FUNDRAISING

Our vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

The Colour Dash is our main fundraising event for 2022 as we seek to reach the target of £100,000 towards transforming the existing hall into a dedicated dining space for students, and the technical theatre fitout of The Barn.

We are well on the way to achieving this goal with a tremendously generous pledge of £50,000 from Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society to whom we are incredibly grateful. In order to raise the final £50,000 we have designed fundraising activities that we hope will bring the whole school community together as well as raise money to benefit all students.

To kick off the fundraising activities we are holding an all school sponsored ‘Colour Dash’ on Friday 15th July. This 3.5 mile event around Ringwood will involve students navigating a signposted route in groups, fully supervised by staff, where they will approach 5 different stations. At each station they will be hit with coloured powders.

The colour powders we intend to use are non-toxic and fully environmentally friendly. They can be brushed or will wash away with the rain, although we hope most will be being worn by our students! It is our full intention to clean up as much as possible after the event and leave ‘only colourful footprints’. For the route to work most effectively and to be as safe as possible the colour stations will be on grassed areas and many local community groups have offered to help marshal the route.

We hope that all students will want to take part, and have pride in raising as much money as possible.

Below is a list of FAQ’s which we will update as questions come to us:

Is this an all day event?

Yes, the event will take place in school time and last all day. Some students may finish school early, but full details will be given in due course.

 

How do I register my child to take part?

Registration is mandatory. All students need to register and create their JustGiving fundraising page to take part. Please read the information here thoroughly, https://tinyurl.com/colourdashsignup then scan the QR code on the information sent previously or visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-dash-2022-registration-327000566497

 

What if my child does not want to take part?

We will have rooms on the day where children can work should they not wish to participate.

 

Must my child raise money to take part? If so, how do they do this?

In order for the event to be a success, we would like all students to fundraise. A good target is £20. As part of the registration process you will create an account with JustGiving linked to our event. Simply share their JustGiving page with potential sponsors who can donate quickly and easily via the online platform. If you are not automatically diverted to create a JustGiving page, please follow the steps below:

  • Visit https://www.justgiving.com/
  • Scroll down to ‘raise money for charity’ and click the Start Fundraising button.
  • Search for The Barn, Ringwood
  • Sign up for a JustGiving account
  • Scroll down to ‘taking part in an event’
  • Click our event – Colour Dash 2022
  • Complete the required fields to create the page and start fundraising!

 

Can we donate in cash?

Unfortunately, we are a cashless school and are using the JustGiving platform to fundraise.

 

How long is the route?

The full route is 3.5 miles.

 

Is my child expected to run the 3.5 miles?

No. Children will be walking the route in groups but can run through each Colour Station along the way!

 

I am worried about paint being thrown all around Ringwood.

We are controlling all colour powders. The event will start in school with a ‘Powder Party’ which students will be given a small amount of powder for (and they can purchase additional for this purpose only) after which powders will be used only by staff at each Colour Station. Students cannot take powders on the route with them.

 

Will my child be safe?

Absolutely. Your child’s safety is our number one priority and they will be supervised by staff and marshals at all times. Sunglasses or other eye covering is mandatory at the colour stations and during the Powder Party at the start.

 

Do I have to pay for my child to take part?

No, this is a fundraising event and we would like all students to get sponsorship from family and friends.

 

Who else is involved in the event?

The event is being very kindly supported by Martin and Co., Abacus Vehicle Hire, Ringwood Carnival Committee, Ringwood & Verwood Round Table, Ringwood Rotary Club and other local organisations. We are very grateful to them for their support.

 

I am worried about the effects of the colour powder on the environment.

Please don’t be! All products used are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. We will endeavour to clean up as much as possible and leave only ‘colourful’ footprints. Any remaining powder will wash away.

 

I am worried about the effects of the colour powder on my child’s health.

The colour powders we used are sourced from the UK’s biggest supplier who supply events internationally. They are non-toxic, but if you are concerned further information can be obtained by emailing our team events@ringwood.hants.sch.uk

 

Can I come along and watch my child?
As the event is taking place around Ringwood you may see our students on the route. We cannot guarantee where students will be at any given time.

 

What are you raising money for?
We are raising money to furnish our new students dining area, ‘The Stables’ and our new performance building, ‘The Barn’ – see www.thebarnringwood.co.uk

 

How long does the event last?

Students will be released throughout the day, but overall the event will take place during school time.

 

What do I need to purchase?

Sunglasses or other eye covering are essential. We strongly suggest a white t shirt and cheap, sacrificial clothing is worn. Lots of colourful merchandise is available via our school shop should students want to dress up in neon accessories! To purchase, please visit www.ringwood.hants.sch.uk/shop Please note merchandise sales will close on Wednesday 13th July.

 

Can my child take photos / video during the event?

We strongly advise that your child leaves all belongings in a safe place. The school cannot accept any liability for personal belongings during the event. Students are not allowed mobile phones during the event and if seen these will be confiscated as per school policy. We will be taking lots of photos and video footage throughout the day.

 

Can I make a one-off donation?

We would be very grateful for any donations. More information about our cause and how to donate is online www.thebarnringwood.co.uk

 

Can I help on the day?

