Friends of Horwood and Newton Tracey Primary School
The Friends of Horwood & Newton Tracey Primary School are a group of parents and carers whose key aims are to raise funds to provide extra opportunities for our children whether this be through the provision of equipment and materials, transport subsidisation or school trips, the list is endless!
The current committee of the Friends as voted in at our AGM on 16th September 2019 is as follows:-
Chair - Christine Parsons
Vice Chair – Nicola Stevens
Treasurer – Gill Herniman
Secretary – Laura Scott
We meet every 6 – 8 weeks (generally at the school) to discuss fundraising ideas and plan for upcoming events and we hold our AGM at the start of each new school year where the new committee is elected.
Fundraising events held to date include quizzes, an Auction of Promises, a Cider Trail, School Discos, Bingo, Christmas hamper raffles, refreshment stalls at school events and many more.
All funds raised by the Friends seek to enhance our children’s education. Some examples of what some of our fundraising activities have paid for to date are:-
- The outdoor classroom in KS1
- New laptops for the school ITC suite
- New school books
- Gifts for Year 6 Leavers
- Coaches for school trips
We would not be able to raise the funds that we do without the support of the people who volunteer their time and ideas and we are always looking for new members to join the team
- All parents and guardians are welcomed and wanted
- All parents and guardians have skills that can help the Friends – you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
- We’re grateful for any time that can be contributed – even if it’s only 20 minutes a year
Please consider joining us at our next meeting which will be advertised on posters around the school and in the newsletter to find out more about what we do and if you have an idea for a fundraising event we would love to hear from you!