Latest news from the Friends of Mendip School
Review – Spring Walk 2018
The Friends of the Mendip School did our second sponsored Spring Walk 2018 on Sunday 22 April in Collett Park in Shepton Mallet. We raised a whopping £1871 towards the school swimming pool project, with another £278 to come as Gift Aid. Well done everyone who took part and thank you to everyone who supported us.
You can donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/friendsofthemendipschoolpta
Review – Autumn Family Fun Day Saturday 30th September 11-3pm
Our first Family Fun Day on 30th September was very well attended and a fabulous day was had by all. Funds raised for our school from the raffle and Fun Day amount to £1200!
Thanks very much to all who came along and to all our helpers for organising such a splendid day.
James and the Greenfield Café team provided our delicious burgers and hotdogs. The children were very excited to meet the local fire crew and police and to sit in their vehicles! The Pete Wagstaff band were brilliant and we are hoping they will join us again soon for our next event.
Kirsten at Time for Magic treated the children to some very exciting magic shows. And much fun was had on the bouncy castle which was kindly sponsored by Gibbs Surfacing Ltd. Thank you to all our community for your valued support.
We are especially grateful for all the donations of raffle prizes which included:
Time for Magic party voucher, Clarks, Bengrove Market Garden veggie box, tickets for West Somerset Railway, East Somerset Railway, Wookey Hole, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, Avon Valley Wildlife Park, Glastonbury Abbey, Bishop’s Palace, and kind donations from parents including PartyLite gifts, Forever Living goodies, Boots voucher, chocolates and some lovely knitted hats and scarves!
We are now busy planning our next event which will have a festive theme – watch this space!
The Friends of the Mendip School meet regularly, normally on Thursday mornings at 9.30am during the weekly parent group. Come along if you can for a cuppa and a chat!
Next meetings Thur 21st and 28th September, 9.30am.
Summer term update
We are busy planning our family fun day at the end of September and we are really looking forward to welcoming new families, parents and carers. We will be holding our first official raffle on the day with lots of exciting family-themed prizes. There will also be a bouncy castle, tombola, skittles and lots of food & drink! Save the date and look out for further notices. If you’d like to be involved or volunteer please contact our chair on Verenafuller@btinternet.com or come along to our next meeting on Thursday 6th July at 10am in the school meeting room.
Our Friends of Mendip School sponsored walk on Easter Monday at Collett Park was a great success and a lovely family day out. The children did brilliantly, clocking up an impressive number of laps between them; with the total amount of money raised nudging £500 so far! The walk was a great way to kick start the fundraising for our school and a big thanks goes to all who participated and to all our generous sponsors.
Spring term update
Since our formation we have met three times and have been busy working on three events; the sponsored walk, assisting with the official school opening and a family fun day at the end of the summer term.
We are looking forward to meeting lots of parents and carers at the official school opening on the 17th May. We will be there manning the bouncy castle, tombola and lucky dip.
Please see the fundraising page to find out how you can help to raise money for the Mendip School.