We are lucky at Littletown to have a strong and enthusiastic PTFA (parents, teachers and friends association). Our main aim is to work together as a school community to raise money which is used to enhance the education and school experience of all the pupils in the school. Each year we raise thousands of pounds towards equipment, visits and workshops that would not have been covered by the school budget. Our main fundraising events are our Christmas Fayre, discos and Summer Fete and we also run other events and activities throughout the year. These are all run voluntarily and wouldn’t happen without the generosity of all our helpers. We are a friendly group and it is a great way to become more involved in your child’s school and work together for the benefit of the children.
All members of the school community are members of the PTFA and are welcome to become involved in what we do. We greatly value any donation of time, money, items to sell, skills or ideas, however big or small. If you are interested in finding out more about the PTFA or you would like to be involved then please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or come to one of our meetings. We have a PTFA Facebook page where you can keep up to date with what we are doing.
We have a mailing list. If you would like to be included in our mailing list or if you may be able to help with forthcoming events please email email@example.com and we will add you to our contacts.
Committee - The PTFA committee this year are: -
Chair : Sarah Ryerson
Treasurer: Steph King and Sammy Canniford
Vice Chair: Kate Clarke
During last year so we raised £6436 through our events:
Refreshments at each year’s Christmas Performances
Family bingo night
Mothers’ Day presents
Easter colouring competition
Coronation Tea Towels
The PTFA can benefit by using Easyfundraising for your online shopping. It is really easy to set up and it raises money for the school every time you shop online without any expense to you. There are over 3,200 retailers involved and it is a great and simple way of adding to our fundraising.
You can sign up at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/littletownpa/
What the PTFA has provided:
Each year the PTFA has a main focus for our fundraising. This year we have been supporting the OPAL project which has greatly improved the children’s play times. It has given them opportunities to learn through play and enjoy their time outside. We have also given money for the school’s No Outsiders books. In previous years we have given each year group funding to help deliver the Cornerstones Curriculum topics, we have paid for new playground markings, provided new toys and equipment for the refurbished nursery and helped to update the school library with new books.
We also pay for one trip or day event for each year group during the year, such as animal encounters, dance workshops, etc. We have provided a picnic bench for reception, Reading Aloud books, role play and construction toys for year 1 and a pantomime for the whole school. We give each of the year 6 children leavers’ books and provide food for their end of year barbeque.
So far this year we have spent £2305 to enhance the children’s time at Littletown and we are in the process of donating more to the OPAL project.