By Dan Barron and Sam Dixon, Heart of the Community Project Workers
Trinity Croft C of E primary school in Dalton have not had a Parent Teacher Association or community group supporting the schools’ projects in a number of years. The headteacher brought together a group of parents and asked if RotherFed could support them to put together a constitution and ensure that they had the right tools to secure the groups sustainability.
The groups aim are:
- To raise funds to help to support school associated activities.
- To encourage a stronger community spirit.
- To improve the school environment and the school community.
- To encourage engagement from young people to get involved in fundraising and the wider school community.
- To encourage parent involvement in school life.
The volunteers have become highly organised in a very short period having hosted several events. They held a Mother’s Day events where students could buy affordable presents for their family in the form of potted plants and flowers. The group have also organized a Christmas Fayre which was very well attended.
Collaborating with the school they are initially raising funds to match fund an eco-classroom. This will be used to enhance the outdoor space at the school and give pupils the opportunity to have more outdoor learning. The group have worked hard to put together successful fundraising events and are going from strength to strength. Now they have become official RotherFed members meaning that the group will be able to have continued support.