How do we help the school?
We use the money you raise to donate equipment and “extras” to the school. These are used for the benefit of all the children of Chester Park Infant School, both present and future.
Each year, we donate a Harvest loaf, which forms part of the Harvest Festival. Afterwards, the loaf is cut up by the Friends and shared between the children and teachers. Who knew such a small piece of bread could bring so much joy!
We supply the reflectors which are given out during Road Safety week. These help to keep the children safe by making them more visible when they are out and about. The food for the children’s Christmas party and the Christmas presents the children receive from Father Christmas are all funded by the money you give.
We earn commission on the money raised at the Book Fairs. This commission is then used to buy books for your children to read both at home and at school.
As well as these smaller items, we also make larger donations, such as:
Large Octagonal Sand Pit, Sand & Cover
This extra large sandpit provides plenty of space in which the children can play, with seats on each corner of the sandpit for the children’s comfort.
Sand play helps in the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It helps develop children’s sensory skills (feeling and manipulating objects and moulding the sand). It also promotes creativity and imagination through role play and developing stories. Playing with sand is a social activity, requiring children to speak, listen and develop vocabulary. It offers an opportunity to practise and experiment with language.
We have donated 3 sets of these to the school.
A set of 6 individual MP3 player headsets, a loud speaking MP3 player with microphone, and a USB base unit.
These units are being used in the reception classes to help develop children's listening, communication and literacy skills.
Mexa Thermal Cook Station
A space saving, mobile, safe, cooking station, which allows the children to learn about food planning and preparation as well as different cooking methods.
The station includes a ceramic induction hob which remains relatively cool during cooking and cools quickly once the pan is removed or the hob is turned off. It also includes a convection oven, with a cool-touch safety housing and a large viewing window.
iPad Retina / Mini 16GB Wi-Fi & Heavy Duty Case
We have donated over 20 of these to the school.
The children use these throughout the school, from reception up to year 2. They are used on a daily basis and provide an exceptional educational resource to assist with the children’s learning across the whole curriculum.
Small, programmable robots used as a starting point for teaching control, directional language and programming to children in the reception classes.