Home Page

F.O.W.S. News and Newsletters

Picture 1
Picture 2

Sports Day Celebrations
Thank you to everyone who supported both Sports Days and the Sports Day celebration that followed the KS1 and KS2 races. We were delighted to see so many parents, grandparents and children stay to enjoy the ice cream, burgers and bouncy castle! Thank you also to all the pupils who sang and played instruments to add to the entertainment.
We raised an impressive £500, which included a generous donation from the people running the ice cream van - Paul’s Ices.
All the money raised from the Sports Day refreshments and celebration event will be added to the playground equipment fund.


Playground equipment
If you have walked through the KS2 playground this week you will see that the preparatory work has begun to install the new playground equipment. We are very excited to see it being installed and look forward to seeing the children enjoying the new equipment. Any donations towards the playground equipment would be gratefully received.


Are you a winner?
Please see below for a list of winners from the Sports Day raffle:
Family Swim Pass for Francis Scaife – 128 - Richard Morrison
Free Class at Derwent Dance – 112 - c/o Julie Nowell
Vouchers for York Brewery Tours – 9 - Nikki Lofthouse
Sports Armband – 31 - Jo
Signed York City Football Club Ball – 39 - Jan
Family Swim Pass for York Sport – 140 - Zoe Cooper
One Month Gym Membership for York Sport – 110 - Trish
Swim Passes for Yearsley Swimming Pool – 6 – Celine, 10 - Katie Hill, 12 - Steven Picken, 67 - Zareen Ashraff
Family Swim Passes for Energise – 61 - Claire Doherty, 49 - Rob Room, 77 – Wendy Gledall, 96 – Izzie Grant, 73 – Vicki White
Family Kayaking Voucher for Allerthorpe Lakeland Park – 119 – Dan Belshaw
Bike Lock (donated by Wheelies) – 56 – Vicky
Voucher for The Web – 121 – Zoe Nicholson
Voucher for Creepy Crawlies – 26 – Robinson
Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes and bought raffle tickets; we are very grateful for
your support. Prizes are available to collect from the school office.

Summer Discos
The school discos took place yesterday (Thursday 30 June) and as usual the children seemed to have a great time. Many thanks to all parents who gave their time to help with the smooth running of the disco. Thank you also to Miss Pemberton and Mrs Gray for their support and dance skills! We raised £448.


Charity Meal
Last week saw one of FOWS’ (in)famous charity meals take place! An enjoyable evening was spent in The Pavilion with good food, good company and a few glasses of bubbles. The evening raised £89. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.


Fundraising is Easy…
If you shop online you could be raising money for FOWS without it costing you a penny. Visit and register to support Friends of Wilberfoss School (FOWS). Every time you make a purchase the retailer will make a donation to FOWS. Most retailers support the scheme so whatever you’re buying it’s bound to qualify.
Please take a minute to register, especially if you’re thinking about booking your summer holiday
online this year. Thank you to those who have recently made some generous donations simply by treating themselves!


Wilberfoss Scarecrow Festival 2016 – 3 and 4 September 2016
We are pleased to confirm that the Wilberfoss Scarecrow Festival committee has chosen FOWS to be one of the charities that benefits from this year’s event.
We are very grateful to the committee for recognising the role FOWS plays in the local community. The money raised will go towards the new playground equipment. School will be taking part in this year’s
festival by creating their own scarecrows. If you live in the village and would like to take part
please email to register your scarecrow or to find out more information. This year’s theme is cartoon characters.