to the gifts (often given as homework).

It helps if the little ones have a list of who they are buying for and an indication of age eg - granny/adult/child/baby/dog. 

As usual we will be asking for helpers on the day before to sort through the gifts and on the day setting up from 12, helping wrap presents from 1 and clearing up around 3:15.    Wrapping is great fun, it helps us if you bring your own scissors, tape etc.
If you would like to help but need the 'equipment' please let me know in advance so we can sort it for you.

We are also seeking Christmas wrapping paper if you have some you would be prepared to donate.

If you would like to help on the day or are free on Wednesday the 10th from 1 - 3:30 for sorting please let Sue (Ella's mum) know.