Archive for the ‘Community’ Category
Are you in a local community group involving kids?
Think your group could benefit from a FREE Website?
HarrogateKidsOnline.com is committed to providing an online community resource that helps parents of kids from pre-birth to mid teens keep in touch with what is happening in the Harrogate area and find information that is sometimes hard to find. One way we are doing this is by allowing Community groups that involve children a FREE online presence by having an HKO Community website. Types of groups we are trying to help are school PTAs, Scouts & Girl guide Troops, Sports Clubs plus more.
We are simply trying to increase the amount of traffic to HarrogateKidsOnline and fulfil our mission of being the number one online resource for parents in Harrogate.
Have a look at the site in general to get a feel for what are doing.
Your Free PTA Site Features will include:
- ‘About’ page and Contact Page.
- List your committee/leadership team with photos.
- List your upcoming events and ask for volunteers.
- Event archive, option to post the amount raised.
- List your upcoming meetings and post copies of agendas.
- Post a copy of meeting minutes to be downloaded.
- Display news articles.
- List ongoing activities that aren’t single events.
- Email parents through the built in email system.
- Post and view shared resources from all the groups on the HKO system.
- Make forms and documents available to download for parents.
- List second hand uniforms for sale.
- Personal admin panel to manage your site.
- Upload documents for future use and to hand over.
- Simple to setup, easy to use and maintain, no technical experience necessary.
- All data is held securely and will only be accessible by your group.
To request a FREE Community website go to:
Complete the online request form and submit.
A representative will contact you once your request has been reviewed.
As well as highlighting the good work being done in school, the parents, teachers and guests present heard from Mark Allison, the British man who made national headlines after running 3,100 miles across the United States for charity earlier this year.
Mark, known as ‘Run Geordie Run’, averaged 31 miles per day over 100 days on his route from California to New York City, covering 13 states and through extreme conditions from heat to snow.
“He’s a great role model and I was delighted when he agreed to come and talk at our presentation evening,” said Rossett School’s deputy headteacher, Mr Paul McIntosh.
“We held a raffle on the night which, along with our school contribution, raised £650 which we’re giving to The Children’s Foundation – Mark’s chosen charity. Special thanks must go to Restaurant Bar and Grill in Harrogate for their prize donation of a meal for two.”
Mr McIntosh added: “I’d also like to thank David Morgan and his team at the Holiday Inn in Harrogate. They very kindly put Mark up in the hotel free of charge so that he could be with us – we very much appreciate their support.”
Mark Allinson also spoke about his next challenge – a 2,600-mile ‘jog’ across Australia in 2013.
List of Prizewinners
- Headteacher’s Special Award for Outstanding Academic Performance – Polly Ash
- Robert Pullan Award for Outstanding Progress in Adversity – Ben Freeman
- John Whittle Award for Outstanding Contribution to School Life – Abigail Marshall
- Year 11 Achievement Coordinators Award – Sophie Fowler
- Sue Bell Award for Literature – James Noble
- Art – Amy Hull
- Business Studies – Sophie Helsby
- Child Development – Emma Corbett
- Drama – Alice Barrott
- English – Jennifer Scott
- Food Technology – Hannah Shepherd
- French – Jade O’Connor
- Geography – Richard Riseley
- Health & Social Care – Leana Taglietti
- History – Jacob Packter
- ICT – Andrew Hastings
- Languages – Jessica Walmsley
- Mathematics – Beatrice Hill
- Mathematics (stats) – Sam Longbottom-Smith
- Music – Will Cook
- Philosophy & Ethics – Polly Ash
- Product Design – Cameron Ogg
- Resistant Materials – Jonny Day
- RS – James Noble
- Science – Nyasha Nyakudya
- Biology – Laura Phillips
- Chemistry – Kieran Chana
- Physics – Alex Hoang
- Spanish – Beatrice Hill
- Sports – Jordan Emsley & Zoe Wotherspoon
- Textiles – Megan Howard
- Vocational – Jake Taylor
- Economics – Ben Longbottom-Smith
Please help us re-establish our community hall into a thriving social hub!!!
Oatlands Pre-School in Harrogate has recently purchased the former Methodist Church on Mount Street, Harrogate. This move will secure the future of the school for some 70 pre-schoolers. It will also restore the building’s place as a meeting place for the local community.
Restoration work has already begun to improve disabled access by installing new toilet facilities and a level floor. To pay for a new roof, damp proofing, new heating and kitchen facilities, the Pre-School has launched its ‘Change for Change’ appeal asking for cash donations to contribute to its £200,000 appeal.
Please help us make our hall into a place for the local community by donating at www.bt.com/mydonate and searching for Oatlands Pre-School or by contacting Oatlands Pre-School on 01423 871846.
In the very short term, we need to get people to vote for a £6k award we are applying for from NatWest’s Community Fund. As votes need to be cast by next Monday, is there any chance you could put it on in the next couple of days?
As you may be aware, Oatlands Pre-School has recently purchased its premises from the Methodist Church and is in the process of modernising the former church hall to make it into a community hall which can be used by the local community for children’s parties, classes, social events etc. So far, we have installed new flooring, disabled access and modern toilets but still have a long way to go to complete our renovation work. To pay for a new heating system, we are in the process of applying for a £6,000 award from the NatWest Community Fund. Please vote for us by Monday 10th October by following this link http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/2547. Every vote really will help us. Thank you