Parent Teacher Association
Wedmore is renowned for its thriving community spirit and the First School Academy and Nursery is at the heart of this community. Some 211 children attend the school and there are 156 families in total.
The PTA is a volunteer group co-ordinating a programme of fundraising events for the school throughout the year, raising much-needed funds to support school initiatives and enhance the children’s school experiences.
Where does the money go?
The £13,500 raised was all donated back to the school, funding among other things;
- 16 new iPads
- Providing and maintaining the school pool
- First Aid training
- Subsidising swimming lessons for KS1
- Learning resources
- First News newspaper
- Materials for classroom projects
This was a fantastic amount to be able to give back to the school and it would be great to continue this sucess so that we can continue to fund not only vital learning and community resources such as books and the pool, but also more new technology so that every child in each class has access to the ICT they need.
Who is Involved?
We all are. You can become involved with the PTA as much or as little as you like. We host a meeting every six weeks, usually in the pub, it is very informal and we discuss upcoming fundraising events. Whether it's coordinating an event or just helping out, every bit of help or input is greatly appreciated. Selling ice creams and cakes after school, lending a hand to set up a stall at an event, going on a first aid course to help at the pool after school or at weekends, selling raffle tickets, the list is endless and without the help of our children's parents we wouldn't be able to raise the vast sums of money that we do or contribute to run the school pool and donate large sums of money to fund the school.
The School Pool
Without the generosity of the people of Wedmore and surrounding areas we'd not be able to run the school pool. The Pool is Wedmore PTA's flagship project and money raised by the PTA has ensured that your children can swim in their own school pool in term time and summer holidays.
How can you help?
Your support is all we ask. Over the course of the next year we hope to raise in excess of £12,000 for our wonderful school with events.
If you feel you would like to help or contribute towards the PTA, or simply find out some more information please contact Jo Page or Emily Burstow on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your school and your children need you!
Chair – Gemma – email@example.com
Secretary – Jo Page - firstname.lastname@example.org; Emily Burstow - email@example.com
Treasurer - Emily – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can contact/friend Wedmore PTA on Facebook for regular updates.
Upcoming events ...
Christmas Craft Fair - 23 November 5.30 - 8pm at Wedmore First Schol
Recent events ...
Curry & Quiz Night – raised £2,200
Class Coin Challenge - raised £450
Cake and Ice Cream sales - raised £1,114 over the last year
Year 4 Leavers' Barbeque and Bar - £324
KS2 Bar - £232