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Archive - Past news and previous events

World Book Day Winners 2018

Congratulations to the Winners of the Best Book Day Costumes 2017

voted for by the pupils in their classes, who all received a book donated by the PTFA


Bags to School collections for the year

You raised £259.60 over the last Bags 2 School collections, well done on having that clear out.


Film Nights 2017/2018

The KS1 Children watched Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas and Merry Madagascar and had snacks that were donated by Tesco.  The children enjoyed the evening and this event raised £117.50. KS2 children were treated to a David Walliams film night raising £272.50 from ticket sales.


Halloween Disco 2017

A good night was had by all at the Shirland Miners Welfare for the 2017 Halloween Disco. The evening raised a record £321.32. Thank you. 

*** Summer Fair 2017 ***

Wow!! What a fabulous total raised this year - over £2150!!

Thanks to everyone who helped plan this event and all those who attended on

the day - a fun filled family afternoon.

The class challenge to make the most profit on the day went again to Class SF, who chose to have the chocolate fountain for the afternoon as their reward.


Fashion Show & Sale May 2017

This years fashion show by Blue Sky Fashions took place on Monday 8th May.

We sold over 50 tickets and raised £267.10 through refreshments and raffle - Thanks to our cake bakers you know who you are!!


Choccy Bingo March 2017

A packed school hall raised over £500 during the evening - there were lots of great prizes donated again this year from parents, Tescos, Thorntons and the Co-op. Some of the lucky winners are shown here.

Quiz Night 2017

Matt & Lisa were once again our amazing compares/organisers for the night

raising £139 from the raffle and team entries.
Winners this year were again 'Can't think of a name' and losing team

(winners of the wooden spoons) were 'The Fantastic 4'.


Christmas Hamper Raffle 2016

Just over £373 was raised from our annual Christmas hamper raffle, with E. Hadfield winning

the main Food & Drink Hamper and  T. Evans winning the 2 First Class train tickets to London.

Thanks to everyone who supported this yearly raffle.


Our Mini Festive Workshop...

to make Magical Reindeer Dust made us a jolly holly £138


The Halloween Disco at Shirland Miners Welfare 2016 

on Friday 14th October raised our biggest total yet for this event - a brilliant £252.87!! - Thank you


Summer Fair 2016 - What an amazing total raised - over £1680!!

The weather held for us again this year with a fun filled afternoon including Punch & Judy, BBQ, KMX bikes, Raffle and Mr Flanagan having sponges thrown at him for most of the afternoon! The amazing attendance and support from parents and the local community meant that we raised over £1680 this year an enormous total so thank you!

Fashion Show & Sale May 2016

This years fashion show by Red Frog Fashions took place on Monday 23rd May.

We sold nearly 80 tickets and raised £396.60 through refreshments and raffle - what a fabulous total!


KS2 Film Night - May 2016 - raised £135

The Junior pupils enjoyed watching 'Inside Out' whilst munching on popcorn.


Choccy Bingo March 2016 - £454 raised - thank you!
There was a packed hall again this year with some very lucky winners - thanks goes to Thorntons for sponsoring the event again.


Quiz Night - January 2016

Our thanks go again to Matt & Lisa Brewin for organising the evening - we saw a packed function room at Shirland Welfare raising £156 for PTFA funds.
Winners were 'Can't think of a name' and losing team (winners of the wooden spoons) were

'The Wright Stuff'.


Congratulations to the Winners of the Design a Snow Globe Competition December 2016


Christmas Hamper Raffle 2015

A superb amount of £357 was raised from our annual Christmas raffle, with
Mrs G. Rose winning the main Luxury Food & Drink Hamper.

KS1 Festive Film Night November 2015

Our infant children enjoyed watching The Snow Dog and The Snowman whilst eating popcorn and raised £90 at the same time!


The Halloween Disco at Shirland Miners Welfare 2015 

on Friday 23rd October raised a Spooktacular £225.24!!


Summer Fair 2015

We raised an amazing £1500 from a fun filled afternoon - thank you for your fabulous support!



