The Friends of Vinehall are a lively, well-organised group of parents. Meeting every half term the Committee runs a number of social events during the year, including coffee mornings, sponsored walks, a bonfire night celebration, secrets room (a Christmas shop where items are provided by classes and FOV. Children then come into school and buy lovely gifts for their families), a Winter fair, a Lent social, a pancake race, Easter Eggstravaganza’s, a summer picnic and the Vines’ Day fete. These events offer an opportunity for children and parents to mix informally.
A second aim of the Friends is to fundraise. In recent years the funds raised have been split between Rwanda Aid, local charities (including Snowflakes, Believe in you Teens, Xtrax and Dragonflies) and the school wish list. The wish list consists of staff requests and the FOV aim to support projects that elevate and enhance our children’s environment and learning experience.
The present committee can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Reps work with the FOV to ensure all parents are kept informed about forthcoming FoV events and also organise small informal meetings for parents to get to know each other. Class Reps can be contacted via the school.