What an eventful week we have had this week! With Christmas quickly approaching and the children getting more and more excited something happened today that made the staff jump up and down with joy! A couple of months ago we placed a bid with the National Lottery Big Fund for £10,000. It was to enable us to replace the boggy grass in school with an all-weather surface that the children can use for their play times and PE lessons all year round. Today, we got confirmation that we have won the bid! We will be getting this work carried out as soon as feasibly possible. If anyone is interested in the large wooden seating structure that currently sits on the grass then please let me know as we need to remove this ourselves if we are to keep costs down.
WOW! What a successful event this proved to be. Our little school was transformed into a bustling market place welcoming lots of our school community. I would like to thank Kat Nelson-Brown, as Chair of Friends, and all of the team of parents who worked so hard planning, setting up, running and then clearing up the event. I was astounded at the generosity of people in their donations and the selling and purchasing of raffle tickets. It was lovely to see that there were so many bottles to raffle that everyone who bought a ticket won a bottle! The chocolate hamper raffle was highly popular, the largest one was donated by Sam Howells and then the others were made up of chocolates donated by everyone. This is definitely one to run again! I cannot list everyone who supported our event in terms of prizes as there were too many to mention and I am sure that I would miss someone out, so
The grand total raised was:
This is incredible and will go into the School Friend’s account to buy things for our school.