March 2017 FOML Update

By March 31, 2017 No Comments

The sun is out and spring has sprung at Manby Lodge!

The children loved meeting the baby animals who visited from Mill Cottage Farm Experience this week. They held baby chicks,  brushed the goats and donkeys and even fed the lambs! PTA money paid for this surprise spring time treat, so thank you for supporting us and making events like this possible.

In other events this term, Reception classes enjoyed dancing along with DJ Jay at their very first school disco, and the Bedtime Stories we all shared on World Book Day were absolutely mesmerising!

We have now reached a totally amazing…

Thank you to everyone who generously supports our events, what a great caring community we have at Manby Lodge!

The quiz night raised £1520.54, and the children raised £2365.79 at the Sponsored Dance, well done! The Mother’s Day Surprise Shop raised over £250 (and counting) as well as making lots of us smile on Mother’s day!

PTA Projects: How the money is being spent….


We have spent £1500 clearing, building and renovating the brand new school garden for all of the children to enjoy as the weather gets warmer. There are plans for fences and sheds, and to sow and grow herbs, veggies and flowers for bees and butterflies too. It’s looking brilliant but we need to do a little more work to get it going and growing!

Why not join one of our “Family Ground Force Days”? Bring the children to school for an hour on a weekend morning to help us plant, sow and dig and really make the garden their own! Look out for dates and details via email and Facebook after the holidays. If you want to get involved please do get in touch:  or, Instagram: Friendsofmanbylodge,  to know more.

Playground Fencing:

We have just invested £1500 to help the school provide beautiful rainbow picket fencing to complement the canopies, and finish off the outdoor learning spaces for the Year 1 classrooms ,and around the garden area. We cant wait to see it in place after the Easter break.

Save the date for the “Manby Lodge May Fair” on Saturday 13th May, 12- 2pm in the school playground. Celebrate spring time with stalls, games, food, entertainment and fun!

Summer Ball, Friday 7th July at Silvermere Inn On The Lake. Tickets are £50, including reception drinks, canapés, dinner and dancing and will go on sale at the start of the new term. Tables are limited, so register your interest now with your class reps or by email at Don’t miss this magical summer’s evening of fun and fundraising to celebrate the end of the school year in style.