Friends of Cirencester Deer Park School end of year update
The Friends of Cirencester Deer Park School would like to thank all parents/carers who have provided help and support throughout what has been a very challenging year in terms of fundraising. They are very grateful to those who have kindly donated school uniform, and to all the volunteers who have helped out at their second-hand uniform sales – the last sale raised over £600!
Despite not being able to hold many of the usual fundraising events this academic year, the Friends' efforts to raise vital funds for school projects have continued, and they are pleased to announce that they have been able to fund the purchase of six new outdoor benches thanks to a grant from the Jack Lane Charitable Trust and money raised by the Friends.
The Friends have also recently agreed to fund an online safety newsletter for parents and to part fund a new high jump mat for the PE Faculty, as well as new equipment for the school’s Horticulture course. They continue to raise money to improve outdoor spaces in collaboration with the school.
TESCO COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME
Currently, you can support Friends of Cirencester Deer Park School in the Tesco Community Grant Scheme in all local Tesco branches in Cirencester. Every time you visit a store, just pop your blue tokens in the large Perspex box. The more tokens we receive, the more money will go towards improving the school’s outdoor spaces. So, every token helps!
2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
The theme for the Friends' 2022 School Calendar is Pets and Animals and pupils in all years are invited to submit up to three pieces of work in landscape format in any form of media (e.g., painting, drawing, collage or photography). The deadline is 30 September 2021. Entries can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more...
QUIZ & CHILLI
Save the date: The Friends are hoping to hold a Quiz & Chilli night on Saturday 9 October – more details to follow next term.
NEXT FRIENDS' MEETING
The next Friends committee meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 14 September at 6.30pm via Zoom or in the school library (TBC). If you would like to find out more about the Friends, please join us, we would love to hear from you!
And finally… if you are shopping online, please consider using Easyfundraising – it’s free and simple to use. Just visit the website - www.easyfundraising.org.uk - and register Friends of Deer Park School Cirencester as your good cause. Every time you shop online at any of the participating retailers – including Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Next, Tesco, M&S and eBay – a donation will be made directly to the Friends of Deer Park School on your behalf.
Here’s to a well-deserved summer break! Thank you for your continued support.
Friends of Cirencester Deer Park School