Like many small charities it has been a difficult year for us, with all of our regular fundraising cancelled. We have had to diversify and think of other ways to make sure we can keep supporting our school.
We are asking all pupils to join in with our Easter Sponsorship Challenge, and challenge themselves to do anything at all that they like! This could be learning a new skill, brushing up on something they really want to practice to get better at, or just doing something that they already really love!
This is the first time we have organised a sponsored event and so far it is proving to be very popular amongst pupils! So we really hope you will get behind us and support this event and make it one of our most successful fundraisers.... ever!
Why we're raising money
This sponsored event forms part of a wider project, The Lakefield £10,000 Challenge. The PTA have been asked to fund 54 new laptops and an a purpose built outdoor classroom.
Laptops: Our aim is to provide all junior pupils with 1:1 access to a laptop. This laptop will be given to them when they start in year 4 and will continue with them until they leave school in year 6. This will massively enhance their access to technology and learning opportunities. A 1:1 approach will help the school to provide a base from which they can continue to develop, support and nurture Lakefield pupils and help support best outcomes. We also aim to reduce the digital divide so all children have equality of access to digital systems, resources and equality of opportunity.
Outdoor Classroom: In addition, we have been asked to fund a purpose built outdoor classroom for the infants to access. This will give a fantastic opportunity to extend learning outdoors, making full use of the natural environment and giving access to a wider range of learning resources.
The total cost of both projects over the next 2 years is £16,000