Posted 17/07/202093. The Value - By Brendan Gilmore, chair of the FBS Foundation
Living the Values through Covid-19 We and the boys repeatedly hear about the values of the FBS - Boys, Faith and Enterprise - and so we should as it helps to keep everyone focussed on them. These values have been core to the school's response to the extraordinary challenge presented by Coivd-19. • FBS has remained open throughout while other schools closed • The physical school pivoted to become a virtual one providing lessons and learning online • The sports department set challenges to keep the boys active • Contact with the boys was maintained through online form time and phone calls with the Heads of House • Teachers and other school staff gave up their holidays • Vouchers were provided to families to maintain the provision of free school meals • A foodbank was set up by FBS staff and support was provided to another foodbank in the area • Enterprise week went online Many students across London and beyond have not had it so lucky and many will have fallen badly behind as a result. So I think it's fair to say that FBS practices the values it preaches - but what about the value we get from the school? The school isn’t perfect, but we need to recognise that it is not a lavishly funded multinational corporation with the staff and resources to do everything perfectly, every time.