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Welcome to the Friends of Deiniol section of our website.  Please scroll through for more details on what we do, how you can be involved and the fundraising projects and events we normally organise.
(logo designed by Year 1 pupil in 2018)

Fundraising Events

Events and activities programme 2020/2021

During the school year 2020/2021, events and fundraising will have to differ from normal.  We aim to raise some funds in other ways, as we are not able to run events in school.  However, with the support of the school community, we will be able to raise funds slightly differently. Any ideas or help will be much appreciated.  Please see below for activities and events we will run.  Do check back here for updates and also on our Facebook page.

2021 events and activities

School Recipe Book

Before the end of term we hope, with help from pupils and their families, to compile a cookbook of recipes.  Many families enjoyed baking while at home in Summer 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021.  We would like to share some of these family friendly recipes with everyone.  If you have a recipe (simple main dish, pudding, cake, biscuits, traybake or drink) please send the recipe (ingredients, method and a photo if possible) to our email address - by Friday 25th June.  We aim to get the cookbook printed by second week of July so parents and carers can buy a copy before the end of term.


Easter Egg Competition

We had lots of amazing entries for our decorated Easter Egg competition.  Mr Baugh had a challenging time choosing the winners as the standard was so high.  Well done to everyone who entered.  In addition to the winners, all pupils were given a chocolate treat ready for the holidays.  



A big thank you to everyone who has supported our events and fundraising initiatives.


Normal events and fundraising projects organised by Friends of Deiniol


- Discos

- Easter Bingo

- Summer Fair

- Tuck shops

- Film nights

- Raffles

- Tea and Coffee stalls


(newer events we have tried)

- Fashion Show

- Family Quiz



- School calendar

- School teatowels

- Christmas cards and gifts





Other ways we raise funds


In addition to running events such as discos, the summer fair and bingo, we raise funds through the easyfundraising website and app and collect unwanted clothes through the Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme.  This will be the main source of fundraising over the next few months as normal events are not possible.


How you can help


Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme

If you have any clothes; children’s and adults’,  that you no longer need, you can drop them off at the school office.  Clothes are collected in a box, which is taken away by the company when full.  It is weighed and we receive a donation.

See below for the website address


Easy fundraising

You can help raise funds at no extra cost.  When you shop via the easyfundraising website or app, with over 4,100 of your favourite retailers, including John Lewis & Partners, eBay, Amazon and many more, you will raise FREE donations for the school. If you are not already registered, please visit our easyfundraising page using the link below.

Latest news from Friends of Deiniol


Willow domes


Thanks to some parents and pupils over the Easter break, we now have a third willow dome for the junior children to use on the field. 

It is hoped that it will soon bulk out over the summer months and provide a shady spot to sit at break times and a useful outdoor learning space for all pupils to enjoy.

This latest dome was partly funded with money raised by parents and carers through the easyfundraising website.



Bottle top mosaic


Also, thanks to a handy dad and his tools, our school logo bottle top mosaic has had a tidy up.  Quite a few of the tops had come off, so they have been well secured now and we have our bright picture back.


Committee Meetings


The most recent committee meeting was held via Zoom on Tuesday 10th November 2020.  

During the school year 2020/2021 the meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.  We usually aim to hold committee meetings twice a term.

All welcome.

Please check back here for details of the next meeting.

A little bit about the Friends of Deiniol


In September 2018 with the start of the new academic year we had new names to learn and new friends to meet. The Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) decided that it was time to refresh their name and so we changed it to ‘Friends of Deiniol’ (as it has been previously known).


We are constantly on the lookout for new helpers and ideas and we felt that this rebranding would encourage lots of new people to get involved with raising much needed funds for our school.


We hope to include as many people from our school community as possible: mums, dads, grandparents, older siblings…..anybody who has an interest in raising funds and supporting Ysgol Deiniol.


In the past three years we have raised over £6,000, helped to paint the school play areas, tidied up the yard, installed two willow domes, a pebble path, created a bottle top mosaic and run lots of exciting events, as well as helping out within the school.   Going forward, any assistance you can give, no matter how small, would be most welcome, so we can do more of the same in future years.


Our informal committee meetings are held once or twice a term and attendance is not compulsory. If you have any free time to spare, drop us an email at school, phone us up or even have a chat with Mr Baugh on the yard, in the morning, to find out what it’s all about.


We look forward to seeing you soon!




The current committee are:


Chair / Co-ordinator - Vicky Woodhouse

Secretary - Jody Lloyd 

Treasurer - Emma Darlington 

Anna Briscoe

Harriet Clarke 

Lucinda Aspin 

Alice Woodfine

Alice Mulraney

Debbie Mulvey

Laurel Smith

Helen Smith-Jones


Mrs C. Arrowsmith (Teacher)

Mr K. Baugh (Head Teacher)

Getting involved


We are always looking for new people to help with the work of the Friends of Deiniol.  You can join the committee at any time or take on one of the main roles (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) when these positions are voted on at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each September.  If you have less time to spare, you could give your time and expertise in other ways:

  • Help out at events
  • Source raffle prizes
  • Make items to sell (cakes are always popular!)
  • Design and distribute posters
  • Update the website and Facebook pages
  • Help with external funding sources
  • Count money
  • Put forward ideas for fundraising
  • Help out at yard tidy days


There are so many ways to get involved.


All our events are run voluntarily and we would not be able to put them on without help.  It is a fantastic way to become more involved in your child's school and meet new people.  We are all busy people and any help you are able to give is very much as you can, when you can.   Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to chat to any of the committee members (catch one of us on the yard!), drop in at the school office or send an email to


What are we all about?

How the school yards have been improved




Just before the end of the Summer term 2019, we completed the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic, which has pride of place on the container on the Infant yard.  It looks amazing from the road and provides a splash of colour to the outdoor area.  Many thanks to all involved who brought in tops, helped stick them on and finally helped put it up on the container.

The journey of the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic

Some of the results from our playground project days

If you'd like to get more involved with the Friends of Deiniol or have an enquiry or ideas for fundraising, please fill in the form below.  Thank you.

Getting in touch


Projects funded by Friends of Deiniol


- Wooden pirate ship for the Foundation Phase yard

- Educational resources

- Books

- Theatre workshop

- Author visit and workshop

- First News subscription

- Storage units

- Laptops

- Paint and spring flower bulbs for the Yard Improvement Project

- Three willow domes for the yard and field

- Pebbles and materials for the  Pebble Path Project

- Donations towards buses for school trips

- Recycled bottle top mosaic

- Year 6 leavers parties

- Sports Equipment

- Choir bus for Young Voices concerts

- Raised planters for the Year 2 outside area

- Junior Yard climbing wall

- Subscription for Times Table Rockstars

- Virtual reality workshop for Junior classes


All the above are the extras which cannot be funded by school.  Every penny we raise goes towards helping our children.