Daffodil Sunday will be taking place on Sunday 24th March.
We are in need of 10 helpers from 12.30 pm until 3 pm if anyone could help please contact the office, Pippa East or Milly Fleming.
Madresfield Court - open gardens & Madfete
Saturday 22nd June
The picturesque Madresfield Court is once again throwing open its gates to the public for the annual open gardens & fete. The day will be filled with music, family entertainment, food & drinks as well as stalls from all over the county - A fantasic family day out not to be missed.
Some events already confirmed are:
- The return of the Pirton dog team
- The return of Trevor Hill and his Majestic Birds of Prey
- Just for pets - Do you have a pooch worthy of winning the crown? Join us on the day and enter your furry friend. Fantastic prizes to be won.
For regular updates about the fete head over to the facebook page.
We are now up and running on the easyfundraising website. When you login it will ask you for your cause we are under 'Friends of Madresfield.' If you are doing any online shopping this is a perfect way to raise money for our school it doesn't cost any more than your order would be. Please sign up and take a look the link is:
Friends of Madresfield School
The schools involvement with the local community continues to be strong, with good support for the school from families and friends of the pupils.
As a parent/carer of a pupil(s) of the school, you are automatically members of The Friends of Madresfield School. Everyone is welcome to attend all meetings which currently take place in school.
As the group is a charity, it has a committee which is led by a Chair person, Vice-chair person, Treasurer, Secretary and Press Secretary who help piece events together with a band of helpers from across the whole school.
The Committee appreciates all offers of help and support, ranging from a few minutes selling raffle tickets to the organisation of a whole event. Several of our parents are unable to attend every meeting but help ‘behind the scenes’ offering a variety of services ranging from auditing accounts, gathering information to help with events/projects, building our spectacular school garden and counting bounces for a sponsored bounce.
Please let us know if YOU can help in any way. Do not feel that too much will be asked of you, most of the current Committee also have many family and work commitments which limit their level of involvement.
Becoming involved with The Friends can be a good way to get to know other parents/carers and the Staff in a more informal way. For ‘adults only’ we have held a ‘Mad Spring Bash’ in the playrooms at Madresfield Court and have Quiz and Bingo nights.
For the children (and staff) we prepare a hot Christmas lunch followed by a party and visit from Santa and we also run film nights for the whole school. We book a professional D.J. for the End of Year Disco.
Family events have included Murder Mystery Evening, Family Quiz, Family discos, and an Autumn festival with stalls, activities and live music (MADFEST). We try to cater for everyone.
If you require further information about the Friends, please ask any committee member or leave a message at the School Office and we will get back to you.
Our fund-raising activities help to finance resources at the school which the Local Authority budget cannot cover.
Recent projects include financing:
• The school garden
(with a raised bed for each year group)
• Visiting performers
• New netball posts
• Wellie racks for each year group
• Woodland school for the Reception Class
• Dictionaries for the whole school
• New guided reading books
• A bird box with a camera to be linked to School computers
• New Library books
• Subsidised coach hire costs for outings