Friends of Shipley School (FOSS)
When your child starts at Shipley School, you automatically become part of the parents' committee ‘Friends of Shipley School’ or FOSS for short. We are a registered charity run by parents and supported by parents/teachers/staff and members of the parish. Our main aim is to support the school and enrich the children’s time within the school by organising fundraisers and extra activities. Over the years, FOSS has worked together to raise funds to support the school’s extra activities such as a day out to The Winchester Science museum, and also provide equipment such as ipads, dictionaries, weather stations, lab coats, Forest School provisions, outdoor play equipment such as the new trim trail play equipment, a learning classroom kitchen, pond and wild area in butterfly garden and garden equipment plus much more.
Autumn Fundraiser - Bike Tracks/XC Trail
FOSS are organising this year's Autumn fundraiser in the form of a fab and fun event on the last day of half term Thursday 21st October. It will be our first event in a long time, and we will do all we can to make it the BEST! So if you can help volunteer on the day we would be really grateful. Children are invited to take part in the two part fundraiser:
Bike Tracks / XC trail
1-45pm - 2.30pm (in school time) - A 0.6k marshalled cross country trail
· Minis Track - A cordoned off track on the playground with fun and Games. Suitable for any ‘wheels” – for Reception, Year 1 & 2 pupils
· Junior Bike Track- using Daily Mile with various twists and challenges for confident Y2 pupils and Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6 who do not wish to participate on the XC Trail
*We appreciate that some children may want to participate in the easier in-house course. If your child doesn’t have a bike or scooter but wants to take part, please let us know; we will try to operate a shared scheme. Every child that participates in the trails will receive a cycling medal and certificate. (Please note signing your child up to participate in the XC trail means you give permission for your child to leave the school premises at this event.)
3.05pm-4pm - Parents welcome
The Awards - The fastest XC lap will be announced along with a special award for the Minis and Junior course.
- Jump on the Smoothie Bike where you can make your own refreshing smoothies,
- Tic-Tac Skate School from Henfield will be joining us to give a demo and teach some skateboarding tricks and skills
- Special guests
- The Merch Stand where you can pick up some bike goodies
- Second hand items from our pre-loved table
- music & fun!
Don't delay in booking your tickets!
(Pupils will be allowed to use the Mini Track on the playground for scooters, skateboards etc - under parent supervision - but please can parents bring these items in at the end of the day, as the school is limited with space and parents MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILD whilst they are using the track)
Link for purchasing tickets online:
FOSS chairperson Sarah Cuthbertson organises meetings to discuss future fundraising and events. These informal get-togethers are for ANY parent/Grandparent/family member/Parishioner wishing to help support the school, and are a great chance to make friends and get involved in your children’s schooling. Without help, none of the above would be possible.
You can do as little or as much as you would like, from making a cake to running a stall at an event, or maybe suggesting an event you would like to organise! Even just your child attending the events supports FOSS, which in turn supports the school. Please come on board and join the committee if you’re passionate about helping out.
ALL of our children benefit one way or another from money raised, so please, come along to our next meeting and get involved!
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