The FPG plays a pivotal role in the life of The Firs School. We organise coffee mornings, fairs and events that raise money for equipment and experiences that further enhance our children;s education. We also raise money for a number of different charities over the course of the year.
All parents are welcome to join the FPG and attend any of the events and meetings held. The FPG aims to be an inclusive network for Firs families creating a strong community to support one another. We are always looking for volunteers for our events so if you can’t make meetings or the coffee mornings but could offer an hour or so of your time as we run and prepare for the events we will always be extremely grateful.
We have charitable status and are registered with easyfundraising.org.uk. You can now register on www.easyfundraising.org.uk and any on line shopping will make donation to the FPG – it’s really money for nothing. Look in “support a cause” we are The Firs School Chester, there’s over 2,700 retailers.
Work of the FPG includes:
- Arranging fun trips and treats at Christmas
- Providing toys, games and sports equipment for use in the playground and in school clubs
- Organising social events where parents can get together for example, a summer ball
- Raising money for nominated charities.
- Christmas Fair
- Fun day (Summer Fair)
- Coffee Morning
- Second hand uniform sale
- School calendar and Christmas cards
Each year group has a nominated parent who is the representative and link between the FPG and parents of that year. This parent will keep you informed of events planned and help required.
Currently for 2016/2017 our Representatives are:
Kindergarten – Clare Mallon
Reception – Susan Kitchen
Year 1 – Lucie Elliott
Year 2 – Sarah Turner
Year 3 – Amanda James
Year 4 – Bev Stones
Year 5 – Lou Bowden
Year 6 – Carmen Prosser
If you wish to get in touch with the FPG you can either talk to your class representative or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org