FOSWS (Friends of Sebert Wood School) are a small group of parents/carers who get together to raise funds for the school (more commonly known as a PTA). All profits made from our events go back into the school to help with additional purchases which benefit all the children whilst they have fun along the way.
Our current Chair is Nina Dallorzo
Vice Chair is Debra Peachey
Secretary is Liz Rahim
Treasurer is Kathryn Watts
Our events are a lot of fun and very rewarding to see the children enjoying themselves. There is a lot of hard work and organisation going into each event. The main events are the Christmas and Summer Fairs, discos, cake sales, to name but a few. We also help the school with sponsored events.
This year we have funded the new Reception garden and playground paintings, paid for year 2 to go to the Pantomime at the Theatre Royal, subsidised school trips (which we do every year), various pieces of sports equipment i.e. table tennis table and many other exciting projects throughout the School.
If you’d like to get involved, even for just half an hour at an event, please email FOSWSteam@gmail.com. We meet on the first Monday of each month to discuss and prepare for events and also ways to spend the money for the school.
You should receive your sponsor forms for the Tech Trail, which is taking part on Friday 10th May in your child’s book bag today. This is a really fun event for the children, so your support, where possible, is greatly received.
FOSWS are looking to change our usual summer fair to a more relaxing festival style event with lots of inflatables, disco, kids acts and music. We desperately need some bands!! Are there any parents/friends or relatives who can help us with this? Please contact FOSWS on FOSWSteam@gmail.com ASAP.
So far from the Christmas Fair, Discos, Quiz night, cake/popcorn sale and book sale, we have raised an impressive £4076.
Purchases this year have included :-
Numicon for Reception to Year 4, which enhances the children’s maths learning skills
Outdoor Learning area
An annual subscription which enables staff to save time on preparation which in turn gives them more time to spend on teaching.
Money to reduce costs for school trips
Year 2 trip to Theatre Royal for pantomime
If anyone has anything they can offer FOSWS by way of £4£ from their employers, please let us know. Many companies like to get involved with local projects, please let us know if yours is one of them. Likewise, if anyone has any ideas they would like FOSWS to do for the children, let us know, we are open to suggestions.
The FOSWS Team