APS News No. 22

AbingdonPrep News is the newsletter of Abingdon Preparatory School, Josca’s House, Kingston Road, Oxford OX13 5NX Tel: 01865 391570 www.abingdon.org.uk/prep Editor: Annabel Gaskell Abingdon School is a company limited by guarantee Registered in England and Wales Company No. 3625063. Registered Office: Abingdon School, Park Road, Abingdon, OX14 1DE Registered Charity No. 1071298 The dawn of a new academic year heralds the beginning of our next fundraising efforts for our chosen charity. This year we are supporting Be Free YC – a local Oxfordshire charity which offers support and advice dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of young carers across our region. They not only provide emotional support but also organise opportunities for young carers to get involved in trips and activities with other carers who have comparable caring responsibilities. We have had a fantastic first term beginning with a rather vibrant home clothes day when the boys came in the colours of the rainbow pictured in the charity’s logo. The rainbow theme continued with our annual silver coin fundraiser which this year also featured additional coin Abingdon Prep Charities and JPA JPA News The committee which organises school events really appreciates the support and time given by other parents. The events not only raise money for charities and school projects, but also hope to add to the feeling of a wider community within the school. Many thanks to all who support us; it couldn’t be done without everyone’s input. We have a great team on the committee this year, but would very much appreciate someone who could give a bit of extra time and commitment to act as chairperson or secretary. If anyone would like to find out more about these roles, or about the committee, please feel free to contact us (without obligation) on JPA@abingdonprep. org.uk With thanks from the JPA Committee G4G: Gifts for Grown Ups The season of giving was well and truly upon us when the boys attended the Gifts for Grown Ups event organised by our JPA. The sports hall was awash with gifts to appeal to even the most discerning of shoppers and the boys delighted in selecting that special something for parents and other family members. A large team of parents acted as personal shoppers and wrappers who faced the perennial challenge of how to wrap and disguise a football. A huge thank you to Karen and her team for organising such a special event. Rachel Pairman Charities denominations in order to complete the rainbow effect. Towards the end of term, the Christmas Bazaar saw the Year 7 boys selling the products that they had created through the Tycoon Business Challenge which involved them setting up their own businesses. The young entrepreneurs were clearly adept at their tasks as the products sold at the Christmas bazaar made a profit of nearly £1400! This sum was the perfect conclusion of what has been an outstanding term of fundraising with our total already close to £5,000 . All who have contributed or participated in whatever shape or form should be suitably proud of this achievement. Thank you once again for your support. Anne Parker