This year the P.T.F.A. have through their amazing fundraising efforts:

Helped pay for a coach to take Classes 1 & 2 on a four-week swimming course during the summer term.
subsidised the coaches for our trips to the Anglo Saxon site at West Stow, the Thetford Museum for Class 2 & 3 to take part in a Tudor Experience, the Thetford Sculpture Trail and the Dinosaur Park at Weston Longville.
provided chocolate prizes for the Easter Bonnet Parade
Medallions to give to the children on the occasion of the Queen's Jubilee.
provided prizes at the Prize Giving Service.
promised to pay for the Garlic Theatre to perform a puppet show entitled 'Fiddlesticks' in October. 
given us 1500.00 to spend on Library Books. 

Are they not truly wonderful? Their efforts ensure that the children's experiences in school are greatly enhanced. We are all the richer for the fun events they organise for the community and in the gifts they provide for our children.

Chris

to form a School Council to good effect. It has been decided that for the present that we will operate with two Councils. The School Council met for the first time last week.
The school through its efforts of collecting recyclable paper and taking it to the Village Hall recycling bank is contributing to the community. We have also purchased recycling bins for the Pre School and empty their bins. A notice board informs the school of present campaigns, our Eco code of practice and proudly, displays our Bronze Award from the Keep Britain Tidy Group for our achievement in working towards a sustainable lifestyle. The children have purchased litter pickers to hunt for litter in the playground and field. Each class takes its turn to water the plants and empty the paper bins. A group of children worked with Chris Smith to sort out our garden pond and the committee decided that our apples and plums should be offered to parents for pies. We are about to apply for our Silver Award. Our next major project is to look at how the school can save fuel.

Chris Watts

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COOKSON BUILDERS

An update on the Eco Schools Council
Our Eco Schools Council is now meeting once a month and several adults have attended including, day school staff, our caretaker, two governors, Reverend Tuffnell and a representative from the Eco Tech Centre in Swaffham. The Committee is made up of one member for each age group and a member chosen by the teaching staff from each class. Two children last year were co-opted by the group themselves as they were hovering at every meeting and always helped with projects in their own time.
The children have been amazing and are now contributing to the meetings, writing reports, completing audits and raising their own issues. Earlier this year one of the members raised a general school issue rather than an environmental one, showing that the children were now ready

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