Friends of Happisburgh School

Who are the Friends and What do they do?

The Friends of Happisburgh school is a parent / carer run group that raises funds for the school through events and activities.
The current Friends Committee are; Chair – Yvonne Gilbert, Secretary –Sammy Bird, Treasurer – Christy Watts.

What Fund Raising Events and Activities do the Friends do?

The Friends put on numerous fund raising events each year.

In 2018 the events included a vintage-themed summer fete, Easter Bingo and Mad March Hair Day. The Friends also had a home-made crafts stall at the Acorns Christmas Market event.

This year The Friends are hosting an Easter Bingo event on Friday, April 5 with a raffle. There will also be a ‘Viva Las Vegas’ American themed summer fete on Saturday, June 29.

How are funds spent?

Funds are used to support school activities, this includes:

Free fruit for older children (fruit for younger children funded by government),
School bags for Reception
A Christmas trip for the children, in 2018, this was to the Hippodrome Circus.
School Christmas discos for both key stages.
School leaver’s trip.
Supplies / materials for family learning days in school.
Educational visits – in 2018 this included a visit from a Zulu Dance troupe and Bollywood dancers, to teach the children about different cultures.
And many more events.

How can I get involved / Contact the Friends?

Friends meet once every half term in the Evergreen room ( Breakfast club/library).

Meetings are open to all and will be advertised in the school newsletter.

The latest report from our treasurer showing what we have provided for school:

Spending from September 2018 – January 2019 – Total £2389.64
Extra Fruit provided from Meales                               £169.17
Key Stage 2 Dance Entertainment – Bollywood Day  £625.00
Golden Ticket events                                                 £40.00
Refreshments provided                                           £22.03
Hippodrome Circus                                                 £750.00
Maths Equipment                                                    £143.44
Circus Coaches                                                       £340.00
Payment of £50 to each Class                                £200.00
Barnardo’s Day at School                                       £100.00