“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

PA Events and News

Summer Fair Update

Well, what can I say…….

I think we can call this year’s Summer Fair a MASSIVE success; the turnout was wonderful and we counted over 600 people through the gate! Thank you so much to everyone who came and made it such a busy, vibrant, happy event. As we haven’t been able to run a summer fair for three years, it felt like a real celebration of the school and the kids with a fantastic sense of community after such a long time apart.

We raised just over £6000 which is an incredible achievement so a huge THANK YOU to you all.

We had live music, traditional games, a beach, bouncy castle, mini golf, tombola, books, sweets, candy floss, ice lollies, balloons, water pistols and an outstanding bar and BBQ!

We had displays from Holly of Bouncefit Isleworth and Karate from Aymen of UK Karate Academy. The inflatable assault course was a big hit with both adults and kids but the favourite of the day were the water pistols, I don’t think there was a dry child (or adult) in sight.

All of this could not have happened without the support of our volunteers and the wider community. So here goes……

Thank you to….

All the class reps that organised class rotas and took ownership of their allocated stalls – we know this is not easy!

All those parents that volunteered to do a slot on the rota

All the parents that did shopping and placed orders online

All the parents that gave up time on Friday for set up

All the teachers that turned up to support (and our first aiders)

Mrs Sayer and her team in the office

Anyone who signed up for an estate agent board

And some key people to highlight…

Bryony and her second-hand uniform sale crew

Michelle Willco for sponsoring the face painter

Gareth Battan @ Ofilms for supplying the PA system

Gareth Haze for the live music (you can see him live at The Red Lion)

Rev Elis Matthews of St Mary’s Osterley, Rev Joe Sellars of All Souls St Margaret’s, Mr Kelly and Mr Hammer for being such good sports on the soak the Vicar/Teacher stall

Wayne Needham, caretaker extraordinaire, who could not have been more helpful

Starwalls for creating our fab beach

Oakhills Estate Agents for sponsoring the kid’s bouncy castle

Anthony James Manser for sponsoring 30 estate boards

Co-op, Isleworth for donating ice creams

Valerie School of Dance

The Swan Pub

And the PA stall was so busy and we would not have coped without the help of George Hesed, we were so busy selling tokens that we managed to gather the sum total of zero details for our Skills Bank – so watch out for more detail about this

Plus everyone who donated to our massive raffle prize bank; Ed Bracken @ Radisson Red, Kew Gardens, Elsie Ng @ Remedy & Touchology, Steam Museum, Piptree Catering, Emma Hook Photography, Brindissa (Richmond), Topshot Netball Club, Royal Oak Pub, Jubilee Motors, Greedies, South Street, Bulluccis, Stylecreep, Hei Hing, Riverside Pharmacy, Elvis & Ivy, Isleworth Greengrocers, Merki Eyelashes, So Bar Richmond

I hope I have not missed anyone but if I have – THANK YOU, you were part of an amazing day.

This event would not have happened without the input of some very special people – Sonia Hanfrey-Perez, Jane Sankey, Wendy Seccombe and Katherine Baeton, thank you soooo much for making this such an awesome event!

Just a reminder that the reason the PA exists is to fundraise money to donate towards providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils – through the events that we run. We have donated funds to enhance the school and pupil experience in some of the following areas – playground equipment, mud kitchens, bikes, bouldering wall, classroom rainy days toys, Chromebooks, magazine subscriptions, books for classrooms, leavers gifts…. the list goes on! Please join us at the PA get together to help this continue next year, information to follow.

Kirsty Sweet

PA Chair

 
 
SPORTS DAY 2022
The PA would like to thank all the parents (and children) that came to visit the refreshment stand at Sports Day.  It was wonderful to see the community come together and chat over tea/coffee and cake.  A huge thank you also to the Parent and Teacher helpers that really ensured the event was a success.  We are pleased to announce that we raised almost £400 on the day.  All funds will be allocated to a project for the school in support of your children.
 
I think we can all agree that the children looked amazing in their Sports Day Team T-Shirts.  These are a gift to keep from the PA, to commemorate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.  We hope they will last another sports day 😊. Remaining stock will be sold through the Blue School Second Hand Sales.  Please keep an eye on your class WhatsApp for up and coming dates. 
 
BOUNCE FOR PLAY 2022

The planning had stopped, the sun came out.. and the bouncy castle was ready!! 
Bounce For Play 2022 has come and gone and we are delighted to update you that it was a BOUNCING success!! All children throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6 each got to participate… we even had a few teachers who couldn’t resist a bounce (thankfully no injuries were reported ☺️). 
Everyone jumped in groups of 6 and there was fun and laughter (and a bit of friendly competition) throughout the day! On behalf of the PA Committee, we would like to pass on a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated and helped to stage the event…, a special mention goes out to the year 6 children who carried out the most important role of all… Counting the Bounces!
 

PA funds have already been transferred to the school for artificial grass for the wooden playground, a bouldering wall, playground stencils, netball nets and other equipment, and a mosaic for the peace garden.  These additional funds will continue to improve the playground space for the children of the Blue School.
 
The total raised so far is just over £3700, the funding page will remain open till the end of June.
 
A HUGE thank you to PA Reception Reps Alison and Katie for driving this initiative and all their hard work in pulling this together👏🏼

 

Bounce is Back!

We will be bouncing for funds on Friday 10th June. 

The total raised so far is just over £3700,
the funding page will remain open till the end of June.

 

Gallery of what we do and how we spend the money raised!

Parent Association Everyday Fundraising

Easy Fundraising

The PA are registered with Easy Fundraising so each time you shop online the school receives money. All you have to do is log in through this link register and start shopping! Donations are available through over 3,700 online brands and retailers.

Amazon Smile

The PA have signed up for Amazon Smile which will allocate 0.5% of your purchases to The Blue School Parents Association. Simply log in through www.smile.amazon.co.uk and purchase as usual.

It will cost you absolutely NOTHING except the effort to sign into www.smile.amazon.co.uk and make your purchases through this instead. Amazon then allocate 0.5% of what you have spent to The Blue School Parents Association.
Please sign in and select The Blue School Parents Association, your Amazon log in details are exactly the same.
Please note easyfundraising no-longer supports Amazon, so if like me your whole life is purchased through Amazon, this will equate to quite a nice and easy way to add to our fundraising target. Please note there is no app for Amazon Smile – the advice is to delete your amazon app and then from your phone add the Amazon Smile link to your home screen, this will work in exactly the same way as the app.