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

When Eve Daniels agreed to Chair the John Roan School Association (JRSA) 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 and is now well on the way to achieving their fundraising goal: £14,400 to buy Chromebooks and help bridge the lockdown learning gap.

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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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