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PTA Disco Update – £865 raised!

We hope all the children who came to the KS1 and KS2 discos on Friday 17th June had a great time.

We raised a fantastic amount of money for the school – £865, which is going to go towards the current fundraising target of the school allotment.

Unfortunately, some children and parents weren’t able to get a ticket, and we appreciate this is disappointing.  There is a maximum capacity of 100 children for each disco – this is set by Hampshire County Council and is reflective of the risk assessment undertaken by them.   We also need to take into account the availability of the DJ, availability of the helpers and the teachers who all remain at school after hours during the event, along with the inconvenience incurred by the usual school hall hirers on that night.  

However, the PTA principles are about whole school inclusion and we take on board all feedback regarding this. 

As such, for the next academic year, we will review the disco arrangements with a view to offering sufficient space for every child who wishes to attend.  This will also ensure that anyone who is unable to pay via BOPP for whatever reason, will be provided with an alternative payment option, as we have been made aware that some people experienced issues using the BOPP electronic payment system.

However, ultimately, we can’t do this alone and so we’d like to ask for a small ‘task force’ of parental volunteers to help organise what this might look like.  It should only involve a few hours of your time during the Autumn term: meeting up and working out timings, capacity, charges, booking system, availability etc.  You would be supported by a PTA Committee member but the aim would be that the group work together to plan and deliver a fantastic event for all the children.

If you are interested in getting involved in this please submit the volunteer form on our website and choose the School Disco 2023 event.

We look forward to working with you and making future disco events successful and enjoyable for all our pupils at St Francis!

Your PTA