Friends of Ghost Hill (FOGH) is a charity made up of parents who organise events and activities to raise funds which benefit all children at the school. We’re all volunteers, so every penny we raise provides much needed funding for the school.
In recent years, the Friends have provided the funding for the following, the ‘no-mow’ in the Reception playground, several outdoor benches and tables, performing arts and theatre shows for the children, new technology and books, new dining room equipment, and a refresh of the playground markings outside Nursery – plus lots more too!
Each year we organise a wide variety of fund raising events:
…and we run even more fundraisers including: bingo evenings, our own lottery, we collect unwanted clothing through ‘Bags2School’, we sell Spree Books, the children make their own Christmas cards and end of year personalised gifts, and we collect supermarket vouchers.
As you can see from the list above we’re a busy committee and we’re always looking for new members to join us!
Being part of the Friends can be as big or as small a role as you want it to be. There are lots of small, but essential jobs such as counting supermarket vouchers, manning stalls, making cakes, through to something larger such as taking an officer role on the committee.
If you’re interested in joining the Friends, please contact us by email at FriendsOfGhostHill@gmail.com, through your Class Rep, or through the school office. Hope to see you soon!
(Below is an article from the EDP which shows how the FOGHS raised money for our NEW Reception garden.)
The Friends organised an obstacle course on the main school playground for the children to take part in on their bikes and scooters.
It was a fun event. As well as a fun event, the children were also raising money for the school.
The Friends funded an African Drumming experience for children in reception, year 1 and year 2. It was rather loud but absolutely mesmerised the children. It enabled the children to experience something exciting and broaden their skills and knowledge.
"It was new and different and I really enjoyed it" — Ava
"We all played really good rhythms" — Charlie
"The drum skin was made of leather" — Sam
"I liked feeling the vibrations on my hands" — Finley
"I like doing the drums because it made a loud noise!" — Ella