Volunteers Needed: Fundraising

One of the things we do as a Parent Council is to raise funds which are then given to the school. We raise money through events (such as wine tastings, quiz, race and music nights), Easy Fundraising, our 50:50 draw, sponsorship and working with Trinity Accies and the rugby and hockey tour, fundraising group to hold joint events.

It is the beginning of the new school year and we would like new members to join the fundraising group. The group will meet to work out a programme of events and the specific tasks that need to be done throughout the year. It will then meet on an ad-hoc basis.

You can do as little or as much as you like and if you cannot be at events you can still help as there are certain admin tasks that need to be done too.

Examples of tasks you could volunteer to do are as follows;

  • Complete the Form for the hire of the school for events
  • Request the alcohol licence for events
  • Promote the use of Easy Fundraising
  • Promote the 50/50 draw
  • Serve on the bar at events
  • Organise or sell raffle tickets
  • Shop for supplies such as beer, wine and food etc
  • Make posters/tickets for events
  • Encourage others to come to the events
  • Set up and clear up at events

The fundraising group is good fun and a great way to get to know other parents at the school.

If you are interested in joining the Fundraising Group please contact us by 6th September and we will arrange the 1st meeting.

First Meeting

Our first Parent Council meeting of 2016/2017 is next week — September 5th at 7:00pm.

We have a great group of committed parents who each give a few hours every term to help in a variety of ways. Some attend meetings, some help with fundraising, some help run events, and some help with campaigns or communications.

What could you do? What time could you give? Every little bit helps, and all talents are welcome!

We would particularly welcome new members from those who have just started in S1 this year but everyone is welcome and there is no pressure to speak. Please come along next Tuesday and learn more about the parent council and the life of the school.

Rugby & Hockey Fun Day

Rugby fun day poster

This year’s Rugby & Hockey Fun Day will take place on Saturday 26th August at the Bangholm sports centre. This is an event organised by the Trinity Accies Rugby Club, Parent Council, rugby and hockey clubs and local community groups.

Boy about to hit a rugby ball with a hockey stick

There are coaching sessions for children at 10.30, 12.30 there will be live music played by Trinity pupils. There will be a barbecue, craft stalls and community group Stalls. PGL who supply the School sports kit will also be there so you can buy any kit that you need for the new school year.

At 3:00pm Accies are playing against Earlston and there are will be hockey matches too.

If you are new to the school or not sure where Bangholm is, the map below shows it in relation to the school.

Map showing Bangholm in relation to school

Grants from ELTF

The Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF) has taken over the administration process of the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants for outer clothing and footwear for school age children from families in “straitened circumstances” who reside in the City of Edinburgh district.

The information leaflet available here as a download explains who can apply for assistance and how to apply.

Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle Ride 2017

Welcome back to a new school year!

A group of parents is cycling 46 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 10th September to raise funds for the school. We have setup a page for donations on JustGiving and it is now live to collect donations. If you can please check out the page and give generously.

A group of cyclists climbing a hill

Every penny we receive will go to Parent Council funds to help the school with their projects. Please help support our students at Trinity Academy.

Young Scot Nurturing Talent Fund

Drawing of dancers

The Young Scot ’nurturing Talent’ fund is open for applications. The fund aims to support young people aged 14-20 with an interest in developing their creative talent in areas such as drama, dance, film, writing, music and visual arts. Individuals and groups can apply for funding ranging from £50 to £600.

For more information on what project can apply for funding [check out the application guidance notes](http://young.scot/information/learning/nurturing-talent-time-to-shine-fund/). The deadlines for applications are 28th August and 9th October.