Friends of L.A. a group of parents who organise events for pupils AND THE WIDER COMMUNITY, raisING money for school
These are some of the recent projects that we have paid for...
Book and IPads
This term Friends have donated £500 to help school to buy some much needed new reading materials. We have bought books for every area in school, pictures books, phonic readers, and free readers for Key Stage 2. The children were all very excited to find out that we had complimented our existing books with the fantastic new literature that has been published recently. The 10 new Ipads are predominantly for use in Years 1 and 2 but are available for the other classes to borrow if needed. These have been a particularly welcome addition to compliment our existing IT resources. Thank you to our Friends!
Currently we are raising money to overhaul the school playground. We have already replaced the old tarmac and funded the painting of bright games and activities. The next phase of the developments that we will fund includes a sensory trail. All of this work will cost an estimated £40,000. Friends are well on their way to meeting this target because of the generosity of the people of Linthwaite. Our total monies raised so far is approximately £30,000. We have also been able to fund a few smaller projects along the way. you can see from our playgroundometer how close we are getting to completing this project.
Y6 Leaver's Party
All our Year 6 children were invited by Friends of Ardron to attend a leaver's party at Pop Kids in Huddersfield. A great times was had by all and we wish them good luck at their new schools'
Friends of Ardron funded an end of year theatre experience for the whole school. Manchester Theatre came to school and performed Arabian Nights. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyded the experience and we hope to repeat it again next year.
In October 2018 we helped the school to buy a class set of laptops on which the children enjoy playing TT Rockstars and Sumdog. We also purchased 2 laptop trolleys to store the laptops in to make sure they are always full of charge and ready to go!
These are some of the fundraising projects that Friends of Ardron have organised...
Christmas Fair (£1500)
This year we held our most successful Christmas Fair ever! We had a huge turnout of pupils, parents and members of the community. Parents and carers had made sure with their generous donations that we would have plenty of items to raffle, sell and eat. Thank you everyone who helped to make it a success.
Family Beetle Drive (£500)
In June we held a family beetle drive. It was lots of fun and again we had a good turn out. We served hot beef tea cakes and hotdogs. We raised just short of £500. this additional funding will allow us to start work on the sensory trail during the summer holidays or shortly afterwards.
Easter Bingo and Raffle (£900)
In April we held a very successful Easter Bingo evening and we raised almost £900 including the Easter raffle
KS2 Disco (£300)
December 7th 2018 - Our KS2 disco raised around £300 towards our playground project.
EYFS and KS1 Film Night (£280)
December 6th 2018 - Our EYFS and KS1 film evening raised around £280 towards our playground project.
Christmas Fair (£1200)
December 1st 2018 - Our Christmas Fair and Santa's grotto raised around £1200 for the school playground project.
BRICK SALES -(£700)
This is an on-going project to raise funds to upgrade our playground. You can purchase a personalised brick that will be used in the sensory path in phase 2. Order forms can be picked up from school. this project has already raise £700!
Over the next few years we have taken on a ambitious plan to transform the Outdoor play areas. Our target is to raise £35,000! We aim to achieve this through extending our fundraising to include new activities which will be open to both School Families and the local community.
We have completed stage 1 (replacing the muddy grass outside the classrooms with artificial grass). All the staff and children are over the moon with this improvement...….no more muddy children! of the upgrade thanks to all the wonderful support from you.
We are now saving to start stage 2 (sensory path, which will include the bricks and surrounding area, cost of approximately £8000) of the playground.
We need to aim high with our fundraising over the next 2 years and we can only do this with your continued support.
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