‘The Friends of Aldborough Primary School’ exists to promote fund-raising, staff support, and parental friendship and guidance at the school. Fundraising is for the purchase of items which the school budget cannot stretch to and to support visits and visitors. In addition to raising valuable funds, the events and activities organised throughout the year are fun and a great way to get to know other families better. The main events which are tried and tested and looked forward to with eager anticipation each year by all those who know the school well and the local and wider community, include:
- Christmas Fair
- Bingo night
- Easter Fair
- Summer Fair
In September a working party of parents and friends meet in each other’s homes to create wonderful gifts for the Christmas Fair. This is held at a variety of venues throughout the catchment area including the school in December 2013.
In the New Year, the annual Bingo night, organised from start to finish by parents is another success, packing the school hall to bursting point.
The Easter Fair has a child friendly focus with many children participating by running their own creative stalls. At this fair, a spirit of local community is enhanced as local beauticians, florists etc contribute to a glorious ‘Springtime is here’ feeling.
The final main event of the year is the Summer Fair. This is traditional in all aspects, with school and local community participation. The Friends are an amazingly energised group which raises thousands of pounds each year. They also provide refreshments at many events and bring together the school and local community.