Friends of Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School (PTA)
The school is very fortunate to have the Friends of Wellesbourne School, a wonderful group of volunteers who give up their time to support the school and our community. The main purpose of the Friends is to arrange social events, for fundraising, which bring together parents, staff, pupils and the Wellesbourne supportive community for a number of fun activities. We are keen to include all members of the community and previous students in the fundraising and support activities we offer to the school and its pupils.
The Friends is a resource for all Wellesbourne school families; we aim to provide information, assistance, and friendship for newcomers as they transition into the Wellesbourne school community.
Thanks to the support of the Wellesbourne community, the Friends are able to raise funds for projects which significantly enhance the school experience but which would otherwise have to wait until the necessary funds were available or not happen at all. Requests for expenditure are made at the meetings, and approved or rejected after discussion.
This Year’s Committee Is:
Chair: Carl Shorthouse
Vice Chair: Andy Palin
Secretary: Janine Bennett
Treasurer: Sarah Abrahamson
Goals for this year: Funding for ICT Equipment and Books.
The Friends funding support projects old and new:
Books for KS1 and KS2 – both guided reading and home reading books
Accelerated Reader funding
PA and sound system
Outdoor/ garden classroom
ICT equipment and training
Ice creams for all the pupils for at the school Pantomime trip
Educational speakers and artist visits
County music school for year 3
Friends services include:
The Freedom and Information Chat – new starters and back to school meet up
Second Hand Uniform sales
Smarties Quiz Night
Easter Egg Hunt
Sports Days help and refreshments
Non Uniform Days
The mission of the Wellesbourne PTA:
Welcomes new families
Promote a spirit of community by offering assistance, information, and friendship
Encourage the parental and community related support and participation to be able to enrich the educational experiences of the school children
Supports and enhances the school program through specific project funding support
To fundraise for school projects requiring financial assistance, from the money raised by the Friends support the ‘extras’ that the school would not normally be able to afford.
We encourage the social – development – musical – fun elements as well as the education ones.
Below are four reasons you should get involved….
1. The Friends is one of the best ways of getting to know people and forming new friendships within the school. It is so easy when you are all mucking in together and either having a good laugh or a good panic!
2. There is no pressure to get heavily involved. You can help a little, or help a lot. You can volunteer to organise the whole raffle or just to fold the tickets, run the whole fair or man a stall, entirely up to you.
3. Being involved in the Friends, in either a small or a large way, is a fabulous opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use, or even better still, learn new skills.
4. The meetings are not too often, not too long, not obligatory, and not at all formal.