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.
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 and many more class-based resources such as books, maths games, wet play activities and sports equipment. In 2016 we will be funding 6 new iPads, CD players, headphones and a greenhouse!
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. Please see below for some of our recent or upcoming events.
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!
SUMMER SIZZLE!! - Friday 7th July 6-8pm. Family BBQ, Bar, Bouncy Castle, Photo booth, Raffle with fantastic prizes and much more. Please come along and join us for a great night of family fun.
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
The date for our next meeting is Thursday 15th June 7pm at The Crispin. All are very welcome!
Minutes from our meetings.
Why not take a look at our Facebook page using the link below?
Chair - Jenna Jackson
Vice-Chair - Emily Swindell
Secretary - Milly Holdsworth
Treasurer - Kerry Darlow
Cake Days 2016-2017
All cakes are 50p!
Class 5: 14 October
Class 4: 11 November
Class 3: 13 January
Class 2: 10 February
Class 1: 17 March
Pre School: 5 May
Key Stage 1: 9 June
Key Stage 2: 14 July
Building project-YOU MADE IT!!
£34,000 Has been raised by our school to pay for building improvements and redevelopments! A huge thank you!!!