Halfway Junior School Parent Group
We have a fantastic parent group who meet regularly throughout the year to organise fundraising events to support the school. Any parent or carer is more than welcome to join our group and we are always looking for more volunteers. We usually meet at the end of the school day to discuss and plan events (school staff will look after children during the meeting). Lots of parents want to help out but are unable to make the meetings, therefore we always share our plans on the school newsletters.
In the Autumn term our Parents Group worked on our Christmas Market and supported our Festive Film night.
This term they organised a Valentines Disco and in the Spring they are hoping to establish a gardening club to help improve the schools outside space.
During the Autumn term, we were busy planning two events.
The first was our Festive Film Night, which saw nearly 100 children stay behind after school to watch a film and eat mountains of popcorn and sweets!
Our main event this term was the Christmas Market and we made sure it was the best one yet! The parent group managed to get the most amazing raffle prizes. We had everything from beauty treatments, to food vouchers to screwdriver sets and signed footballs! Alongside school staff, parents volunteered their time to run stalls, sell raffle tickets and serve our very popular Festive Afternoon Tea.
But most importantly we had two very special guests:
Father Christmas and The Lord Mayor of Sheffield who officially opened the event!
We raised over £1000 for school funds!
Thank you to everyone who helped out, donated or came to this event.
During the Spring term we organised and ran our first Valentine's disco. Children had great fun dancing the music whilst eating treat they had bought from the tuck shop.
We also had a large number of parent volunteers who helped to run the evening. Thank you to everyone who helped out.
We also have plans to establish a gardening club to help improve the school's outside space.
What have we spent the money on?
We have used some of our money raised to pay for a pantomine company to visit the school in January 2021. We feel it is important that children get to experience theatre and are really pleased we can provide them with this experience free of charge.