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FACES FARM WALK AND FAMILY FESTIVAL

Our inaugural FACES FARM WALK AND FAMILY FESTIVAL (sponsored by Birchwood Kia) will take place on Midsummers Evening FRIDAY 21st JUNE

 

We would like to invite all of our Ashington pupils, family and friends, and anyone else you would like to bring along, to join us on our first Farm Walk and Family Festival from 4.30pm

 

Please join us at school to explore the wonderful farmland and forest school that our children benefit from during their outdoor sessions. 

 

There will be a trail to follow, leading to our forest school area where one of our forest school teachers will be waiting to offer you a hot chocolate. 

 

From there you can choose to take the shorter walk straight back to school or a slightly longer trail past the lake. 

 

Children will have the opportunity to fill in an activity sheet on the walk to see what they can spot along the way. 

The walk is suitable for off-road buggies. However, we ask parents to please not bring dogs along. 

If you would like to take part in the walk please arrive at school anytime between 4.30 and 5.30

 

On your return to school we will have a delicious barbecue, a well-stocked beer and wine tent, and LIVE music from THE JUKEBOX 6 sponsored by BIRCHWOOD KIA to enjoy. 

 

Our well contested Welly-Wanging competition will return, along with the popular coconut shy. We will also have a “Beat the Goalie” competition sponsored by RDA Pest Control.

 

Cubitt & West Estate Agents have kindly donated a £50 M&S voucher as first prize in our raffle and we will have many more prizes on offer. Raffle tickets will be coming home in book bags nearer the time. 


The Outdoor Project, who offer “inspiring adventure” holiday and after school clubs for children in the local area, will be joining us with some fun activities to keep the children amused.


There are no tickets required for this event and if you are not able to join us for the walk please come along from 5.30 till 8.00pm for food and fun. 

 

We are looking forward to an enjoyable and relaxed family evening. Hopefully the sun will shine for us so we can raise lots of much needed funds for our school. 


If you are able to offer any support by helping out before the event, setting up on the day, running a stall during the evening, donating a raffle prize or anything else you can think of please contact FACES via the school office or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/faces.ashington/ or alternatively speak to your Class Rep. 

 

Thank you to those of you that came to one of our FACES meetings last week and also, thank you to those Mums that got in touch to say that they couldn’t make it to a meeting this time but they are happy to help out with our summer fundraising event.

 

It really does mean a lot to have support from parents when organising events like this and without that, our school fundraising events would not be able to take place.  

 

Many thanks

Shelley Toovey 

On behalf of FACES

Fundraisers of Ashington CE School 


 


Dear Parents,

 As we approach the end of 2018 FACES would like to update you on some of our achievements of the last year, tell you about our plans for the new year and thank those that have supported us with our fundraising efforts.

 

We were delighted this year to be able offer each class teacher money to spend on items of their choice to benefit the children in their classes. As you know, budgets are tight and it is lovely that we are able to support the teachers in this way. Some of the items purchased included Octonauts and Lego toys for Reception Class, Digital Story-telling headphones for Year One, A variety of Beanbags, Books, DVD’s and Games for others classes and Plants for the outside area. We donated £200 to our Forest School teachers which they used to buy a long list of items to help support the children with their Forest Schools learning.

 

We have been able to fund the end of year pantomime trip so that all pupils can attend without any charge to parents. The school is off to The Hawth Theatre in Crawley next Wednesday and we are sure that they will have a fantastic time and it will be a great experience for the children.

 

We have also been able to help donate towards workshops in school to compliment the children’s learning.

 

Looking forward to next year, we have planned a school disco for Thursday 17th January and have also donated money for a “New Growth Mindset” workshop for Years Five and Six.  

 

After the success of last year’s Fashion Show with Travelling Trends, the Ladies Night event it is something we would very much like to repeat in the spring.

If you feel you are able to help with that event please contact the school office, speak to your class rep, message us on Facebook or find Shelley Toovey on the playground.

We are looking to put together a small team of parents to organise the event. If we do not get any volunteers then the event will not take place.

 

We would like to say special thanks again to all those that supported our Fireworks Extravaganza. Despite the weather the evening was a fantastic success and raised nearly £2800 for the school.

Our sponsors for the evening were Cubitt and West Estate Agents, Hero PA, Birchwood Kia Group, Dark Star Brewery, Co-Op Stores, Premier GT and Downsview Chartered Surveyors.

Thank you to Ashington Scout group leaders who did a fantastic job on the barbecue and we are happy to have donated £178 to them for the benefit of the Ashington Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.

 

We also would like to thank the following local business for donating very generous raffle prizes – Squires Garden Centre, Bell Leisure, Toovey’s Auctioneers, Washbrooks Farm, Impulse Leisure, British airways i360, AMF Bowling, Flying Fortress, Arundel Wetlands Centre, Slinfold Golf and Country Club, Arun Ventinary Group, Splashpoint, Fishers Farm, Godstone Farm, Amberley Museum, Monkey Bizness, Weald and Downland Museum, Paradise Park, Wenban Smith Timber Merchants, Charles Muddle & Co, Temper Temper Chocolate workshops, Royal British Legion, Ashington Autos, RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Nina Garrard – Neals Yard Rep, Monza Garage, Big Plant Nursery, Swains Farm Shop and Steyning Bookshop.

 

Lastly, thank you to all of the parents that help organise our events, who come along on the day to show your support, buy raffle tickets etc. We couldn’t do it without you.

 

Best wishes

FACES

Fundraisers of Ashington CE School

 

PS – Please find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/563334177177605/

 

“Our Facebook page is a great way of finding out what events are coming up and how you can help, please click on this link. Also we’d love your feedback and suggestions for any future fundraising events.”

 

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