Our ‘Parents, Teachers and Friends Association’ is committed to supporting the school, children and staff. The PTFA at Berry Pomeroy Parochial CE Primary school aim to raise money to help the school access additional resources, school trips, activities and more to benefit all our children. We aim to raise money through fun, social and enriching activities.
We meet regularly to discuss what to do and where the money raised goes. We see our role as equally fundraising and creating a strong ‘Community Spirit’.
Money Raised & Donated
Spring term 2022 - £3279.21
Anyone who has children at the school, or who works at the school is automatically a member of the PTFA. Meetings are open to all, and you will be made most welcome should you choose to attend.
Many volunteers focus on running stalls, cake baking, fruit chopping, craft activities, gardening, tea and coffee making and much more!
How we work
At the beginning of each academic year the committee hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) with, parents & carers & Mrs Bowden. We review the previous year and discuss ideas for the year ahead. This will include ways to build the school community, fund raising ideas and goals for the money raised to be spent on.
We keep you informed on what the money raised is spent on. All our joint efforts are always rewarding and enriching for all our children.
Please read below details of some of our recent events:
Friday social event
Every few weeks on a Friday, we have coffee and cakes (made and donated by parents) in the playground after school. This is a great opportunity to have a catch-up with other parents.
School Christmas Fair
A memorable event for all. The fair consisted of games, handmade gifts, great raffle hamper prizes donated by our local community including local lamb, zoo tickets, Christmas cake, gifts, jewellery and much more!
The children have the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards. Your child's design is also available on mugs, coasters and gift tags. Perfect Christmas gifts!
Throughout the year we offer coffee mornings and refreshments after school and events such as church services, Harvest Festival and sports day (much needed after the parent races!)
We aim to run school discos during the year for our children after school. There are hot-dogs on offer plus sale of finger lights, balloons, and glow/glitter face paint. The Berry children get very excited as the date of disco approaches!
Class 2 were incredibly busy as they planned, organised and hosted a charity event for Red Cross. Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored our children to "Run to London". The children enjoyed running laps of the playground and certainly outran the staff! Generosity is deep within the foundations of our Berry community and it's inspiring to see our children strive to make a difference to others.
Our children work hard potting vegetables plus watering and maintaining the plants in gardening sessions throughout the year. The value of seeing the seed to the table and the health knowledge gained is so valuable for our children. The PTFA work hard maintaining our outside spaces and gardens. Surplus produce is often sold to parents and carers and flowers adorn the playground. We will be working hard to enhance this experience in years to come. Volunteers are fundamental for this to keep running.
Our biggest fund-raiser is the Summer Fair. This is always filled with great atmosphere whatever the weather. Bunting is adorned and the stalls range from BBQ, plants, toys, books, raffle prizes, bouncy castle and traditional games.
Bag 2 School
Bag 2 School is a free fundraising scheme. They collect and sell unwanted clothes to importers and wholesalers in many countries. (see bag2school.com). We arrange 3 of these a year and will inform you of the dates. It is a great fund-raiser.
Your PTFA communicate with parents and carers via the school email. We have a PTFA notice board in the school playground and notices are sometimes sent home in your children’s book-bags. We also have a Facebook page.
Please feel free to have a chat with any of the Committee Members or come along to any meeting to offer your support. You will be made welcome at any time!
‘A huge heartfelt thanks to our wonderful PTFA who are an integral part of our school community, providing support to our children, teachers, staff, parents, and local community alike by enhancing the school’s resources and children’s experience of education.’