'Friends of Howard Primary' aim to support the school in a variety of ways, enhancing the children's daily experience. Every parent automatically becomes a member and is encouraged to get involved in whatever way they can. Fundraising is a large part of the role of 'Friends' and this has been hugely successful in recent years. Playground markings, a pagoda, and ten iPads are just a few items purchased with the money raised.
This year, 'Friends' have been asked to fundraise towards a new classroom! This is an exciting prospect for our small school, which will bring enormous benefit for the children. Luckily our wonderful villagers have rallied around us not only supporting our events but also organising some of their own in aid of this project. The profits from a New Year's Eve party, a race night and a 'Night at the Movies'
experience have got us off to a wonderful start. Future fundraisers include a Bavarian night 22nd September and an 'Elford Prom' on 6th May. Architectural plans are in progress so watch this space for more information as it becomes available!