John Roan School - an update from the PTA who successfully raised 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 with the aim to help bridge the lockdown learning gap.

We recently spoke with Eve to see how their fundraising was going. They hit their incredible fundraising goal of £14,400 and Eve said: “I can confirm that every student in the school has a computer and is working online, our fundraising has really helped every family in the school”. 

 

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