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Goodrich Fun Run

Sunday 22nd May 10am

Fun Run 2022….well dones, thank yous and fundraising!

“Thank you so much for organising such a brilliant event this morning – we all had such a great time and as our daughter is in reception, it was our first all school PTA event and we thought it was fantastic – what a success!”

So many well dones and thank yous to each of our 414 runners – you were all brilliant!


Particular congratulations go to our winners

Girls’ 1 mile 
1. Beatrice Jones
2. Daisy Rees
3. Evelyn Armbrust

Girls’ 5k
1. Olivia Hunter
2. Imogen Dale
3. Isla Freeman

Women’s 5k
1. Artemis Veluora
2. Lucy Ashdown
3. Liz Stuart

Boys’ 1 mile
1. Ted Jones
2. Jake Rahim
3. Monty Jones

Boys’ 5k
1. Joshua Hyland-Smith
2. Lucas Hodgson
3. Nico Veall

Men’s 5k
1. Nathan Jones
2. Guy de Glanville
3. Ashraf el Mahmoud

…and to all those who put the fun into the run by sporting fancy dress!

And thank you so much to our fantastic volunteers on the day: Mark, Andrew, Naomi, Karen, Diodio, Anna, Dylan, Greg, Jonathan, James, Mel, Bethan, Chika, Kristen, Emma, Liz, Claire, Mike, Sam and Cath – we couldn’t have done it without you!

We also thank Mr Dennis and Mrs Stuart – the children loved having you there!

Finally, a thank you to our sponsor https://drs-als.com – whose support helps us to maximise our fundraising.  We also thank www.marvellousgreensandbeans.com for donating fruit for the runners. 

Now it’s time to gather in that sponsorship! And it’s not just the runners who can raise money – anyone can donate by visiting our online site https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/20684.  

Please make your online donations or hand in your paper forms and money to the office (in an envelope marked clearly with ‘Fun Run’) by Friday 10 June.  All of the money raised will go to important FOG projects which directly benefit the children.  


5K Fun Run starts at 10am

1 Mile Fun Run starts at 11am

Runners of all abilities welcome! Fancy dress encouraged!

A huge thank you to the 376 of you who have entered this year’s Fun Run  – we are delighted that so many of you want to join in! 

And a massive thank you to our sponsor, DRS whose generous support means that we can maximise our fundraising.

We’re keen to raise as much money as we possibly can for important school projects so sponsorship forms will be e-mailed to runners and hard copies (together with briefing sheets, t-shirts and race numbers) will be distributed in race-bags at the back end of next week.  You can also sponsor/submit your donations here.

We are looking for volunteers to help out on the day so please let us know if you can pitch in.  

We particularly need a First Aider.

And, last but not least, there are still a few places available (and we’ve ordered some extra t-shirts in each size) so get in touch if you or your kids would like to join the fun!

Check the Facebook Event for latest updates

Please contact Sarah Rahim (Sarah.rahim@hotmail.co.uk) asap on any of the above!

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World Book Day 2022

Thurs 3rd March

World Book Day is turning 25! And we have organised plenty of fun to help you celebrate.

Dress Up

First, there is the Dress Up as your Favourite Book Character Competition.  It’s pretty simple really: just come to school dressed as your favourite character or book on 3rd March, for a chance to win a book voucher worth £7.99.  All children are welcome to take part, and there will be a winner from each class!

Write a Poem / Design a Book Cover

Prize: £12.99 plus a £25 Oddonno’s voucher

Is dressing up not your thing?  How about a bit of writing? Or maybe you prefer art? Because you can also have a go at our Write a Poem and/or Design a New Book Cover of your Favourite Book competition!  And yes, we know it’s a mouthful.

You can write a poem about anything; a person, a pet, a bad day, a mystery, a place, even a smell! It can be funny, sad, rhyming or not.  And when you are done, just hand it over to your teacher with your name and class and we’ll do the rest. 

