Summer Fayre - 21st June 2019
Well, we did it again! Another successful Summer Fayre at St John's. Thank-you to all those who attended, we had around 550 people through the door, which is a great turn-out! And we are pleased to announce, that after expenses, the Fayre raised a total of £1985.82, all of which will go back into the PTFA! Check out below for highlights of the Fayre and also find out how we spent money raised this year.
The Fayre started at 5pm last Friday, with the Belper Town Mayor, Simon Mallett, who spoke a few words and officially opened the Fayre. A special thank-you to the Mayor for taking the time to do this.
We had many stalls, games and entertainment at the Fayre, enough to keep the whole family entertained for the duration of the evening! Many of the children especially enjoyed the disco music being played out by the DJ. In case you missed it, some of the entertainment included turtle racing, coconut shy, hula-hopping, limbo, flip flop fro, and archery. We had many stalls including lucky dip, tombola, teddy tombola, cake, sweets, uniform and a number of external stalls who came to sell their products. And Jungle Jo animal experience show went down a treat, meeting and handling a tarantula, millipede, and snake among other things!
Thanks also to the Alton Manor scouts who put on a tasty BBQ and this raised them £140 for the Scouts.
The raffle saw many prizes up for grabs, including £100 cash, paint-balling, Derby County tickets, family ice-skating, Megazone laser session, passes for 'Back to the 80s 90s Festival' 1 term free with Star Gymnastics; plus many vouchers including The Loft, Rice Bowl, Vegan Revelation, Sue's Sustainables, Impact Dance & Fitness, Boabab Tree beauty, Mindful Movement Yoga, and many more. Thank-you to all those businesses who supported us and kindly donated a prize.
Thank-you also to all those who volunteered to make this happen! It has taken many volunteer hours to put this event together, so whether you offered 1 hour or many hours help, it is much appreciated!
Finally, ever wondered what the PTFA spend the money on from the Fayre's and other events? Well, take a look at what we've achieved this year! Without a committee and volunteers, none of this would have happened, so we are proud to share our achievements with you!
Easter Disco Fun - 11th April 2019
It’s the morning after the night before, and wow what a double disco we had last night! Turnaround was quick, with gymnastics only leaving the hall after 5pm, and infant disco starting at 5:15pm. But thanks to a group of enthusiastic parent volunteers, we did it! Approximately 200 children enjoyed their sweets as they came in and went home with lots of tattoos (transfers of course!) and chocolate eggs.
The music was a great hit all night, from baby shark to macarena to gangham style. There was break-dancing, the congo, flossing dance offs, press-ups and the worm! Some of the younger ones found the music a bit overwhelming, so they took themselves off to the library for some Easter colouring.
In the Junior disco, the volume went up a notch - thanks DJ! The Year 6 children screamed in delight when George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ was played and they were able to sing their version “I’ll be riding tractors underneath the hot sun”, reminiscing from when they lead the Harvest festival at Church last October!
But the highlight of the evening has to be the visit from the Easter bunny, who received lots of high fives, screams, tugs and delight from all the children!
Thanks to all the parents who volunteered on the evening and made the disco happen – any contribution of help is always greatly received!
Have a fantastic Easter break!