SCHOOL AND PLAYGROUP BUILDING PROJECT
We received some excellent news at the end of March: the schools bid for funding for the building project, referred to in the February Hill and Valley, has been successful! The project is to build two new classrooms to replace the existing temporary classrooms, some additional space for computers and teaching music, a new hall and a new building for the playgroup to replace the portacabin at a total cost of £1,750,000. The success of the bid means that 80% of the building costs will be met by a grant from central government funds. An additional 10% will be provided from the Diocesan School Buildings Fund. We will have to raise the remaining 10% (£175,000) ourselves. The objective is to begin building during the summer of 2004.
This is excellent news both for the school and for the whole community. It will ensure a secure future for both the school and the playgroup and also provide a range of possibilities as the buildings are designed for community use.
The success of the bid is certainly exciting news . Raising the remainder of the cost obviously represents a massive challenge - but more about that in future Hill and Valleys. Many thanks to those on the governing body who helped with the submission and of course to all those who had their fingers crossed on our behalf.
Service for under-fives in St. Nicholas Church
which takes place monthly and usually on the 3 rd Monday of the month. It starts at 2.15pm and finishes in good time to collect children from school. There will be bible stories, singing, making music, craft and refreshment in a relaxed atmosphere
. Nona Harrison 720215
Friends of Longparish School
The winners for April were:
1st Prize J. West
2nd Prize J. K. Dodman
3rd Prize Charles Hutchinson
Enquiries to D. Skinner 01256 895013
LONGPARISH SCHOOL MAY FAYRE
Saturday 10th May 12 noon to 4 pm
1 st prize £150 vouchers
2 nd prize case of win
3 rd prize hamper
and many other prizes
Come and join us for a fun day with many stalls and attractions :
White elephant Plants
Play your cards right Books
Childrens games Pony rides
Bouncy castles Face painting
For donations to any of the above stalls, please contact Georgina Knipe on 720317 or Andrea Hulme on 720347.
We will be calling to collect bottles for the Tombola stall and sell raffle tickets the week prior to the Fayre.