Hello and welcome to the PTFA page of our school website.
Our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is comprised of a group of enthusiastic parents, friends and teachers of the school and all are paramount to the success of this association.
Black Torrington Primary School PTFA comprises of:
Mrs K Scrivener
Mrs J Wells
Mrs S Leach
Mrs K Garrett
Ms Faith Warner, Ms K Thomas, Mr D Ley and Mrs B Andrews.
As a PTFA we support the school in any way we can. We hold fundraising events which have included a Pancake morning, pasty walk, quiz, bingo, bags 2 School collection, design your own Christmas card, second hand uniform, and our annual Summer and Christmas Fayres which are great opportunities to get together in our school community.
We support the school in holding an Easter bonnet and egg decorating competition, which is followed by an Easter tea with hot cross buns. In the Spring Term 2018 we plan to hold a Pub Quiz evening.
There are many other fun events at the planning stage.
After the school Christmas performance, we share Teas and coffees with all the families attending and juice and biscuits for the children after all their hard work. We also hold a Christmas tea party where we give each child a Christmas gift. Also in the last week of term, we treated the children to a cinema afternoon at the Methodist Chapel, where this year they watched "ELF" and we provided popcorn.
We have brought various items for the school children to use including a new large picnic table for the school garden along with some plants, two iPad’s, cameras, dressing up clothes, Play Mobil sets and games for wet weather play.
Last year we paid for a Medieval Weapons Science workshop for the whole school and organised and paid for a trip to the theatre to watch a performance of "Ernie and the Sea of Ice".
We aim to meet termly. You are more than welcome to come and join our meetings which are always informal. We are always looking for new ideas and welcome input.
We have signed up to Easyfundraising where the PTFA receive a donation every time you shop online, see flyer for more information or go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/blacktorringtonpfta/
Thank you for reading our page. We hope you have found it interesting and informative.
Black Torrington C of E Primary School PTFA.
On 2nd December we invited parents and friends to a Wreath making evening, where everyone learned how to make a wreath and enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies. We raised £563.61 on the night.
On 6th December we went into school and organised craft activities where the children made cards, posies, tree and other decorations and iced biscuits.
After the Christmas Nativity play we provided refreshments and ran a raffle where we raised £202.60.
Children in Need
On Friday 17th November we held a coffee morning in school, aided by the school council. Local people as well as families and friends of the children came into school and enjoyed coffee and cakes. A total of £166.85 was raised for Children in Need.
In October we funded Wonderstruck Science to visit the school to teach the children about building their own team fan-powered cars.
The children were given a kit and instructions to build prototype cars, and then Peter explained the different ways the cars could be modified to improve the speed. The children undertook time trials, recording their results and making changes as they went along. The morning finished with a tense race between all the cars to find an overall winner. The children showed great tenacity and perseverance as they applied their science knowledge and engineering skills.
African Drumming Workshop
In September the whole school travelled by bus to Bridgerule School to take part in an African Drumming workshop. We funded the bus.
They had a fantastic time learning different rhythms based on being animals; including elephants, snakes and creepy crawlies. They had the opportunity to play Bougarabou and Djembe drums and then watched a performance.
Summer term 2017
We funded the entrance fee for all the children to go to The Big Sheep for their end of year trip.
The summer fete in July was a great success, the stalls were busy all afternoon with people having fun on the games and enjoying hot dogs and cream teas. A fantastic £468.50. was raised.
In preparation for the Summer fete, Kate Garrett went into assembly and demonstrated how to make a garden in a seed tray. The children have been given a seed tray to fill as a competition for the Summer Fete on 8th July.
On the last day of the Spring term we organised our annual Easter egg hunt for the children and an Easter tea, parents were invited to come in for a cup of tea and a hot-cross bun.
In February we held a pancake day coffee morning aided in the serving by the pupils. Parents and local people were invited to join us, there was a choice of toppings and donations of £56.36 were collected for our charity of the year, the NSPCC.