I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your work over the years. If we didn’t have a Friends of Landscove School organisation to support the work of the school we would be in a very difficult situation right now. Many, many thanks for the contributions that you have made to date by running or supporting (or both) fund raising events. Please don’t lose interest & give up! All the signs are that we are going to be really “stretched” during the next 3-5 years (at least) & fund raising is likely to become even more important than it has been so far. Please attend meetings if you can & share with us new ideas for how we can continue to make a healthy profit regardless of the gloomy economic world that we are now inhabiting.
For more information about FOLS, please see Kate Burch in the playground or email email@example.com.
ICE CREAM FRIDAYS!
We are so lucky to have an amazing playing field in a beautiful setting. We are particularly aware of that on sunny afternoons when many families play on the field after school and as an end of the week treat on sunny Fridays we also sell ice creams for the children. It is great for the children to let off steam and parents to chat!
CHARITY FASHION SHOW
In March 2017 we ran a very successful fashion show in Ashburton Town Hall to raise funds. All of the models were mums from the school and, as well as being a great fun evening, it was also a successful fund raising event. We plan to run a children’s fashion show in September 2017 with children from the school modelling the clothes. I’m sure it will be equally fun and successful.
PLAY TRAIL PROJECT 2017
Our play trail on the playing field was funded by FOLS some years ago. Unfortunately it is starting to rot and will need to be replaced in the not too distant future. We are therefore currently fund raising to replace this with something even more fun and exciting. We have had a great design from Earthwrights based in Dartington and hope to be able to get this put in once funds are available. All of our current fund raising is going towards this project.
SUMMER FAIR 16/6/17 3.30 to 5.30pm
The Landscove summer fair is always a great success as an event which raises much needed funds but also one which is loved by children and adults alike. This year each class will be running a stall to support FOLS. We also have balloon models, a magician, raffle, tombolas, games, teas and cakes, BBQ and much more! Please come along and have fun with the rest of us.
At least once a year we run a film night for the children. It is usually a mufti day for the children and straight after school they are given popcorn and a drink while watching a film followed by hotdogs. The children love it!
FOLS have set up a charity page on easyfundraising.org.uk. This is a fabulous and easy way to raise money for the school. Whenever you want to buy something online (food, clothes, toys etc.), go to easyfundraising.org.uk/friendsoflandscoveschool
and use their website to click through to your chosen vendor, rather than going directly to the vendor’s website. Each click through will make money for the school. How easy it that?!
This is a great way to raise money for the school and perhaps win a cash prize for yourself too! It only costs £4 a month to enter; each month, half of the money is given to FOLS for their projects and the other half is given to a lucky winner who is drawn at random during assembly in school. You don’t have to be a parent of a child in school either; grandparents, friends, relatives and neighbours can all take part too! It could be you so what are you waiting for? Please speak to Paula or Lizzie Cann if you are interesting in joining.
Please see the list below for minutes from the FOLS meetings.
FOLS Minutes May 2017
FOLS minutes – 2nd July 2015
FOLS minutes – 7th May 2015
FOLS minutes – 5th March 2015
FOLS minutes – 29 Jan 2015