Our School Councillors did a ‘Name the Bear’ fundraising activity in summer 2nd half term. They organised the competition and asked people to join in the activity during whole school events. They raised £24 and this will be put towards the cost of a larger chicken coop.
Trip Bus Funding
Class 4 decorated cakes with Mrs Chesters to sell to children throughout school. The money raised from this fundraising went towards funding buses for trips. The children really enjoyed decorating the cakes and then pretending to be a ‘shopkeeper’ and selling the cakes.
EYFS/KS1 and KS2 Playground Markings
Making A Difference Locally (MADL) is a charity launched by Nisa Retail limited to support local communities. Michael McCormick from Nisa, Tow Law, got in touch with school to tell us about the funding available through their charity. The School Councillors worked with Miss Dobson to complete the application bid and we were successful! Making a Difference Locally donated £1150 towards our playground markings which have now been completed on our KS2 and EYFS/KS1 yards.
Our School Councillors added to the total through their own fundraising in the final week of spring 1st half term. They came up with the idea to have a raffle during celebrations assembly, ‘guess how many sweets in the jar’ and ‘name the teddies’. They wrote a letter explaining to parents what they were planning to do and then two of our UKS2 School Councillors went round the classes each day with their fundraising ideas to collect money and take guesses of names and numbers of sweets.
Our School Councillors did a fantastic job and raised a massive amount of £176.20 to add towards our fundraising total for the playground markings.
Well done School Councillors for your hard work and thank you to Making a Difference Locally for your donation.
Guide Dog Puppy Sponsorship
During summer term 2016, the School Council worked alongside the Buddies to fundraise money through a sponsored walk. The focus of the walk was to allow the groups to sponsor a puppy guide dog. They raised the brilliant grand total of £353.07. Thank you to everyone who supported the children. We look forward to receiving our first ‘pupdate’ in Autumn Term 2016.
KS1 playground marking and KS2 trim trail extension
The school council focus for 2015 – 2016 was to fundraise to extend the trim trail on the Key Stage 2 field. They met the target amount needed in February and the trim trail was installed in April.
Following the success of the trim trail fundraising, a suggestion was given to the school councillors to add some playground markings to the Key Stage 1 playground. They helped to choose what would be best for the children and decided on a bike track with zebra crossings and parking bays. The children are working hard to fundraise. During summer term, they will be holding coffee afternoons, raffles in celebrations assemblies and hosting a stall at the Queen’s 90th birthday street party organised by the Friends of Tow Law.
Christmas Fayre 2015
We would like to thank everyone who came along and supported our Christmas Fayre. We raised an amazing amount: £863.37.
A big thank you also goes to our fundraising committee who organised the whole afternoon.
We would like to thank everyone who came and supported our Summer Fayre on Wednesday 24th June. We raised a total of £573.88.
Early Years Climbing Frame
Our most recent fundraising project was to raise £10,000 to purchase a natural climbing structure for the Early Years outdoor area to support imaginative play and physical development.
I am pleased to say we finally reached our goal and the structure was recently installed to the delight of our Early Years/KS1 children!!
Any other suggestions for fund raising would be welcomed – please contact the School Council, the Fundraising Committee or Mrs Jackson with your ideas.
Smartie Tube Challenge
Thank you to all who brought in their Smartie tubes of coins. We raised another £80 towards our total for the Early Years Climbing Structure.
Class 3 Egyptian Stay and Play
Mrs McCluskey and Class 3 would like to thank all of the parents and grandparents who came and joined in the Egyptian fun and games to raise funds for our trip to the Hancock Museum. You can see photos from our visit on Class 3’s page
Class 4 children baked buns and crispy cakes to be sold with tea and coffee for their Stay and Play afternoon. Parents and children had a great time making paper weaving patterns and African animal pictures together.
Class 4 Action Ape Coffee Afternoon
They raised funds to sponsor a gorilla from Ape Action Africa. The children looked at pictures of the gorillas they could sponsor and held a vote. The lucky gorilla chosen was Chris. The children are looking forward to receiving their letter from Chris to let them know how he is and what Ape Action Africa are doing with their money.