‘Parents of Durrington’ or ‘PODS’ for short, is a group of parents and staff who work together to plan and deliver fundraising events that are fun, and add to the experiences of the children.
All parents and carers are welcome to join in and help in any way they can. You can still be involved, even if you only have a little spare time to commit - why not come to one of our regular meetings which are held at school? Even if you cannot attend a meeting, you can still help by volunteering to help in the preparation or running of our events throughout the school year - even if it is just for an hour or two, your help will be greatly appreciated.
The PODS Constitution, which explains and clarifies how we work and what we do is available here.
Next Meeting Dates
The next meeting is on Friday 21st September 2018 at 9.00am.
All meetings take place in school and all parents, guardians and carers are welcome to come along. Meetings are held at different days and times so that we give as many people as possible the chance to attend. If you can't make the date/s currently on this page, do keep checking back, or keep an eye on our Noticeboard (located at the gates between the Infant and Junior Schools) as hopefully there will be one you can attend in the future.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are currently setting dates for our upcoming fundraising events. Check back for further details later.
Past events have included a Sponsored Bounce, Tea with Santa, Christmas Prize Draw and Tombola. If you have any ideas for new events or fundraising activities we would love to hear from you.
PODS School Donations
We have funded the updating of Reading Corners across the schools, and bright new beanbags in the Junior Library. We paid for visiting authors in both the Infant and Junior School to tie in with World Book Day 2017, donated £200 for prizes for the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge, and have purchased a display "spinner" for each school library.
Each year PODS have funded in full the year end celebrations for the leavers in Year 2 and subsidise the Year 6 leaver activities so that all children can enjoy a fabulous send off to remember their time at Durrington.
If you are able to provide any help or have any questions about PODS, then you can contact us on PODS@dfed.co.uk
If you work for a company that you think might be able to offer matched funding, can donate items to school for free or at a reduced cost, or have a fab idea for fundraising, please do contact us.