Christmas fair 2013 raised £2,300!

December 20, 2013 in Banner, Event, Xmas Fair by PCSA

xmasfair2 Christmas arrived early at King Athelstan School on Friday 6th December when we held the PCSA Christmas Fair.

A huge thank you to all parents, carers, teachers and pupils who helped out, not just on the day, but also in the lead up, by bringing in chocolates, sweets and bottles for our tombolas, for helping us to get raffle prizes donated, and those who have helped make crafts to sell. Thank you too to those who were kind enough to have estate agent’s boards up to advertise the fair.


This year we started early at 2.30pm to allow parents and carers the opportunity to have a look around in relative peace before picking up their children and coming back to enjoy it with them. We had a wide range of stalls for all to enjoy; tombolas, books, Christmas gifts, toys, lucky dip, food (samosas, sausage rolls and vegetarian pasta), drinks (including mulled wine!). We were even lucky enough to have Santa visiting, so children could visit him in his grotto and receive a present. We even had a few stalls outside this year in the KS2 playground which can now be easily accessed from the main hall thanks to the new doors!


Thanks to all those who came along and supported the event and helped us raise £2,300, an increase of £700 on the previous year! What a fantastic result. We hope you enjoyed it and we welcome any feedback on how to make it even better in the future. The money raised will be used to benefit all our children at the school.




Christmas Movie: The Santa Clause

December 4, 2013 in Event by PCSA

Christmas Movie Night 2013We are holding a screening of The Santa Clause (U) movie after school on Friday 13th December 2013 for all children from Year One and upwards. More about the movie >

If you would like your child to attend, please return the slip you will have received in your child’s book bag this week. The event costs £3 per child. Note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

A portion of the tickets have been reserved for children who are entitled to free school meals, these tickets will also be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Quiz Night

June 21, 2013 in Banner, Event by PCSA

On Friday 14 June at 8pm, the school’s main hall was transformed from how we all know it, into a cross between a Bollywood movie set and an Indian restaurant! Family and friends arrived and were greeted by the delicious smell of curry, a fully functioning bar and a quiz!

In addition, throughout the evening, a classic Bollywood movie was playing on the big screen, this included, unsurprisingly, love, life, death, and a lot of singing and dancing! After a few rounds of questions, everyone took a break for some food, kindly prepared by the PCSA, then it was back to the quiz.

At the end of the night, everyone agreed it was a successful evening. It raised £348.24 for the school.

There have already been discussions about a Mexican themed quiz night for the Autumn term.

One happy attendee commented:

“What a fabulous evening!  Great entertainment, great food, and great company, and not a child in sight! What a wonderful idea to have a curry, Bollywood, quiz night for adults only.  Perfectly organised - everyone had loads to eat and drink with lots of laughs! When are we all doing it again?!”

If you didn’t make it this time, you really missed out! We look forward to seeing you at our next quiz!

Added by Anita, Sarah, Sam and Kate


Quiz and curry night

May 23, 2013 in Event by PCSA

Parents and carers are invited to a quiz and curry evening on Friday 14 June starting at 8pm.
Tickets are £7.50 per person, which includes your food. Drinks available from the bar. Please complete
the slips from the leaflet in your book bags and return with the money by Friday 7 June.
Sorry, this event is only open to over 18s.

Added by Vicki Jones and Sandra Eager


Sponsored Bounce

May 23, 2013 in Banner, Event by PCSA

A big thank you to all the children in Lowry, Cezanne and Rousseau for taking part in the sponsored bounce on Friday 19 April – the children found out how many times they could jump in a minute which was great fun! The sponsored event was held to raise money to buy some new scooters, tricycles and bikes for our Outside Area. So far we have raised over £700. Amazing!
If you have not returned your form, please can you do so as soon as possible. All children who hand in their form, with the money raised, will get a certificate.
We know you are keen to see the new scooters and bicycles in action – we will be organising a special viewing morning for parents and carers as a thank you for all the support and to enable you to see the ‘wheels’ in action.

Added by Vicki Jones and Sandra Eager