Our annual summer fayre took place on the 14th July. It was a fantastic family day with lots to do. A huge thank you goes to the Summer Fayre Organising Committee for planning a fantastic day. The latest total profit raised is an amazing £14, 378.00! Thank you to everyone that came and supported this event. The Summer Fayre Organising Committee would like to thank Mrs Lampard, Mrs Smethurst, Miss Francis and Mr Bygrave for their help leading up to the fayre and on the day itself. The school will now start making enquires with suppliers to get the air-conditioning installed before next summer.
The Parents Association were pleased to be able to fund all of the leavers yearbooks this year which was given to every children in Year 6. Thank you to Maggie Howlett, Mrs Adams, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Rhys, Anne, Miss Staples and the coding club pupils for organising the yearbooks which are a lovely way for the children to remember their time in our school. They also received a photo which was taken from the school disco. Thank you goes to Marc Fletcher for providing the lovely photos.
Congratulations to Alywn Thornton who took part in the Evans Cycles Ride It ESSEX Sportive 100 on 15th July. He completed the ride in 8 hours and 31 minutes and raised an amazing £255 which Alwyn has donated towards our air-conditioning fund. Thank you Alwyn!
The Parents Association funded the first aid training course for all year 6 children which took place on the 12th July. Each child had the opportunity to take part and received a certificate. This was a very worthwhile thing to do and we hope to continue doing this in future years for the children when they are in year 6 so that they can learn a skill for life. Thank you to Danny the instructor and to Shelley Williamson for organising this.
We had our annual campover on the weekend of the 7th-8th July. It was a lovely hot weekend and everyone had a lot of fun playing games and watching the England and Sweden game on the TV that was set up in the playground. This event raised £241.00! Thank you to everyone that attended and especially thank you to Kelly Piper for organising this event and also to Stephen Piper for managing the BBQ on the day.
On the 21st June we held a classical music evening at Ss Peter and Paul church. Malin Myrstad who is one of our reception mums sang beautifully accompanied by Simon Marlow on the piano and Denise Watson on the cello. The evening raised a total profit of £400. Thank you to everyone that attended within the school and the local community and also thank you to Michelle, Jenny, Lucie, Sam and Leanne who helped to organise this event and helped on the night too. And a huge thank you to Malin, Simon and Denise for providing such a lovely evening of beautiful music.
Some of our reception parents had a stall at the Chingford festival on the 9th June. They had a brilliant day and raised over £460 for the school! This was a combination of a teddy tombola, tabletop sale, Facebook sale and selling raffle tickets. A big thank you goes to Jane Curry for organising this and also to all the volunteers that helped on the day!
Thank you to Kerry Friend and Vikki Spencer who recently organised the World Cup Sweepstake. The cost was £5 per entry which means that the event has raised £160! This will be split with £80 profit going towards the school and the remaining £80 for the owners of the winning team (£50) and the runners up (£30). Thank you to everyone that took part and good luck! If you missed out on the sweepstake keep your eyes peeled for the revamped Club 100 with a chance to win a cash prize every month!!
The PA held their annual school disco for the junior children on the 25th May. This was an event arranged for the children by the PA and the children all had a great time! The disco was our first event using our new e-ticketing system which worked well. We will use this system again for future events that need tickets. We would like to thank everyone involved in organising this event and to the volunteers on the day and night. A huge thank you goes to Sharon who was our DJ for the night. She was amazing! This event made a profit of approximately £400.
On Saturday 21st April we held our "Sausage Sizzle" event where we took over the BBQ for the day at Bunnings in Walthamstow. It was a very well supported event by customers and staff of Bunnings. We made a profit of £432! We would like to thank Bunnings, Sainsbury's in Loughton who contributed towards the food and to everyone who supported us. A big thank you goes to our volunteers on the day especially Sally Hobley and Shelley Williamson who organised this event.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the Easter egg raffle for the children which was held on 29th March. We raised approximately £200! Well done to all the lucky winners of the amazing Easter baskets full of treats. We would like to thank Sam Ryan Law for organising this event again this year. She has done it for so many years now and all the children look forward to it. Thank you Sam!
We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Giant Easter Raffle which was held this week for the parents. This has been extremely well supported and has raised approximately £500! A special thank you goes to Jane Curry and Shelley Williamson for organising this event. Congratulations to all of the winners! For a full list of the winner's names please look at our "documents and letters section". We would also like to thank the following for their very kind donations - Morrisons in Chingford, Belgique in Station Road, ASDA in Leyton Mills, Tesco's, Ashlyn's Farm in North Weald, Nando's in Westfield Stratford, The Craft Cabin in Station Road and Cream Teas to you in Loughton.
We would like to thank everyone that attended our PA AGM held on Tuesday 13th March which included a lovely cheese and wine evening. Thank you to those members that chose to stand again and be re-elected and to the new members for nominating themselves. A special thank you to Carmela, Samantha and Maggie who have now left the PA as their children are moving to new schools this year. They have all contributed so much time and effort and helped to raise so much money over the years. Carmella was on the PA Committee for 2 years in her role as Minutes Secretary and helped to run many events including last year's fantastic Christmas Fayre. Samantha was on the PA Committee for 9 years in her role as Procurement Secretary and has helped to organise so many events. Maggie has been on the PA Committee for 10 years in total in her roles which included Deputy Chair, Vice Chair and for the last 3 years Chair! Maggie has done a fantastic job. The PA Committee would like to thank them all for their invaluable contribution, support and commitment over the years. They have all been amazing and we will miss them all so much. We wish them all the best for the future! Please see the minutes of the AGM and an announcement from the PA which has been added to the "documents and letters" part of this page.