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The friends of gps

Valentines Disco

Our Current Friends of GPS Group

In September 2022, we re-launched our Friends of GPS group, with a new group of volunteers. The group established itself swiftly, assisted by Miss Tose and Mrs Raymond, and we now once again have a committed group of parents and carers who are keen to support the school. The group meeting regularly, and have already organised several special activities:

  • December 2023 - served tea & coffee at our Nativities and Christmas Singing Celebration events.
  • December 2023 - the group decorated our hall for Christmas!
  • November-December 2023 - Christmas Raffle.
  • November 2023 - supporting our fundraising activities by making iced biscuits that we sold in school to raise money - this plus a non uniform day raised over £300!
  • October 2023 - Halloween Disco.
  • July 2023 - The group organised our Summer Fayre - our first for 3 years! It was a fantastic success - everyone had a fun afternoon, and a record breaking £1400 was raised!
  • April 2023 - Easter Raffle.
  • February 2023 - Valentine's Disco (photo above).
  • December 2022: the group decorated our school Hall for Christmas, including an amazing display of lights. 
  • November/December 2022 - Christmas Raffle 2022.

Over the Years

Over the years,  we have been fortunate to have had several 'Friends' groups. These groups evolve, and then every few years there tends to be a re-launch, following a point when several active members move on (typically after their children leave Y6).

Lots of Special Activities and Events

In the past, the Friends have worked hard to provide a range of special activities for the school. They have also raised much-needed funds for the school, and we have used this to improve provision for the children. Over the years, the group has organised:

  • An annual Summer Fayre
  • Raffles: Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day, and even the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!
  • Donations from local companies - for example to use as raffle prizes
  • Discos - Valentines, Christmas, etc
  • The provision of teas, coffees and refreshments at musical performances, and at Summer & Christmas shows, Sports Days etc
  • Decorations and lights for our school Hall at Christmas.

Funding put to good use!

Over the years, the funding raised by the Friends has helped to improve our school in lots of ways, and has funded several special treats and activities for the children, including:

  • Markings on the playground for games & sports activities
  • Pirate Ship next to KS1 playground
  • Subsidising the purchase of leavers' hoodies for Y6
  • Play equipment for playtimes and lunchtimes.