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The League of Friends

The League of Friends work extremely hard and fund many activites and resources for the school. We are very grateful for their support. Here are just a few of the things their funding has provided for our children. 

Hello and welcome to our lovely school. My name is Nicole Wheeler, and along with
Louise Hicks, we chair The League of Friends.

Traditionally schools have a Parents Association or Parents and Teachers Association, we at the infants have a League of Friends, which primarily does exactly the same as the more traditionally known associations. We are, however, a little less formal which suits us well. We meet roughly every six weeks in a local pub to discuss fundraising ideas.

Meetings are relaxed and informal and everyone is welcome. Our primary aim is to raise money to provide equipment and activities for the school. The League of Friends is made up of parents and guardians of children attending the school.

Our most recent fundraising has allowed the school to purchase -
• Equipment to set up a forest school, including a mud kitchen, children's den and bug hotel
• A light table with storage for the reception classes
• Brand new books to replace all of the existing ones at the school

We have also been able to fund… Christmas pantomime, crackers for the schools Christmas dinner, food for the multicultural week, Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt, summer pantomime and the endof year leavers’ party amongst other things!

Our main Fundraising events are our fireworks which we run jointly with the juniors and our Christmas bazaar which raised over £3,000 for a 2 hour event. This is only made possible with so many parents donating their time and wares.
To help generate a regular income we have regular cake sales, which are very popular. A few new initiatives we have tried include School Lottery, easy fundraising.org.uk and we are in the processes of setting up a second hand uniform shop. We have teamied up with ‘stikins’ to offer parents the opportunity to purchase quality labels for your children’s school uniform, whilst earning the school commission at the same time!

We are very open to new ideas, and would love you to join us. If you don’t feel that meetings are for you, but wish to get involved we always need help/volunteers for events/activities throughout the year. 

We are looking forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas.
Kind regards.

Nicole Wheeler and Louise Hicks

Fundraising 2021

Fundraising has had to look a little different this year! Whilst it has not been possible to carry out all the lovely activities at school, the children found a fun way to raise some money with a little tribute to the events that the League of Friends hold throughout the year!

We will have a box outside the office for you to put donations from friends and family in. Could you please put your sponsorship form and money in an envelope and place in the box. We will keep this there until the last day of term. 

Please click on the image below to download our sponsorship form. 

Here are some pictures of all the fun the Dolphins had during their timed activities, more pictures will be added soon. 

Move and Groove

For 3 minutes and 48 seconds the children moved their bodies to the song 'Firework'.

Cake Relay or Egg and Spoon Race

 In honour of the cake sale, a relay for 3 minutes and 38 seconds to the song 'Cake by the Ocean'.

Build A Present

Christmas music in July! We created our own little workshops and built a 'toy' in 2 minutes and 45 seconds to the song 'Run Ruldolph Run'.

Candy Hunt

Everyone loves candy! For 2 minutes and 44 seconds we went on a candy hunt around different parts of the school to the song 'I love Candy'

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