Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Lionel Walden School Association,
 
Thank you to those parents who joined us for our Annual General Meeting which took place on Tuesday 12th September. If you were unable to attend, you are still very welcome to join the committee or to come along to any of the meetings or offer your help for any of our planned events.  Our first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 4th October at 7pm at School. 
 
The Association was set up to promote good relationships between parents and staff, to raise funds for the benefit of the children of the school and to organise social activities for the children and parents. With funds raised we aim to purchase items that the children might otherwise not have had in school. For instance, in the past we have been able to buy the wooden ‘outdoor classroom’ in the Early Years Outdoor Area, additional Science equipment, musical instruments, sports equipment and a wide range of equipment for use by the pupils at lunchtime. In recent years, the School Association has provided funds for a projector, screen and sound system for the school hall and have made a significant contribution to the furnishing of the new library area.  During the Summer holidays, an exciting outdoor learning area was completed for our Year 1 pupils and an adjoining reading area for use by all pupils during lesson times and breaks and lunchtimes - the LWSA contributed to this, and the resources within it.  The pupils are delighted with these improvements to our environment - thank you!
 
Fundraising events have included children’s discos, the Christmas Fair/Breakfast with Santa, the Summer Fair and film nights. However, we are always on the lookout for new fundraising ideas. The committee meets in the evenings at school, approximately once a month. Most parents feel the benefit of greater involvement in school life.
 
If you have any queries about the Association, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the committee.
 
Yours sincerely
Andrea Ison
Chair of the LWSA