Both schools in our village have very active “Friends of School” committees. These consist of parents/carers, staff and community members who voluntarily organise various fundraising activities to support the schools. In a time of tighter education budgets, the role these groups play is of increasing importance.
Last year an Interschool 5p Challenge was launched. Pupils were invited to collect 5p pieces from their families and bring them into school after the summer holidays. All donations at each school were then added to their respective fundraising accounts.
Pupils at James Peacock collected the most and were awarded the inaugural Challenge Cup.
This summer, the Challenge is on again and all residents are cordially invited to partipate by donating any spare 5ps to the cause.
If you would like to support our local schools, please collect any spare 5ps and then towards the end of August, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection. Any donated coins will then be shared equally between the two schools.