Long Sutton County Primary School's Friends Association is a group of people who are passionate about the school, this group is mainly made up of parents of children at the school but we also have members that are retired staff, grandparents and some who just love to lend a hand in their spare time. We are an active part of the school community and enjoy organising so many fun and exciting events throughout the year, we have recently introduced ‘Frozen Friday’ tuck shops at the end of every term selling ice creams and snacks. We celebrated the King's Coronation in true style by organising a treasure hunt where all the children who participated were awarded with a Coronation Keepsake to mark the historic event, we were also involved within the community celebrations and were able to join forces with our local Parish Council who held events in our town. Regular school discos, seasonal fayres, fashion shows, sponsored readathons and so much more have also been organised and very much enjoyed, not to mention very successful in providing funds to be used by our wonderful supportive school.
We raise an amazing amount for school funds which enables us to buy resources
and experiences for the children which the school would not normally be able to
fund. Just a few examples of this include us paying for the children to watch the
Christmas pantomime every year, providing the children with a gift from Father Christmas yearly, school safety parking signs, academic resources and lunchtime toys for the children to enjoy. We are currently in the middle of a very exciting project where we plan to fund a brand new outdoor gym for 30 pupils to use at one time, this will promote a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mind.
Whilst of course, fundraising is at the heart of our friends association - we always keep our events fairly priced so these events are accessible to everyone in the school. Providing reasonably priced events that all of our pupils get to take part in and enjoy, really is the most rewarding part of what we do.
As a Friend Association we are very lucky to be supported so much by the school who work with us whenever we require to put on such amazing events for our children. We have so many new and exciting ideas that we will be putting into action this year. Please visit our facebook page to keep updated with our upcoming events.