The Friends of Kentish Town Church of England Primary School
The school has a really active Parent / Teacher Association, called The Friends. Our aim is to make the school a better place for our children to learn, and to help nurture and strengthen a sense of community. We bring together staff, parents, carers, and friends to help raise money for things that the school budget doesn’t cover.
We have a small committee of parents/carers including a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer but also tap into a host of regular volunteers who help organise and run our fundraising events programme. Through volunteering you can make new friends, get to know the school environment and, of course, make a difference to the school for your children, and the generations after them. It’s also fun!
Events that we hold include an annual Bounceathon, a Disco, Christmas and Summer Fairs, a Grown-Ups’ quiz, an auction, Christmas Tree sale, sponsored walks and more. Over the past year, a time still somewhat affected by Covid, we have raised over £12,000. Things that we have helped pay for include: class trips to the pantomime, contributions to the Year 6 residential trip and the school trip to Broadstairs, specialist new classroom equipment, and more.
How can I get involved?
There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with your PTA you will never be able to escape! We make it clear that parents can come to our meetings to just listen and learn, or they can take a more active role if they want to. We have no set expectations and any amount of time you can give to the Friends will always be well received. From joining the committee, to volunteering at or helping co-ordinate events, or being a regular giver of preloved items and raffle prizes, we welcome it all. Please do talk to one of your Class Reps if you want to find out more or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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