The little school that makes a big difference
The Friends have a Registered Charity Status, (our Registration Number being 1044389), and our main aims are to fund raise to raise money to help support our School.
The Friends hold several 'Annual' events during the year, the main Fund Raising Events are our 3 very successful Car Boot Sales, which are held throughout the year, usually May, June/July and September.
As well as the Car Boot Sales the Friends annually host 'A Vintage Tea Party' in the Village Hall, which is a fantastic evening for 'grown ups' to have a grown up 'Tea Party, with a little bit of shopping and entertainment thrown in. This proves to be very popular with Village Residents as well as within the School.
The Friends also hold a 'Christmas Fair' in School every November, which is a lovely start to our Christmas Celebrations. We play hosts to lots of stall holders during the evening with the School Children singing Christmas carols.
The Friends provide help to the school in the way of fund raising for buses for school trips (some of these buses are in excess of £300 a trip).
We have also recently purchased 3 new Laptops for use in School, (we purchased a number of Ipad mini's in 2015).
All the children in school are treated to a trip to the Pantomine at Bridlington Spa each Christmas, they receive an Easter Gift from the Friends and are treated to a Christmas Party before the end of term, when we have a special visit from Santa! And our year 6 leavers are given a special leaving gift from the Friends.
We organised the 'Design your own Christmas Card' for the first time in 2015, this proved to be immensely popular with the Children and Parents alike. The children's own personnel design transferred on to Christmas Cards, Mugs and Gift Tags. This is something the Friends are planning to make an annual thing. In the process we raised over £150.00 for the Friends funds.
The School arrange to take KS2 Children on a Residential Trip every other year, the Friends heavily subsidise this trip by £1500.00 each visit, these trips are very popular and are an excellent chance for the children to build confidence and team building skills.
We are planning on adding a Quiz Night to our calendar in the year, we are very much hoping that this will become another 'Annual' event.
Without the contributions from the Friends, for buses, visits by outside agencies and educational trips, the school would not be able to provide these extra activities for the children. Therefore as you can understand, the fund raising activities that the Friends host do not run themselves - therefore if any parent is interested in joining or Friends Committee to give a little (or a lot) of helping in running our fund raising events, please feel free to have a chat with one of our current committee members, or speak to a member of staff who will direct you to us.
The Friends of Lockington School