Friends of Langdale School
We are a group of parents, staff and members of the local community working together to raise funds, promote our school and offer a helping hand where needed.
Anyone can join and you can be involved as much or as little as you are able to offer.
We fund raise through working in partnership with;
- the Langdale Timeshare and Brathay Trust by providing refreshments at their cycling and running events that are held in the local area throughout the year.
- the school, by helping the children with designing Christmas cards which are professionally printed and then sold in local businesses throughout the area over the Christmas period.
- with local businesses who support us by generously giving prizes for our Summer fair and Christmas Raffles.
We provide support to the school through;
- providing refreshments at key events that take place throughout the year such as the Christmas Play and End of Year celebrations.
- financially through providing new equipment and help with funding trips for the pupils.
If you would like to be contacted about helping out at any of our events or within school then please send an email to FOLS@langdale.cumbria.sch.uk
If you are a local business and would like to sponsor any of our events, please get in touch.
To all at Langdale Primary School and the Wider Local Community,
We would like to update you on a project that Friends of Langdale School PTA are working on at this unusual time.
As a result of many hours of fundraising the PTA have funds to support the school in it’s need for acquiring some new IT equipment for the pupils. The current supply of laptops has diminished through age and general wear and tear. Langdale School needs new laptops in order to support it’s pupils in accessing the IT obligations of the national curriculum for primary aged children.
Friends of Langdale School will be applying for a National Lottery Community Grant of £10,000 which will enable the PTA to purchase 20 new laptops, up to date software licences and a charging station. This equates to about 1 laptop per 2 pupils on current pupil numbers.
The objectives of the National Lottery Community Grant are that the grant is provided for community based projects, Friends of Langdale School PTA have therefore identified a project that would support the whole of the community of Chapel Stile. This is of particular relevance in today’s climate, with the outbreak of Coronavirus preventing us from getting out and about as much as we would like. It is proposing that workshops be provided at the Village Hall to all residents for free, so that residents have an opportunity to come along and learn new skills. Topics to be explored, would be how to stay safe while online, be it when shopping, banking or keeping in touch with others. How to access key resources and services such as Patient Access for booking doctors appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions or looking up test results or doing your weekly food shop. How to avoid internet scams from fraudsters, how to set up video calling so that you can speak to loved ones, how to access key resources to help maintain physical and mental well being. This is not an exhaustive list but an idea of what the workshops could offer as support to the local community.
If you would like to show your support for this project, please email school at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Fearnyough will be able to pass it on to us.
On behalf of the Friends of Langdale School PTA, I hope that you see the benefits of this project and that you would be happy to support us in our application.
Friends of Langdale School PTA
What's that, a new Sandpit!
Last weekend a group of parents, pupils and past pupils gathered together and built a new sand pit.
Friends of Langdale School would like to thank the following people for making it happen.
George Wrigley for being available to open the school for us,
Phil Saunders for organising the wood delivery so quickly and efficiently,
Dan Sumner for the design,
Campbell Innes and Tod Coates for the construction,
Lucie Kelly, Emma Hodgson, Rob Taylforth and Karen Coates for helping with the unloading and loading of sand Zeke, Isobel, Roan, Matti, William, Eddie, Dylan, Owen, and Alaana for unloading and loading the sand and dismantling the old sand pit.
Past pupils Isobel, Ali and Theo for turning up on the day and helping out.
FOLS really would like to get the back field, back to its former glory, yes it hasn’t just been a muddy patch for all of time.
If you can help support this project, then please let the school office know or alternatively email FOLS@langdale.cumbria.sch.uk .
Tasks that we need help with are trees topping, branches chipping, soil removing, gravel spreading, topsoil spreading and grass turfing.
If you can help with sourcing or doing the following, then please let school know.
- Tree Topping
- Mini Digger and Driver
- Mini Dumper and Driver
- Suppliers of Gravel, Topsoil and Turf
And most important of all plenty of volunteers with a lot of enthusiasm!