FOSSA plays a big part in running events and supporting the school throughout the year. Run voluntarily by parents and some staff from the school, they work to raise additional funds and provide community functions. They are responsible for a number of events throughout the year which include:
Secret Santa - FOSSA members organise and wrap an assortment of gifts for the children that they buy. This gives the children an opportunity to develop some independence skills.
Summer Fair - One of the bigger fundraising events of the year, FOSSA organise and host our annual summer fair. With everything from hot food and cakes to raffles and tombolas, the fair brings large crowds to Sproatley school in the summer.
Easter Celebrations - FOSSA provide Easter competitions for the children to enter such as Easter bonnet competitions and egg hunts.
Outdoor Reflection Area - Our outdoor reflection area was funded, created and developed by FOSSA providing us with a valuable addition to the outdoor area at school.
Mrs K Dry is the Chair of FOSSA whilst Mrs Taylor is the treasurer.
FOSSA are always looking for new ideas to raise money as well as welcoming any parents to join us in making fund raising fun.
If you are interested in helping out in any way please contact the school office.
FOSSA plays a big part in running events and supporting the school throughout the year. It is run voluntarily by parents and some staff within the school, working to raise additional funds and providing community functions.
Previous money raised has gone towards an outdoor reflection area providing us with a valuable addition to the outdoor area. It has also been used to partly fund school trips, provide playground seating and signage, craft resources and much more.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 pandemic the school PTA has sadly had to forego all our fundraising events that would normally take place. During the 2020 school year we have missed our annual sponsored walk, secret shop and one of our main events the summer fair to name but a few. One year on and the COVID19 pandemic continues to put a hold on fundraising. This means not only have the children and families missed some fantastic events but the PTA have missed out on some huge fundraising opportunities.
Our school climbing frame used by all years was deemed unsafe to use and has been condemned. Having the last 12 months of their education and friendships disrupted we would love to be able to provide them with a new space to play. As parents and carers, we know how important physical play is to our children and it would be nice to have a place where the children can enjoy being outside in the fresh air playing with their friends.
We have set up a crowdfunding page (Sproatley Academy, Climbing Frame) to raise donations to go towards making this happen. The school and FOSSA are also looking into grants and additional funding. Pence, pounds, big money, whatever you can spare all adds up and will make a huge difference.
If anyone knows of any local businesses who may donate to our cause, then please forward them this page and spread the word.