Friends of The Brigg (PTA)

Welcome to "Friends of the Brigg"

The Friends of The Brigg would like to say a big hello and welcome to all parents and children. We are a small group of parents working to support The Brigg Infant School in South Normanton, which has approximately 160 children.

Our aim is to raise awareness to provide extra facilities and activities to enrich the existing objectives and direction of the school, those "extras" that the school budget may not stretch to.  All our efforts are to raise money to benefit our children. Some of the things that we do may not make a great deal of money, but if our children get enjoyment from them and take away lovely memories that's enough for us.

As a registered charity we are also often able to apply for funding and grants when school cannot. The School budget cannot cover everything, so the money that we raise and the memories made from our events means a lot. So thank you for all of your support!

What's been done so far?

The Friends have been super busy. We have had...

  • Christmas and Summer Fayres
  • Discos for the children
  • Picnic and games evenings
  • Cake sales
  • Second hand clothes collections
  • Raffles
Children meeting Santa

We are planning an Easter Egg Hunt for April 3rd 2020 in the afternoon.  We hope that you can come along and find yummy goodies with your children!

Items we have funded range from large scale playground equipment, smaller resources for classrooms and the regeneration of a school gardening area from an unused piece of land.  We are currently saving to fund an outdoor reading area for all the children to use at lunchtimes in the bandstand, a mini oven and ipads for use in all the classes. 

Fundraising

With school budgets getting more stretched every year, we are always thinking of new ways to raise funds for the school.  Our fundraising to date has come from a variety of sources:

  • Traditional school events, such as the Christmas and Summer Fayres, and term time discos for the children
  • Raffles throughout the year, supported by local businesses via prize donations, regular donations include The Bakehouse, The Co-op and Heron Foods with prizes being donated from local attractions regularly.
  • Sales of fundraising products to families, such as Christmas Cards and Tea Towels - designed by the children.
  • Cash donations and donations of equipment by community members and local businesses
  • Local grants for community projects

If you think you could give any other ideas or know of any businesses willing to help our school, please contact Nicola Hackett via email on nicolahackettfriendsofthebrigg@gmail.com. Thank you in advance.

Forthcoming Events:

Date Time Event

Friday 3rd April

Throughout the afternoon

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 14th June

10am in school

Gala Craft and sign up event

Saturday 4th July

TBC

South Normanton Gala Float

Friday 10th July

2.00

Summer Fair

Saturday 11th July

TBC

Leavers Disco for Year 2

 

How can I help?

If you would like to get involved or can help out in any way at all then please come and speak to Mrs Spencer or Mrs Hackett. We meet regularly at school, usually at 3.30 in the staff room, but if you can't make the meetings due to work or other commitments you can still get involved. Some parents just help out at the events or do the essential jobs 'behind the scenes' such as producing posters, letters, preparing items for stalls etc, if they cannot be at the event itself. Any time you can give will always be appreciated so please let us know if you can help.  We also sometimes ask for help via letters placed in the children's school bags.

If you are a local business who would like to get involved, from sponsorship to donating a raffle prize, then please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01773 811317 and ask for a member of the 'Friends' to contact you back.