Friends of Holmeswood School
events we organise are both social occasions and fund-raisers, which
always attract lots of support from the residents in the village
and the surrounding area.
The Spring Fair-
a traditional fair held on the school field with various stalls
run by ‘Friends’ and the children.
Always popular are the lucky dip, face –painting, tom-
bola and the delicious homemade cake stalls.
teas have also proved a huge success at this event.
The Christmas fair-
is held at Holmeswood village Hall and once again has an array of
stalls but with the added bonus of a visit from Father Christmas.
Sports Night- an
early evening competition of team sports by the School children,
followed by a BBQ.
Elegant Balls & Dinner Dances-
A chance for us to don our glad rags & dance the night away,
have delicious food, wine, and enjoy ourselves in beautiful decorated
venues. Always a sellout
evening and our best fund-raisers with over £1500 being made on
Barn Dance- held
in a traditional barn with the band playing on a trailer, we have
the opportunity to swing our partners, eat a hog roast & apple
pie, all swilled down with plenty of drinks.
Dad's Football Match-
a football match between Holmeswood Dad’s and our neighbouring
Rufford School Dad’s was revived in September after 27 years.
We had an enjoyable, if not competitive, afternoon with refreshments,
BBQ & cakes, which resulted in Ruffords Dad’s winning
the Ecky Thump Trophy. The money raised at this event was split
between the 2 schools and we hope to make it an annual event.
Events- we also represent the school by participating in events
in the community. The biggest one being our float for the
Village walking day in which children & parents dress up and
ride on the float as the parade tours the village.
Methodist School is a small rural school, currently with just 26
pupils. All parents automatically become members of the Friends
of Holmeswood when their children start at the school and although
we are only a small group compared to most PTA’s, we pride
ourselves on the reputation we have gained for organising such excellent
events, the support we receive and the money we raise.
year we have been fundraising for Phase I of the new extensions
planned for the school. This is an extension to the infant classroom,
which is nearly finished.
Dates for your Diary
Spring fair to
be held at Holmeswood School at 2.30pm all usual stalls,
Mr David Borrows MP will be opening our new classroom on the day, Friends of Holmeswood
School will be donating a cheque
for £4000.00 to the School towards of the cost of finishing the classroom.
Summer Ball to
be held at Windmill Animal Farm. Tickets: £16.00,
this will include 4 course buffet Band,
Disco Bar, Raffle
here to see Menu
to be held at Holmeswood School date to be Arranged.
Holmeswood Methodist School
Summer Ball, Saturday 15th June 2003
Terrine of salmon
Served with a green salad
And bread roll
Home roasted Aberdeen Angus
Honey Glazed Ham
Poached Salmon dressed
Hot New Potatoes
Selection of fresh salads
Choice of Mouthwatering
Cheese & Biscuits.
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