The main purpose of the EPA is to create a strong sense of community, providing a framework of social events which bring together parents, staff and students to promote an open, welcoming, and inclusive community for all. Some of these events will include a Charitable element.
The EPA is central to the social cohesion of the school; organising events for both parents and children to enjoy. Events are inclusive to all, self-funding and any profits divided between the school’s chosen charity and the running costs of the EPA. The EPA is a committee made up of parents from every year group in the school, who volunteer their time to help organise events throughout the year.
The EPA is a channel of open communication between parents and the School on all matters affecting the wellbeing of the school and the welfare and development of students, through our ‘Class Rep’ network.
We know that as parents, you lead busy lives. At Edgeborough we have developed a breakfast club as well as an extensive programme of after school clubs where pupils can enjoy activities with their friends in a safe environment, while affording you that extra bit of flexibility to your day.
You are also invited to attend Friday Services and are welcomed at a whole host of events throughout the school year. Money is raised for charity with the organisation of a plethora of enjoyable activities. Many of the school’s facilities, including the tennis courts and swimming pool (when accompanied by a qualified lifeguard), can be used by parents during school holidays.
2017/18 so far and upcoming events!
Edgeborough 2018 Calendar
The 2018 Edgeborough Calendar is one with an element of fun as we look to support our chosen charity, Kids for Kids. With all the children from Nursery 1, through to Year 8 being photographed, grouped together in their month of birth, each page features a “Where’s Wally” style search for an image of a baby goat. Damien Bailey, Edgeborough parent and professional photographer, captured fantastic group photos of the children in different settings around the school with the result being a beautiful collection of memorable photos, collated into a calendar that went on sale to parents just in time for Christmas.
Bonfire & Fireworks Party
On Friday 10th November, we welcomed pupils, parents and grandparents to the eagerly anticipated Bonfire and Fireworks Party. With the weather was on our side and a wonderful turn-out from the Edgeborough community, we watched the Guy burn on the huge bonfire and enjoyed the brilliant fireworks display (expertly executed by Mr. Holder and Mr. Annis). There was also lots of time spent around the stalls selling hot and cold drinks, hot dogs, sweets from Mr. Simms and flashing novelty toys and glow-sticks. It was a wonderfully enjoyable evening for all involved and raised an amazing £1,900 for Kids for Kids.
Edgeborough Charity Christmas Cards
Following on from the success of this initiative over the previous years, the EPA worked with teaching staff to arrange for all children from Nursery 1 through to Year 8 to make a beautiful festive Christmas picture, with some wonderful designs created! These designs were then used to produce Christmas cards, gift tags and mugs and tea-towels for parents and family to purchase.
What’s Up Next…
Fireworks Night – Friday 9th Novemeber (evening)
Edgeborough Christmas Shopping Fair – Friday 30th November (evening)