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PSFA Photo Competition - "What Makes You Happy?"

Win a £25 Amazon voucher!

Email your photos of what makes you happy to by 16 September 2021

Entrance fee is £2 per photo; payment by PayPal:

The 12 best photos will be used in our 2022 calendar

The competition will be judged by award-winning photographer Sophia Spurgin, ARPS

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The Big PSFA Summer Raffle

Win up to £5,000.

£3 tickets enters you in all 12 draws.

Good Luck.

Colour Container Workshop

Thursday 10 June and Friday 11 June, 7.00pm to 8.00 pm.
The PSFA will be running a Colour Container Workshop in partnership with Well Bean Gardening.
Tickets are £15 each.

Email: for booking and more information.

Virtual Valentine’s Balloon Race

Join our Virtual Valentine's Balloon Race and win £75! Surprise your Valentine with a heart shaped balloon and take part in our race. As we are unable to arrange fundraising events at the moment, the PSFA have arranged a Virtual Valentine's Balloon Race. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a virtual balloon race works in the same way as a helium balloon race but the balloons fly around their own virtual world rather than in the atmosphere, making it much more environmentally friendly. Each balloon costs £3 and the winner will receive £75!
Please go to where you can choose your heart shaped balloon, perhaps for your Valentine and even add your own personal message on the tag. On Sunday 14 February, at
midday, the balloons will be released to float around their virtual world using a specially designed algorithm, which ensures a random pattern, with no clear leader emerging. Every hour each balloon travels between 1km and 20km. You can follow your balloon throughout the race and see where you are on the race leaderboard. At the end of the race at midday on Friday 19 February the balloon which has travelled the furthest wins a £75 cash prize. You can buy as many balloons as you like, for friends as well as family. Please share this as entry is open to everyone.

Christmas Wreath Making

The PSFA are disappointed they unable to run their Christmas wreath making workshops because of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. However, Wendy Gordon
of Well Bean Gardening has come up with the brilliant idea of wreath making kits with step-by-step instructions. She is also selling beautiful ready-made wreaths and has generously offered to make a donation to the PSFA for every kit or wreath sold, if Birchwood High School is mentioned at the point of ordering.

Big PTA Raffle 2020

The PSFA are joining in with Parentkind's Big PTA Raffle 2020. Tickets are £3 each and there will be 12 draws, each with a prize of £5000.

Please share the details with your family and friends - the more tickets we sell, the more funds we raise for Birchwood.

Buy Tickets Now.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Christmas Wreath Workshops

PSFA Christmas Wreath making workshop more spaces now available...

Christmas Trees

Although its still early to be thinking about Christmas trees, please bear us in mind when the time comes! Squires of Stansted will be running their Christmas tree scheme again this year. If you mention Birchwood when buying a tree, they will kindly donate £5 to the PSFA.

Gardening continues at Birchwood

Last term, working in partnership with Birchwood Parents Staff and Friends Association (PSFA) Well Bean Gardening secured some funding from the Stort Valley and Villages Primary Care Network to run a gardening session once a week in school to promote a healthy lifestyle and good mental wellbeing. Then COVID-19 struck....

However, with the extension of lockdown, and the fact that the school is still open to vulnerable and key workers’ children we’ve decided to run a session on a Tuesday afternoon for students and staff to attend.

We have been gardening in the sunshine, keeping well apart, planting seeds, two rows of potatoes and started sorting out the compost bin. The aim is to create a green, restful space full of colour and good things to eat and to have some fun while we’re doing it!

Race Night

Family Fun Race Night – Friday 13 March 2020
In association with East Anglia Race Nights, raising money for Birchwood PLC.
Tickets on sale now at £10 per person which includes food options.

See attached poster for details.