Friends Of LGS Stoneygate
The 'Friends Of LGS Stoneygate' known as FOLS, (previously SPA) is a community of parents and guardians of children at LGS Stoneygate, who give their time to organise events with the aim of building and strengthening relationships within the LGS Stoneygate community. They have raised money for a number of charities over the past few years and also regularly contribute to school life: from providing pupils with hot chocolate during the school's annual 'French Day' to purchasing equipment for a co-curricular Gardening Club.
The focus of previous years was to raise £10,000 to fund a school tree house to commemorate the life of a much loved friend and pupil, Dev Naran, who was tragically killed in a car accident. Dev was 8 years old and a pupil in Year 3. Following an amazing year of fundraising, supported by the whole LGS Stoneygate Community, enough funds were raised for the tree house to be built during the summer holidays.
How to get involved
FOLS is a small group almost entirely formed of new members willing to donate their knowledge, expertise and business acumen to the betterment of the school.
Many of our members can only offer a few hours, but any help is valuable and much appreciated. If you are a parent, guardian, Alumni member or friend of LGS Stoneygate, and would like to donate some time and energy, please do contact us via the group email: email@example.com
We appreciate not everyone is able to commit to our twice-termly meetings. To keep you abreast of what is happening, full and detailed minutes are available through the FOLS group email. If you also wish to be part of the FOLS WhatsApp group please email the above address.
Enriching LGS Stoneygate Pupil's Learning
We would like to continue to build on our strong community network and tap into the knowledge and experience of former pupils, Alumni members and parents. From giving a ‘Ted’ type talk or sharing career advice with our older pupils to talking to our younger pupils about a book you really enjoyed reading as a child. We want to enrich our pupil's learning - to inspire and broaden their knowledge of the world around them. If you can offer your time in this way, kindly get in touch with a FOLS member or the school office.
Archive Events: Summer Ball
Oh what a night!
On Saturday 18th May, the parents, teachers and friends of LGS Stoneygate School, let their hair down, donned their glad rags and partied the night away!
Accompanied by the fantastic musical talents of the Robert Smyth Jazz Band and fuelled by the best fish and chips this side of… Market Harborough…, over a hundred pairs of dancing feet raised the roofs off the superb Bridge House Tipis. As the spring sunshine set over the canal, everyone raised a glass or two and enjoyed a wonderful evening.
The event was to raise money for the Dev Naran Treehouse fund. We are so grateful to everyone who bought a ticket or contributed a prize to the raffle or the auction. Everyone won something, thanks to so many raffle prizes and the auction items were hotly contested – no doubt the flowing prosecco contributed somewhat to that!
The event raised over £4000 which is an incredible achievement and ensured that there was enough funding to provide the wonderful tree house in the pre-prep children’s playground in memory of Dev.