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FOLS is the Friends Association here at Longstone School. This might include parents, teachers, grandparents and members of the community. We raise funds by organising regular events, both in and out of school. The monies raised from these events are used to fund activities, equipment and special experiences, to support and enhance the learning of your children.
For now our regular meetings are on hold, and even though many of our regular events can't go ahead for the meanwhile, we are planning some super fun activities to still get everyone involved and raise funds for the school. It will just be in a different way. Watch this space...
UPCOMING EVENTS WITH FOLS
Unfortunately the annual Christmas Bazaar is not going ahead this year due to social distancing restrictions. This is a huge disappointment as it's one of FOLS' biggest events in the school calendar that all the community look forward to. Plus, it raises a sizable amount of funds to support the school.
However, we will still be going ahead with the Hamper Raffle, which we do every year, and we are also organising an Elf Trail! More info to come soon on these.
And the extremely exciting news is that Father Christmas will be doing a live Zoom chat with the kids at school towards the end of term! We are very impressed how he's embraced technology this year and we feel very lucky to have been able to get a zoom slot with him, as he's (obviously) extremely busy this time of year.
Social Events For Children And Families
Children love getting together out of school hours, so we plan a range of events during the year including a Summer Sizzle, Easter egg hunts and Activities, Quiz Nights, Winter Disco and Christmas Bazaar to name but a few.
The school is always under pressure to provide an ever widening range of extra curricular activities and there is a constant need to enrich the resources available to all children. Over time, FOLS has raised funds towards new outdoor play equipment, new IT equipment, a new kitchen, the school hall, a greenhouse and many more class-based resources such as books, maths games, wet play activities and sports equipment.
We also support the school in contributing towards theatre, poetry and design workshops as well as trips to visit galleries or museums. As a Voluntary Aided Church School, the school community has to fund 10% of large building projects - in 2015 we finished raising £34,000 towards the redevelopment of the school building. Something we are very proud of and grateful to everyone who has supported this.
Please see below for some of our upcoming and recent events.
Christmas Bazaar 2019
What a fantastic Christmas Bazaar! Hope you all had a wonderful time? Did you all get to meet Father Christmas?
Thank you everyone involved, it was a huge success, and we couldn't have done it without all your help. We raised a very impressive £1154.43 👏
Table Top Sale - November 2019
A massive THANK YOU to everyone involved with the Children's Table Top Sale. There was a fantastic turn out on the day (our biggest one yet!) and your help was very much appreciated, as always! What a fantastic event and hope you all managed to grab a bargain 🙂
We raised an amazing £440.70 for FOLS!
Autumn Quiz and Supper, October 2019
What an fantastically fun night and a superb turnout! A massive thank you to everyone that came along to The Crispin for our Autumn Quiz night. We raised an amazing £986 on the night!
Special thanks to our wonderful quiz master Mr Unwin, the team at The Crispin for hosting, and to Holdsworths for generously donating our delicious supper.
Congratulations to the well deserving winning team 'Les Quizerables'!
The Cripsin Charity Walk, October 2019
Thank you so much to everyone who came along for The Crispin Charity Walk. A special thanks to James Cox and Rob Pocock for planning and leading the guided walls. Thank you also to The Crispin and their staff for hosting the walk and cooking the food donated by Holdsworths.
Today we have raised £370, which is a great amount and we all had lots of fun and fresh air in the October sunshine.
Village Sizzle 2019
Thank you for joining us at this year's Summer Sizzle and supporting our last big fundraising event of the year.
It was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the bouncy castle, photo booth, BBQ and bar. And it was very exciting having pony rides and a real digger to play on this year!
Thank you also to everyone who bought raffle tickets and helped on the night. We couldn't have done it without you! We raised a fantastic £1,860.57!!
GO THE DISTANCE - May 2018
Thank you to all of you who participated in GO THE DISTANCE! So many of you got moving to raise money for FOLS - with swimming, cycling, running, kayaking, sailing, and even cartwheeling! We raised a fantastic £281.
And a massive congratulations to these winners of the Hassop Cafe vouchers. Spend it wisely boys 😉
Winter Quiz & Supper - February 2018
Thank you to everyone that attended and bought raffle tickets for our rearranged Quiz & Supper Evening on 12th February. It was a really fun evening and we raised a fantastic £637 on the night!
Special thanks to our wonderful quiz master Paul and the team at The Royal Oak for hosting and to Holdsworths for generously donating our delicious supper.
Congratulations to the well deserving winning team 'Gossip Queens'!
Winter Disco 2018
The school hall was the place to be on Friday 8th February, as it was transformed (with the help of lots of flashing lights!) into our popular Winter Disco. The children had a fabulous time showing off their impressive dance moves, as they danced along to their favourite songs with their friends. It was wonderful to see them all having so much fun!
Thank you to everyone that supported this event and for helping FOLS to raise over £500 on the night!
We Need You
It is always an exciting time to be involved in FOLS and everyone is welcome to come along to our meetings and get involved as much or as little as they can. Why not have a look at the document below to get an idea about what being a committee member or class representative involves. One thing that it most definitely is, is rewarding.
Leaf 4 Life
Would you like to create a lasting memory of your child's time at Longstone CofE School? Why not purchase a leaf to add to our Leaf for Life tree!
Please click below to view, download and print a Leaf 4 Life form and hand the completed form to one of the FOLS team.
Please don't forget FOLS when doing your online shopping!
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - you could be raising a free donation for FOLS?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to FOLS to say thank you for shopping with them.
All you have to do is:
1. Go to
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Friends of Longstone School. It couldn't be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges and FOLS would be really grateful for your donations!
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FOLS Meeting Minutes