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Monks Risborough CE Primary School

Friends News

Hi All –


We hope you are all able to keep safe and well!!


Last Saturday should have been our Summer Fair, the biggest fundraiser of the year!! And what an amazing one it would have been with the fantastic weather that has returned and the RAF Lancaster fly-over we had scheduled in.


To mark the occasion and to help start bringing  our school community back together, we have been planning a few activities which will take place over the coming weeks:




Someone You Love Craft Packs [ParentMail Form & Payment Will Be Available Shortly]

Fancy something new to try? Our craft packs include everything your child/ren needs to make 3 crafts ahead of Fathers Day this Sunday. All crafts are non father’s day specific so can be made for anyone they love.

                Key Information:

  • Each craft pack is £4.00, enclosed is 3 crafts. Please complete the payment via ParentMail.
  • If you would like a pack delivered, please ensure your order is placed by COB Wednesday (17th June)
  • Hygiene practices will be in place and all items can be wiped down with anti-bac by yourselves prior to use
  • We will deliver each pack outside your front door on Friday (19th June), please ensure you provide your address on the ParentMail form.



3rd July:

Eco Balloon Race – Schools Out

We are hoping this will be a bit of fun and at the same time help raise much needed funds for our school. Due to these current times, we have not set a target. We are just hoping this helps bring our school community together for a bit of fun!

Our Summer Fair is usually such a fantastic community event and it was such a shame that the current climate meant we all couldn't enjoy this time together. To help mark the occasion, we started looking at idea's we could do from home. So we hope you all enjoy this one! For £3.00, you can design your own balloon, track how far it goes and be in the pot to win some amazing prizes. Hopefully something to keep all the family entertained for a week!!

Please be sure you read all of the instructions on the website. If you could share this event with your family and friends, we would really appreciate it.


You can buy and design your balloon now ready for the launch on the 3rd July! Click on this link to visit our page - or search Friends of Monks Risborough


There are many charities joining this event so your balloon will be one of many balloons launched into the virtual sky! Balloons are subject to a simulated flight pattern based on your balloon’s individual flight parameters plus the real weather conditions at that actual time such as the prevailing wind speed and current temperature. This simulation uses an advanced computer modelling programme linked to Google maps and, Aeris, a commercial global weather data supplier. All very clever! All 100 race leading balloons can be seen at any time 24/7 during the race.



Saturday 11th July:

Stay At Home Camp Out

Due to Covid-19, our campathon will not be taking place this year – but that wont stop us having fun. Change things up a bit and camp out with your household in the garden. Throughout the day and into the evening, we will have fun activities and virtual events for everyone to join in with. This is purely a school community event but if you are able to make a donation towards our fundraising efforts we would be extremely grateful.


More details to follow...


From The Friends