West Barns Bake Off!

The Parent Council will be baking Christmas cakes with all the children this year!
Two provisional dates have been set:
21st Nov (am) – to bake the cakes
12 Dec (am) – to ice the cakes
Lots of parent helpers will be required, so if you fancy some early festive fun then get the dates in your diary!  A call for help will go out nearer the time and you can be assured your help will be warmly welcomed.


West Barns Meets ‘The Ridge’

The School and Parent Council met with ‘The Ridge’ recently with a view to work in partnership with them over the course of the next year.
‘The Ridge’ are a social enterprise group working out of Dunbar.  All profits are ploughed back into the business for the good of the community.  The Ridge primarily focus on training and education to benefit the local community.
After assessing what services The Ridge provide, we agreed the focus for West Barns would be ‘further development of the outdoor space’ and the use of The Ridge’s resources to find funding to this end.
An example of how we may work with The Ridge would be to carry-forward Mrs Hay’s idea of installing raised beds in the vegetable patch.  The Ridge could use their personnel to source and secure funding and provide a skilled woodsman to work with the children and parents to build the raised beds.
There are also smaller scale projects which could benefit the school and children, such as planting wild flowers with the children next spring or creating a willow sculpture in the school grounds. The PC will have a supporting role to play in some of these projects.
Mrs Whitford is currently compiling a wish list of suggestions  and a further meeting will take place in November.

Friends of West Barns Lottery – Revised Forms

West Barns Parent Council would like to invite you to join the Friends of West Barns Lottery.

Open to family and friends of the school, the lottery raises valuable funds for the Parent Council’s School Transport Account which subsidises the cost of transport for school trips throughout the year.  This allows pupils to participate and benefit from off-site activities. You can complete  this form and return it to a member of the Parent Council or hand it in at the school office.Lottery Sign Up Ltr – Sept 2013