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!
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!
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!
World Book Day is turning 25! And we have organised plenty of fun to help you celebrate.
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 nocomputers! 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.
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!
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!
World Book Day® is a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens.
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.
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!
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!
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