We are so incredibly lucky at Grace Dieu to have an amazing Parents’ Association who work tirelessly to put on fantastic events and raise funds for the School!
The GDPA’s fundraising efforts, from last year, are certainly being enjoyed by the pupils – especially their outstanding NEW playground equipment – which cost £20,000! After researching playground providers far and wide, the GDPA joined forces with Playforce an award-winning playground company. The first phase of development took place over the summer holidays. This includes the addition of artificial grass to the playground in the Nursery, a new colourful playground surface for our Cygnets, and the addition of a basket swing and a bouldering wall for Years 3-6.
“It is absolutely fantastic to have a hardworking GDPA who give so generously of their time, as well as all of our parents and friends of the School who support their events and efforts,” says Headmistress, Margaret Kewell. “The children love their new playground equipment – you have all certainly given them hours of endless fun through your FUNdraising!”
This School year has already started in fundraising style, following the GDPA’s fantastic inaugural Outdoor Cinema event. Showing ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the big screen in Grace Dieu’s wonderful grounds was a great idea and hopefully one that will be often repeated! Visitors – both parents and from the local community – all enjoyed the fun fairground stands and food too.
Forthcoming events include the GDPA Christmas Fayre – make a note of it in your diaries – it’s on the 1st December. Again, funds will go towards ‘Project Playground’, in particular improving the Junior Prep playground.