What do we do?
Eyam School has a thriving PTFA which raises valuable funds for the school each year as well as contributing to the social life of the school. The PTFA has a committee which organises regular fund raising events such as the annual Bonfire Display and the Summer Fair. See Chair’s report for 2020-21 below.
Our main aim is to raise money to improve the learning environment for the children and this year we have been able to fund a climbing wall for the playground and partially fund the tyre park on the school field as well as contributing to other valuable resources in school. We also raise funds to provide various workshops for the children and to subsidise school trips helping to keep the cost for parents to a minimum.
PTFA Committee 2021/22
Chair – Helen Everatt
Vice Chair – Jess Eades
Secretary – Kate Hadfield
Treasurer – Alby Atkinson
Class Reps – Hedgehogs (Reception & Y1) – TBC Rabbits (Y2) – TBC Owls (Y3 & Y4) – TBC Squirrels (Y5 & Y6) – TBC
How can you help?
All parents automatically become a member of the PTFA when their child starts school. All parents are welcome to attend the PTFA committee meetings that are held once a term. Everyone can make a valuable contribution by helping on an ad-hoc basis with the various fund raising events held throughout the year.
We are always looking for new ideas for fund raising events so if you have any ideas please let one of the committee members know.
Throughout the year we hold raffles and serve refreshments as part of the events so are always looking for kind donations of prizes or unwanted gifts and help in the form of cake donations, catering and so on. We are also part of the Your School Lottery scheme which you can join for as little as £1 a week. As well as benefiting the school you will have the chance of winning a guaranteed weekly prize for someone within your school community. Or you can support us through Easy Fund Raising which turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for our school.
Chair’s Report 2020-2021
Summary of the Year September 2020-August 2021
Coolstone – In September 2020 The Coolstone named Eyam School PTFA as their local charity and donated 25p from every cup of coffee sold to us. Thanks so much George for supporting us, we really do appreciate it. £148.65 has been donated to us from the coffees. George has also been selling postcards and bags we had made in his gift shop raising us another £58
Eyam Half Marathon – The Masked Rat – In September lots of the children and adults from the school took part in the ‘Masked Rat Challenge’ organised by Eyam Half Marathon. The Marathon Committee raise money for cancer charities and local charities. They kindly donated us £400
Halloween- Jess Eades kindly organised a Pumpkin trail and Quiz around the village. All the children were given the treasure hunt along with a Bonfire lantern kit for half term. Thanks Jess and also Ben, who made the pumpkin collection bucket for any donations. £215 was raised in donations.
Bonfire 2020 -It was with a heavy heart that the decision was made to cancel the bonfire for 2020. We made Bonfire lantern kits for all the children at the school to make at home. Photos were shared of lanterns made and many were hung up outside houses – ‘shining a light for bonfire night’ Although not actually in this financial year I would still like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Bonfire Committee and their many helpers for the fabulous effort with the 2021 which made an unprecedented £12,000 profit.
Christmas Cards This was the year for sending Christmas Cards to friends and family. Thanks so much to Caroline o Connell for coordinating. Just over £250 was raised for the PTFA – Amazing!
Christmas Promises Raffle Traditionally in Eyam, lots of money is raised for the old folks fund at Christmas time with Santa’s Grotto and a Village raffle. We heard that the raffle wasn’t running so we asked the old folks fund if they were happy for us to organise a Christmas raffle, with the profits shared between us. Thanks to Louise Heath for coordinating and everyone who donated prizes, promises and sold tickets for the raffle. Over £900 was raised. Our share of the money went towards finishing the new school room.
Easter – We organised an Easter Egg Decorating Competition. Loads of amazing creations. Thanks to Natalie for making the poster and Mrs Grant for the very difficult job of been the judge. Thanks also to Jess Eades who created a fabulous Easter egg hunt around the Village. £80 was raised in donations.
Orienteering – The was our first face to face organised event after the Covid restrictions were eased. We ran it as a joint event with Eyam Pump Track. It was perfect – outside, small groups, courses for all ages and abilities, cake and refreshments. We had loads of compliments about the event and it was wonderful seeing everyone enjoying the day. Thanks to Rachel Wright for organising the routes, Natalie for making the wonderful poster, Jess for organising the refreshments, the sports association for the use of the pavilion and fields and all the many other helpers on the day. Over £450 was raised.
Summer Social Thanks to Jayne for coordinating the Quiz and Pizza night at the Coolstone. It was lovely to see so many people out. The quiz was great fun and there was an amazing amount of raffle prizes. Thankyou everyone. Over £300 was raised on the night with an extra £100 donated by the Coolstone