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PTA - Friends of Leighton Academy

Friends of Leighton Academy is a parent led group that work with the school to organise events and raise funds for the children who attend the school.  Every penny of the profits raised are ploughed back in to the school, particularly for little treats and extras for our pupils.  In most recent years we have been able to fund:-

- A Defibrillator 

- Year 6 Leavers T-shirts

- Year 6 Leavers Autograph Books

- Christmas Presents for all nursery children

- Christmas Discos for the whole school

- Funding the entire cost of the Christmas Pantomime coaches

- A Film Licence for the whole school

- Purchasing of Fair Stands

- A Slush Machine

 

REGULAR EVENTS

PTA   Regular Events

HOW CAN YOU HELP ?

  • We are always after extra help and volunteers to help organise and run our events - feel free to contact us for more information
  • If you can’t offer time, think about other ways you can help – Does your company do match funding?  Do you know anywhere that might donate a raffle prize?  Have you heard about any good community grants or initiatives we could apply for?
  • Let us know any good ideas
  • Don’t be afraid to interact with us we can’t do it without you and we promise we won’t try to recruit you just by speaking to us :-)
  • Contact us via our Facebook page  ‘Friends of Leighton Academy’ or email us on 'friendsofleighton@yahoo.com' 

FUNDRAISING

Covid-19 has unfortunately meant that our usual Easter Fair and Summer Fair were sadly cancelled and with the current restrictions in place it is very doubtful that our Christmas Fair will be able to take place, but rest assured we are busy beavering away coming up with some fun socially distanced fund raising ideas - watch this space or follow our Facebook page for more information.

Although our usual fundraising events have been hit we currently have several other easy social distanced ways that you can support us and would greatly appreciate any support you can give.  

Your School Lottery - A fun way for adults to have a flutter and a chance of winning the £25,000 jackpot, a weekly cash prize linked to just the people playing our lottery and raise funds all in one go ! - check out the latest additional prize .... support us this half-term for a chance to win a Family Ticket for the Harry Potter Studio Tour  

Easyfundraising - Raise donations for Leighton Academy whenever you shop online.  Turn your everyday online shopping into FREE donations at NO extra cost

Amazon Smile - Shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and Amazon will donate to your charitable organisation, at no cost to you. Get started today - same products, same prices, same service. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. 

Click on the name of the fundraiser above to go directly to their page for more information and to register.

Thank you for your support 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We have been looking at Covid friendly events.  The following events are currently approved by the school and are being organised now or are coming soon:

  • IQ Cards Christmas Design Project - All designs and full payment needs to be returned by Friday 16th October 2020.  Designs will be returned to school for distribution in the first week of December.
  • Non Uniform / Halloween Dress Up Day - Thursday 22nd October 2020
  • 5p Challenge - launching next half term.  Which class will be our 5p superstars and win our brand new 5p Challenge Winners Trophy plus a class treat!
  • Participation Awards - we love to hear from you on social media and getting a few likes really helps us to know we are reaching people.  We will be running a couple of things to engage with you all a little more on social media soon so watch this space......

We are finalising what events we are able to do for Christmas this year as we know despite the virus this is one of our most fun and enjoyable times of year especially for the children.  We are hoping to organise the following as the festive period approaches details will follow once we are ready to go with these:

  • Jack & the Beanstalk Pantomime that can be viewed safely in individual class bubbles.
  • Christmas Craft Day to enable the children to make the usual favourites that can be bought at the school fair such as hot chocolate cones, reindeer food and maybe some other ideas that can be done in class.
  • Christmas Raffle - one of the favourites from the fair - who will win our hampers this year?