01/03/2018 (Thu)  08:30 - 09:00
Further Information


A HUGE thank you to GW mum Belinda Hermans, Graphic Designer at for her amazing artwork on this project.

What is this new fundraiser?

The children will be invited to get sponsorship for reading books, comics, plays, poetry etc over a 3 week period. The initiative will be launched on World Book Day, Thursday 1st March 2018 and will end on Friday 16th March.

Children from Year 1 to Year 8 will be given a School Bookshop £1 Token as a gift from Fogwa, to spend in the school bookshop. The book(s) they buy will hopefully kick-start their sponsored Reading Quest. EYFS will not take part. It is not compulsory for Years 1-8 to take part but we hope the rewards and a spirit of Year Group competition will encourage a good take-up.

What if my child is not a strong/keen reader?

The idea is that parents will sponsor their child to read in whatever way they choose - so children who are less able might be sponsored per page or per line - whilst the more fluent readers could be sponsored per chapter or per whole book, etc. The sponsor-form will make it clear that it’s up to family and friends to tailor their sponsorship to the child’s ability. The Bookshop stocks dyslexia-friendly books. And the children can read whatever they like, from comics to magazines!

What’s in it for the children?

  • Each child gets a free book from the School Bookshop which they choose themselves with their special £1 GW Bookshop Book Token. (Years 1 and 2 will visit the bookshop in their classes)
  • For every £10 they raise, they will receive a School Bookshop £1 Reward Token, which they can use to buy more books.
  • If they raise £100 or more they will receive a School Bookshop £10 Reward Token plus a £5 credit voucher to spend at the Summer Party.
  • The Year Group which raises the most money in years 3-8 will get a Home Clothes day as a reward
  • The class in Year 1 and 2 which raises the most money will get a Home Clothes day as a reward.

What’s in it for Fogwa?

Fogwa will bank the sponsorship money which should ensure it at least breaks even but hopefully makes a good profit. Reading Quest ends Friday 16th March. Sponsor monies are due in by Weds 21st March.

Fogwa will also use the sponsor form to encourage parents to register for, by offering a free gift to all children whose parents sign up.

What’s in it for the School?

Funds raised will be put directly towards buying icing-on-the-cake items for the new Pre-Prep and Prep School libraries which will hopefully be installed over the summer holidays.

This scheme will hopefully create a buzz around reading and get children excited about it. The teachers are fully behind the initiative and will support the Reading Quest in the classroom.

The Reading Quest will also promote the School Bookshop, encourage children to visit the Bookshop who might not have done so before, and will introduce the Pre-Prep children to the Bookshop.

What’s in it for parents?

It will cost you a little money, but as the scheme is encouraging your children to read more, we hope you will approve and support it.

What’s on

FOGWA MEETING - All welcome
08:40 - 10:00
Walstead House

15:30 - 18:00
Front Lawn, Great Walstead School

Your Committee
  • Katie Flamman

    Katie Flamman

  • Julia Heagerty

    Julia Heagerty
    (Vice Chair)

  • Nic Calvey

    Nic Calvey
    (Teaching Staff)

  • Aaron Gardner

    Aaron Gardner
    (Teaching Staff)

  • Sarah Rogers

    Sarah Rogers

  • Beth Fordham

    Beth Fordham
    (Minutes Secretary)

  • Jennifer Andrews

    Jennifer Andrews

  • Kath Bostock

    Kath Bostock

  • Clare Bradbury

    Clare Bradbury

  • Natalie Collin

    Natalie Collin

  • Sarah Fisher

    Sarah Fisher

  • Elizabeth Forty

    Elizabeth Forty

  • Kirstine Golding

    Kirstine Golding

    Queen of Tuck

  • Silke Hein

    Silke Hein

  • Jacinta Herring

    Jacinta Herring

  • Pippa Hobbs

    Pippa Hobbs

  • Nicola Hughes

    Nicola Hughes

  • Lisa Humphrey

    Lisa Humphrey

  • Sophie King

    Sophie King

  • Chantal Lardner

    Chantal Lardner

  • victoria shields

    victoria shields

  • Mel Sturdy

    Mel Sturdy

  • Caroline Wellen

    Caroline Wellen

  • Lisa Wooldridge

    Lisa Wooldridge


Fogwa is supporting Kangaroos in Haywards Heath and Caminul Felix in Romania this year & donating 5% of funds raised to each charity. The remaining 90% is for "icing-on-the-cake" items for our children.

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