The PTA who held the coffee morning in
the school's new garden playhouse to celebrate the
opening of the new Outdoor Activity Based Learning Area.
THE Parent, Teacher Association of Brownlee
Primary School held a coffee morning to celebrate the opening of
the school's new Outdoor Activity Based Learning Area.
The PTA raised over £2,000 to buy the
playhouse, storage area and sandboxes. Additional resources were
purchased by the school and preparation work to the school
garden was carried out by the South Eastern Education and
Mr Colin Elliott, the Principal of Brownlee
Primary School praised the PTA for all their hard work.
"We are very fortunate at Brownlee Primary to
have a very supportive and hard working PTA," he said. "They are
a huge asset to our school and are able to fundraise and
purchase resources that our school budget wouldn't be able to
afford. The coffee morning was the idea of some of our
Foundation Stage teachers to say thank you to the PTA and
especially Mrs Kirstin Eastwood and Mrs Claire Oliver who head
up the PTA committee."
Mr Elliott continued, "Our garden area is
still a work in progress and this year we will be creating a
vegetable garden and various habitats for minibeasts and
Brownlee Primary School is one of the fastest
growing schools in the South Eastern Education and Library Board
area. And Mr Elliott believes that a huge proportion of the
school's success is down to the parents hard work.
"Our parents play a key role, not only in the
education of their children, but also in the promotion of our
school," he said.
"If parents see that their children are
happy, reaching their full potential and individual needs are
being met, then they will tell others. I firmly believe that
this is one of the main reasons why our school has been going
from strength to strength in recent years."