About FOLS (Friends of Leigh School)

 

Friends of Leigh upon Mendip School. (FOLS)

 

The PTA at our school is called Friends of Leigh School or FOLS for short. We’re a friendly and active PTA, raising around £5,000 a year for the school through a mix of activities and events. We meet up monthly, either at the school or the pub and we’re hoping to see many of you at our meetings.

 

Meet the Team:

The Committee

  • Chair: Louise Neil
  • Secretary: Lizzie Yates
  • Treasurer: Belinda Davis

 

All parents and carers are automatically members of FOLS and are welcome to attend meetings, the date of which is posted on our FOLS noticeboard in the school hall. If you are interested in joining the committee, please speak to any committee member. It isn’t too arduous and because we are a large group, we are able to spread the workload.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to our community.

The date for the next AGM is Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 7.30pm in the school hall.

Our aims and objectives are:

 

To raise money for the benefit of the children in response to requests from the school staff.

 

  • To enable the children to have fun and join together with parents and friends at out of school social events.
  • We help finance visiting specialists such as artists, poets, animals, theatre groups and science-based projects.
  • To enable the school to purchase one off pieces of equipment, fund trips and visits, provide Book Bags, a Leavers End of School Book, playground painting, school decoration (painting, rugs etc), toys, art equipment, online educational resources, resource library membership and a school garden.

 

Funding for schools has been repeatedly cut in recent years. We’re proud that our PTA has been able to add joy and magic into the children’s education by providing enriching resources and activities. Included in this pack is a list of some of the ways we were able to support the school in the 2018-2019 school year.

 

We raise funds and build our community in the following ways;

 

We run a 100 Club

A Halloween Disco

An Easter Egg Hunt

Prize Bingo

Cake sales

Holiday competitions

Stewarding at the Glastonbury Music Festival

Supporting the Leigh upon Mendip Village Fair

Printer Ink Re-cycling

Second-hand clothes collections

End of Year Barbeque

Mufti Days

Supporting School Plays and Nativities

Jumble Sale

 

How to get involved right away…

 

Sign up for easy fundraising

 

We raise around £15 a month and a total of over a thousand pounds for our school just by shopping! Get FREE donations for Friends of Leigh on Mendip School by using www.easyfundraising.org.uk and choosing ‘Friends of Leigh on Mendip School’ as your charity of choice.

Over 4,000 online retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay and M&S are ready to give a free donation every time you shop online. It’s easy to use and costs you nothing.

Join the Facebook group

 

Can’t remember if you need a PE kit today or not? Need a hand putting together a costume? Fancy sharing a story with the other parents? Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofLeighSchool/

 

Get in touch

 

For questions or queries about Friends of Leigh School, please email friendsofleighschool@outlook.com

 

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