Buckholme raises £3,000 at WW2 themed charity ball

Staff at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery held a charity ball at The Sandbanks Hotel in Poole on Friday November 28 to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

The event was themed 1940s to pay homage to the school’s history as it opened the day the Second World War broke out.

Staff, parents and guests donned military uniforms and Victory Rolls. The event included a charity auction which raised £3,000 and was split between charities Julia’s House and The British Heart Foundation

Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of money which was raised for the two local charities which we hold close personal connections to. We’re extremely grateful for the support shown by local businesses in providing the vast array of raffle prizes and auction items.

“Guests really enjoyed themselves and danced the night away to swing band ‘In the Pink’. The 1940s theme was great and even the table decorations were based on wartime rationing with National Dried Milk and chocolate.”

Local WW2 enthusiasts, Ron Pier and Tim Hanscomb provided authentic wartime memorabilia for the centrepiece of the even and guests posed for photographs with artillery, a military motorbike and a Winston Churchill impersonator.

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, on Commercial Road, Poole, is an independent school for pupils aged three to 11 years.

It’s ‘Jingle all the way’ with Buckholme Towers School

The choir at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery is spreading its festive cheer across the county this month with a string of Christmas carol concerts.

The choir, which includes 35 pupils in Years 3 to 6 has recently performed at a number of local events in Poole and Bournemouth including the Dolphin Shopping Centre’s Christmas lights switch-on, the Westbourne Christmas lights switch-on and most recently singing for Owners at Churchill Retirement Living in Southbourne and to the residents at Holmelake House.

Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School, said: “The children love getting out and about in the community and singing Christmas carols. It is great to see the audiences enjoying their songs and it really gears everyone up for the festivities.”

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery on Commercial Road provides education for children from two years and nine months to 11 years old.

Nuffield Health and AFCB Bug Busters kick-start infection prevention campaign with WW1 workshop at Buckholme Towers School

AFC Bournemouth’s star right-back Simon Francis and the Nuffield Health Bug Busting team are set to visit Buckholme Towers School on Wednesday November 12 for a special WW1 workshop.

The Bug Busters scheme was launched jointly by Nuffield Health and AFC Bournemouth to educate schoolchildren about how to stop germs spreading. It is hoped the programme will help children to avoid preventable illnesses and reduce absences from school owing to sickness.

Schools visited by the Bug Busting team can expect a series of interactive classroom and football activities, but in honour of the WW1 centenary this year, the Bug Busters will be educating pupils at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery about infection prevention in the trenches and hospitals of 1914.

Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said: “The pupils love getting involved with interactive learning sessions where they can transform themselves into another era. I think the Bug Busters campaign will certainly be success here and hopefully at many more schools in the area.”

The pupils will be dressed in WW1 uniforms and take part in a series of workshops about how pioneering infection prevention practices developed during this time are still used in today’s modern medicine.

Chris Tickner, infection prevention lead at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, said: “We firmly believe prevention of disease is far better than cure. It will be fantastic to see the children having fun and learning at the same time, we hope they will remember the skills they learn in the workshop well into the future.”

Schools interested in finding out more about Bug Busters are invited to contact Steve Cuss at AFC Bournemouth on 01202 726342, or to contact the Nuffield Bournemouth Hospital’s friendly customer services team on 01202 702830.

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery opens its doors to public

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, an independent preparatory school in Lower Parkstone, is set to open its doors to the public on Saturday October 18.

From 10am to 12pm, families will have the opportunity to have a guided tour of the school, which is in its 75th year, and to meet the headmaster and teaching staff.

Iain Robertson, headteacher at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said: “Our open morning is an opportunity to see the school in a less formal setting. Our friendly and knowledgeable prefects and staff will be on hand to show people round, while doing their best to answer any queries.

“Local parents who wish to find out more about the school and discuss the opportunities available at Buckholme Towers are welcome to attend.”

Based on Commercial Road, in Poole, the school is currently offering a limited number of scholarships to internal and external candidates at entry to Years 3, 4 and 5. The school is renowned for its small class sizes and excellent examination results to grammar and secondary schools in the area.

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery provides education for children from two years and nine months up to 12 years old. For more information please call the school on 01202 742871 or visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk

Buckholme’s military fundraising for forces

Pupils and teachers at Poole’s Buckholme Towers School and Nursery donned their best camouflage and were put through their paces in a Camo Day to raise funds for military charity SSAFA on Friday June 20.

Camo Day is a worldwide non-uniform event raising funds and awareness for the charity which provides practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both.

The pupils listened to a special headmaster’s assembly about the history of SSAFA and the role of the forces in Britain today. Each year group then took part in a boot camp style assault course organised by Blast Sport.

The school raised more than £500, of which half will be donated to SSAFA and half will go towards investing in new sports equipment for the pupils. Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said: “There was a lot of excitement throughout the school today, the pupils loved dressing up in camouflage and wearing face paints. Blast Sport provided an excellent assault course.

“There was a serious part to the day when we explained to the pupils about the important role the forces play all over the world, and discussed some of the devastating effects military conflicts can have on families and children.”

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery on Commercial Road, Poole, provides education for children aged two years and nine months to 12 years old.

For more information about the school please visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk.