Our NEXT MEETING is: Friday 20th September 2019 - library - all welcome - please come along and meet our friendly group and see what we do! We would love to see some new faces
Who are the Friends and What do they do?
The Friends of Winnall Primary School (FoWPS) are a group of parents who organise all the fundraising events for the school. This includes the Christmas fayre, the Halloween disco, the Easter disco and the Summer fete.
Our latest events were
1) Summer Fete 2019 - raised around £1700!!
2) Easter Disco's - Thursday 28th March 2019 - raised around £250!!
3) Christmas Bazaar - Friday 30th November - raised £1287!!
4) Cake sale - 3.30pm - Thursday 18th October
5) Halloween/Firework themed school disco's - KS1 4.30pm-5.30pm & KS2 5.45pm-6.45pm.
6) Summer Fete 2018 - Friday 15th June where we raised over £1723!!
The Friends in 2019 contributed to travel for the KS2 pantomime and will be providing additional funds for the library refurbishment in the 2019/2020 school year.
Over the past two years the FoWPS have provided money towards one school trip per class. This has meant parents/carers have only had to contribute small amounts. in 2018 Year R visited Longdown Activity Farm in July, year 1 and 2 visited Beaulieu at the beginning of July, year 3 and 4 went to The Sea City Museum in January and year 5 and 6 visited The Science Centre in February.
The FoWPS bought every child in the school a book for World Book Day (March 2018), purchased a number of table tennis tables that have been well used in after school clubs (January 2018) and bought an Arbour Seat for the KS2 playground in the Spring.
Our NEXT MEETING is: Friday 20th September 2019 - library - all welcome
Our LAST MEETING was: Friday 7th June 2019: 3.30-4.00pm re: summer fete
Our NEXT EVENT will be: Halloween Disco 2019 (date tbc)
Our LAST EVENT was: Summer Fete - Friday 28th June 2019
Summer Fete - 28th June 2019
A HUGE thank you to everyone who was involved with donations, setting up the fete, running the stalls and clearing away after the event. The event was very busy with lots of fun stalls including tin can alley, teddy tombola, asteroid blaster, a bouncy castle, welly toss, guess the name of the teddy, guess the number of sweets in the jar, spin the wheel & of course the grand prize raffle. We also had a fantastic BBQ & Cafe with thanks to Mr & Mrs Rhodes, a cake stall, candy floss and Mrs Jameison's sweet stall.
A particular thank you to Jessica Paine from the FoWPS who coordinated the event, and also to Mrs Denny & Mrs Holmes for stepping in with face painting and face glitters at the last minute.
We raised around a whopping £1700... final amount to be confirmed. This money will go directly to benefit the children of Winnall Primary School and will be extremely well used.
As a final note, the Friends (PTA) will NEED new members from September, as some of the current committee will be stepping down. Please come along to the next meeting and show your support. It is very important to point out that if we had no PTA, then this money wouldn't be raised for the children & valuable resources. With the Summer Fete, the Christmas Fayre & the Disco's, around £3500-£4000 is raised for the children!
We had fantastic raffle with lots of wonderful prizes including:
Huge THANKS to all the lovely companies and people who donated prizes
We had lots of fun stalls at the event including a Cake stall, a "Smelly" Tombola, Snowman Pom-Poms - made by year three, Pin the nose on Rudolf - made & run by year four, a Teddy Bear Tombola run by children from year six, a Chocolate & Bottle Tombola, Face painting, Glitter Tattoo's, Guess how many sweets in the jar, Christmas gifts, a Book Stall (we had some beautiful brand new books donated by the book store 'P&G Wells' in Winchester) and finally we had Guess the Weight of the Cake (see photo below of the amazing cake kindly donated by Dee's Cakes & Sugar Craft
Summer Fete - 15th June 2018
A huge THANK YOU to the FoWPS for organising the summer fete on Friday 15th June. Also big thanks to all the Staff and Friends who ran stalls, everyone who donated prizes, sweets and cakes for the fete and everyone who helped clear up afterwards. We raised a massive £1,723.25. Also a big thank you to everyone who came along to support the event. We hope you had lots of fun.
The previous event we held was the Easter Disco on Thursday 22nd March 2018: