Formed in 1979, the Unicorn Association is a parent-teacher association which works to raise funds and run events for the benefit of all pupils at Cobham Hall.
The Association meets on a regular basis to co-ordinate these activities and have several annual events which provide both entertainment and funds for the school. These include the Unicorn Jazz Night, the Unicorn Bonfire night and its stunning fireworks display, the Unicorn Quiz Night and the Candlelight Ball. Other events such as concerts are organised throughout the year as opportunities arise.
This year, Unicorn funds have made a significant contribution to the purchase of the new school minibus. Recent funds have also been used to acquire new equipment for the fitness suite in the Activities Centre, completely refurbish the Cookery Room and buy two large new trampolines for school use.
The organisation of the Association has just undergone major changes including the development of a new constitution and a new leadership group.
Headmaster Mr Mitchell would like to offer his thanks on behalf of the whole school community to the outgoing Chairman of the Unicorn Association, Mr Sykes, who has been at the helm for 24 years.
According to Mr Mitchell, “As is almost inevitable in that kind of role, much of his work has gone unseen but nonetheless has been extremely valuable as well as time consuming.”
Meanwhile, Mr Sykes wrote, “During the last few months the Unicorn Committee have been undertaking a review of the committee’s constitution which was adopted some 30 years ago. As a result of these deliberations the Unicorn Committee have adopted a new constitution to reflect the changing relationship with the school. This will enable Unicorn to be far more dynamic, creative and supportive to the ideals of Cobham Hall.
“Unicorn will have a new page on the school’s site which will enable all parents and guardians to keep abreast of all the various activities and fundraising events which the new committee will be responsible for. Unicorn now has a new Chairman and Treasurer, both parents of current pupils.
“After almost 24 years as the Chairman of Unicorn I am delighted to hand over the reins to Mrs Miranda Tubb, who I am sure will bring a breath of fresh air to the committee. She has vast experience in public relations and fundraising. Developing links with all members of the Cobham family will be a very important role for the new committee and one I have no doubt Miranda will succeed in achieving. Please give Unicorn and the new committee your support.
“Finally can I thank all those parents, staff, Elders, ex-parents and governors who joined the Unicorn Committee and gave of their time, expertise and energy during the last 24 years in supporting the girls and school in so many ways.”
Unicorn is always looking for new members. Those who would like to join should contact the Hon. Secretary Jenny Chandler via firstname.lastname@example.org