Derby Grammar Junior School pupils are reaping rewards from the PTA’s latest fundraising activities with a whole host of new equipment for the playground.

The new equipment, worth £350, includes a parachute, basketball hoop, We-Play blocks, hula swings and soft balls.

Mrs Sly, Head of Junior School, worked with Junior School’s Sports Prefect, Tomás, to put forward a proposal to the PTA to fund the equipment.
Tomás said: “Everyone was really excited when the new toys arrived, especially the softballs which we use to play football and dodgeball with. We are looking forward to using them on the grass playing fields next term.”

Derby Grammar School PTA organise fundraising events throughout the year to raise money which is ploughed back in to school resources, funding projects which are proposed by the Junior and Senior School Councils.

As well as the Junior School playground equipment, other recent purchases have included a defibrillator for the school’s dedicated sports facility, Rykneld Sports Centre, basketball hoops for Senior School, and new picnic benches for the school grounds.

Caroline Euston, Chair of the PTA, said: “Our focus as a PTA is to work with the pupils so that we can provide resources over and above those provided by the School. We are lucky to have such good parent support across the School which helps our fundraising activities. The recent Food Fayre was an excellent example of this, raising £1200.

Our next large-scale event is the Summer Fete on Friday 14 June, quickly followed by our Summer Ball, which this year has a ‘Roaring 20’s’ theme.”