Oaklands fundraising committee is now established with a core committee who are working hard to raise funds for the school.
2017 proved to be a busy and successful year for Oakland’s Fundraising Committee.
Cake sales were held throughout the year, attracting fantastic support from the talented bakers amongst our parents and from those who bought our wares.
Following on from the popularity of the 2016 Winter Ball, we hosted both a Spring Disco and more recently our Winter Wonderland Autumn Disco which were well attended and allowed the children and teachers alike to showcase their moves on the dance floor.
Towards the end of March we ran our Oakland’s Family Prize Bingo Evening, with the specific aim of raising sufficient funding to purchase a new pergola and put money towards the new playground equipment for KS1. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses who donated the prizes.
Our final event of this year was a Christmas Family Fair, complete with a magical grotto resided over by Father Christmas and a sack of gifts for those who made the journey to the North Pole. Plenty of festive fun was on offer and the opportunity to get involved in a variety of seasonal craft activities, whilst indulging in mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine. The children enjoyed some retail therapy in the Kid’s Market where they were able to select and gift wrap presents for parents and grandparents. In conjunction with the separate raffle to win a Lego Advent calendar, we raised over £2,500. This money, along with that raised throughout the year, will be used to invest in IT equipment to enrich the learning experience of all the pupils attending Oakland’s Primary School.