Friends: what it's all about
The Friends of Maynards Green is a very active PTA with strong support throughout the school community. Any parent/carer or staff member is welcome to join - you don't have to be on the committee to be a 'Friend'!
Over the years the Friends have provided the school with lots of extra facilities and equipment – including the recent addition of an adventure play structure to the KS1 playground, a new set of PE mats and (probably our greatest achievement to date!) an extensive refurbishment of the swimming pool complex. Our fundraising efforts also pay for the chemicals and daily upkeep of the school swimming pool, and provide each class with an annual cash donation which the teachers use to buy ‘extras’ such as Lego, Playdoh, art materials, DVDs and CDs, DT project materials, toys, etc.
But it's not all about raising money. The Friends are behind some of the most enjoyable and popular events in the school calendar, including the Christmas and Summer Fairs, Mother's Day Gift Sale, Children's Discos, Cake Sales, Auction of Promises, Quiz Nights, Barn Dance & Hog Roast, Ice Skating, Camping Weekends, Father Christmas class visits, etc. We also provide refreshments at school functions, crèche facilities during parent-teacher consultations, an Easter egg for every child, ice lollies on sports day, and sports trophies/medals.
Parents/carers if you are reading this…why not come along to the next Friends meeting? You'll find a warm welcome!
Your Friends Committee for 2010/11 is as follows:
Sue Smith (Friends Co-ordinator), Sabina Spencer (Vice Chair), Julieann Redmond (Secretary), Jo Sutton (Treasurer), Sue Fletcher, Lynn Harmer, Kirsten Fernforth, Tania Skilton, Venus Burgess, Katy McCarthy and Mary Cushing. Staff representatives: Verity Poole, Jacqui Groves and Phil Stoner
Over the years we have given the school...
* KS2 activity trail
* KS1 adventure play structure
* bicycle storage racks
* gym equipment
* library books
* storage sheds
* computers in classrooms/ICT suite
* set of PE mats with storage trolley
* sports trophies/medals
For further information please contact Sue Smith, Friends Co-ordinator T: 01435 813135 E: email@example.com