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Friends of Fitzwaryn

Who are we?

The Friends of Fitzwaryn (FoF) is our parent teachers association.

We are made up of a friendly group of parents, carers, governors and teachers, all who give their time voluntarily with the aim of raising money to enhance the lives of the pupils of Fitzwaryn School.

We meet throughout the school year to plan and organise fundraising events. Should you wish to be part of the group but cannot commit to attending each meeting please let us know and we can add you to the mailing list. What do we do?

Every penny of our fundraising efforts goes towards the educational benefits of the children, so please support where you can. As a rule we only have one fundraising event per term, but we are also looking for fresh new ideas, so please do get in touch. We would very much like to continue the investment in our outdoor curriculum with the purchase of some specialist trikes and bikes this year.

Dates for your diary

• Easter Bingo (COVID permitting) 25th March

• Wine and Water stall at Grove Extravaganza 4th June

• Fitzwaryn Fete (50+2!) 18th June

What we have achieved

Reading

We try to keep the library updated - New books have been periodically donated towards the library.

School trips

Often, we are able to fund/partially fund residential trips, theatre and pantomime trips. For example – we approved for Senior School pupils to purchase Pantomime tickets which also tied in with their topic work.

Transport

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Friends of Fitzwaryn donations went towards a minibus that helps support pupils in sport, educational visits and enrichment opportunities. The minibus is used to transport students to activities such as Horse Riding, Hydrotherapy, residential trips and local trips to the supermarkets.

School equipment

We have funded school equipment including games tables and sofas for Senior School which support the pupils learning about how to best use their ‘free time’

Christmas

At Christmas Friends of Fitzwaryn donated a present to each child in the school in lieu of a Xmas party, they also funded a lovely party tea!

Pre COVID

The Friends of Fitzwaryn group have held discos, race nights and BBQs – we hope to reschedule some of those events in the not-too-distant future!

If you would like to know more about the work of Friends of Fitzwaryn or would like to join our friendly group, please get in touch via the school office or put a message onto the Facebook page and someone will get back to you. Thank you for your support.