70th Anniversary Celebrations
The Bristol Post, Tuesday July 10th 2018
Centre page spread of our 70th anniversary fair which took place on a very sunny Saturday June 30th - the colourful climax of our anniversary festival
Beautiful banner courtesy of children's designs and Karen George, school librarian and artist's magical skills
1947/18 to 2017/18
Want to be involved?
Please be in touch via any of the following contacts:
firstname.lastname@example.org - takes you to Kate Swainson Price, governor lead on anniversary matters
email@example.com - takes you to Alex Jarman, staff co-op lead
firstname.lastname@example.org - takes you to the co-op parent reps
email@example.com - takes you to the office staff who can signpost you to the right person
Office Tel: 0117 377 2610 - talk to someone in the office who will point you in the right direction
Term 6 2018
Anniversary Festival and Summer Fair and Birthday Party!
£40K in the playground pot
Touchwood Play start workshopping playground designs with pupils and make legacy benches with Year 6 pupil
New school logo design options unveiled having been worked up from ideas generated by the pupils
Term 5 2018
The staff team gear up to run the Bristol 10K in aid of the playground appeal
New school name voted through - we will be Cotham Gardens Primary School as of September 2018
Children's logo design project launched
Anniversary festival and party planning begins proper
Term 4 2018
Celebration of having smashed our £5,000 match fund target raising over £7,000 in the end all of which was matched by our generous match fund donors.
Showcasing of the heritage project work by the children - Reports from the successful alumni events and display of fantastic boards reflecting of life through the decades
Year 6 pupils begin their research into helping design a plaque for our times for Colston's statue
The Digital Timeline flourishes
Consultations continue over school name brief and shortlist
Phase One Playground Brief - Year 6 Area - put out to tender
Term 3 2018 - a couple of anniversary launches
Anniversary Playground Appeal launches with £18K already raised towards the £70K goal, and a time limited Match Funding Challenge to double all appeal funds raised up to £5,000 til Easter 2018
Alumni Memories Project launches to feed into the timeline project children are working on to explore the 70 year history and heritage of the school. This will result in lots of learning, a timeline exhibit around the walls of the school and a digital version too.
Planning begins for the Anniversary Festival
Term 2 2017 - concrete projects establish ...
Anniversary Co-op Working Group set up made up of children, staff, parents and local community members
Anniversary fundraising Appeal launched January 2018
Anniversary arts projects - music, art, film, dance, Science projects - could we hook up with We the Curious?, Sports projects - anniversary olympics? Would you like to be involved in projects under any of these umbrella areas? Do you have any ideas of your own?
Decorating the school - bunting, decorations, anniversary posters ... a banner. Anybody up for contributing in this way - children and parents alike?
PTAF fundraising events - do you have any brilliant ideas for anniversary fundraising events or activities? The PTAF will be running its usual calendar of events but this year it would be great to have something extra special. Please contact the PTAF Chair, Maija Lawrence, or Vice Chair, Juliet Holder, with your ideas, via the office on firstname.lastname@example.org