First Aid training for Year 5

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.

The Big Tile Art Project

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.

Christmas Presents and Cards

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.

Christmas Bazaar 2018

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.

Match Funding: Can you help?

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.