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Kingsham Primary School

Friends of Kingsham Primary School (FKPS)

What is the FKPS?

The Friends of Kingsham Primary School (FKPS) exists to raise funds for the school whilst helping the school community stay strong and healthy. All parents are members, and welcome to get involved with the organisation of events, whether for the kids, parents, or families.

This year we have returned with gusto at the school disco, which proved a massive hit at the end of the half-term. We raised around £400 towards FKPS funds, and those dancing shoes will be needed again throughout the year. We’ve also got our spending requests for the year, which have come from the school council and the teachers, more about that later.

How does it work?

As we progress through the year, the FKPS start with an AGM to keep things shipshape, where we elect a chair, secretary and treasurer, and any other posts that are deemed necessary. The last 18 months have been a quiet one for us, but we’re back in full flight now, and the last meeting was well attended, both physically (in the pub) and virtually on Zoom.

So how do we go about raising funds?

We’ve already seen that the disco was a huge success for the children, they enjoyed it, and it was a money earner. The Christmas Fair, which is always well attended and one of our major fundraisers is the next event, followed immediately by a parent only event, the winter cheese and wine; a fabulously great social night. For 2022 we have already pencilled in the next DiscoNite, with talk of quizzes, barn dance, race night, and a very exciting event towards the end of the year. We will also support the incredible ideas from the school council where we can.

Get involved

So, if you’re thinking that you’d like to get more involved, but not sure how, then check out the FKPS Facebook page, or contact us on FKPSschool2020@gmail.com.

As a committee member, we are one of you, a parent. It can be daunting to think you’d be lumbered with loads of onerous tasks, but as a group we share and volunteer around all the duties needed to make everything work, so there’s always someone to help out and nobody gets overwhelmed.