Once your child joins Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery School, you automatically become a member of the Friends of Wheatfields Infants’ (FOWI), a charitable organization that arranges events, enabling parents to socialise and get to know each other, whilst raising money for the school. FOWI is run by parent volunteers and always need help. If you can spare a little bit of time to not only support the events but also help in organising them!! Bigger events such as the Frost Fair or the Summer Jamboree are organised alongside smaller events such as cake and uniform sales or a children’s disco. We also host several social evening events for parents.
As the school year draws to an end, on behalf of FOWI, the committee and all our volunteers we would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone.
This year has been fantastic with never a moment to spare. We have worked with some amazing people who have dedicated a lot of time and effort into doing different tasks. It is the hard work of the FOWI volunteers that make our events successful and in turn help us raise funds for the school and our children.
At the beginning of this school year we set out to raise £22,000 for the infants and nursery school. We are very pleased to say we have achieved our target with a massive £23,654.
This money a been used towards a number of things including: the KS1 playground, the St Albans museum project, iPads and laptops for the children to use in school, visualisers for the classrooms, chairs and a PA system for the hall, poetry workshops for the children, various playground apparatus, sensory equipment and story sacks for the nursery.
As you can see the money is used in different areas of the school so every child and department benefits from it.
FOWI are always looking for more volunteers. The volunteers can help as a one off or on a regular basis depending on what works for you. Next year we will be looking for volunteers to work within sub-committees that will run each event. Thank you to those who have already shown an interest for next year, we are looking forward to working with you. If you would like to be part of the FOWI committee and be a volunteer for us, or even share some ideas for fundraising, please come along to the AGM on Wednesday 19th September 2018. This will take place in the school and a time will be confirmed nearer the date.
So on behalf of FOWI we wish you all an amazing summer, enjoy the sun and see you all in September.
Kavita and Hament Patel
Co-Chairs of FOWI