Funds raised so far
Funds raised so far for the new library
Thanks to our generous donors:
The Millennium Hall Coffee Shop, The Butchers Arms Public House, Cherwell Valley Silos, Norbar and some private donors. Also some great fundraising from the children with bric-a-brac stalls, lemonade stalls and raiding their pocket money for coins to fill coffee jars!
It is with great delight and gratitude that I can announce that the parish council will match fund up to 50% of the £15,000 target. In other words, if we raise £7,500 the Parish council will match this so that we can achieve our target of £15,000 much sooner than we first expected!
Well done to all children who took part in the Reading Challenge and raised over £1000!
With hard work and determination, we will get there together.
January 2018 update:
Thank you so much, we have raised over our original budget of £15,000 and our children love using the fantastic mobile technology we have in school. We will use the additional money for training and software to enhance this fantastic new resource. Please watch this space for information about our next project!
November 2017 Update:
I am delighted to announce that we are exactly £7653 away from our £15000 target and given the 50% matched funding from the Parish Council of £7500 this only leaves £153 to raise ourselves! This is a massive achievement and could not have been realised without the incredible support of our children, friends, families and local businesses. Thank you all!
We have made our first purchase of an ipad trolley thanks to Arragon Housing who generously donated £500 towards the trolley, see the images below. In addition to this SMART have donated a pre-loved and very 'whizzy' new board which the Reception class are delighted with especially as their old board was rather problematic! See the image below, unfortunately this was taken with the board turned off, I will update soon with the board in action!
We now plan to purchase some more hardware with the funds raised and pay for some computing training for staff to enhance the teaching of computing at King's Sutton Primary Academy.
Our Christmas Tree Festival will hopefully help us to raise the remaining funds, all are welcome, there will be a range of festive events to get you in the Christmas mood and will be held on Friday 8th December 3.30-4.30pm with a childrens' disco running from 4.30 -6.00pm, tickets are required for the disco and are a bargain at £2.50 per child which includes a hot dog and a drink!
Once we have achieved this dream, and we have the key components in place we will continue to support the school through training and perhaps subscriptions to educational apps or programmes to further enhance teaching and learning of computing. We are then keen to start a new campaign for the school library, moving it into the heart of the school and filling it with fantastic texts to appeal to every child and making it a spacious and inviting environment with new furniture too! We haven't forgotten the technology in this too; we want to introduce a new way of recording books borrowed with a computer system and scanner, so simple we could employ children in the role of 'Junior Librarian' to take on this responsibility. Are you excited by books? Do you want to help our feed our children's passion for reading? Please contact us using the form below, we would be delighted to hear from you.