Parents raise £600 for South Shields primary school

Headteacher Scott Brown with the Friends of Hadrian Primary.
Headteacher Scott Brown with the Friends of Hadrian Primary.

A group of caring parents are doing their bit to raise funds for a top-performing South Tyneside school.

The Friends of Hadrian Primary have been working hard to drum up support for the school in Baring Street, South Shields, which was ranked among the country’s top 250 last year.

The staff, governors and children are hugely grateful to the Friends of Hadrian for their support over the past year.

Scott Brown, headteacher

The group presented their first ever cheque, for £600, to headteacher Scott Brown.

It will be used to buy new microphone headsets to be used by performers in forthcoming school productions.

The Friends of Hadrian Primary have been working together since November, last year, to provide a support network for parents and carers and promote fundraising activities.

They have held coffee mornings, taken part in the school’s Christmas and summer fairs, and organised a car wash with the help of Year 6 pupils.

Mr Brown said: “The staff, governors and children are hugely grateful to the Friends of Hadrian for their support over the past year.

“They have been a great help in developing and running our community events and their financial support will help to enhance our school arts programme.”

Lisa Smith, chair of the Friends of Hadrian Primary, added: “As a parent governor of the school, I was asked what we could do to try and involve more parents in school life.

“Friends of Hadrian was formed and we are going from strength to strength. At each event we hold, more parents are becoming involved and we are having a great time whilst raising money for school along the way. 

“We are very proud to be able to hand over our first cheque – I’m sure there will be many more.”