The Friends of Hotspur Primary School organise events and fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Revenue raised through these activities enables the school to plan a range enriching experiences for its pupils.
We are excited to reveal that this year we will be working alongside the School Council & Image Playgrounds to develop a new large piece of play equipment for the school field. Though we have some funds available for the project already, there is still a considerable amount of fundraising to do this year. We aim to raise an additional £5000 pounds by the end of March 2020.
Our first special piece of fundraising has now started. All children from Year 1 - Year 6 will be bringing home a change collection jar. Over the coming weeks we ask that you collect any loose change in them and once full bring them back into school. The collection will continue until the end of term (20th December) and there will be a prize for the class that collects the most money. A separate change collection for Reception and Nursery will happen after Christmas. Thank you in advance for your support.
When choosing a new piece of playground equipment we were keen to find a company that would fit in well with our Eco-School Green Flag status. Image playgrounds have designed a scatter log climbing frame for us that uses reclaimed timber for the structure and recycled metal and plastic for fittings and ropes. The safety surface will be made from recycled car tyres, which in the future can be taken up and recycled again.
We are using recyclable plastic jars for the change collection. These were acquired as seconds and may ordinarily have been thrown away by the manufacturer. We are hoping that we will be able to reuse them for many years to come, so please take care of them!
You can check on our fundraising progress using the totaliser above. As we raise money a child will move across the rope traverse above, indicating the current total.