School Funding – Help Required

Like all schools, money in Bedwas Junior School has to be spent very wisely. Over the last year, funding has been spent on many areas including:

  • Additional staff to support pupils who need extra support;
  • collaboration with a professional storyboard artist and animator on a short film based around the first meeting between the Welsh and Teuhelche in Patagonia;
  • photography workshops with a local business based around the theme of ‘community’;
  • purchase of additional resources in ICT.

However, we are very reliant on our committed, effective PTA who have raised considerable funds for the school over the past few years. This has included:

  • part funding a variety of educational visits;
  • shelving for the library area;
  • metal goal posts and footballs for the play ground;
  • a range of new lunch time play equipment.

Over the next twelve months, the PTA is hoping to raise money to fund the following areas of school:

  • continue to part-fund educational visits to help lower the cost for parents/carers;
  • continue to develop the outdoor environment.
  • Along with today’s newsletter, children will be bringing home a list of the events which will be taking place over the next few months. Please could you tick your availability if you are willing to volunteer. It would be greatly appreciated.

Our next PTA meeting will be held at 3:20pm on Thursday 19th May – We would like to welcome new parents/carers as well as existing parents to the meeting where we will be discussing events for the forthcoming half-term.

Although very effective, the PTA are reliant on parents/carers to support and help out whenever possible. There are a number of events during the summer term which could prove very lucrative for school funds. We would appreciate if everybody would offer to give some of their time to help set up stalls, serve, put away equipment at the end of the day. Parents/carers do not need to commit to a whole day, but if everyone offered some time, this would help tremendously. It would be particularly helpful to have volunteers for the start and end of events.

Further suggestions will be discussed in forthcoming PTA meetings.