But if you rather try your hand at some drawing and design instead, than go for it!  Just choose a book (your favourite will do) and have a go at drawing a different cover for it. You can use paint, pencil, crayon, pen. But no computers! And your entry must be A4.  Just hand your work to your teacher with your name and class when you are done.

Poems will be judged by Ms Summer and Art entries by Ms Marriot.  The winners will each receive a book voucher worth £12.99 plus a £25 Oddonno’s (Award winning Fresh Natural Gelato, 147 Lordship Lane) voucher, and the poem and artwork will also be added to the FoG website for a little extra recognition!

Open to all KS1 and KS2 children (years 1 to 6). 

Entries can be handed in from Feb 21st to March 7th.

Download the Readathon Sponsorship Form

Prize: Book bundle, £50 Oddono’s voucher, plus a few extra surprises!

Now, if you don’t want to write, draw, or dress up, how about a little…reading instead?!

That’s right, we are running a Sponsored Readathon too!  Just grab a form and think about how much reading you can do for it.  It can be a whole book, a specific number of chapters, pages – it really depends on you!

Just hand your form and sponsored money in a sealed envelope to your teacher – and the class who has the most children taking part will be declared the winner and receive a book bundle as a prize, £50 Oddono’s (Award winning Fresh Natural Gelato, 147 Lordship Lane) voucher, plus a few extra surprises!

Open to all KS1 and KS2 children (years 1 to 6). 

Competition closes on March 7th.

Download the Readathon Sponsorship Form

And finally… a big thank you to Oliver Faulkner in class 16, who won our Halloween art competition and who has done the amazing artwork for our World Book Day poster this year.  Look out for his eye-catching design around the school!

Good luck!

#WorldBookDay

World Book Day® is a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens.

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FoG Pub Quiz

Thurs 10th March 2022
7.30PM TIL LATE

Tickets available now

@ The Ivy House Community Pub, Stuart Road. SE15 3BE

Come and test your general knowledge against other teams of parents, carers and teachers to see who will be crowned Goodrich School Quiz Champs 2022! Everyone is welcome. 

Introducing Quiz Master BIG J ,  ALL proceeds go to the school and making it an even better place for our children to be. It is a great excuse for a night out- get your tickets before they sell out!

THURSDAY 10TH MARCH 2022. 7.30PM TIL LATE

@ The Ivy House Community Pub, Stuart Road. SE15 3BE

LOCATION

The Ivy House, SE15 3BE

Tickets are available here:

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/friendsofgoodrich/654493

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FoG Newsletter 21 February

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World Book Day

3rd of March is World Book Day, and there are prizes to be won!

You can take part in our Dress Up as your Favourite Book Character competition or get involved in our Write a Poem or Design a New Book Cover competition. But if you don’t want to write, draw, or dress up, you can just do a bit of reading instead, with our Sponsored Readathon.

Read more about our World Book Day 2022 competitions and activities

FoG Meeting

Don’t forget the FoG Meeting is this week! Wednesday February 23rd at 8pm in the Lower Hall at school. Come hear
an update on FoG, have your say on the fundraising the year ahead and pose any questions. All are welcome!

Join us!

FoG Quiz

After the massive success and enormous amount of fun that was had, our second FoG quiz is night is officially in the
diary! Join us Thursday March 10th at 7:30pm at the Ivy House Pub, to test your knowledge or lack thereof with your
fellow parents & carers. Debuting will be Quizmaster Big J along with prizes and a good laugh. Tickets can be
purchased online (here) and a few will also be available in the school office. This was a sell-out event before so get’em while they’re hot!

