Friends of Ridgeway

FRIENDS OF RIDGEWAY

Ridgeway parents, friends and teachers association is called Friends of Ridgeway. The aim of the Friends is to raise money for the school to be spent on items that the school could otherwise not afford to buy, whilst enriching the kids time at the school with fun events.

UP-COMING

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS- WINTER TERM

HELPING AT EVENTS

WHAT EVENTS DO WE HOLD?

MEETINGS

COMMUNICATION

WHAT DO WE SPEND THE MONEY ON?

UP-COMING

The AGM was to be held 2nd October 2017 at 7.30 at the Bell in Astwood Bank. Thank you for all of those who attended. It was a great turn out.

UPCOMING EVENTS

19th October 2017 – Film Night for all pupils: 3 – 5:30pm

24th November 2017 – Christmas fayre: 3 – 5pm

14th December 2017 – school disco: 6-8pm

15th February 2018 – Film night (Cert 12)

28th March 2018 – Easter Disco: 6-8pm

Saturday 16th June 2018 – Summer Fayre

19th July 2018 – End of Year Disco

HELPING AT EVENTS

Even if you don’t want to join the committee there are always opportunities to help throughout the year. There is more information about events on the Friends of Ridgeway Facebook page, please join the group to keep informed as to upcoming events.

WHAT EVENTS DO WE HOLD?

Each year we hold two main fayres at Christmas and at summer. At the Christmas fayre we have craft & gift stalls from the surrounding community offering gifts for the students to buy for family and friends. We also put on pocket money games and tombolas as well as the raffle, offering days out and restaurant vouchers. The children are encouraged to help by running their own stalls, or by helping to run the FOR stalls.

The summer fayre is held on the field at the end of the summer term and includes fair-ground attractions, stalls and this year there will be a Cowboys/western theme. Again the children are encouraged to come and help as well as to enjoy the fayre.

Other events throughout the year include the school discos at the end of every term and adult events such as the recent Friends, fashion, fizz & Fun-night! FoR also help with refreshments for school led events for example the new starters and the school play.

We are always looking at different events that could not only raise money but be good fun for all involved, if you have any ideas, then please contact us through the Facebook Page.

MEETINGS

The FoR meet at least twice per term to discuss events and how to spend the money raised. The meetings take place at 7.30 on a Monday night at the Bell in Astwood Bank. Details of the next meetings are sent to parents and are also in the newsletter and on the website

COMMUNICATION

We have our own Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/452016815005242/.

You can also find information about the FoR on the school website and the school newsletter. Information is also sent out by e-mail and text about up-coming events.

WHAT DO WE SPEND THE MONEY ON?

Last year we raised over £5000 for the school and this year we raised funds for out-door exercise equipment and contributed to the Year 9 outdoor seating area.