The Friends of PWPS
Who are The Friends?
All of us!
As a regsitered charity we have to have elected ‘officers’ to fill the roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Current incumbents are as follows:
The Friends of Priors Wood have set up a School Lottery. It is very simple, easy and fun to do. Go onto the website shown on the poster to purchase your tickets and each week a draw takes place. There is a winner every week from 1 of the parents, teachers, family, friends, work colleagues and neighbours that join the Priors Wood Lottery. You are also entered into a draw to win £25,000. By participating in the school lottery not only do you have a chance to win in 2 draws but you are also helping to raise funds for the school as Priors Wood will receive a percentage each week from the lottery. Each winner is posted on the Priors Wood page of the lottery website.
All you need to do is set up a lottery account, which is quick and easy to do. Do spread the word as the more people that take part the more money you could win! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask The Friends.
The first draw will be in January – good luck to everyone! Be in it to win it!
Many thanks for your support,
The Friends of Priors Wood
What do we do?
Raise money for the school and provide a social focus.
There are events that we put on every year such as termly school discos and cake sales, a
Christmas Fayre and of course we help with the school Summer Fete.
Then we put on other events which vary. Over the years, there have been race nights, car boot sales and pamper evenings.
A lot of parents already help out at many of the events and are friends to the school in many other ways, whether helping with reading in school or being a helper on school trips.
We’ve called it ‘bitesize’ as you don’t need to be ‘on the committee’ or come to lots of meetings. There are many ways you could support, for example,
Be a willing pair of hands – help out on the day e.g serve drinks at the disco, plate up cakes for the cake sale, help on a stall at the summer fete…
Help organize – e.g. help plan one of the summer events or run the cake sale
Put on an event – we have space for smaller events throughout the year, come and talk to us if you have an idea
Become a class rep – be a point of contact – you just have to talk to other parents in the playground!
Like to get involved?
If you’d like to get involved helping out please catch one of us in the playground or let the office know.
PWPS also have their own easyfundraising.org.uk page, where you can raise money for the school whenever you purchase things online! Sign up for free by clicking on the banner below to help us raise funds for the school.
What is the money used for?
In recent years money raised by the Friends has been used for:
- Swimming lessons for Juniors
- New netball and football kits
- Car booster seats
- A sandpit for the nursery
- A new reading scheme
- A contribution to the Year 6 Leavers Disco
- Up-to-date audio-visual equipment for the main hall, a projector and interactive screen that can be used for assemblies, lessons (and even film nights!)
- A Priors Wood School banner (to be used at events such as sport or choir)
- A storage shed
- Allocation to be spent in each classroom