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FOOLS News (Friends of Old Leake School)

FOOLS is the Parent Teacher Association for Old Leake Primary and Nursery School.

FOOLS like to hold several fundraising events every year for the children to enjoy, such as regular discos, bingo nights, cake sales, present sales and book sales. Whilst these events raise a small amount of money, they are aimed more for the children to participate in and to get enjoyment from themselves. We also like to organise and pay for other events aimed specifically at the children to enjoy with their classmates such as a visit to the pantomime, a Christmas present from Father Christmas, a contribution towards class trips to enhance their learning experience, maybe to experience an exhibition, zoo or fun day out that they could never afford as a family. Over the last 12 months we have raised over £2,500.

We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and active fund-raising group, who help fund vital school equipment. In the past we have funded the purchase of audio and ICT equipment, a pond and wildlife area, an adventure playground, and upgrading of the school library. We also like to fund a leaving present for the Year 6 children as they move on to secondary school. In the past we have paid for them to have a leavers’ prom and for leavers’ books. In 2017 we are excited to be able to purchase leavers’ hoodies for them to keep as a momento of their time at Old Leake Primary School.

Various social and fund-raising events take place each year, the highlight being the annual Summer Gala. Parents and members of the local community that are interested in joining FOOLS should contact the school office for further information.

The FOOLS Committee:

  • Chair - Laura Harvey
  • Vice-Chair - Steve Bray
  • Treasurer - Sue Wright

Committee members:

  • Michelle Collins
  • Cheryl Wray
  • Kirsty Deamer
  • Rebecca Pearson
  • Ellie Harris
  • Susan Rayner (ex officio)

If you wish to contact a member of the team, please do so via the school office.

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