Welcome to the Bootham School Association activities webpage
We arrange a varied programme during the school terms including socials, educational activities and family orientated events.
One of the highlights last term was the Midsummer Ball where college students, parents, family, friends and staff all enjoyed a most successful and entertaining evening.
We are already making preparation for next year’s Ball and have a number of activities planned for this term. This is in addition to the regular Saturday Coffee and Croissant mornings, Book Club, Swimming and Badminton during term time.
Suggestions for fun and interesting events and activities that we could organise are always welcome. Please see one of the committee members at Coffee and Croissants or email a committee member.
Bootham School Association AGM
This year our Annual General Meeting is on Saturday October 19th at 10am in the Recital Room. Everyone is welcome and it is an opportunity to hear what we have all been up to and if you wish get more actively involved either by becoming a committee member or just helping if there is some area of particular interest.
Pie and Peas Family Quiz Night
This popular event is taking place on Wednesday 16th October 7.00-9.00pm. Enjoy Pie and Peas in the Dining Room followed by a family orientated quiz where teams made up of family and friends compete for a trophy!
For places please contact Terry Pulleyn, firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a written message at reception to be placed in the BSA tray (especially for numbers for the pie and peas).
Puzzling over the Quiz!
L’Occitane Evening in the Recital Room
On Wednesday 23rd October 7.00-9.00pm we have an evening of trying products from the L’Occitane range with a complimentary hand massage and facials. There will be a 10% discount on the night and a free goody bag with purchases over £30. There will also be refreshments available.
BSA Wine Evening Saturday 16th November at Jacob’s Well
Held in the beautiful and medieval surroundings of Jacob’s Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate. ‘Wines for Christmas’ will be accompanied with tasty nibbles and a fun quiz – no previous experience necessary! A popular event with limited places. Tickets £15. Please email Terry Pulleyn.
Christmas Coffee Morning Saturday 30th November
From 10 a.m. for parents, family and friends and also timed so that the students in their break can take advantage of all the lovely cakes and refreshments that are available, including Hot Chocolate Shots. A great opportunity to purchase a delicious Christmas pudding (as sold by Fortnum and Mason). We respectfully ask all aspiring bakers for donations of cakes and seasonal biscuits to make this another successful event.
Carols by Candlelight
Everyone is welcome to share in this uplifting carol service which takes place this year on Sunday 8th December at 7.00pm. No tickets are necessary and extended family members are also welcome. Mince pies and coffee will be served in the Dining Room afterwards.
Regular Activities throughout the Year
Coffee & Croissants
An informal gathering for coffee & croissants, on Saturday mornings from 8.30am. It is usually held in the Committee Room in the main building. All family members welcome, apart from Bootham students who should be in class! Just turn up – dates are published on the weekly newsletter and on the notice board.
Nearly New Shop
The shop will be open by appointment, so please ring 01904 337916 if you would like to view the stock! The uniform shop will also be open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.on the first Saturday of the month. There will also be a sale in the second half of the summer term following on from the new parents' coffee morning.
BSA members are entitled to use some of the excellent school sports facilities at selected times.
A social badminton session is held in the main sports hall every Thursday evening during term time. 7pm - 8.30pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Just turn up! Contact Nigel Stainforth email@example.com
Swimming sessions are available twice a week on Monday and Friday mornings when the pool is not used by students. There is a trained lifeguard on duty. Open from 8.40am - 9.40am.
Tennis courts are available during the summer term on Thursday evenings 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Please see the BSA notice board in the schoolyard and the school weekly newsletter for any updates or changes to session times.
The Book Club
The Book Club is run entirely by its members and meets in the school Committee Room at 11.30 a.m. Everyone contributes to a reading list and all opinions, positive and negative are enthusiastically discussed over coffee and chocolate biscuits. New members are always welcome.
The latest book to be read and the date of the next meeting is usually displayed on the BSA notice board in the school yard and on the weekly newsletter.
A list of dates and books to be discussed for the 2013/2014 year are available here.
Open to all.