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Ansdell Primary PTFA
Ansdell Primary PTFA is a voluntary organisation that aims to raise money for the school while also bringing parents and teachers together socially. This page is used to update parents on the future plans of the PTFA, to show where the funds we have raised have been spent or allocated, and to provide a diary of forthcoming events.
We have also received Charity status which will provide further opportunities to obtain funding.
Thank you to everyone who joined us, volunteered and contributed to our Christmas Fair. You have raised over £2000 for the PTFA funds which will go towards equipment and experiences for the children of the school. The exact amount will be announced soon. Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Banks and the Carlton Hotel for donating the hot food for this event.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the School Disco on the 20th October 2017 and all the parent and teacher helpers who spared their time. The event made a huge profit of £752.55. Special thanks to Mr & Mrs MacNamara and Coral Island Blackpool for sponsoring this event! Money raised funded a whole-school anti-bullying workshop in November.
Join us for our next meeting in January in the School Hall. Date TBC.
In 2016/2017 we raised £8143.63
The PTFA have used funds this year for:
We have earmarked further funds to spend on new equipment for the Junior playground.
In 2015/2016 we raised £9450
Provisional 2017/18 events dates.
Friday 27th April 2017
Friday 29th June 2017
The PTFA funded an inspiring school visit from Ben Smith.
Ben (34) raised over £320,000 for anti-bullying charities Kidscape and Stonewall by completing 401 marathons in 401 days last year. Since completing his challenge Ben has toured primary and secondary schools throughout the UK to raise awareness of bullying.
When asked by one of the children if he remembered Lytham Hall parkrun, he said:“Lytham Hall parkrun was a deal breaker for me. It was the first run I attempted after my 10 day halt with injury. If I hadn’t have got through that I wouldn’t have been able to complete the challenge.” He also recalled the particular windy conditions of the Blackpool leg of his journey!
Mrs Colligan was thrilled by the visit. She commented: “Ben’s manner with the children was fantastic and the lively question and answer session showed how engaged they all were.”
Inspired by the message of “anything is possible when you put your mind to it,” the children promptly went out to attempt their own marathons at breaktime!
Story Night. Thank you to everyone who cam along and the to readers and volunteers.!
The Speedstacks Set has just arrived!! Looking forward to learning a new skill!
June 2016 Thank you to the PTFA for our lovely new musical instruments