Parent and friends' association
All parents or carers of children at our academy are automatically members of our Parents and Friends Association. We have a small (but growing) committee of active members who include local residents and staff.
We are mainly aiming to raise funds, but also support the academy in other ways, such as refreshments at events, “clear up” days, helping with gardening, work around the academy and wildlife area etc. We also encourage the local community to support us.
For example, The Jolly Sailors invites us each year to run a Fun Day in their marquee and garden during June; Deepdale Market gave us a free stall at their Christmas Market and the villagers organise Brancaster Day in August where we run stalls to help raise much needed funds for our academy.
Other events we hold are quizzes, bingos, cake stalls, also our very successful jumble sales, Easter activities and fun discos for the children.
We use the funds raised to help towards expenses that are not covered by the academy budget. We like to help fund educational trips, (especially for the transport) helping to make it affordable for everyone.
During the last year we paid for new computers and iPads, money towards Christmas activities, help to fund buses for our outings, new cameras for both classes, chicks eggs in an incubator, which gave all the children a chance to learn how they hatch - a very exciting time each morning; also, bowling and food for the year 6 leavers and their teachers at Hunstanton, a trip to Pleasurewood Hills for year5/6, new class atlases, Punctuation and Grammar books to help with the children’s literacy and lots of new reading books. This is just a few of a big list. Thank you and well done everyone who has helped in any way this year.
We would love to have more members from the local community, who may have new fresh ideas, contacts and skills with raising funds, which could enrich our small, but very committed Parents and Friends Association. Please contact the academy if you are interested in helping in any way.