In the autumn term the PVG helps to run the annual walkathon. This is a charity event with all the students being sponsored to walk laps around the campus. In 2012, the money raised was divided between Loreto school in Kenya and Leukaemia Research in the UK.
PVG members organise the photographs in co-operation with the staff. In the autumn term we supervise children leaving their lessons and having their individual and sibling photographs taken and then manage parent orders and the printing and distribution of the photographs.
Each year the PVG is involved with the school’s seasonal celebrations. In December 2012 we produced and sold handmade decorations, held a festive bake sale and decorated an area for festive family photographs after the school production. We also arranged for a surprise visitor to attend the Key Stage One festive party.
This is the biggest fundraiser of the year with games, vendors selling their wares, a raffle and numerous food stalls. This event is for the whole school and is enjoyed by students from all key stages and parents alike. The total fund raised from the Spring Fair 2013 was approximately SR31,000.
The PVG is a group of interested parents who help the school with a range of activities throughout the year. These include (but are not restricted to) the School walkathon, a ‘seasonal’ visitor event and last, but certainly not least, the Annual Spring Fair. It has also been instrumental in promoting a recycling programme at school. The PVG is looking for parents who would like to help in promoting and running these events. Meetings take place in school time sometimes in school and often in outside venues.
The PVG is a great way to get involved in school in activities which truly benefit all the children. It is a friendly group and time commitment is determined by individual preference. Some parents like to help in many things others in particular events. Whatever commitment you can offer would be very welcome !Dhahran British Grammar School PVG