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PTA FOGMS

 

FOGMS is an active and well supported PTA. We work hard to promote positive links between home and school. We bring children, teachers, parents and caregivers together at a variety of social events throughout the year to have fun and help raise money for the school. All parents, carers and staff are automatically members of FOGMS.

 

Get involved as little or as much as you like!

The FOGMS committee runs a whole host of events and fundraising activities and is always open to new ideas from the school community. We meet at least once a term in The Bull, Great Milton and we always welcome new members.

 

The help and support of our members make our efforts a great success, so please do get involved. Even if you can't help with organising or volunteering at occasions, you are making a really valuable contribution just by coming along to our events!

 

Each event is organised by a sub-committee with lots of support from our parent volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers! From overseeing an event to being a willing helper on the day, we'd love to hear from you.

 

Calendar of Events

Our calendar has been somewhat affected in recent times, but the below gives you an example of some of our events in the spring and summer terms.

 

DateEvents
Friday 27th MarchQuiz
Thursday 23rd AprilEaster Bingo @ Tiddington Village Hall
Saturday 16th MaySpring Fair
Saturday 27th JuneThe Big Bash at Views Farm
Tuesday 21st July End of term party
  

 

Raffle or auction prizes

Prizes are a great way of raising money for the school throughout the year through raffles or auctions. If you can suggest a company that we should approach or you are even able to donate a prize yourself, let us know!

 

Get in touch!

contactfogms@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/FOGMS

www.instagram.com/friends_of_greatmiltonschool Share your photos with #fogms

 

 

Pond Transformation

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Project Pond

 

The “Project Pond” team spent all of a Saturday morning transforming our school pond from an overgrown wilderness back into a pond!

 

They worked tirelessly until dark. They discovered plenty of pond life, moving frogs, newts and even a vole. And not only did they transform the pond, they also filled in muddy puddles around the school and removed condemned play equipment. Corinna topped it all off by planting up some beautiful pots!

 

Special thanks to Helpful Hiring in Thame who gifted us use of an excavator and dumper truck - these were invaluable. Thanks also to AW Mobbs of Wheatley who kindly gave us a discounted rate on the shingle.

 

Finally, a great big thank you to the Project Pond dream team - Atila Gereb, Jim Bullen, Dan Powell, Marc Powell, Will Calderwood, Nicola Bennett and Nick Nixey ... and especially to Corinna Sidhu for project managing it all.  Amazing job, thank you!

 

See the story in our short film and photos. Watch this space for more pond updates.  Fizzy Kemp has drawn up some exciting plans for phase two of the project. Next steps - get the kids involved!

School clear up

Thank you so much to all who came to the "Big Clear Up. We sorted lots of small jobs around the school and Mrs Howlett’s raised beds are now all ready for planting for Forest School! See our before and after shots. A very successful and satisfying afternoon.

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