On the last day of the summer term in 2018 a celebration was held at Perton First school in aid of the Shoes For Africa Charity. A concert of singing and dancing was performed on the school play ground followed by the symbolic stepping out of old shoes into new. The old shoes were gathered up and sent to the Shoes For Africa Appeal to be distributed to children throughout Gambia.
The PTFA are a group of parents, teachers and friends, who work together to plan and run a range of social and fundraising events.
Why join Perton First School PTFA?
The money raised by the PTFA directly benefits the children at Perton First School by providing them with resources, equipment and experiences – things that the school might not otherwise have been able to afford. Last year we raised over £8,000 which paid for a visit from the Animal Man and bought the playground Pirate Ship, play boards, outdoor maths equipment and the Early Years playhouse. In previous years we have bought iPads, cameras & a playground Trim Trail amongst other smaller items. This year we are helping to fund a new stage, buy some library books and also pay for a visit from Think Tank. But it’s not all about money; there are lots of other advantages to joining the PTFA; you get involved with the school community and learn more about the school; you will be a positive role model for your child; you can use and develop your skills; you will make new friends & have fun.
So how can you get involved?
Here are 5 easy ways you can help make a real difference to your children's time at Perton First School: