John Roan School Association - raising funds to bridge the lockdown learning gap

When Eve Daniels agreed to Chair the John Roan School Association (JRSA) in South East London three years ago, she did so with the aim of transforming their enthusiastic friends group into a fundraising PTA powerhouse that supports the whole community. The PTA became a registered charity at the start of lockdown with the aim to help bridge the lockdown learning gap.

Knowing the challenges of lockdown learning, the team's first aim was to be able to provide every student with a laptop to be able to study at home. They've raised over £15,000 to achieve this with the help of fundraising events, Gift Aid, matched funding and more. This is not the end of the road, though - they've got other ambitious plans to help benefit the school and students!

Eve picks up the story...

Read More

Let's get quizzical with the Friends of Blockley School!

The Big PTA Quiz 2020 has been a national fundraising success and the Friends of Blockley School, in Gloucestershire, decided they’d like to take part to help bring the school community together, virtually. Here, Clare Turner, Chair of the Friends, tells us more about what they got up to and what the money they raised will be helping to fund…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

Library Bus is just the ticket as PTA raises £39,000 for new facility

Baston CE Primary is a small, one form entry village school, which had grown to the point of bursting at the seams. The building was originally designed for almost half the number of children on the register, so facilities like the library are far too small. That’s when the school came up with the ideal solution: a moveable space in the form of a library bus! Lucy Hartley, PTA committee member, tells us how they went about it…

Read More

Parentkind uses cookies to improve website functionality and analyse site usage. Click here for details of how to change your settings. By continuing to use this website you agree that we can save them on your device.