The Friends of Willingdon
We have had a fantastic start to our fundraising activities for this academic year. To date we have raised over £3000, in addition to the money raised by the whole school sponsored walk. We would like to thank all the students, parents and staff who have supported us in so many different ways.
As a result, we have been able to fund a new laser cutter for the DT department which is already operational. We are delighted to be able to support the school in this way especially at a time when school budgets are so tight.
The "Friends of Willingdon" are a group of parents/carers/supporters who seek to provide a link between the school, home and community through the organisation of a wide range of events which are not only a great deal of fun and a fantastic way to make new friends but also an opportunity to fundraise for school projects to enhance and enrich all our children's school lives.
We are a small but dedicated group who would welcome new members at any time; people with new ideas regarding future events/activities or simply those who would like to come along and get involved in some way. We are a friendly bunch and there's always plenty of tea and coffee (and even biscuits!) on offer!
Our next event is a car boot fair on Saturday 28th April. Come along and support us!
Hope to see you there
Exciting times ahead for D&T!
We are really excited to show off our new laser cutter that is up and running in our DT department, we now have a machine in every room and it is making exciting CAD opportunities even more accessible for our students. The only reason this was possible was through funds from the ‘Friends of Willingdon’ group who were able to fully fund this expensive piece of kit. We are extremely grateful to them for their fundraising and hard work and the huge difference their contribution to D&T at Willingdon will make.
Around the same time, we were successful in our bid for £2000 of robotics kit which has now arrived and so we will be shortly offering enrichment opportunities for students to get their hands on the excellent Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. We hope this will really support their STEM learning and can’t wait to see what they can create with their robots!