Over the past months as we’ve gone in and out of lockdown, our parent teacher association has done some amazing work through raising funds for the school and organising activities that have brought us all together.
Since October, the PTA has raised over £2500 through fundraising events that had to be adjusted due to the pandemic.
In December they organised our first ever online raffle in place of our usual annual raffles at the Christmas school play. The PTA asked parents in each class to donate gifts for the raffle and were able to assemble 14 hampers using the donations, eventually raising £900.
Before Christmas, the team put together craft sets for children to use at home, selling 150 of them for £4 each.
These two initiatives were repeated with great success over Easter, with the team also organising a really popular Easter trail at different locations around the village!
While different lockdowns and social distancing restrictions have made running activities more tricky than usual, the PTA has grown significantly over this period, with membership almost doubling since October.
There’s plenty more planned coming up, with a scarecrow trail organised for May half term, where fantastical scarecrow creations will be put up around the village. Plans are also underway for a return of the summer fete with a bar and BBQ, live performers, and circus already on the cards.
At Bowerhill, we’re lucky to have an engaged and active parent community. The work of our PTA, and everyone in the school community who took part in events over the past year have really emphasised how fortunate we are!