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  • Bag 2 School - £149.20 raised

    Published 21/11/19

    Thank you to everyone who supported Bag 2 School.  All the bags weighed 373kg, which resulted in £149.20 being raised for the school. 

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  • Years 5/6 Football Tournament

    Published 19/11/19

    Yesterday, our Years 5/6 football team took part in a tournament against other local primary schools.

    The team played well and were unlucky not to score any goals.  In addition, they only let in two goals over six matches.   

    Results were;

    Downsway 0 – Springfield 1

    Downsway 0 – Sulhamsted 0

    Downsway 0 – Basildon 1

    Downsway 0 – Springfield 0

    Downsway 0 – Sulhamsted 0

    Downsway 0 – Basildon 0


    Thank you to Mr Bolton for organising and hosting the tournament at Downsway, and to the two Denefield students who refereed all the games.

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  • Great raffle prizes!

    Published 18/11/19
    We have amazing raffle prizes this year so please remember to buy a ticket or two!
    Here is our current list of prizes:
    • £100 cash! - Kindly donated by Smart Advice Financial Solutions
    • A hamper of Christmas Goodies worth £50 - Kindly donated by Smart Advice Financial Solutions
    • Family Ticket from Thames River Cruises (worth £38)
    • Afternoon Tea for two at the Crowne Plaza Reading
    • Free MOT at PR Motors with local collection & delivery (worth £35)
    • 1 Adult & 1 Child Ticket for Cotswold Wildlife Park (worth £26.50)
    • £20 voucher for Asian Spice
    • Whittington's Tea Barge Voucher
    • Bracelet - Kindly donated by James Bloor Jewellers
    • Figure to paint at Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe
    • 1 month free at Didi Rugby
    • PT Session at TNT Gym
    • £10 Warings Bakery voucher
    • £10 Lemon Plaice Voucher
    • Bottle of Bubbly
    • 2 x 9" Pizzas from Herbies
    • 50% off a bounce at Red Kangaroo
    We are still waiting for some other prizes to be confirmed so this list will keep getting better and better!
    Raffle tickets at £1 per strip and extra tickets are available at the office.
    Many thanks,
    The Friends of Downsway Team
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  • Children in Need - £280 raised!

    Published 15/11/19

    We have had a great day raising money for Children in Need.  Thank you to our wonderful School Council for organising today.  The children enjoyed wearing their pyjamas to school.

    The day ended with children having the opportunity to 'pie' the staff!  To find out who the lucky children and unlucky staff members were, please look at the photos below!

    We raised £280, so thank you to everyone who supported this event.

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  • Christmas Fair - Help needed

    Published 14/11/19
    We are in the final countdown for the Christmas Fayre and we need you!
    Can you spare 1 hour on Saturday 23rd November to help run a stall?  We have lots of stalls to choose from and without you we can't make the fayre work!
    Please visit our pta-event website to select the task you would like to help with:
    Click on the Christmas Fayre in the 'What's On' box and you will see a list of tasks to choose from, you will need to log on/register and then select your task from the list.
    We also need help advertising the Fayre, please find attached our flyer, if you could display this in your cars, on your fences, at your place or work or anywhere else you can think of we would be very grateful.
    Many thanks,
    The Friends of Downsway Committee
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  • Shoebox Appeal - thank you!

    Published 14/11/19

    Thank you very much to all the families and staff who donated a Christmas shoebox for our recent collection.  The children receiving them will certainly appreciate the kindness and generosity of the Downsway community. Thank you!

    Mr Grover & Miss Rackley has taken all the shoeboxes to the drop-off point ready to be delivered for Christmas.

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  • Poppy Appeal - £148.42 raised

    Published 14/11/19

    Thank you to all the staff, children and families who supported the poppy appeal.  £148.42 was rasied - thank you!

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  • Anti-Bullying Week

    Published 12/11/19

    Anti-Bullying Week happens across England each November. This year's Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019. 

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  • ReadiFood - 87kg of donations

    Published 12/11/19

    We have received confirmation of our Harvest food donations from ReadiFood.  We collected 87kg of food for them.  This is a super amount and 21kg more than our 2018 donations.  THANK YOU very much!

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