After recent successful events such as the first ‘Double Bill’ movie night which raised a fabulous £567, we have been able to make a new commitment to annually fund basic first aid training for all year 5 children. This will take place within school in the summer term with the course provided by Mini First Aid. We couldn’t do any of this without the support of all the Great Meols families and friends, so a big thank-you to you all.
This term we have been putting the money raised to good use funding the Big Tile art project during last month’s Arts Week. A team from The Potting Shed in Hoylake were on site every day for a week to help the children paint their nature-inspired designs on individual wall tiles. The tiles have now all gone to be fired and will soon return to create an impressive permanent wall display in the main school corridor. We can’t wait to see the finished work, judging by the individual tiles it will be amazing. Thanks to Jeanette at the Potting Shed for working with us to make this possible.
Thanks very much to Claire Ward for overseeing this year’s Christmas card project and to Emma Hodgson, Lucy West and their team of parent elves for making the Christmas pop-up shop happen. We hope you loved your presents and cards as much as the children enjoyed all the designing and shopping. Together these Christmas activities have raised a fantastic £1,800 for the school.
Many thanks to everyone who came along to this year’s Christmas Bazaar, especially Father Christmas who flew in on his sleigh to say hello to the children. It was a lovely fun start to all the Christmas festivities and together we raised a marvellous £2,240. A big thank-you to all the people who contributed to its success, be it donating your time or your wine. It was an amazing effort by everyone.
Did you know that many big companies such as HSBC, Tesco and M&S offer a match funding scheme to their employees? Under these schemes, employers pledge a sum of money to an employee’s chosen charity based on the amount they have raised. In the past match funding has contributed an extra £2000 to our annual total, but our last parent using the scheme is leaving this year. She assures us that the scheme is a win-win for everyone involved, with the school benefiting from the funds and the charity work looked on favourably in annual appraisals. If you or your partner work for such a company why not find out if they offer the scheme, it really could make a big difference. Please get in touch for more details.
Following a packed year of fun-filled events we’re pleased to say that together we’ve raised a total of £13,725. That’s an amazing amount which has allowed us to fund the revamp of the computer suite along with all our usual commitments of Bug Club, pantomime coaches, school rewards, the list goes on. You’ve all done an amazing job, thank–you.
The sun certainly had its hat on for this year’s fair. Even the grass was in theme and looking like the beach! Thanks to all those who braved the heat to help make it such a lovely day, whether running stalls, entertaining the crowds or just spending their hard-earned cash. Well done to all, you’ve helped raise £3,600 for the school.
There were many eggcellent entries in this year’s Easter competition. Congratulations to all the winners for coming up with some cracking designs. We hope you enjoy your prizes which were kindly donated by Morrisons West Kirby.
Many thanks to Father Christmas for finding time in his busy schedule to meet our children. His elves were particularly mischievous this year, hiding themselves around the school but the children did a great job of hunting them out...Read More