The Parents and Friends of Water Leys
The Parents and Friends of Water Leys are a group of parents, carers, staff and friends of our community, who get together to help raise much needed additional school funds.
Recently enough money has been raised to revamp our Key Stage 2 playground following the extensive development of the Key Stage 1 playground. The Key Stage 1 and 2 playgrounds are now exciting places to play … and learn! We are now looking to raise funds to purchase books for home reading and the school library along with making further improvements to the school grounds.
If you would like to join the Parents and Friends of Water Leys please contact the school office.
2017-2018 Fund Raising Events
Class Fundraising December 2017
This year the children all drew Christmas pictures that were transformed into cards/gift tags and miscellaneous gift ideas. This alone raised an amazing £436 for the school! We hope to run this again in 2018.
Spring Disco March 2018
Back in March we held the Key Stage 1 and 2 discos again and they were a big hit with all the children. We raised a total of £786. Big thanks to all parent volunteers who helped to make this happen!
Easter Hunt March 2018
Once again the Easter Hunt proved popular, along with the bonnet and colouring competitions that were held in the run up to the event day. We also had the usual cake stalls and chocolate tombola and managed to raise £801. This figure beats our totals at previous Easter events so once again thanks to all staff and parents involved.
Summer Fair July 2018
The sun was shining yet again this year for our annual Summer Fair and it proved to be a fantastic event that was well attended. Our fabulous Year 6 children showed off their Design and Technology skills with their inventive stalls, the tombolas were full of soft toys and treats from your generous donations, and the refreshments didn’t last long in Croft Hall!
The total is yet to be finalised but early indications are that yet again we have raised an amazing amount of money which will be used to improve the school for all our children. Thank you all very much for your support at this event!
Christmas Market and Raffle December 2017
A grand total of £860 was raised from the Christmas Market and Raffle! Thank you to everyone involved in these events and congratulations to the winners.
Discos – November 2017
The children had a great time at the discos, a huge thank you to DJs Campbell and Jefferies who were in control of the decks!
A few stats for you, we sold:
342 packets of crisps
800 fruit chews
400 bags of Haribos
The discos raised a fantastic £872.66! This was only made possible by the amazing parents, carers and staff members that volunteered to help out with the stalls and clearing up afterwards. Thank you to all of you!
2016-2017 Fund Raising Events
The children enjoyed attending the discos held before Christmas and were treated to a special guest visitor who popped by to make sure they were all having a fantastic time!
A massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped at both discos, these events cannot run without your invaluable support!
Christmas Hamper Raffle
We were overwhelmed by the donations made towards the hamper raffle, a record 15 hampers were created and there was much excitement at the draw after the Foundation Stage Christmas performance. Congratulations to all the winners!
A total of £1200 was raised from both of these events which is a fantastic start to the fundraising year.
Easter Egg Hunt Tuesday 4th April
The Easter Egg Hunt was on Tuesday 4th April from 3pm. Entry was through green gate by the bike shelter and through to the Key Stage 2 playground where entry forms were on sale. The event was a fantastic success with all the children clues dotted around the school grounds for them to find.
Entries were then exchanged for a little gift in Burleigh Hall where there was a Chocolate Tombola, Cafe and Cake Stall.
In the run-up to the day children also entered our Easter Colouring and Easter Bonnet Competitions, well done to all of the winning entries which were displayed in the hall. A total of £600 was raised so thank you to everyone.
Summer Fair Friday 7th July
The Summer Fair is something everyone looks forward to, including us! A big thank you from the Friends of Water Leys to all the staff and parents who supported the running and organisation of the event. If you are one of the many parents who attended, thank you for coming and joining in with the fun. The event raised an amazing £1,100!
The fundraising group will also be having some stalls, including Santa’s Grotto! We are unable to run these events without your help so please let the school office know if you are able.