Victoria Primary Penarth PTA

362 supporters

The PTA is wholly run by a group of volunteers, with the aim of creating fun events for the parents, staff and children of Victoria Primary School. Some of the events, such as the Christmas and Summer Fayres, are essentially to raise money. However many events, like Bingo Night, Family Fun Run and the Quiz Night, are a chance to bring together the school community and for the enjoyment of the children. Last academic year, thanks to all the help and support of the staff, parents and children, the PTA raised an incredible £20,000! There is no need to join the PTA, as a parent or carer of a child at the school (or as a member of staff) you are automatically a member. There are lots of different ways to get involved; you could attend events, contribute donations, come along to meetings, help out for the odd 30 minutes here and there or even take on organising an event - all support at any level is really appreciated. We are also always looking for prizes for our raffles - if you own a business, work for a company or have contacts for people you think would be willing to donate please let us know.

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Petitioning Vale of Glamorgan Council

Give every child in Penarth an equal start - invest in all our playgrounds

There is a wealth of academic and practical evidence which demonstrates that play-centred learning and development in the early years of our children’s lives equips them to become better learners as they progress through school and wider life development. In fact, the Welsh Government’s own early years education policy is centred on learning through play. A 2018 report from UNICEF entitled “Learning through play - Strengthening learning through play in early childhood education programmes” states that “Children learn critical skills and develop as they play”. The report goes onto say “More generally, play satisfies a basic human need to express imagination, curiosity and creativity, which are key resources in a knowledge-driven world.” This process cannot be limited to the school environment alone. It must also take place outside of school with input from parents, but parents must be supported in being able to deliver wider and more varied play opportunities for their children. That’s why the local playground has been, and remains, such a valuable community and environmental resource. Therefore it cannot be right that in some areas of Penarth, children have access to playgrounds that meet modern design and health and safety standards, while others have to make do with run-down, less modern and often vandalised facilities in their locality, e.g. Victoria Park and St Cyres Park (St David’s Crescent). There’s also a wider environmental community benefit in terms of local play.  If parents have modern, well-equipped and safe playgrounds on their doorstep they will not have to travel further afield in order to provide their children with play opportunities which inevitably reduces the need to jump into the car and therefore reduces emissions in the locality. We, the undersigned, therefore call on the Vale of Glamorgan Council to give all the children of Penarth an equal play experience by investing in all playgrounds in the town to bring them up to modern design and health & safety standards. Playgrounds like Victoria Park and St Cyres Park.

Victoria Primary Penarth PTA
362 supporters