Ridgeway Primary's PTA has roaring success in selling raffle tickets

Ridgeway C of E Primary School in Wantage, Oxfordshire is a small village school with only 90 children on its role. Even so, their PTA took the plunge and registered for the Big PTA Summer Raffle 2021. New to the raffle, they have made it a roaring success and are one of the leading PTAs, selling over £600 worth of tickets in just three days.

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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...

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How an Irish Medium school supported parents to deliver the curriculum during COVID

Gaelscoil na gCrann is an Irish Medium primary school near Omagh. It opened in 2006 and now has around 190 pupils and 20 staff members. The school has been successful at a national level in drama, music and STEM competitions.

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Parents Aiding Learning and Support (PALS) provides friendship and advice at Millennium Integrated Primary School

In 2002, PALS was established at Millennium Integrated Primary School, in the tiny hamlet of Lisdoonan, to offer assistance to parents of any child within the school who may require additional support. PALS is run entirely by parents on a voluntary basis. Here, Joanne McGrath tells us more...

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Return to school wellbeing is top of the agenda at St Mary’s Primary, Portaferry after a difficult year

Portaferry, a small rural town in County Down, Northern Ireland, has a strong community ethos and this has been brought to the fore as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Parent Support Group (PSG) of St Mary’s Primary School has secured almost £10,000 from Comic Relief and the Community Foundation NI to support the wellbeing of pupils, parents and grandparents, and staff as they return to the school environment. Here, Clare-Anne Magee tells us more…

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