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The Friends of Rossall is a group of enthusiastic and committed parents and friends of the School who are willing to give up some of their time to organise and support events throughout the School year.

We are always keen for more parents to get involved with FOR. For more information please email  friends@rossall.org.uk

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Events for 2017/18 included a pizza night, ghost hunt, quiz night, Santa letter writing, Christmas fair and termly lunches for parents and friends.
The brand new programme for 2018/19 includes some of these popular gatherings with some great new ideas. See below for the exciting Michaelmas Term events programme:

Michaelmas Events 2018

Event Date Time Location
Coffee & Cathy Up, Swap & Sell Bazaar Friday 14th September 2018 3.30pm – 5.30pm Mondo’s
Parents’ Meal Friday 28th September 2018 7.00pm Nuvo Restaurant, Poulton
Junior Ghost Hunt Wednesday 17th October 2018 5.00pm – 7.00pm Mondo’s
Senior Ghost Hunt Wednesday 14th November 2018 7.00pm – 9.00pm Mondo’s
Santa Letter Writing & Light Switch On Friday 16th November 2018 3.30pm – 5.30pm Mondo’s
Christmas Parents’ Lunch Friday 30th November 2018 12.00pm The Trafalgar Restaurant, Fleetwood
Christmas Market Friday 7th December 2018 4.30pm Big School
  • FOR Committee

    Amanda Ardron 

    Parent/Co-Chair

    Amanda Munden

    Parent/Vice Chair

    Marie Currie

    Parent/Vice Chair

    Rebecca Murdoch

    Parent/Treasurer

    Amanda Holt

    Parent/Secretary

    Other Management Committee Members:

    Alison Newsham – Parent
    Becky Dugdale – Parent
    Lisa Robinson – Parent
    Andy Mitchell – Old Rossallian
    Callum Baxter – Old Rossallian
    Helen Warren – Parent
    Nigel Gregory – Friend
    Terri Hamnett – Parent
    Anne Abson – Parent
    Anne Purnell – Parent
    Maria Birchall – Parent

  • 2017/2018 Events

    Events for 2017/18 included a pizza night, ghost hunt, quiz night, Santa letter writing, Christmas fair and termly lunches for parents and friends.

    Friends of Rossall Annual General Meeting

    The Friends of Rossall members met for their Annual General Meeting sharing fizz and nibbles having a great social evening and started to plan their programme of events for 2018/19.

    Taking the views of parents from their recent survey, the programme opens with the popular Coffee and Catch up at Mondos on Friday September 14th but with the new idea of a parent bazaar to grab a bargain for dressing up days, ski trips, sports kit and outdoor wear. Other new ideas include more evening meals, weekend socials such as a ladies night fashion show with afternoon tea and Easter Family fun. As well as the firm favourites of quiz night and Victorian themed Christmas market and not one but two ghost hunts to include a really spooky one for adults!

    The Friends of Rossall team thank everyone who has supported them this year and look forward to meeting up again in 2018/19. For information about all events don’t forget to join FOR on Facebook and on the school app.

    Spring Lunch Get Together

    The sun was shining for the Friends of Rossall gathering at Pool Foot Farm Crossbar and Grill.
    The group of parents and their friends enjoyed a three-course lunch with a glass of fizz on arrival with lots of catching up with old friends and new and one special guest, this time visiting all the way from Canada!

    Beach House Lunch

    The new programme of events for 2017/18 began with the first of the informal coffee and chats held in Mondos followed by the popular Parents’ Lunch at the Beach House Bistro, in Blackpool. The lunch provided the perfect opportunity for new parents to meet fellow parents and the FOR team over a glass of Prosecco and a splendid lunch.

    McMillan Coffee Mornings

    In partnership with Rossall Sports’s department, FOR held two Macmillan Coffee Mornings supporting their sports fixtures. Capturing hungry and thirsty parents’ pitch-side with homemade cakes and a warm cup of tea, £225.00 was raised for this worthy cause.

    Ghosts Hunt

    The FOR team put a huge amount of effort into creating two Rossall Ghost Hunts, one suitable for our younger Halloween enthusiasts and one for the older generation. The creepy tour guide retold the rumoured ghostly tales, with the help of a few ghostly characters, to the hundred plus audience, though nerves were inevitably calmed over a light supper held in Mondo’s.

    Christmas Festivities

    A Santa Letter Writing session, held after School was a great success with the Infant and Junior pupils. Beautifully created letters were sent via Mondo Mail to Lapland and the FOR Elves returned Santa’s replies to the excited recipients.

    The annual FOR Christmas Market and Light Switch On certainly set the scene for the festive season. Big School was transformed into a Winter Wonderland for all the senses. The retail experience offered a wider choice for the adults and the children had their very own Christmas crèche, with face painting and Christmas movies. And despite the arctic winds blowing, everyone gathered around the Christmas tree for the countdown to the light switch-on, lighting up the Square.

    Pizza Night

    To bring a bit of Italy to Rossall the Pizza Night gave family and friends the opportunity to share a relaxed evening, catching up over a pizza and a glass of wine on a cold and windy winter’s evening.

    The Italian themed games, including a quiz on famous Italian landmarks, was won by Fiona Oldham who won a team entrance to the FOR Quiz Night to be held on the 16th March and a free lunch at the FOR Spring Lunch at PoolFoot Farm on the 27th April was won by Vanessa Christy.

  • Meeting Minutes

  • News

    The Friends of Rossall hosted a number of social events in the Michaelmas Term to engage and support the Rossall community and beyond.

    At the AGM in June, The FOR announced a new team headed by Amanda Ardron and Nigel Gregory as co-chairs, Marie Currie and Amanda Munden as co-vice chairs, Amanda Holt as secretary and Rebecca Murdoch as treasurer.

    In partnership with Rossall Sports Department, FOR held two Macmillan Coffee Mornings supporting their sports fixtures. Capturing hungry and thirsty parents’ pitch-side with homemade cakes and a warm cup of tea, £225.00 was raised for this worthy cause.
    The FOR team put a huge amount of effort into creating two Rossall Ghost Hunts, one suitable for our younger Halloween enthusiasts and one for the more daring ghost hunters. The tour guide retold the rumoured ghostly tales of Rossall, with the help of a few eerie characters, to the large audience – nerves were inevitably calmed over a light supper held in Mondo’s.

    A Santa Letter Writing session held after School was a great success with the Infant and Junior pupils. Beautifully created letters were sent via Mondo’s Mail to Lapland and the FOR Elves returned Santa’s replies to the excited recipients.

    The annual FOR Christmas Market and Light Switch-On certainly set the scene for the festive season. Big School was transformed into a Winter Wonderland for all the senses. The retail experience offered a wider choice for the adults and the children had their very own Christmas crèche, with face painting and Christmas movies. And despite the arctic winds blowing, all guests crowded round the Christmas tree for the count down to the light switch-on, lighting up the Square.

    The FOR events held during the Michaelmas Term raised a further £500 for the School, with proposed funding to provide new notice boards to improve FOR communication channels within the School community and working with the students to fund House projects.

    Thank you to all the Friends, the Management Committee, the newly formed group of parent helpers and the School Community who have supported the FOR events.

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