Rocket Man: How one PTA dad’s hobby is helping to bring the whole school community together

When his son moved from a small nursery to a relatively large primary school last year, Richard Brigg decided that he would like to get involved with the PTA to help the transition. Little did Richard know that his love of engineering would help to inspire so many school children! We spoke to Richard to find out how, and why, he became involved in the PTA and school life…

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Fundraising boost for Holly Lodge through PTA Events

In a bid to simplify payments from parents, Holly Lodge Primary School moved onto a cashless system four years ago. This prompted the school’s PTA, Holly Lodge School Association (HLSA), to look at ways they could go cashless too.

Jessica Muirhead, treasurer of HLSA, talks to Parentkind about how this led to them setting up a website with PTA Events – and why they’ve never looked back.

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School waves goodbye to the paper trail thanks to PTA Events

Fundraising, Volunteering
16 September 2019
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In a bid to simplify communication with the school community to promote school fundraising events and tickets sales, Little Hallingbury’s PTA researched various online platforms and messaging tools. When PTA Chair, Robyn Bond, came across PTA Events that could do all of this, and more, she signed up immediately and they have never looked back.

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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…

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PTA's first colour run is a big hit!

Having recently moved into a new purpose-built building, Friends of Three Rivers needed to help the school raise as much money as possible to fund the purchase of new equipment. Having asked pupils for some fundraising ideas, the result was a hugely successful colour run, which raised £2,500. We asked PTA Chair, Maggie Flannigan, to share her tips and insight into how they did it…

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