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Friends of the Meadows

Friends of the Meadows are a fantastic team of parents, carers and grandparents. We give up our time to work with the teachers of the school to organise events and fundraisers to help the school be a great place for all. Our events generally reflect the school calendar and the culture of the school. The events give both children and adults something to look forward to outside the normal curriculum. 

The committee team consists of three roles:

Chair - Laura Townsend
Deputy Chair – Emma Ward
Treasurer - Sam Fowler
Deputy Treasurer – Lois Weaving
Secretary - Liz Broadway
Deputy Secretary– Sue O Rourke

Our Purchases

Over the past few years, funds raised by Friends of the Meadows have contributed to the following purchases: 

October 2019 - Fencing In the playground

Mr Kings got in touch with EHSmith Builders Merchants who kindly donated fencing to go around the famous Meadows tree outside the year 2 classrooms. A team of our volunteers came into school during the October half term to fit the fence. The fence is a great addition to the playground and  ensures that the grass is maintained and will prevent muddy feet at playtimes.

October 2019 - Diverse Dolls/Toys 

Thanks to Mattel UK, Friends of the Meadows were able to provide the school with 24 new multicultural barbie dolls. The dolls are great in supporting the understanding of diversity not only within the school but also our country. 

February 2020 - 5p Challenge

Each class was challenged to fill an empty 1 litre bottle with 5p coins. The first class to fill their bottle won a prize. We had a fantastic response  with the winning classes being 4R (previously 3N) and Resource Base. The winning classes both won £50 and all other classes received £10 to use on something for the whole class to enjoy.

December 2019 - Santa's visit

We arranged for Santa to come into school and visit each of the classes with a gift. The children received a pencil, a topper and a note book.

December 2019 - Christmas Fayre

A Christmas Fayre was hosted in the school hall. We had lots of games, stalls, tombola, raffle and a cake sale. The fayre enabled us to raise over £1,200.

July 2019 - Summer Fayre 

Friends of the Meadows organised a Summer Fayre which included various craft stalls, games, cakes and raffles. We raised almost £1,300 which was used to help improve the playground. 

July 2021 – Playground markings and equipment
Using funds raised over the last few years, friends contributed towards the new playground markings and equipment in the main playground.

July 2021 - Year 6 Hoodies
Supported year 6 to fundraise and allow us to purchase every child a leavers hoodie.

Can you help?

We are always looking for volunteers to support us. If you have any ideas of ways that we could raise money or make improvements to the school, please contact us on the following email: friends@meadowsprimary.org