Millfields First School in Bromsgrove in the West Midlands was supposed to be enjoying its highly-anticipated Summer Fayre this weekend. However, along with the school classes and much of the UK's social life, the Coronavirus and the social distancing restrict has put paid to those plans.
However, the chair of the school’s Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) Kelly Anne Hill has found a way to keep the kids engaged during the lockdown period whilst raising much-needed funds the Summer Fayre would have raised.
This weekend, parents and children can test their knowledge at an online family quiz bingo session organised by Kely Anne Hill.
Having already raised over £700 doing #25pushupchallenge and posting on the school’s events Facebook page, Kelly's attention has turned to the good old game of UK bingo to raise the much-needed funds.
With the Summer Fayre cancelled and the Christmas Fayre looking ever more likely to suffer the same fate, Kelly felt she ‘had to do something'.
“I would love it if we could have as many people as possible taking part in our quiz to raise more.” Kelly told the local paper.
The prizes for the streamed online bingo quiz include a bottle of fizz, chocolate, a goody bag, and medals.
Entry is with a £4 per family donation to the school’s fundraising page- found here
The money raised will be put towards the Millfields’ campaign to purchase sensory equipment to create a chill-out area in the school. This would help children to cope with anxieties they have due to missing school, their friends, and generally dealing with the current and sometimes traumatic restrictions experienced under lockdown.