Who are we?
Friends of Freethorpe is the PTA for Freethorpe Primary and Nursery School and is run by parents and staff. Our main aim is to raise funds to purchase things that ultimately benefit our children within the school environment, and we try to do this whilst having fun for us, and fun for you and your children.
What we do?
We hold regular meetings to discuss and plan the ways in which to raise funds. Each year we hold Easter and Christmas Fayre’s, a Summer BBQ and regular school discos. However we are always open to new ideas and this year have introduced pocket money gift shops, a table top and garage sale, tea and tissues events and attending parents evenings for refreshments and supervision of children. If you have any ideas that you would like ‘Friends’ to consider, please get in touch.
This past year we have been raising funds for:
- An outside classroom
- Mini Ipad’s
- A server for the Ipad’s
- A charging unit and trolley for the Ipad’s
- A mobile audio system
- Playground equipment
At the start of each school year Mrs Quick gives us a wish list for Friends to help with. This year we are funding to continue providing more Mini Ipad’s. In June this year we reached 10 Ipad’s, but our goal is enough for each child within a classroom to use them on an individual basis.
What kind of help do we need?
Our aim is to work together across the school as parents and staff to try and enrich the school environment for our children and for the future. We would love you to get involved in our school, and hope that new volunteers can bring diversity and different perspectives to our group.
There are different ways to be involved, attending one of our events is enough but if you have extra time, why not consider: joining the committee, running a stall, sourcing raffle donations, asking your work to join the ‘matched giving’ scheme, helping in school as a 1:1 reader, helping with the grounds and gardens, helping an after school club, designing games boards for the fayre’s and draws.
Did you know that by shopping online you could raise money for our school for FREE! Join easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsoffreethope and every time you shop, retailers donate a percentage to our cause, just with a click of a mouse. Here is a link to get you started. Just register and support Friends of Freethorpe – Norwich.