Hello! An unseasonably summery Santa Claus here! You may ask why I’m here in June. Well, it was illegal to go on holiday until quite recently, and then I struggled to find any accommodation that allowed reindeer. But here I am, and while I’m here I’d like to catch up on some delayed orders from Georgeham Primary School. Back in December, Mr Thomas sent me a long list of equipment the school needs. But with Lapland in lockdown and all the elves on furlough, we had some supply issues.
I think we can all agree that Mr Thomas and all the school staff are already on my “Good” list. In fact, I may have to create a “Totally Awesome” list just for them. Through all the unexpected challenges the past 15 months has thrown at us, they have provided a safe, happy environment for our children in the face of complex, ever-changing rules and regulations and the daily trials of running a school in a pandemic.
Covid-19 has put a huge strain on every school’s finances, with extra cash having to be found to ensure health and safety guidelines are met both inside and
outside the classroom. And it has also taken the fun out of fundraising: the Friends of Georgeham School (FROGS) have been unable to hold the usual big events – such as bingo or skittles nights, sports day, the summer fair – that replenish the coffers. In short, the school needs our financial support more than ever.
Which is why, in a flagrant breach of GDPR, I am sharing Mr Thomas’s Christmas
list of school-related items that would benefit all pupils and make the teachers’ jobs just that little bit easier next year.
To get an idea of some of the items the school needs, head over to the school blog where Mr Thomas explains what your donations will go towards. Items on the list range from pens and pencils and maths supplies to educational magazine subscriptions and outdoor learning kits, and every contribution – large or small – will make a big difference! If you wish for your donation to go towards a particular category (or a big-ticket item mentioned on the blog) please let us know in the comment section when you donate. The categories are:
- Art and topic work
- Maths and science
- Writing and literacy
- Classroom resources and display
- Outdoor learning resources
- Play equipment for indoors
- Subscriptions and IT
- Thrive support (resources for Miss Trute's balcony area)
All other donations will be allocated to the areas of greatest need.
This project is being run by FROGS with the support of the school and governors. Please contact Jo Benfield or Erin Matthews if you have any questions.
Please share with any friends or relatives who may like to help out.