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Friends of the Duchy

We are a group of dedicated parents, teachers and carers who raise funds for the children at Methwold Primary. We accomplish this by regularly organising social and fundraising events, such as school discos, bake sales and Christmas fayres.

Over the last two years, COVID-19 has forced us to adapt our events and we have organised half term Treasure Trails, an Eco-balloon race that raised £500, and a second event in May 2022 to coincide with the Queen's Jubilee. The children also made Christmas cards for parents to buy and competed in cake decorating and pumpkin carving competitions. All raising much needed funds for the school.

As a parent/carer of a child attending our school, you automatically become a member of our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA). We encourage everyone to become a part of the PTFA community by attending our once monthly meetings and volunteering at our events. The more people involved, the easier the work becomes. Please consider popping into a meeting or reaching out to us at school or via email,

Currently, we hold our monthly meetings on a weeknight which is more convenient for our members.

To check on the events we run for school, please visit our Facebook page, Friends of the Duchy.

Current funding goals:

  • Trim trail 

Items that the Friends have funded in previous years:

  • · Mobile music system and PA for school hall
  • · Weatherproof clothing for the children’s Sports Teams
  • · Transport for the children’s outings
  • · To help to stock the library with up-to-date authors
  • · Updated all outside learning areas

Friends of the Duchy Committee Members

Chair - Holly Ramage

Treasurer – Hayley Judge-Grief

Secretary – Tanya Copeland

School Rep - Sam Cartwright

Members – Laura Winborn and Lesley Goodal