The Friends of Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery
Upon joining the school all families become members of ‘The Friends’.
Throughout the school year The Friends run a number of events that raise money for the benefit of all children at Earls Colne.
These events are organised by the committee but are only happen with the help of the wider school community. Regular meetings take place with new faces and fresh ideas always welcome.
Annual events include the Bike Ride, Firework Spectacular, Christmas Bazaar, Easter Egg Hunt and Summer Fayre. Other events take place on an ad hoc basis- including quiz nights for adults and the ever popular children’s Movie Nights.
In recent years, the money raised by The Friends has helped pay for:
- the outdoor classroom- £11,500
- the maintenance of the school swimming pool- cover and storage- £1,971
- the visiting Panto performed by M&M production
- improvements to the school garden- £375
- World Book Day reading challenge prizes- £100
Additionally, every year The Friends contribute more than £2,000 to pay for enrichment activities, trips and visitors for all children in school.
This year The Friends have already helped enhance the curriculum by contributing towards:
- Year 2 Castle Day
- Year 3 and Year 4 Egyptian Days
- Year 5 and 6 visit by a mobile planetarium
Look out for further details of events run by The Friends and dates of meetings in the school newsletter.