Today's children are very lucky. The facilities that they enjoy at Twyford would barely be recognised by pupils here 100 years ago. But that doesn't mean that we can be complacent. Buildings and equipment must be updated to keep pace with the needs and expectations for modern education and this is expensive. Twyford School doesn't have an endowment fund and there is only so much that can be afforded from fee income. This means that we must rely on the goodwill and financial support of our community to fund many of the buildings and facilities that add so much value to the experience of Twyford pupils.
Over the last four years voluntary contributions have funded an all-weather surface for netball, hockey and other outdoor games; the wonderful Mulberry Pavilion that provides the School's only dedicated meeting space for up to 100 people and which doubles as a sports pavilion and dance studio; plus the new Chalk Mounds outdoor adventure play area where Twyford pupils can go back to basics and enjoy scrambling and climbing over challenging obstacles. All of these facilities are very well used – and wouldn't be here without the generosity of our supporters.
People give to the School for all sorts of reasons, perhaps an Old Twyfordian enjoyed his time here and wants to put something back, or maybe parents have appreciated the education their children have received at Twyford and want to leave a token of recognition. Whatever the reason, if you would like to make a contribution to the next generation of facilities and equipment you can become a Friend, Benefactor, Fellow or Patron of the Twyford Society, choosing the level of your own contribution.
Alternatively you may wish to consider leaving a legacy to Twyford School in your will – please go to the Bob Wickham Legacy Society page.