Pewsey Vale School PTFA (Parents, Teachers, Friends Association) are busy raising £16,000 to build a permanent outdoor shelter adjacent to the main hall. Despite being unable to hold the usual fundraising events, the PTFA has already raised £8000 towards the total cost of the shelter. And they have until April 24 to raise the remaining £8K. Click here to donate.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Pewsey Vale School has been working extremely hard to provide a safe environment in which students can learn and succeed. Students are separated into ‘bubbles’ to enhance their safety and minimize disruption to learning. This is challenging due to the finite amount of space this small school has within school buildings, but there is plenty of space outside.
The shelter will be used as an extra dining space, space for socialising, learning and as an extra area for hosting school community events. With Covid regulations requiring students to keep to their bubbles during break times the need for this shelter is even greater as it will help keep groups separated even when the weather is less favourable.
In a Newsletter to parents, the PTFA said, “We are very excited about this project which will make a real difference. It looks like we are going to be unable to run any face-to-face fundraising events for a while yet, but we are not letting that stand in our way. We have launched a crowd funding initiative which will run until April 24.
We are asking parents, grandparents and other family members, friends, local supporters and businesses to pledge a donation to this cause. It is not something that the school is able to secure funding for now and so we would like to fund the canopy and make this happen!
As an incentive for pledging we would like to offer:
- A Public Thank You! – For donations of £25+ we can thank you on social media
- A Personal Thank You! – For donations of £100+ you can receive a thank you letter from a student at the school
- A Permanent Thank You! – For donations of £500+ we can include your name on a plaque to be installed at the new canopy at Pewsey Vale School
(Please give contact details if you wish to be recognized in this way: name, email address, postal address, Facebook and Twitter details).”
To find out more information and to donate go to the crowdfunding page here