Pinewood School

FOP Events

As well as raising money for the school and local charities, the events they hold bring people together in a fun, relaxed, and social environment.  Some of the highlights of the year are Bonfire Night, the Christmas Fair, the Summer Afternoon and the annual Quiz Night.

Christmas Fair

The Pinewood Christmas Fair is a phenomenally successful annual event, taking place on the first Saturday in December or last Saturday in November.

With over 50 stalls spread throughout the school, selling a wide range of high quality goods, as well as Father Christmas in his grotto, tombolas, a café, our Young Entrepreneurs, activities for children, Christmas carols and much, much more, this is THE place to do all your Christmas shopping under one roof!

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Pinewood Christmas Fair face painting in the Kids Zone
Pinewood School

FOP Donations

Through their fundraising events, FOP has been able to make substantial donations to local charities, as well as providing funding for a number of impressive and enterprising school projects in recent years, including the Treetops adventure playground, a mountain bike track, a smoke machine for the Theatre, hockey goalie equipment, sponsorship of the FOP Poetry Challenge, Morph suits for the Year 6 play, golf equipment, Learning Support C pens for dyslexia, and most importantly the Outdoor Classroom.

 

Charities

We feel it is important that the children are aware of giving to charity through the fun they have at FOP events and that they know which worthy causes they are supporting; each school house and the Pre-Prep, therefore, chooses a local charity for FOP to support each year. 

Our current charities are as follows:

Pre-Prep: SSNAP & Helen & Douglas House

Farnborough: Prospect Hospice

Melchet: Wroughton Community Pantry

Motcombe: Bourton Village Hall

Postbridge: Mary’s Meals

In addition to our charities, thanks to FOP, Pre-Prep are sponsoring three children in The Gambia through Project Gambia, providing funds for them to attend school for a year, get a school lunch every day and receive a new uniform. Pre-Prep has also adopted four animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park, which Year 1 delight in visiting every year. In addition, we have developed strong links with local primary schools, providing funding for specific items required by the schools (such as an outdoor playground canopy for Bishopstone Primary School).

As a committee, they have a lot of fun and are always looking for volunteers to help at events. If you think you would be interested in helping us, please speak to Nicola Bailey or any member of FOP.

FOP Committee 2024

Anna Hollick – Chairman

Caroline Pople – Vice Chairman

Nicki Orpen – Secretary

Victoria Selby – Treasurer

Amanda Johnson – Christmas Fair

Silvia Martins Dias

Ali Payne

Louise Ruell

Rebekah E-A

Amelia Moss

Jennifer Horton

Caroline Campbell

Neal Bailey

Nicola Bailey

Miranda Acheson-Gray

Jason Lang

Vanessa Buckley