The Parent Teacher Association provides parents with an opportunity to become involved in the life of the school. The PTA is a fun way to raise funds to provide those added extras for the pupils and to work with the staff, helping out at school events.
Over recent years, the PTA have concentrated its fundraising efforts in two or three main events throughout the school year.
This year the PTA were delighted to contribute over £4,000 to contribute to the purchase equipment for various EDGE activities. Activities supported by the PTA include;
The PTA have also pledged to provide funds for further activities as the scope of EDGE activities develops.
In recent years the PTA funds have also supported various projects including;
The PTA is pleased to have been asked to support the school's recently announced enrichment activities afternoon. Funds raised at PTA events will be used to purchase equipment to help with the set up of activities. This is an exciting opportunity for the girls and the availability of funds from the PTA will hopefully help the school to offer varied opportunities and experiences for the girls.
The parents and staff involved in the PTA give our time voluntarily to support the school in various ways. We meet roughly once every half term and you can attend as many events as you can spare the time for. We are always happy to welcome new members and if you would like to know the date of the next meeting please use the contact details in the related information box.
In addition to our main fundraising events, the PTA also help out at
Family Quiz Night
This years Family Quiz night on October 14th was a sell-out event with 107 people attending in 16 teams to compete for the Winner's trophy. The quiz covered a wide variety of subjects including, TV themes, History, Olympic Heroes Picture Quiz, Geography and the old favourite General Knowledge.
The teaching staff got into the spirit of the event providing photos of themselves as children for the spot prizes for the Students. Mrs Gunson proved the most tricky for the girls to guess!
Next years Quiz night is pencilled in for the Autumn Term, so there's plenty of time to brush up on your general knowledge. The date will be confirmed in the new school year so keep an eye on the school website.
The latest successful Ladies Lunch took place in June 2016 in a beautifully decorated Jubilee Hall, where, as the Prosecco flowed, the female attendees appeared to be in high spirits. The guest speaker, Mrs Langham, fully lived up to expectation and the Ladies filled the hall with peals of laughter. Each year a guest speaker provides the event with insightful and often amusing anecdotes. Previous speakers include entrepreneur Deirdre Bounds and Sarah Stevenson MBE, Tae Kwondo Olympic Gold Medallist at London 2012. See the gallery of the event here.
This year the Ladies Lunch event was held on Saturday 17th June with guest speaker, former WGHS student, Sophie Carrigill. Sophie is a 1.0 point British wheelchair basketball player who represented Great Britain at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto and co-captained her team in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The lunch was another great event and raised a total of £750 for the charity Backup through selling the table flowers, taking donations from the ladies who attended and from the PTA.
Thank you to all those who joined us, you can view the gallery here.