" Ouiz Night a Great Success"
Our first PTFA Quiz night was held on Friday 19th October. The evening was great fun with a full turn out of all ages.
Ticket sales , raffle and licensed bar helped to raise funds in excess of £250 . This will definitely be a repeat event , so watch out for more dates next term.
PTFA have most recently funded equipment for the Media Studies course at GCSE and A level . This was £390 to buy specialist Microphone and software to use with Green screens , cameras and laptops .
Funds currently being raised to support the purchase of mobile food counters to enable students to access food in the outside areas .
What an enjoyable evening when PTFA joined with our very talented Performing Arts students to present a Murder Mystery. Brilliantly supported by parents the cast intrigued and delighted us with their acting, and the fact that we were involved in naming the murderer by picking up the clues we became Miss Marple and Poirot wrapped into one. All this and a hotpot and apple pie supper! Oh and we cleared a profit of £400!
Thank you so much to our students, audience and organisers. Probably there will be more mysteries to solve in the not too distant future...we hope do so!
We always welcome new ideas and new energy. Please feel free to get involved or contact Patsy Probert, Chairperson tel: 01253 723104 or 07507839855 or Mandy Palmer 07821 626121.
The object of the Association is to advance the education of the pupils in the school by:
- Developing more extended relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school.
- Engaging in activities which support the school and advance the education of its pupils
- Assisting in the provision of facilities, not normally provided by the Local Education Authority, for education at the school.
The PTFA provided the Hockey girls above with these very smart shirts for the whole team. Not only were the shirts a winner but the team were too, winners of the Lancashire Emerging Schools Tournament.
LSA has been successful in securing £10,000 from 'Awards for All', a Government initiative which aims to support local projects by awarding small grants thanks to our PTFA. They applied for funding to install a Fitness Suite for students, staff and members of the local community (see above).
Equipment includes treadmills, cross trainers, spin bike, stepper, weights & benches, boxing equipment, rowing machines. The setting is much improved with the addition of wall mirrors and safety flooring. The Fitness Suite is now operational and is certainly attracting 'keep-fitters' of all ages. It is used in PE lessons and, as part of our Extended School Day, it is available before and after school, at break and lunchtimes.
This has meant a lot of work by Mrs. Boulton who, as PTFA treasurer, handled all the paper-work. A big pat on the back to our wonderful supporters.
Kelly Dixon (Year 11) said,
"What I like about the new Fitness Suite is that apart from obviously learning new skills and keeping healthy, it enables every individual to try it out and build up their own programme."