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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PTA becomes plastic free

Community Involvement, Volunteering, Primary
12 December 2018
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Joanne Denne has been the chair of HOPA, the Parents Association for Oaktree Infant School and Hermitage Junior School in Woking, Surrey, for the last three years. Like many PTAs they are busy all year round running 15-20 events. When it came to their attention that at a single disco of only 120 children they had used nearly 500 cups in one night, Joanne and her PTA decided to do something about their use of plastic, here is their story…

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PTA helps transform school's sports area into a community astroturf pitch

Friends of Heathbrook (PTA) have helped to raise £130,000 for an all-weather astroturf that will benefit the whole community. Here’s how they did it.

 

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Parent-friendly culture blooms at Ysgol y Cribarth

Ysgol y Cribarth's PTFA contribute to the school's success and standing in the community. They speak about their one-peak challenge, parent focus group, community tea party and much more besides. 

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From reading projects to safer roads – how one Parent Council makes a big impact

Borestone Parent Council (BPC) is a well-established group who describe themselves as "parents who represent parent views and work in partnership with school staff and the local authority to achieve the best for all pupils."

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