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New Sheffield school parent group’s welcome to more members

Pupils at Intake School with their winning logos for the new school fundraising group. From left Joe Ellis, 11, Angel Russell, five, and Amelia Taylor, 10.

Pupils at Intake School with their winning logos for the new school fundraising group. From left Joe Ellis, 11, Angel Russell, five, and Amelia Taylor, 10.

A NEW fundraising group which aims to increase parents’ involvement with their children’s school in Sheffield is open to more members.

The Growing Intake Funds Together GIFT partnership at Intake School has already organised its first disco, a Red Nose Day event, and a competition for youngsters to design its new logo.

Chairwoman Tonya Ibbotson said the six current members would welcome other parents who wished to get involved.

She added: “It is open to all parents and if anybody wants to get involved they are more than welcome to join us.

“We would love more parents to get involved with the group.

“We want to make it open to the community.

“Sometimes parents don’t get much opportunity to go into school apart from parents’ evenings and sports days. We want to get parents more involved with the school.”

GIFT ran a competition in the school, on Mansfield Road, for children to design a group logo.

The contest was won by young pupil Owen Biggin, in Year 1.

Future plans include a fashion show, summer fair and disco each term.

Youngsters will be baking buns for Red Nose Day, which boosts Comic Relief, on Friday.

Members are also setting up a junior GIFT team to work alongside them on fundraising.

Mum-of-two Tonya, of Base Green, added: “Our fundraising is about what the children want for school, not just the parents. They can put ideas to the teachers and we are running enterprise days through the school where they can make things and sell them.”

 

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