Ansdell Primary PTFA

Ansdell Primary PTFA (Charity Number 1173264) is a voluntary organisation that aims to raise money for the school while also bringing children, 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.

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped us in the past. We hope to continue our fundraising success this year and to also make new friends along the way.

Facebook:  To keep up to date with all PTFA activity please find us on Facebook! 
www.facebook.com/Ansdellprimaryptfa 
To get in touch via email:

ansdellptfa@gmail.com 


2018/19 Events: 

Beetle Drive: - Friday 11th October   in the School Hall

Halloween Disco: - Friday 1st November  in the School Hall

Xmas Fair: - Friday 6th December 4-5:30pm in the School Hall

Xmas Cinema Night: Monday 16th December 5:30pm

Valentines Raffle: Friday 14th February (non uniform day)

KS1 Story Night: Thursday 5th March

Easter Cake Sale: Thursday 2nd April

Family Bingo: May tbc

Summer Fair: Friday 18th June

KS2 Campfire Story Night: July

 

Recent Spending:

Funds have been allocated for

  • Coaches - to help reduce the cost  of school trips for families
  • Whole school STEM Workshop 
  • Books for the library and classrooms

 

 


In 2018/2019 we raised £10,189.74

The PTFA have used funds this year for:
 
  • Whole school WW1 Workshop
  • Cooking equipment. Year 2 have been making smoothies, and Year 5, Greek pancakes in the spring term.
  • School 'Swackets' recently used when the Dance Team represented the school in the spring term
  • School Team Kits for Netball, Football and Athletics.
  • Descriptosaurus Books
  • Mrs Cornforth is buying a bird box with a camera and gardening equipment! Thank you Mrs Cornforth for all you do!

In 2017/2018 we raised £6691.25

The PTFA have used funds this year for:
 
  • £5000 towards "The Dell" outdoor playground 
  • A contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips. 
  • Bee-bots and Science equipment
  • Book bags for the new intake of Reception children.
  • Gardening supplies
  • Power of One - anti-bullying workshop
  • Lego Workshop to promo STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
  • Contribution to Year 6 leavers party 

In 2016/2017 we raised £8140

The PTFA have used funds this year for:
 
  • New books for the Accelerated Reader programme
  • A Spring Clean of the Explorers area, painting and buying new equipment for the area.
  • A new sound system to for the school hall for enhanced plays, nativities and choir performances!
  • Play equipment for the infant playground walls 
  • A contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips. 
  • A whole school skipping workshop
  • An inspirational visit from Ben Smith (401 marathon man)
  • Book bags for the new intake of Reception children.
We have earmarked further funds to spend on new equipment for the Junior playground.

In 2015/2016 we raised £9450

  • Raised funds went towards:
    • Anti-Bullying week workshop
    • Storywriting/Poetry workshop
    • Architecture workshop
    • New Laptops
    • New percussion instruments
    • Stacking cups game
    • Non-fiction books
    • Contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips
    In 2014/15 we raised £8180
     
    The raised funds went towards:
    • Mini-beasts workshop
    • Motivational workshop
    • New iPads


      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 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!