FOGS officially 'launched' their virtual balloon race campaign! FOGS signed up for an online balloon race in order to raise the funds for an outdoor eating area as part of their Creating Safe Spaces campaign, with all funds going towards purchasing the school some fabulous recycled plastic picnic benches.
The virtual balloon race system offered a 100% eco-friendly way to raise money, using a seven-day computer simulation race where everything was real except the balloon. The software used current live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry was tracked on Google Maps and Satellites once launched. It had no negative environmental impact on all wildlife, climate change, plastic waste or litter.”
This was a fun way to raise funds for our school. The children and adults entering could give their balloon a name, colour, shape and pattern.
The race, titled Coronation Race, ‘set off’ from Westminster Abbey on 2nd June. First prize, for the balloon that traveled the farthest, was £500 cash, second prize was an Apple iPad and there were also 10 lucky winners of £10 book tokens. FOGS also provided prizes for the farthest and shortest flying balloons!
FOGs are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £1500 from the Kesgrave, Rushmere, St Andrew, Martlesham Carlford & Fynn Valley Community Partnership Environmental Grant Scheme which is aimed at enabling environmental care within the local community. An application was made in December 2020 for outdoor learning equipment to support our Creating Safe Spaces Campaign which is raising money to create, expand and enhance the outdoor learning potential of the school grounds of our school. The benefits of being outdoors in green space are scientifically proven to improve mental and physical wellbeing so we are thrilled that we have been awarded the maximum amount.
FOGs are pleased to announce the grand total raised during our Race to the North Pole event was £1,385! Thank you to all the children and their families for their dedication and sponsorship as well as the local community who supported the event.
Grundisburgh Christmas raffle raised and amazing £2,442! A huge thank you to all of the local businesses and kind folk who generously donated prizes and to everyone who purchased tickets!
Village Quiz 2019
The Friends of Grundisburgh School (FOGS) had a great night at the Grundisburgh Village Quiz on Friday, which was hosted by FOGS at the school, as they were last year's winners. 13 teams took part, raising £475.97...so that's £237.99 for FOGS and £118.99 for Inspire Suffolk & The Children's Appeal.
A special thanks to the lovely FOGS team for hosting and congratulations to the FOGS quiz team, Clare, Richard, Pete, Fiona, Simon, Sandra and Magda....they only went and won it again!!
Following the Grundisburgh Village Quiz, this years winners FOGS have donated £119 to the Ipswich Hospital Children's Appeal.
Caroline and her son William went into the hospital and had great pleasure in giving over our donation. A big thank you to William who wore his Grundisburgh school uniform with pride for the day!
New School Kit!
FOGS bought us our wonderful new kit for tournaments. We are so pleased with it! We will wear it with pride :) Thank you to everyone who donates at FOGS events.