Friends of School
Throughout the year our Friends of School team, a group of staff, parents, grandparents and members of the local community volunteer to fundraise to provide extra resources and experiences for all the children within our school. We hold a variety of events during the school year and these are posted regularly on our newsletter page. We have a list of commitments each year which we provide for the children these include a present from Father Christmas, a free pantomime as a Christmas treat for every child, as well as a donation to the Christmas cinema trip. Our biggest commitment each year is to provide each class with a donation for their Summer School trip these are a valuable learning experience for the children, but also enable them to have a fun packed day out.
Our Next Friends of School Meeting is on: 11th September @ 6.30pm (TBC)
Our events coming up in the next few months:
- Christ Church has Talent - Friday 13th July @ 6.30pm
- Back to School Discos - Wednesday 19th September (TBC)
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Summer Fayre 2018
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fayre on Saturday 30th June and for the second year running the sun shone. It was really lovely to see so many families and the children were once again very keen to sell their Dragons Den products.
We had a fantastic day and managed to raise just over £1,300 which was a brilliant amount.
A super effort by everyone including our volunteers, staff and children, we greatly appreciate your continued support. Also a special thank you also to Mrs Carney who has supported us every year over her many years at Christ Church School. We will really miss her and she was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the Fayre.
We had a fantastic night on Friday 15th June at our first ever Christ Church Race Night. There was a great atmosphere and everyone shouted very loudly for their horses. We raised just over £710.00 which was amazing. A special thank you to all our race sponsors Kathleen Atherton Academy of Dance, CMP Properties, Harmony Blinds, Sumners Butchers, Flex Warrington, Vetcare Ltd and Mr and Mrs Rigby - we really appreciate your support for this new event. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored a horse for our races and well done to all our winning owners. We are very grateful for your continued support, as it will greatly benefit the children in our school. We will definitely be holding another Race Night.... so watch this space.
Annual General meeting
A really big thank you to the parents, volunteers and school staff who came along to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24th April. It was a great opportunity to reflect on our fundraising over the last twelve months. Working together, we have managed to raise just over £4600.00 to provide additional resources and learning experiences for all the children in our school. A selection of these included a Christmas pantomime, a Christmas gift for every child in school; a yearly subscription to First News newspapers; a magazine box each month to share between classes; and a donation of £100 per class towards a school trip. We are very lucky to have such a strong team who work hard with a variety of events throughout the year. We are however always grateful to anyone who is able to offer some help with any of our many events. If you are able to help us, please speak to Mrs Marsden in the office or send a message to Mrs Baines through Seesaw. We hope to continue our fundraising efforts through the next year and thank you again for your continued support.
On Friday 16th March we held our Easter Bunny Bingo. There was a lovely atmosphere and it was nice to see so many of our families joining us. There were lots of lucky winners as always and we managed to raise just over £240, which was great. This money will be used towards giving each class a donation of £100 to their next school trip. Many thanks for all your kind donations of prizes for this event and for your continued support with our fundraising.
Mother's Day Shop 2018
Our Mother's Day Shop was very successful and the children enjoyed choosing a gift for their Mum's/Carer's. We managed to raise £250.00, which is fantastic and this will be used as a contribution towards the children's school trips in the Summer term.
New Benches in our Key Stage 1 Playground
Have you noticed the fantastic new benches in our Infant playground. These were kindly donated by us at a cost of just over £1,100. Our Year 2 were particularly impressed with having a place to sit!
Key Stage One Movie Night- Thursday 25th January
Here are just a few photos of the children having fun at our Key Stage 1 Movie Night. They had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the opportunity to chill out with their friends whilst watching 'Smurfs- The Lost Village'. We will definitely be holding more of these. Thank you to everyone who stayed to help we really do appreciate your support.
Key Stage Two Movie Night- Thursday 18th January
Here are just a few photos of the children having fun at our Key Stage 2 Movie Night. They had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the opportunity to chill out with their friends whilst watching 'The Emoji Movie'. We will definitely be holding more of these. Thank you to everyone who stayed to help we really do appreciate your support.
A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fayre on Friday 8th December. There was a lovely atmosphere and our junior choir really got us in the festive mood. We managed to raise just over £750, this was amazing and this will be used to support an art project with a professional artist working alongside the children in the near future. We really appreciate the help and support of our school staff, pupils past and present, as well as our parents and volunteers to enable us to continue to provide extra opportunities for all the children in school.
Our Christmas Bingo night on Friday 1st December was once again a sell out and we had a great evening. There was a fantastic atmosphere and it was lovely to see some new faces to. A big thank you for all your donations and for your continued support with all of our Christmas events. We managed to raise just over £230.00, which will be used to buy a Christmas present for every child in school. A special thank you also goes to Mrs Gornall, our resident Bingo caller.
