Friends of Holmeswood School

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We are a group of parents, both past & present, who are responsible for the social calendar of Holmeswood Methodist School.


 

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Friends of Holmeswood School

The 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.

Regular fund-raisers include:

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.

Strawberry 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 some occasions.

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.

Community 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.

Holmeswood 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.

Last 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

17th May 2003

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.


14th June 2003

Summer Ball to be held at Windmill Animal Farm. Tickets: 16.00,  this will include 4 course buffet Band,  Disco Bar, Raffle. Click here to see Menu


Nov/Dec 2003

Christmas Fair to be held at Holmeswood School date to be Arranged.


Holmeswood Methodist School

Summer Ball, Saturday 15th June 2003

At

Windmill Farm

Menu

Terrine of salmon

Served with a green salad

And bread roll

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Home roasted Aberdeen Angus Beef

Honey Glazed Ham

Poached Salmon dressed

With Prawns

Hot New Potatoes

Selection of fresh salads

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Choice of Mouthwatering

Desserts

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Cheese & Biscuits.

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Information provided by Sandra Smith