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FRIENDS OF THORPE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

HELP US HELP OUR SCHOOL

We are a  school-based fundraising organisation with a mission to make the school a better place for children to learn.

 

THE COMMITTEE

Every Parent / Carer of a Thorpe student is member of FOTSA, your input is invaluable-

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SARAH TILLYER

Co Chair

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HARRIET TURK

Co Chair

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DONNA PRICE

Vice Chair

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EMMA PARSONS

Treasurer

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MARTINE MANT

Vice Treasurer

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HEATHER DENNETT

Secretary

 

FOTSA  MONEY

HOW ARE FUNDS ALLOCATED

2020/21 WISHLIST

Mrs Southgate's wishlist for school:

  • Collaborative art project – ‘together but apart’. The idea is each child does a piece of art and it gets displayed on the wall between Year 3 and Year 4 


  • Classroom Budget – Mrs Southgate expressed how grateful the teachers were for this last year. As classrooms now can’t share equipment they would be really grateful for another donation of any value.

  • Data Loggers – used for Science to record lights, sound sensors, temperatures etc. The cost for this would be £400. Everyone agreed this would be fine to cover the cost.

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FUTURE PROJECTS

  • Outside play equipment which had been discussed last year. Due to the current cleaning regimes, it isn’t practical to be used right now. Mrs Southgate said it is possibly worth having a pot for the future.

  • FOREST SCHOOL - right now with everything going on, it isn't a priority, but would still love for the school to have one. Lots of staff are waiting to be trained up to teach, but have a lot on their plates due to the current global situation.

PAST BUDGETS

  • The money raised by FOTSA contributes to a wide range of resources for our school.


  • Past funds have gone towards some amazing resources, such as laptops and tablets and new books across all year groups (we know how invaluable reading is to children’s education!!).  We have also purchased a new cover and pump for our school swimming pool which we are very lucky to have.  Plus blinds, rugs and an individual class budget for teachers to spend for their individual student’s needs.


  • We couldn’t do it without our parents and community donating so generously throughout the year!   Thank you!

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