Neight Hill, Himbleton, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7LE

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01905 391231

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office@himbleton.worcs.sch.uk

Mr Andrew Best

Himbleton Church of England First School & Nursery

Friends

Welcome!

Many of you will already be well aware of The Friends and what we do, others of you may be less familiar with our organisation. So – What or who, are the Friends?..... Basically we are a group of parents who would like to make the school experience even more special for our children.

At Himbleton we all know how lucky our children are to be at such a unique and special school, we are always striving to make it even better for them.

We have 2 main objectives –Raising money and Having Fun!

The idea is to raise money throughout the year to spend on various activities, equipment or experiences for the children. We do this by various events throughout the year – such as the Summer Fete, Christmas Grotto, Chocolate Bingo, Quizzes, Family fun days and, of course, school discos!

 

The “Friends” is a fully constituted body of the National Confederation of Parent/Teacher Association. 

The current elected officers are:

Position Name Tel Email
Chair Mr Chris Burdett 01386 791027 chris_burdett@hotmail.com
Vice Chair Mr Ian Preston n/a ianpreston@msn.com
Secretary Mrs Jo Fitton 01905 391127 joannalambert28@hotmail.com
Treasurer Mr Geoff Hedges n/a geoffhedges@icloud.com

 

Money Spent 2016 / 17

Whole School Trip

Your generous donations mean that each year we are able fund a whole school trip. This year’s trip was to @Bristol and was a huge success!

Renovations to Adventure Playground

Money raised by the The Friends and you, was used to renovate the adventure playground, ensuring that it continues to be an exciting, fun and safe resource for the children to enjoy.

Resurfacing of Himbleton Cricket Car Park

To ensure adequate and suitable parking at the busy school drop off and pick up times, The Friends have paid for the resurfacing of the Himbleton Cricket Club’s car park, helping to make things that bit safer and easier for us all.

Where will the Money Raised
be Spent in 2018

We already have a list of items that Mrs Wallis would like for the children, at present this includes:

  • Funding for coaches for school trips
  • New books for the Library
  • Apps for ipads
  • Programmable and coding toys eg B Bots
  • New toys for the playground
  • Wellies and waterproofs for all children to help maximize the use of the outdoor learning areas

We would really like to hear your thoughts for ideas for spending the money you help raise. We will have a suggestion box outside Mrs Hodgson’s office for ideas for the money raised by Friends.

There will also be a thermometer to keep everyone updated about our funding to date in the year!

We are an open group that welcomes all contributions and are always keen to receive additional support either at meetings, organising and running events or the generation of new ideas for our fund raising and social calendar.

We are immensely grateful for the contributions of the friends and families of the school, the local community and businesses that offer donations for our events or their hard work and efforts to make our events a huge success.

We encourage all parents to become involved and hold regular meetings in school, to which everyone is welcome. Look out on the school app for notifications of upcoming meetings.