We have a large number of volunteer marshals via various community groups in Ringwood. If you are a member of one of these groups, we would welcome your assistance.

 

How are you managing behaviour?

During the registration process you will be asked to agree to our behavioural expectations. Students whose actions during the event may bring the school into disrepute will be immediately collected from the route to be returned to school and dealt with in line with our school Behaviour Policy.

 

 

Our Wish List…

At Ringwood School we continually look at ways to develop and improve our school, and we are proud of the welcoming and stimulating learning environment that we provide our students. Many developments to date have greatly enhanced the school buildings and facilities, and over the past 5 years over £3m has been invested in new buildings, updating facilities and major upgrades to our IT infrastructure. However there are always smaller scale wishes that can make a huge impact to teaching and learning for our students across the curriculum.

Below you will find Our Wish List where you may choose to make a donation of your choice online to help make a real difference. Some parents gift a donation to their child’s favourite subject, some support the purchase of materials to enable after school clubs to run, and others just want to say ‘thank you’ to those teachers who they feel have gone the extra mile.

If you would like further information about how to get involved with our larger fundraising initiatives, please do not hesitate to contact us at fundraising@ringwood.hants.sch.uk

Thank you for your support.

Reading Pen for The Hive

The reading pen is a portable device that scans and reads text out aloud in a…

£40 of £190 raised

Reading Pen for The Hive

£40 of £190 raised

The reading pen is a portable device that scans and reads text out aloud in a human-like digital voice, perfect for hearing words or lines of text during exams.  Research has found that these devices are ideal for students with EAL, SEN and low reading ages. Not having access to a reading pen means students are not able to show their knowledge and skills because the assessment itself is a barrier.  By providing them with a means to access content and independently undertake exams, breaking down that barrier and improves confidence (Coleman, 2019).  This also enables the student to sit with their peers in the main hall with headphones. 

Reading pens have been shown to improve GCSE English Reading paper grades for dyslexic students and improve emotional well- being, confidence and attitude to learning.  Reading pens are used for most students instead of a human reader. Human readers are unable to read for students during an English Language paper due to JCQ regulations, but they can use a reading pen allowing the students to express their knowledge during all exams. We as a school have found that it has made a huge difference to the students’ independence and confidence. It takes away the embarrassment of a human reader and therefore allows the individual to access the paper because there is no barrier.  Students have really benefited from using the reading pens because they want to be able to work at their own pace.  Having to stop and ask the reader to reread or only read certain words takes up not only valuable time but also slows down the students pace. 

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3 Batik wax melting pots for the Textiles Department

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3 Batik wax melting pots for the Textiles Department

£20 of £250 raised

Within textiles students are taught a wide variety of creative textile techniques from Year 7 right the way through to Year 13, one of these techniques is Batik, where students paint onto fabric using molten wax and then paint the fabric so the wax acts as a resist which can then later be ironed off to leave a lovely design. In order to explore this technique we use a Batik wax melting pot. Textiles is taught across three different classrooms and it would be hugely beneficial to students to have a working pot in each room. At present students often have to wait a long time to be able to use the equipment if it is in use elsewhere, also transporting the wax pot from one room to another with molten wax is a health and safety hazard.

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20 copies of ‘Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917 -1953’ A level History text books

We are looking to buy 20 copies of an A level text book, Revolution and Dictatorship:…

£25 of £465 raised

20 copies of ‘Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917 -1953’ A level History text books

£25 of £465 raised

We are looking to buy 20 copies of an A level text book, Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917 -1953. The book is relatively newly published and was not out when we first started teaching the new A level course. The text books that we are currently using are not designed specifically for the A level specification that we teach and this means that for many parts of the course we are reliant on photocopied handouts, especially the year 13 part of the course. It also means that students are unable to borrow copies of the book to take home to consolidate their learning. We do recommend at the start of the course that students purchase their own copy if possible however this can put a financial pressure on disadvantaged students.  Having copies of this book within the department would benefit all our year 12 and 13 students.

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All in one Weather Station for our Geography Department

We are hoping to purchase a weather station to go on our new Geography building. Students…

£40 of £250 raised

All in one Weather Station for our Geography Department

£40 of £250 raised

We are hoping to purchase a weather station to go on our new Geography building. Students can see real time data on the current weather conditions.

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30 Hanging mannequin torsos for the Textiles Department

Our textiles department is focused on raising the profile of textiles around the school, and propose…

£20 of £180 raised

30 Hanging mannequin torsos for the Textiles Department

£20 of £180 raised

Our textiles department is focused on raising the profile of textiles around the school, and propose to do this with more hanging displays wherever possible. We would love to be able to display many of the beautiful dresses our GCSE students make but in order to do so we need more hanging mannequin torsos. Seeing their work on display helps students to be proud of their achievements and build confidence as well as offering inspiration to younger students. A further 30 of these could made a huge presence around the school and within the department.

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We are very thankful to our Donors:

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beverley Lockey

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Thank you for keyworker support during covid

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A thank you for all the school has done during covid.

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Carolyn Urquhart-Barham

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Fabulous idea. Hope these make a difference for some of your students.

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Tamara Hocking

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Jane Cracknell-Watmore

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Tamara Hocking

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