Friends of Longstone School (FOLS)
We are the parents, family, friends and staff of present and past children of Longstone School. Everyone is a member of FOLS. We organise social events for children and families, we fundraise for activities and equipment within the school and we aim to have fun.
WE NEED YOU! In November 2017 both our Secretary and our Treasurer are due to step down after 3 years on the committee.
Please come along to our AGM and help where you can to keep FOLS going. Why not have a look at the document below to get an idea about what being a committee member involves.
One thing that it most definitely is, is rewarding.
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 Dance, Easter egg hunts and activities, Cinema Nights, sporting events during the summer, and quiz nights 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 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. In 2017 we have been hard at work raising funds for new outdoor play equipment for the children to enjoy, develop skills and learn from.
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.
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.
Please see below for some of our recent or upcoming events.
Waitrose Buxton token collection - If you shop in Waitrose Buxton during September please give your green tokens to the FOLS collection on your way out. The more tokens we get, the larger the share of £1,000 FOLS will get!
Co-op Collection - Bakewell store. Thank you to all of our smiley volunteers who gave us an hour of their time and helped us to raise £195.80.
Morrisons Bag Pack - Thank you to all of the children and families who took part in the Morrisons Bag Pack on Saturday 16th September. The total amount raised was £457.62!
You can see some photos of the irresistibly adorable faces below!
Thank you to Morrisons Buxton for allowing us the opportunity to fund raise in store and thanks also the Stewarts of Bakewell for providing the balloons to attract even more attention to ourselves!
Leaf 4 Life - A lasting memory of your child's time at Longstone CofE School
Please click below to view, download and print a Leaf 4 Life form
PLEASE DON’T FORGET FOLS WHILST 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.
It's really simple, and doesn't cost you anything.
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!
BEETLE DRIVE - Wednesday 18th October 3.45-5pm in class 5. This event is for infants and their families to come along and have some good old beetle drive fun with their friends.
Christmas Bazaar - Friday 8th December time TBC
Village Fete - FOLS took part in the village fete along with school and many other stall holders from the local community. It was a great afternoon with lots of delicious treats and games to enjoy. It also helped us to raise £241! Please see below for some pictures of the day.
SUMMER SIZZLE - On Friday 7th July we held our Summer Sizzle which was a huge success and we hope that everyone enjoyed the food, music, bouncy castle and photo booth. Thanks to everyone who helped to organise and staff the event and of course to all those who came, supported us and enjoyed themselves. You helped to raise a whopping £1,192 that night! Photos from the night will be coming soon...
EASTER 2017 -
On Friday 7th March our KS1 children enjoyed an egg hunt in their class gardens. KS2 children took part in an egg decorating competition. Please see the eggcellent egg entries and the eggciting egg hunt pictures below!!
Everyone had a lot of fun and went home for the holidays with smiles and a chocolate egg provided by FOLS. Happy Easter everyone!
Curry & Quiz Night - Friday 24th March
Thank you to all who came along, made curry and helped to staff this event. It was a great night and it was lovely to see some new faces!
Planetarium - February 2017
The children have been exploring Space as their topic in the early part of 2017.
FOLS provided funding for a planetarium for a day to help the children visualise all they had been learning about. All the children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Please see below for some pictures of the day.
Christmas Bazaar 2016
On Friday 2nd December FOLS held their Christmas Bazaar and it was a cracker! Thank you to all of the parents and helpers who donated items, time and came along and supported us. You helped us to raise a fantastic amount of money which will be used to enrich the children's learning experience (grand total soon to be confirmed!). We hope that you all had lots of festive fun!
Please see some pics from the day below.
There's still time to buy raffle tickets for our fantastic Christmas hamper draw. Tickets will be available at the 2pm and 6pm performances of the Infants Nativity on Wednesday 14th December. The draw will take place on Friday 16th December at family assembly. Good luck!
Christmas Bazaar 2015
Movie Night November 2015
Family Summer Dance 2015
Curry & Quiz Night 2015
Below I have put the recipe for the onion dish served with the poppadoms as it was much requested!
Next FOLS Meeting
Our AGM will be held at The Crispin on Thursday 16th November from 7pm. All welcome!
Why not take a look at our Facebook page using the link below?
Cake Days 2016-2017
All cakes are 50p!
13th October – Rowling
17th November – Tolkien
26th January – Morpurgo
9th March – Dahl
27th April – Donaldson
25th May – Pre-School
28th June – Sports Day
22nd June – Rowling
Chair - Jenna Jackson
Vice-Chair - Emily Swindell
Secretary - Milly Holdsworth
Treasurer - Kerry Darlow
Minutes from our meetings.
Building project-YOU MADE IT!!
£34,000 Has been raised by our school to pay for building improvements and redevelopments! A huge thank you!!!