On 1st December the children enjoyed a pantomime called 'A Christmas Tale' performed in school by the Rhema Theatre. We used £395.00 of our well earned fundraising money to pay for this event for all the children in school. Everyone had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas treat.
Welcome Back to School Discos 2017
The children had a fantastic time at the Welcome Back Discos on Wednesday 20th September and throughly enjoyed themselves. It was a great opportunity to welcome our new Reception children and their families into our school and the older children loved making their own music requests to dance along to. We managed to make a profit of just over £280.00 which was a brilliant amount to start this years fundraising, we shall be using this money towards buying a Christmas present for each child in school.
Christ Church has Talent 2017
Our talent show on Friday 7th July was a tremendous success and we were very proud of all our performers. We had some fantastic acts and are really lucky to have so many talented children in our school, all the children really impressed us. Thank you to everyone who supported the event. We managed to raise just over £200, as well as £80 in donations for Derian House and The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. A special thank you to Rev Saunders for allowing us to hold the show in church and to Matt for his expert support with our music and sound. Well done to all our children who performed, you were amazing.
Summer Fayre 2017
Our Summer Fayre on Saturday 1st July was very well supported this year and for once the sun shone. It was lovely to see so many families and all the children were very keen to sell their Dragon's Den stall products. We have a fantastic day and we managed to raise just over £1520, which was amazing. We are currently planning to update the Infant playground using some of this money. So keep your eyes open. Thank you to everyone who supported us this year, especially all the staff, children and volunteers who made this event possible. Well done everyone!
Family Disco at Leigh Cricket Club.
On Friday 16th June we had a fantastic evening full of fun at Leigh Cricket Club. Thank you to all the families who came along to join us and support our fund raising efforts for the infant playground. We raised just over £440.00 which was amazing. A big thank you to all the parents and local businesses who provided us with some fabulous prizes. The children really enjoyed dancing along to the latest tunes. We will definitely be holding this event again.
Annual General Meeting- Tuesday 25th April
A big thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting this year. It was a great opportunity to look back over the last year and see how valuable our fundraising efforts have been to the children in school. During the last twelve months we have raised just short of £5000.00, which is a fantastic amount of money.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents and volunteers for their continued support and we hope to be able to carry on our efforts over the coming year. Our next project is to help provide some fabulous new resources for our infant playground.
As always our Easter Bingo was well attended on Friday 24th March and there was a lovely atmosphere. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and there were some great prizes. A special thank you to Mrs Gornall our resident Bingo caller. We raised just over £115.00 on the evening and this will also be used as a contribution towards the children's school trips in the Summer term.
Key Stage 1- Trolls Movie Night
The Key Stage 1 children had a fabulous time on Wednesday 1st March st their first movie night. They really enjoyed the Trolls Movie and an opportunity to spend an evening with their friends.
Key Stage 2 Games Night
On Wednesday 8th February we held our Key Stage 2 Games Night and the children really enjoyed themselves. They played beetle drive and bingo and then joined together in mixed year group teams for a fun quiz. We found out some fasinating facts about our teachers too. Everyone showed great teamwork, but the winning team was 'AEBO.' In celebration worship they were each presentedwith a £5 Asda voucher and sweets.
Our Christmas Fayre was very well supported and our Junior choir were amazing opening the fayre with a selection of Christmas carols. We managed to raise just short of £ 850.00, some of which will be using for Christmas treats for the children. We really appreciate the help and support of the school staff, pupils past and present, as well as the parents and volunteers for thie event, especially at this very busy time of year. Thanks again and well done everyone!
Christmas Bingo Night
As usual our Christmas Bingo Night was a sell out and we had a great evening. There was a fantastic atmosphere and it really helped to get us into the festive mood. We raised £ 196.12 and we would like to thank Mrs. Gornall our resident bingo caller.
Tea Towel Project.
Our recent Tea Towel Project was another great success and they sold like hotcakes. Every child in school had their picture on there and we have a framed copy on display in our school entrance. See if you can spot yourself on there!
Movie Night- Key Stage 2
Our very first KS2 Movie Night was a great success and the children really enjoyed our early screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass. It was a lovely atmosphere in the hall, with the lights out and everyone just chilling in their Pj's. The movie night raised just over £ 200.00 which will be used towards Christmas treats for the children. A very popular event which we hope to host again very soon.
Louby Lou- Key Stage 1
On Wednesday 5th October the children had an amazing time with a magic show performed by Louby Lou. She was fantastic and made sure that all the children joined in the fun. A big thank you to everyone who helped host this event, it is very much appreciated. We managed to raise just over £ 125.00 which will be used towards Christmas treats for the children. We are sure that the children will want to see Louby Lou again.
We are always keen to include all children wherever possible, so if any parents/carers are experiencing difficulties with the times of our events for dropping off or collecting children, then please call into school and we will do our best to help.