This year, we’ve been working hard to raise money for a new Trim Trail for the school field. This includes a collection of wooden climbing, balance and agility equipment that we will be able to use at lunch and playtimes. The tricky bit is that it’s expensive - so our fundraising target for the year was £14,000 (far more than we have ever made before in a single year.)
Well, we’ve reached the end of the year, and there’s only one way to put this : we smashed our target! We now have over £16,000 in our School Council Fund, and have been able to order a shiny new Trim Trail, which is due to be installed in August! This has all come about as a result of the way we’ve worked together as a community this year. We’ve raised money through discos, fayres, our Dance-a-thon, uniform sales, hiring the school out during the holidays - and we’ve also received £5500 from the Stevenage Educational Trust and £2500 from the Follet Trust.
One of the biggest steps towards our fundraising target came through our Summer Fayre, which took place on June 22nd. We piled out onto the field after school for a fantastic afternoon of games, competitions, food, drink and bouncy-castle fun. Thanks to all of the donations that had come in during the week leading up to the Fayre, our tombolas were piled high with prizes, while Mrs Linsdell’s hard work had secured an amazing collection of raffle prizes. At the end of the afternoon, we added up the takings and were amazed to find we had raised £1800 - enough to (almost) fill our fundraising totaliser!