You've been flocked by Friends of St Mary's Yate!

Cast your mind back to pre-lockdown – it’s a wet and windy February half term. In one corner of South Gloucestershire, things are brightening up. People were waking up and opening the curtains, and getting a surprise – there’s a flock of flamingos in the garden! Sarah and Ellen from the Friends of St Mary’s Yate tell us more…

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Friends of Hewett Academy, Norwich become fabulous fundraisers to help their school community

If you’re looking for an inspiring story, look no further. A quick browse of the Facebook hashtag #HewettKidsCan brings a sense of pride and admiration to us at Parentkind HQ. Since three mums started Friends of Hewett Academy in Norwich in September 2019, the group has raised over £150,000 through grant fundraising. Here, one of the founding members, Rebecca Atkinson tells us more…

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Families go ‘on safari’ around Oxford and raise £2,500 for New Hinksey PTA

Community Involvement, Fundraising
21 July 2020
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The summer fete is New Hinksey CE Primary School PTA’s biggest event of the year; it costs around £700 to put on and raises around £3,500. So when it had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the PTA knew that unless they could come up with an alternative, they would face a massive ‘black hole’ in their income. On a mission to keep funds coming, they decided to try something a little different - a neighbourhood Safari Walk. We caught up with PTA Chair Ben to find out how a suburban area of Oxford transformed into a colourful jungle…

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It's been a wand-erful time for The Lea School Association as they make a willow arch

To coincide with the St Albans Sustainability Festival, The Lea Primary School and Nursery in Harpenden, Hertfordshire planned to run a compost-creating and bug-making event. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival was cancelled, so the PTA got their thinking caps on to come up with a different project to keep the community involved in the sustainability effort, a cause which is growing in importance and recognition in the St Albans area.

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Virtual balloon race is a flyaway success for Kempshott Schools Association

Fundraising, Community Involvement
09 July 2020
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When their usual PTA activities had to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kempshott Schools Association decided it was the perfect time to try a virtual balloon race. PTA Chair Vicki tells us how the event came about.

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