Friends of Grosvenor

We are a group which consists of parents and teachers, who come together to organise and support events which provide a wide variety of experiences for all of the pupils who are part of the Grosvenor Community.

We meet on the second Monday of each month, usually within the school careers room.  We provide the 'parent voice' to ideas that come from the school management team and we fundraise to support the extra-curricular life of the school.  More importantly, we also assist with school projects like the Colour Run, School Productions and provided a Disability Day, offering our time and energy where it’s needed. There’s also the important social aspect too – we get together socially twice a year, just to relax and get to know one another beyond the school gate.

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Friends of Grosvenor Fundraising

 

 

In June 2016 we presented a cheque for £2,500 to the school from our activities.

 

 

The paragraphs below detail the type of activities which took place last year:

1. Open Nights

During 2016, we have had a fun filled year, which started with the school Open nights in January – we serve refreshments and talk to parents who visit the school and give them a real parental perspective of what it’s like to be a member of Grosvenor and share the opportunities and experiences our children have had.

2. Second-Hand Uniform Sale

The Second-Hand Uniform Sale fo is an important part of what we do.  Many parents are grateful to be able to use good quality uniform passed on from another child, which is a fraction of the cost of brand new. If you have any items that you are feel able to contribute, we’d welcome them gladly.

3. Disability Awareness Day

This year we organised the first Disability Awareness Day, which was centred around wheelchair users.  Pupils took part in an obstacle course, which represented everyday challenges that wheelchair users might face in order to survive the day. In support of their Learning for Life and Work (LLW) classes, the pupils had an insight into the difficulties of using a wheelchair, and were taught how chair users overcome the same issues out of need rather than desire.

4. Spring Concert

Each year the school performs a Spring Concert at which we are asked to provide refreshments.  This might seem mundane – but the audience would miss us and we have a few laughs too; have you ever seen the Victoria Wood sitcom, Dinner Ladies…..?

5. Year 8 Parents Evening

In May, we are usually around to assist with welcoming the new families of pupils who have been accepted into Grosvenor.  We are again on hand to answer the many questions that parents might have, which range from uniform to buses..

6. Social Evening

June is the final social event of the school year and we get together at a local restaurant, have dinner and a couple of drinks, let our hair down and look forward to the summer break.

7. Quiz Night

October, saw our Annual Quiz Night, which many of the children enjoy.  It is a fun activity where new pupils and their families can get to know one another, and mix with some of the older children and members of staff. 

8. Pitch Side Refreshments

This year we began the pitch side refreshments every Saturday Morning to support the school sports matches.  We provide a range of drinks and refreshments for everyone out supporting their team.  It is a welcome addition on the cold wet mornings when parents, teachers and the wider Grosvenor Community come together to give a cheering voice to their team of choice.

All of the activities wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of the Friends of Grosvenor and we’d welcome any new members to the meetings or even suggest ideas. Every little helps!

How can you get involved?

We run raffles at the drama performances and musical evenings.  If you would like to provide a raffle prize, they would be very welcome.  Please leave them at reception.  If would like to help during one of the evenings, please contact through the email address below.

We are happy to receive any items of school uniform or games kit that your child has outgrown.  Any items can be left at reception.  We are planning our next sale at the end of February.

We meet on the second Monday in every month at 7pm in the dining centre in school.  You would be most welcome to join us.

How to contact us?

If you would like to help in any way, or just get in touch, please email friendsofgrosvenor@gmail.com

 

 

You can find out about upcoming events through our Twitter account @FriendsofGGS