All profits from the Friends of Holmewood events are invested in school projects and activities (75%) and charity (25%).
We invest in projects around the school that will have a positive and enriching impact on the lives of the children. These projects do not fall within the scope of the curriculum, but add value beyond it.
This year we funded a range of investments including open ended creative resources for Pre-Prep children, a table tennis table for Lower and Upper School, digital cameras for a new activity in Lower School, a firepit and further developing the walled garden to clear a space and install a greenhouse, which will be used for a new gardening activity.
We have allocated significant funds to renovate the pond, which sits just behind the Walled Garden. Following ecological and silt surveys we have worked closely with Anita Randall and David Tankard to agree a plan and supplier who will clear, dredge and make the pond safe with paths, a pontoon and outdoor classroom. This will be a beautiful place for children to have lessons and activities once the work is able to go ahead and would hope to complete this next summer.
The wonderful mosaic project, which the artist Tamara Froud worked on with children in Years 3 to 8 over a three week period is now on display in the heart of the school grounds. Pupils, parent and staff who were involved with making the artwork with Tamara will no doubt remember which pieces they placed into the design, or which details of the composition they contributed to, and it will hopefully be an experience that will stay with them.