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 [email protected]
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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
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.
We value the on-going relationship with our wider school community very much.
The Rossall Foundation was set up by former Chair of Council, Hazel Trapnell, in 2005 to support the School's aims and to help it to flourish.
When students leave Rossall, they automatically become lifetime members of the Old Rossallian Club.