Buy Tickets to FoG Quiz

Dates for the diary

FoG Meeting – Wednesday 23rd February, Lower Hall @ school
World Book Day – Thursday March 3rd
Quiz night – Thursday March 10th
Disco – date TBC

FoG events raised last term

Cake sale £460
Quiz night £700
Christmas cards £742
Winter Trail £1603
FoG donations to school this term
African Drumming Year 6 £1800
Sports competitions £1500
Playground equipment £250
Phonics books £410
Research books £778
Sound System for hall £2358
Reception taps £700
Christmas trees and craft decoration £180
Residential bursaries and coaches £TBC
Astro Turf maintenance £TBC
Percussion Trolleys £TBC

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Coffee Morning

Friday 11th March

9-10am

As we return to ‘normal’ we are welcoming all carers and parents to get together over tea, coffee and biscuits at the school.

A great chance to meet new faces and fellow carers and parents of Goodrich children.

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FoG Newsletter 17 December

Our first ever Friends of Goodrich Winter Trail was a great success and you raised £1603 for FoG.

The hidden word was JINGLE BELLS!

Thank you to the window designers, the stall holders and Alexia Weeple, Kate Benns and Rachel Jones for organising the event as well as thanks to all of you who helped on the day, donated for the stalls and came to the trail!

Cake tins and a scooter which was found can be collected from the school office.

Christmas Cards

Your Christmas card orders raised £742 for FoG so thank you for ordering. Thank you to Mrs Hollingsworth
and Rachel Jones for organising.

Paper Stars⭐️ for the Christmas Trees🎄

The super team at Paper Shapers kindly donated over 150 stars for our Reception and Nursery children to decorate again this year. FoG donated lots of colourful biodegradable glitter for the children to use for a fun Christmas craft. Thank you to Sam Stephenson and Karen Eastwood for organising.

Playground improvements

Over the course of the last term, Friends of Goodrich along with the members of the School Premises Committee have again began working in earnest on ways to improve the children’s playgrounds at Goodrich, in particular the upper playground.

Having been forced to put on the back burner since March 2020, we are now well under way with plans to bring some more colour, texture and interactive elements into the area.

Equipment

We firstly spent £250 on footballs, skipping ropes and tennis balls for the kids to play with in their break times. We are looking to spend a similar amount next term on more things for the children to play with.
We will replace the rather tired wooden pirate ship and to add another hopefully better play structure for the children to play on.
We are also looking at other options and spaces in the playground to do something similar.

Murals

To bring some colour there has been a call put out to parents/carers to get involved creating murals on some of our empty brick walls to inspire the children and invigorate the space. We have already had some exciting responses and we are really look forward to seeing some more in the new year. It will be a lovely opportunity for parents to work with the children and to brighten up the whole area.

Planting

To bring some texture and colour, we are ordering a varied selection of plants which will be added to the existing planters and will come into bloom at different points during the year.

Pond

We hope to tidy up the whole pond area, adding in a bug hotel and bird feeders.
We will be re-painting the school gates as well as relocating the bike racks from the main playground area to free up to give the children more space for them to play.
We plan on having a weekend in the new year when we will invite parents in to school to help with some general maintenance projects, weeding and tidying, as well as benefiting the children we hope this will be an opportunity to meet other parents/carers and to be actively involved in our wonderful community school.
As I am sure you understand, none of this happens quickly! With the added hindrance of covid, these things all take time but we hope you will be able to see the fruits of our labours start to appear.

New card readers

A big thank you to David Sargen at DRS who funded the purchase of eight new card readers for FoG, which were used extensively at the Winter Trail and will be invaluable for future events.

Next FoG meeting

The next FoG meeting will be on Wednesday 19 January at 8pm, venue TBC. Everyone is welcome.

Dates for the diary

FoG Meeting – Wednesday 19 January 2022
World Book Day – Thursday 3 March 2022
Quiz night – Thursday 10 March 2022

FoG events raised this term

Cake sale £460
Quiz night £700
Christmas cards £742
Winter Trail £1603
FoG donations to school this term
African Drumming Year 6 £1800
Sports competitions £1500
Playground equipment £250
Phonics books £410
Research books £778
Sound System for hall £2358
Reception taps £700
Christmas trees and craft decoration £180
Residential bursaries and coaches £TBC
Astro Turf maintenance £TBC
Percussion Trolleys £TBC