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 2018-19 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 2019/20
Chair – Needed – Julia Pritchard (covering)
Vice Chair -Pam Cocker/Zoe Weaver (shadowing)
Secretary – Claire Walsh
Treasurer – Julia Pritchard
Communications Officer – Jayne Pritzlaff
Class Reps – Hedgehogs – Kathryn Hadfield, Owls – Louise Heath & Squirrels – Jo Tinker
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 2018-19
I was nervous taking on the position of Chair at the beginning of the year, but it has been a pleasure. Thankyou everyone for all your help and support. It is great to live in a community where people get involved and make things happen.
Fundraising this year has included:
A village bus trip to the globe to go and see ‘Eyam’. Thanks to Emily Williamson for organising – £214 raised.
We had a race night at the mechanics. Thanks to Jayne, Lucy, Laura and Louise – £526.70 raised.
An amazing bonfire, thanks to Clare Hepworth and the Bonfire team, everyone who collected wood, the lantern makers, the super speedy teams serving the food, friends who cooked potatoes, sausages and soup, made toffee, the brownies who packed the toffee, people who sold torches and toffee, helped park cars, made the rat, carried the rat, the band, the marshalls, the team that sets off the fireworks, people who sold beer, made mulled wine, the local shops who sold tickets, all the people who tidyed up after, litter picked, washed pots and cleaned up the site. And I bet I’ve missed out loads from this list. It was a massive effort from the whole community who gave up their time and lent us so much equipment for free to support the school. And we raised a phenomenal £7,527.78! Thanks again everyone
We sold willow star wands and Eyam bags at the makers markets – thanks to Kate Hadfield for braving the cold.
Caroline o Connell organised the Christmas Cards raising £332.27
We had a stall at the village Christmas Coffee morning £85 raised, thanks to all the donations of filled cups for our tombola and a big thanks to all the children who helped run the stall.
The school Christmas and summer disco were thoroughly enjoyed by all the children, thanks to Mark Hadfield and Addy, Sarah Roberts and Pam -£304.40 has been raised
We received a £200 donation from The Coolstone, thankyou
Pam has been holding regular 2nd hand uniform sales and Ecobag collections – thankyou
Easy fundraising has brought in £374 and the school Lottery, coordinated by Sophie Bell has brought in an amazing £670.80
Our Summer Fair was fabulous – Big thanks go to Pam Cocker for coordinating. It was amazing to have the fire engine and crew at the fair and it was a lovely end to the school year.
In total this year we raised £11,236.06
Money we have spent has included
A £100 Christmas donation, which the children decided to send to Jam Tam School in Africa. The school responded with a lovely thankyou letter and also made all of our school children keyrings as gifts.
We have contributed money towards the playground refurbishments, tyre park, mending the trim trail, the climbing wall and the table tennis table. The children are loving using these new facilities.
We have bought new reading books and a cosy carpet and soft furnishings for squirrel classroom
We have contributed 50% of the cost of school trips for Squirrels to Quarry Bank Mill, Owls to Manchester and Hedgehogs to Chesterfield
In total our expenditure had been £3704.13
We are supporting the schools plans for an extension and we will continue to save money so we can help to contribute towards this in the future.
Thanks again everyone for all your support.