Friends of Ditcheat School (FoDS) is our school association consisting of parents, staff and friends from the local community. FoDS works very closely with the school to enrich the children’s experiences by funding visits within the local area and further afield; paying for visitors to come into school to perform or work with the children; buying equipment for learning and play, and organising and supporting a number of social occasions throughout the year, such as the Christmas lunch, Christmas disco, Easter bingo and summer fair.
Over the last year or so, FoDS have funded two very large projects :
- Raising money to move the school kitchen. This has provided a larger working space for staff to prepare meals and also provided an area where children can learn how to prepare and cook food.
- Raising money to build an open classroom. A wonderful space to learn during lesson times and find shelter during playtimes.
This year FoDS are paying for the children to watch a pantomime at the village hall, as part of their Christmas activities.