Pownall Hall is a small school with a very strong sense of community. Our Parents’ Association is integral to the school community as a way of facilitating parental participation in staging events for the school, and by doing so, helping the school to raise extra money for items of benefit to the children.
We run many events throughout the school year. Some small, some huge, some for the children and some are parents only!! We have a very varied calendar. The children enjoy the Halloween disco and Valentines movie night. At Christmas, Santa visits his newly prepared grotto in the main hall, making sure he speaks to each child and brings them an early Christmas present. However, their favourite event is the annual visit from the Easter Bunny and Easter Chick, who collect them from their classrooms, sing and dance on the Headmasters Lawn with them, then hand out chocolate eggs! Parents can enjoy the Quiz night that sells out every year along with the Summer Ball which this year with the Great Gatsby theme turned out to be an even bigger success than last year! On a much smaller scale, we organise regular coffee mornings for mums in each class after drop off. We drink a lot of coffee!
We run a Christmas and Summer fair each year which usually calls on most of the school parent body for their talents, ideas and help. Parents from each class run a stall at both fairs. The children too; budding entrepreneurs often sign themselves up to help run or even create their own stall. The Summer fair is usually a quaint affair, with tea, scones and strawberries on the Headmasters Lawn whilst watching the many varied shows taking place around the School grounds. There is often a visit from the local police and fire station who pop in for a cuppa and allow the children to dress up and sound the sirens, whilst parents can browse the many stalls set up on the main field.