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Friends of Trafalgar School (FTS)

 

We are currently seeking a new Chair of the FTS. This could be a shared role. Please contact the school office if you would like more information about this.

 

The 'Friends of Trafalgar School' (FTS) is made up of a group of parents who donate their time to organise and run fundraising events throughout the year. The monies raised help support the school and pay for the 'extras', ensuring that the present – and future - children get the best possible start in their education.

Each year, the FTS organise and run various fun events for both children and parents, including: the Christmas Market, an Easter Hunt; the Summer fete; various cake sales; a regular Nearly New Uniform Sale and so much more!  

Our thanks goes to the huge support of parents, who continue to donate and attend these fund-raising events.  It also goes to many local businesses for sponsoring us and some of the events.  Recently, the monies raised have been used to buy the new playground equipment which can be seen in the photo above.  This cost £40,000 and took us just over two years to fundraise.  The children absolutely adore playing on it, which is so lovely to see!

In the past, monies raised have purchased the following:

  • Three interactive whiteboards
  • New computers and digital cameras for each of the classrooms
  • Six laptops used for the very popular laptop bus which moves between the classrooms
  • Books for the library
  • Benches and bike/scooter shelter
  • The annual Christmas pantomime
  • The wooden fun theatre
  • Playground markings

The FTS is extremely grateful to all parents who support them, either by donating gifts and prizes, helping to run the events or simply taking part on the day.

Join our community!  Register with PTA Events (a web-based app) to see all our events, but more importantly BUY tickets and VOLUNTEER to help us.  You can even donate (and Gift Aid it)! Follow this link: www.pta-events.co.uk/friendsoftrafalgarschool

 

 Donate while shopping!  Earn commission for us every time you shop online for groceries to holidays; insurances to pet food!  Follow this link:  https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/friendsoftrafalgarschool/

 

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New members welcome! You are very welcome to join the FTS at any time during the year. We meet in the school staffroom about once every half term.  Please do feel free to contact us on friendsoftrafalgar@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining us.