Families came out in force for a fun-filled day as St Margaret's Catholic Voluntary Academy in Gamesley celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style. The event at the Glossop Road school last Saturday (21 May) was an ideal opportunity for pupils, parents and the local community to get together after the disruption and restrictions of the last two years due to Covid-19.
It was twice the reason for celebration at Manor Green School which opened its new playground earlier this month after years of planning and fundraising. Coinciding with its May Fair celebrations, the playground features a sensory trail to engage children with a variety of sensory needs. The official opening ceremony was held on Friday, May 6, with Michelle O'Sullivan, chair of the PTA, cutting the ribbon to declare it officially open.
Children at a primary school in Clevedon had 'great fun' helping run a huge bake sale at their school after working hard preparing for their SAT exams. After a tough week sitting their end-of-school tests, Year 6 pupils at St Nicholas’ Chantry School, in Highdale Avenue, raised a whopping £300 at the sale with the help of parents.
ORGANISERS would like to say a 'big thank you' to everyone who joined Broadwindsor Primary School's sponsored walk on Bank Holiday Monday and to all those who have donated. The total raised so far is just over £1,000. The event, organised by the school PTA, was to raise much-needed funds for new and improved outdoor adventure play equipment.
The money will help fund a brand-new 10-station trim trial and play area surfacing The parent teacher association at a Lutterworth school has been handed £1,000 by housebuilder Mulberry Homes. The cash has been donated to The Friends of John Wycliffe Primary School PTA. The group stages regular fundraising events to provide new equipment and resources to the school, based on Moorbarns Lane, Lutterworth.
FAMILIES are furious after being told to fundraise £50,000 to fix the toilets at their kids' school. Parents at Lane End Primary in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, have blasted the "outrageous" plan as they think the council should cough up instead. The school claims the loos, which are so broken and have such little privacy that pupils refuse to use them, are in dire need of an upgrade but it can't cover the entire cost of the refurbishment.
Survey shows what parents in Milton Keynes really think about their children's SATS tests due to start next week
As many primary school pupils all over MK prepare to start their SATS next week, a survey has shown how parents feel about the compulsory tests. For the past two academic years, Standard Assessment Tests had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. But next week they start again for pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Parents say they are 'disgusted' at having to raise money towards new school toilets. The state of the loos at Lane End Primary - with broken parts and a lack of privacy - is said to be so bad that children 'are refusing to go' at school and waiting until they get home.
A woman is shattered after spending a jaw-dropping US $300 on a haircut that made her look like a ‘Karen’. In the hilarious TikTok video captioned, ‘that’s Mrs Pumpkin to you m’am’, the woman is sobbing over her new do while comparing herself to an entitled mum on the ‘PTA’.
Two activists have been called out after falsely claiming a Black man had been wearing 'blackface'. Kim Koko Hunter was hired by Scottsdale Unified School District’s Hopi Elementary PTA to host a charity event earlier this year. The 56-year-old DJ turned up wearing a sparkly gold outfit and an afro wig, while others also got into the 70s theme with jazzy outfits.
Diversity campaigners accused a primary school of racism for hiring a DJ who wore blackface, only to discover the man was black. Stuart Rhoden and Jill Lassen complained after seeing images of Kim Koko Hunter at a 1970s themed parent-teacher association (PTA) event at a Phoenix primary school.
Woke Arizona education leaders are blasted after they mistook African-American DJ at school fundraiser for white man in BLACKFACE and wrote scathing complaints
DJ Kim Koko Hunter was hired to play at a PTA fundraiser for Hopi Elementary After the April 9 event, leaders within the Scottsdale school district complained They accused Hunter, a black man, of being in blackface during the event Jill Lassen and Stuart Rhoden sent emails to the school's principal and PTA head
Hundreds sign petition for Dog and Pheasant pub to be revamped HUNDREDS of residents have called for action to get a much-loved pub refurbished. More than 700 people have backed a petition run by resident Jennifer Griggs to get the Dog and Pheasant pub in Mile End, Colchester, refitted.
An Easter bonnet parade and cream tea was held by Drake's Primary School in East Budleigh on Friday, April 8. Children made their own bonnets and the best creations were judged by Richard Allen, president of Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, which also donated the prizes.
The children at Western Primary School in Harrogate have been enjoying their new reading areas that have been recently revamped, thanks to the teachers and a local artist. With reading and books at the centre of their curriculum, staff at the school have been working hard to create stimulating and inviting reading spaces after listening to their pupils’ opinions, to ensure that all of their children have access to a wide range of quality books.
Children at a Lower Beeding village school have raised more than £1,700 during a sponsored event to mark the year 2022. Holy Trinity CofE Primary School’s PTA launched its Challenge 2022 project in January as the committee challenged the children to find innovative and interesting ways to raise £20.22 to bring in the new year.
An Easter Fayre, a talent show and a concert were held to celebrate the end of the spring term at St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh Salterton. After two years of living with Covid, staff and pupils were happy to be holding ‘pre-pandemic’ style events, and to be able to welcome the children’s families to the spring concert.
Last Friday, April 1, at Wylye Valley C of E Primary School, Codford, all the children and staff wore blue and yellow to show support and raise awareness for the plight of the people of Ukraine. The day was arranged by the school’s PTA to raise much-needed funds for the displaced Ukrainians.
A PRIMARY school in Maldon has been given a funding boost to help refresh its library. Wentworth Primary School, based in Viking Road, plans to restock and rejuvenate its library for its pupils. A renovation of the library has been quoted to cost £10,000. Its project has now been awarded a £1,000 fundraising boost thanks to a regional house builder.