We raised £18,000 in 2010/2011
The Ravenstone PTA is incredibly successful and we are one of the highest fund raising primary schools in the country. In 2010/2011 we raised £18,000 from staging 20 events and we would like to beat that this academic year! It is good for the school and makes a big difference to our children.
The funds raised by PTA activities are put to excellent use throughout the school. Here are some examples of the PTA’s contributions over the last few years.
School journey Osmington Bay. The PTA contributes to the costs of this annual trip for our Yr 6 children. The PTA’s contribution ensures that all children that want to are able to attend this fun-filled time away.
Class Trips. The PTA subsidises class trips across the whole school to ensure that our children are able to visit some of the most interesting and educational places in and around London.
The School Music Programme. Our school offers an incredible musical experience and this is in part due to PTA funds. The PTA has funded the purchase of two pianos and makes a significant contribution to the tuition and instruments in use by Year 4 pupils.
The Playground. Our playground is the envy of many and the PTA has played a significant role in its development. Plenty of funds and volunteer time have been spent on; the trim trail, the shelters, sports equipment, storage, planting, refurbishments, seating and the pond!
Library. The PTA funds have been used to refurbish, carpet and decorate and also to purchase many books.
IT. Are you bowled over by the quality and range of the IT facilities available to our children and teachers? The PTA funds have subsidised the interactive white boards and the ICT suite.
The big screen. The PTA purchased the screen in the lower hall that is used for both educational and social purposes.
Yameriga. The PTA has supported the Yamergia school garden project. This project has allowed the school to grow their own food to feed the children. Hunger is one the biggest problems the school faces and their garden project is helping the school to become self-sufficient.
Nursery kitchen. The kitchen in our nursery was paid for and installed by the PTA.
Colour photocopier. The PTA bought the school’s colour photocopier, allowing for outstanding quality and full colour documentation, promotional posters and teaching materials.