Congratulations to the Winners of the Halloween hat competition October 2015


Easter Mugs Raised £254


Polestar Planetarium Visit - April 2015

The school hall was transformed into the Solar System during the recent visit from Polestar Planetarium in which every child was able to take part - pupils and staff had and amazing informative experience.



Chocolate bingo - March 2015 - £426 raised!

A fun filled family evening with some lucky winners leaving with arms full of chocolate.



Quiz Night 2015 - £120 raised 

Special thanks to Matt & Lisa Brewin Quiz Masters Extraordinaire!
Winning Team 'No Eye Deer'


Festive Film Night - December 2014

93 children attended the film night this year where they watched 'Muppets Christmas Carol' and

ate goodies raising over £159 along the way.

Halloween Disco 2014

Thank you to everyone who supported us at the Halloween Disco. The turn out was great and we raised in excess £180!!!!!!!
Thank you to the Shirland Miners Welfare for your continued support and use of the function room.

Congratulations to the Design a Pumpkin Competition Winners
October 2014



Halloween Disco 2013  

The 2013 disco raised an amazing £136.70. Thank you to everybody involved.


Bags 2 School - October 2013


Thank you to everyone who had a clear out for our bags 2 school collection. It really makes a difference to our fundraising year.


Fashion Show - September 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fashion show. A fantastic time was had by all and around £300 was raised.

A great result!


Summer Fair 2013


Bags 2 School - April 2013

The collection raised an amazing £240. Thank you

Andy Tooze Poetry Workshop - March 2013


Andy Tooze 'The Poet from the Peaks' visited school on Monday 11th March to share his poems and work with the children to create their own. Every child at school was inspired to write a poem and at the end of the day they were shared and celebrated during a special assembly.

The PTFA funded this fantastic experience and it is great the children enjoyed themselves so much. You never know, it may have inspired a poet of the future!
Your continued support at events throughout the year means that the PTFA has the funds to pay for these unique experiences for all our children.
Again we would like to say thank you.


Chocolate Bingo Evening - March 2013

Our first chocolate bingo evening took place on Wednesday 20th March. The school hall was filled with families who had come along for a chance to win many impressive chocolate prizes.

As the evening moved on, the prizes got bigger, the tension mounted and excitement grew. It was a very enjoyable evening and over £250 was raised. Fantastic!
Thanks to...
...Shirland Welfare for the loan of their bingo machine, Mrs Buxton for calling out the numbers throughout the evening, Sarah Naylor and Thomas and Eleanor Brewins Grandma, for the amazing cakes on sale, the PTFA for organising and volunteering in lots of different ways, parents and friends for the chocolate donations, Thorntons for the chocolate prizes and all the adults and children that supported the event by coming on the night.


Quiz Night - January 2013

A big thank you to all the teams who entered this year's quiz and the team of PTFA volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make it a success. A special mention needs to go to Lisa and Matthew Brewin who prepared the questions and acted as ‘Quiz Masters’ on the evening. Thank you.
Congratulations to 'Tequila Mockingbird' who scooped the title of ‘Quiz Winners’.
Quiz and raffle tickets sales raised £139, a fantastic amount!
As always, the money raised at every PTFA event goes towards purchasing additional educational equipment and improved facilities for the pupils at Shirland School and we thank you all for your continued support in helping us achieve this goal.



Congratulations to the Winners.


Christmas Concert December 2012

The Shirland Christmas Concert on Saturday 8th December was a great success. Children from Shirland Primary School started the Christmassy event with renditions of Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Rocking Round the Shops, A Starry Night and We Wish you a Merry Christmas. The very talented Shirland Welfare Training Band followed and the Main Band ended this very festive evening.

During the interval the PTFA sold refreshments, Christmas gifts and lucky dip goodies.

At the end of the evening the luxury hamper raffle was drawn and one lucky winner went home with a very impressive and very luxurious hamper.
A big thank you to everyone who helped organise the event or donated items for the raffle prizes.


December 2012
Congratulations to the Christmas competition winners!



Book Fair - November 2012

During the Book Fair the PTFA gave every pupil £5 to spend and just over £1000 worth of books were sold in total. As a result the school can now spend around £650 on books to replenish class bookshelves and the school library. A great result. Thank you to everyone who helped out throughout the three days.