Dickens Heath PTFA
We are very proud of our Dickens Heath Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) and their hard work to make our school an even more exciting and fun place to learn. They are a group of volunteers working together to support our school by raising money for things that the school budget can’t afford.
In the 2017/18 school year the PTFA raised a fantastic £12,900 for school projects!
Over recent years, the PTFA has funded our brilliant school farm, a bigger range of books for our library, the trim trail in the playground, new musical instruments, additional computing and presentation equipment, a completely new AV system and blackout blinds for the school hall and much more.
The PTFA organise amazing events: discos for the children; quiz nights for the adults; family barbecues to welcome new families into the school community; Christmas, spring and summer fayres; and even a spring ball in a marquee on the school field!
There are plenty of ways to support the work of the PTFA – through time, gifts in kind (such as tombola prizes) – or even just by coming along to an event and spending a few pounds.
Click below to visit the PTFA Facebook page and website to find out more about what they do and how to get involved.
Fundraising activities in school
At Dickens Community Primary School, we love dressing up and any opportunity to raise money for a good cause.
Every year we support the national fundraising events, such as:
- Sport Relief
- Comic Relief
- Children In Need
- Genes for Jeans Day
- a shoebox appeal – the children love bringing in the Christmas-decorated, filled shoe boxes into school to be collected and taken to the children less fortunate than themselves.
In 2017/2018 the children of Dickens Heath School raised more than £2,000 for these charities!
Our children love coming up with their own fund raising ideas too. As examples, our year 1 classes arranged their own mini market afternoon and superhero day; year 6 children love holding a cake sale; and our year 4 children supported the Poppy Day appeal by opening a stall every break time for the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.
And World Book Day is always a favourite! We all – our headteacher, all staff (including our lovely kitchen staff) and children – come to school dressed up as their favourite book character and enjoy a fantastic book fayre in our school hall.