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Welcome to Somersham's Parents and Friends Association!
Please visit our PFA website for further information about upcoming events:
Or keep reading to see who we are and what we do...
The Somersham Friends' Association is a charity fundraising committee run by staff and parents of children in the school. It helps provide all those little extras that enhance the children's lives in the school.
All parents automatically become members of the Friends’ Association when their child joins the school. The social and fund raising events organised by the energetic and successful Friends’ Committee continue to provide money for much needed facilities and resources for the children. Most activities are designed to be ‘family events’ but there are some that are aimed specifically at a solely parent audience.
The school is indebted to the work of the Friends’ Association and all the parents who support our school. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for such fantastic support!
Friends events take place throughout the year and have included:
Family Fun Evenings
Summer & Christmas Fayres
Through such events, we have raised tens of thousands of pounds in the last few years. These funds have enabled the school to provide extra, valuable resources for the children to use. We have also provided funds for an adventure play area, hall curtains, musical instruments, computers, breakout areas, classroom awnings and many, many other items.
The success of the Friends depends entirely on the support of all parents, staff and the community. We greatly appreciate any assistance. This can be anything from a little time spent helping out in the background, to coming along to the functions with friends and family or by joining the "Friends" committee.
Share your fund raising ideas with us, we are always open to new ideas and welcome any suggestions from an idea for a stall at the Fayres to a suggestion for a whole event – recent suggestions have included a Pamper Evening, a Barn Dance, and an Easter Egg Bingo.
Consider donating or purchasing from our nearly new Uniform shop; available via mail-order (speak with the office for more details) or the half-termly pop-up shop in the school hall (dates and details on the Weekly Bulletin).
You might also consider joining our prestigious 200 club!
Although all parents and guardians of children at the school are automatically members of the parent teacher association, we do need an active committee to organise events.
The PFA committee meets helf-termly on a Monday evening. We encourage committee members to share the task of co-ordinating events throughout the year to share the load. We are a friendly committee and welcome new members and new ideas.