Falcons Primary School


Friends of Falcon

Fundraising for Falcons

In the growing pressure from government to “do more with less,” it is unfortunately true that the way that many schools and communities are doing this is to cut out the programmes that they deem as not being essential. This often means that many childhood experiences will be lost as well. Field trips to see the capital, to perhaps stand for the first time inside a museum, or to attend their first play or concert, would be lost without many fundraising programs. On top of that art programs at the schools themselves, like music, theatre and visual arts, are often the first area where cuts are made.

This has a much greater impact on society than one might realise at the time. For example, it’s been tested and proven many times, that children who receive music instruction score higher in math classes. This means that art clearly supports other areas of learning. And what about the sense of accomplishment and raised self esteem that being creative can bring?

Learn to help others

Fundraising is one aspect of engaging children in civic minded activities from a young age. It creates awareness in a young person that they are part of a community, and that this position entails a certain amount of responsibility and also self empowerment. When they are raising funds for other segments of society, it teaches them to appreciate what they have and to understand that they have the ability, even from a young age, to help others.

It is a fact that children who participate in civic or public service from a young age are more likely to carry on with that type of work into adulthood. On the other hand, if young people are being helped by others who are doing fundraising for a cause that affects them, they understand that there are people who care about them outside of their immediate circle. This can help them to have a greater sense of self-esteem and self-worth, which can lead to better life choices overall.

As hard and frustrating as raising funds can be at times, let’s not forget the huge impact it can make for generations to come!

Friends of Falcon have a very ambitious enrichment programme for our children to ensure that they get the best start in life which will be run alongside the academic studies. We need to make this affordable for all parents so that all children are benefiting from this. Examples of where the funds raised will be used are:-

1) Subsiding the minibus cost
2) Subsidising the breakfast and after school clubs
3) Payment towards new Minibus
4) Latest play ground equipment
5) Music Tuition (Kirtan and western classical eg. Viola, Violin, Piano)
6) Purchase of musical instruments
7) Sports equipment
8) Help towards school marketing

We will be organising events throughout the year to raise funds and everyone is welcome to make donations to the school.