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.