Welcome to Helping Hands

Helping Hands is the Friends Association and fundraising arm of the school. Our main function is to bring parents, families, friends, staff and the local community together socially and in support of the school.

We host a variety of social events to build community and raise funds. These include large events such as the Summer and Christmas Fairs and smaller events per year group, such as discos, craft sessions and trips to the local parks. We also run regular second hand uniform and refreshment sales throughout the year.

Last year money raised through the various fairs, social events, local business donations and match funding from parents employees, were used to purchase outdoor musical instruments and playground equipment, a set of 15 steel drums to start a band at school and sports equipment.

Click here to view some of the items we’ve purchased.


Helping Hands Newsletter March 2018

Newsletter November 2017 

NEWS 2017 September

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macmillian coffee morning

How to get involved

There are many ways, large and small, to get involved with Helping Hands including:

  • manning an afterschool uniform or drinks and sweets stall for an hour
  • contacting local businesses for donations for fairs
  • photocopying and distributing newsletters
  • planning a stall at a fair
  • making things to sell at a fair
  • become a Class Representative to organise class and year group socials.

New committee members and volunteers are always welcome. We meet the first Friday of every Half Term at 9 o’clock in the Clubs room at school. These meetings are open to all parents and carers so just turn up if you want to get involved. Otherwise you can contact Helping Hands via e-mail at helpinghandsgps@hotmail.com or by leaving your details with the school office.

To find out more about Helping Hands and how you can get involved, please click here.

Upcoming Events

Friday 30 September (Christmas fair planning)
Friday 7 October – 9-10:30am (coffee morning)
Friday 14 October (Christmas fair planning)
Friday 4 November (committee meeting and AGM)
Friday 18 November (Christmas fair planning)
Friday 25 November (Christmas fair planning)

Christmas Fair Photos

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Skipping Workshop

Click here to find out about our skipping workshop.

The Latest Helping Hands Newsletter

October 2016

Newsletter Archive

Recent Meeting Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – 23rd october 2015
Annual General Meeting – 23rd october 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 2nd October 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 10th July 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 5th June 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 17th Apr 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 27th Feb 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 9th Jan 2015
Committee Meeting Minutes – 7th Nov 2014
Committee Meeting Minutes – 19th Sept 2014
Meeting Minutes – AGM 18th July 2014

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