Any parent can come to the committee with an idea for a community building event. If it’s a good idea, inclusive and non-religious, well thought through and properly budgeted, then the fundraising sub-committee will help the parent with fundraising for the event. If we manage to raise funds then the parent, supported by the PTA, has ownership and responsibility for the event. Here are some examples:
In October 2015 dad Mark came to us for £1,400 to run the PTA signature community-building event – the annual Harvest Festival. It was a barn-storming success and all the fun of the farm was had by over 300 people!
In June 2015 parent Nargis came to us for £75 for a Card Design Competition in which the winners’ design (as voted by the children) was professionally printed up as a greeting card. Children got great prizes and cards sold out at the Happening event raising £60 for charity.
In June 2015 parent Tim came to us for £50 for refreshments for a “Meet the Parents” event at the school, in which Y6 parents could get to meet the parents of children who have moved on to secondary school in order to share information and experiences.
In March 2015 parent Noemi came to us for £250 for a teacher appreciation proposal in which every teacher and staff member received flowers or plant bulbs along with a note of thanks and encouragement.
In November 2014 parent Jessica came to us with a proposal from the school’s German community for Lantern Procession on St Martins’ Night (11th November). A sum of £500 for materials and musicians was given over to make this magical event come to life.