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TRIED AND TESTED Hawaiian luau


‘As the PTA of a secondary school, we thought a Hawaiian luau would appeal to our older students as well as younger ones and   to run! We offered a selection of cocktails and non-alcoholic fruit  


 attractions between the rest of our volunteers. We decorated gazebos with garlands and put fairy lights in the trees, and invited all our guests to wear Hawaiian shirts – the louder, the better! We charged £1 per person, but offered free entry to new


  created a challenge for catering purposes, so we started with   Our BBQ served Hawaiian chicken, plus traditional sausages and


burgers. We also offered a selection of cakes and fruit. We created a   hook-a-duck, racing pigs, a coconut shy and a giant piñata. 


guitars, then later in the evening we had karaoke, which proved very  Debbie Watkins, PTA Chair, The Holt School, Wokingham (1,250 pupils)


Poetry project


‘The Friends of Vaughan School harnessed the energy and creativity of published poet Daljit Nagra to run a fundraising activity with pupils. Daljit, a parent of two children


in the school, led a bespoke poetry session with each class. The children were asked to write their own poems with tasks arranged by age: younger children shared up to   composed poetry on the subject of our town. The result was over 450 poems handwritten by a cross-


section of children. Daljit and a handful of PTA volunteers turned these poems into a unique printed volume, titled The Frooty Nooties: The World at Vaughan. A bank of volunteer typists and two parents with graphic design skills compiled the book, using images that the children had drawn to make the pages come alive. 192 copies of the book were ordered by parents, with


 at the annual school Fun Day, where Daljit and children signed copies, and a selection of children read their poems throughout the day. All but eight copies were sold, and £526 was raised for the school. We are very proud that our children


have become published poets.’  


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fundraisers, on p50.


Summer BBQ


  a ukulele club, school bands, and a circus skills workshop. We   eateries. We had 30 fantastic prizes donated! Sending out letters  Each parent was sent a letter with a reply slip, asking if they were able to help run a stall. Not everyone replied, so we did have  £1.50 for children and £2.50 for adults.


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 wine was also provided on a sale or return basis by our local   


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At the end of the school day we started laying       workshop and a disco. Burgers and hot dogs were sold at £2.50 each, with vegetarian options, too. It was a great event and we sold  Sonja Mitchell, PTA Chair, Avenue Junior School, Norwich, Norfolk (465 pupils)


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