On Friday 20th January, Ainslie Wood held a fundraising day,
in partnership with the AWP. As part of our reading focus, we thought it would be great fun to run a BFG day, where the children came to
school dressed up as the BFG or any oth- er Roald Dahl character.
Thank you AWP, for organising the film night. They
screened the newest version of the BFG movie to help with our ‘Read the Book, Watch the Film’ focus and children were able to see the movie version of the book they have been reading in class.
Ms Scott opened the evening, read- ing an extract from the book and left a challenge for the children to find that part in the movie and compare their feelings about it.
There were flappy ears everywhere and a prize giving assembly with each lucky winner of the best costume competition receiving their own copy of a Roald Dahl book.
It was a brilliantly successful day and we raised over £500! All donations from the film night and dressing up day are being put towards
restocking the school li- brary. Well done Ainslie Wood and AWP, what a great
With thinking caps on and Google nowhere to be seen, the Ainslie Wood Quiz Night was held on Fri- day 18th November. Teams of 8 staff and parents battled their brains to win the accolade of ‘AWP Quiz Night Winners’. Compering with Mr Gregory meant there was someone to translate my North- ern accent and add an ‘r’ into words like ‘bath’! One team of 9 sneaked past our noses and had the audacity to win #extrabrain! In the spirit of fair- ness, the win stood for ‘Fathers, Son and Mum’ and well done to them – it was a resounding win! Lots of parents and staff are already looking forward to the battle recommencing next year! Thank you everyone for coming along – we raised £416. Oh and I am pleased to share that Mr Phillips was ut- terly delighted with his raffle prize (that drill) and has made good use of it already #DIYcrazy #newblind #thankyou!
HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas! A special visitor came to visit Ainslie Wood on the 2nd December to oversee our Christmas Elves creating festive crafts and goodies to bring cheer to this time of year. There were plenty of Christmas Creations for the Taste Off, lots of Christmas craft stalls, 3 stalls of stylish ceramics, 2 remarkably good raffles and a partridge in a pear tree! We raised a healthy £1,372.96! So thank you to all who donated their time, joined us at the Fayre or offered items for
sale for everyone to en- joy! Christmas Crazy Carmen is already ex- citedly planning for a bigger and better Christmas Fayre next year, so enjoy this fes- tive season... worryingly next Christmas will be with
us in no time!
On your marks…Get set…b-a-k-e!
Chattering and nattering over coffees and teas whilst devouring cakey extravaganzas, yummy sweet treats and delicious doughnuts, the McMillan coffee morning on Friday 30th September was a fantastically attended community event. Thank you from the Ainslie Wood Partnership and guests for the delicious donations from staff, parents and children.
dressed in GREEN for the day, which allowed for a kaleidoscope of shades of green around the school! It all got serious after school though, with the 'The Great Ainslie Wood Taste Off'. Staff and parents baked AMAZINGLY SCRUMPTIOUS showstoppers – Mary Berry would have been utterly impressed and “no soggy bottoms” were anywhere to be seen! All the stops were pulled out to outdo each other in order to be crowned the 2016 Taste Off Champion. Some of the staff were a little over competitive *cough Mr Rahman*, yet it all came down to taste! All children, staff and parents who came along were given the chance to eat lots and lots of nibbles of cake! The winner…drum roll please…was Carmen Cooper #notrigged with her delicious chocolate fridge cake. But most importantly we raised a FANTASTIC £571.97, thank you for all your support for such a good cause. Also, all the left over cake was taken to Heathlands Care Home to sweeten their Friday night.
Thank you to the AWP who have recently been running some events in order to raise money for the school. At our two latest events, a total of £657 has been raised: the Easter discos brought in £327 (and some sore
feet) and the quiz night brought in £330 (and some sore heads).
Keep a look out for upcoming events.