The Tongwynlais Primary School parent-teacher association (PTA) have organised a Bonfire Disco with help from Operation BANG.
Two separate discos, for infants and juniors, will be held in school between 2:15pm and 4:45pm on Friday 4th November.
The event has been funded by Operation Bang (Be a Nice Guy), a fund that supports diversity or educational initiatives for young people. It raises awareness of personal safety during the seasonal period around Halloween and Bonfire Night and helps to reduce anti-social behaviour in our communities. The All Wales School Liaison Core Programme officers play an important part in promoting safety messages and raising awareness of the need for all pupils to be considerate to others.
The PTA submitted an application to hold a Bonfire Night disco to offer an alternative to the traditional bonfire night experience and were successful in securing £220. This grant will allow all the money raised to go towards school equipment that’s not funded by the local education authority. Previous fundraising events have helped pay for the portable stage, which has been invaluable in staging the schools’ many concerts and performances.
Suzanne Phillips, secretary of the PTA said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant from Operation Bang as it will give the children the opportunity to enjoy bonfire night in a safe environment whilst raising essential funds for the school”.
As part of Operation Bang the school will also be raising awareness during assembly of safe use of fireworks and keeping safe during this period. The school’s Executive Head Teacher, Mrs Sally Phillips, explained: “It is still so important to teach the children about firework safety as even in these days of organised displays, children still have access to fireworks and are often completely unaware of how dangerous they can be – even sparklers!
We always teach about the dangers of fireworks every year as part of our “keeping safe” curriculum. We are so appreciative of the PTA for securing it and this fantastic funding for the disco will not only benefit the children by supporting the fundraising of the Friends of Tongwynlais but by adding extra weight to the Firework Code message for 2016”.
The disco is just 50p and there will be food and drink to purchase. Pizza is £1 a slice, potato wedges £1, ice cream 70p, drinks 30p and glow stick bands £1 each. The infant disco is from 2:15pm to 3:15pm and the junior disco is from 3:30pm to 4:45pm.