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FoG Newsletter December 2021

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Goodrich Philip Veall

FoG Winter Trail – Saturday 11 December 1-3pm

Planning is in full swing for the first ever Friends of Goodrich Winter Trail. We are looking for more volunteers to help with the event. If you can help on the day, whether manning a stall for 30 mins or with set up/clear up please email

Please bring any donations of Christmas Jumpers, children’s books, jolly jam jars* to the school office from Monday 29 November.

Start the trail at the main school gates then follow the festive windows to find hidden letters along the way.  The letters will spell out a festive word which you will need to unscramble.  Visit stalls along the route, including FOG dogs, hot chocolate, cakes, second hand uniform, second hand children’s books, glitter tattoos, badge making and the much missed jolly jam jars* There is a suggested donation of £1 per trail and all children will receive a small prize at the end.

*For those of you new to Goodrich, a jolly jam jar is an empty jar decorated and filled with a selection of sweets, chocolates, stickers, small toys etc.

And the halls will be glistening! FoG are donating paper stars and bio degradable glitter to the Reception and nursery classes for them to decorate. These gorgeous stars will then be hung on our 3 Christmas trees that will be put up throughout the school (also donated by FoG).

FoG Half Term Art Competition

Thank you to all the children who submitted entries to the half term art competition. And the winner is Oliver Faulkner from Class 16, who will be invited to design a future FoG event poster. Honourable mentions go to Tilly Godbee in Class 27, Sophia McMullan in Class 24, Haruka Kanasugi-Roberts Class 21 and Lydia Jones from Ladybird class. The competition entries will be displayed in school next week. 

Well done everyone! Thank you to Fiona Hollingsworth for judging the competition and to Alexia Weeple, Kate Benns and Rachel Jones for organising.

Cricket Team

New Players Wanted! The Goodrich dad’s cricket team is looking for new players to join us for next season. Regardless of whether you’ve been a regular club player or not donned whites for 20 years, everyone is welcome. We play a handful of matches each summer against the parents of other local schools and the games are sociable Sunday afternoons, conducted in good spirits, but also competitive.

Something of an institution now, our friendly cricket matches have been going strong since 2009 and we even had a name-check on TMS this summer! If you’d like to get involved or want know more, email Matt at Please do come and join us.

FoG Quiz Night

Thanks to everyone who was able to come along to the FoG quiz night at the Ivy House last week! The sell out event was support by parents and carers, old and new, as well as some of our fantastic teachers and TAs. Not only did we raise £700 but it was great to get back to socialising with fellow Friends of Goodrich. A huge thank you to the wonderful Tina Gettrup who hosted the event and has been part of the FoG adult events team for many years. Thanks also to a team of class 4 parents who wrote the questions, sold the raffle tickets and collected donations on the night. Lastly thank you to the Ivy House who let us use their lovely back room and the prize. We hope to have another quiz in the spring term. Watch this space for news of a date. Will the wining team, Side of Stage (not the teachers I am sorry to say!) be back to defend their title??!


FoG Newsletter December 2021

Winter Trail Poster 2021