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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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.

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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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St Andrew's CE Primary School PTA is on a roll!

Community Involvement, Volunteering
10 June 2020
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When St Andrew’s Primary School in Soham, Cambridgeshire had to close to many students due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PTA started looking for ways to keep everyone connected and decided to take part in the viral toilet roll challenge. PTA Chair Sarah Clayton tells us about the fun they had…

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