Sweat & glory at the Football Fundraiser

Staff team share an emotional moment: it's a game of two halves, and they won all four of them.

Staff team share an emotional moment: it’s a game of two halves, and they won all four of them.

Once again, the girls’ football team showed us how it’s done – this time with a fantastic, high-spirited, high-energy fundraiser that raised £240.01 for equipment, kit and costs.

Many thanks for the massive support given by parents, kids and staff: the “Lucky Number” game sold out (that’s £100 right there), football-themed face-painting was a treat and the healthy snack stall was laden with goodies thanks to your generosity. For those who missed the auction, that authenticated, signed photograph of Arsenal went for £15.00, after a brief but ferocious contest.

Best of all, it was truly excellent fun.  And with the football mini-tournament (Boys vs Girls, Staff vs Kids), stellar coach Naomi may just have started a Tufnell Park tradition…


Staff vs pupils football this Friday afternoon

Tufnell Park Primary School Fair 11th July 2015

Our staff have got the passion… but have they the skill and the stamina to beat the kids’ football teams?

An exciting attraction has just been announced at Friday’s Football Fundraiser: our girls’ and boys’ football teams will be competing with each other and with a specially-convened staff team to see who really does rule the pitch at Tufnell Park.

It promises to be unmissable! Get over to the hall after school, grab yourself a snack from the healthy snack stall or smoothie bar and get out in the playground by 3:45pm to see the short-but-ferocious tournament.  All in excellent fun, of course.

Guess the Lucky Number – you’ve got just three days!!!

What's in the box? Come along on Friday and see if it's YOUR Lucky Number.

What’s in the box? Come along on Friday and find out if it’s YOUR Lucky Number.

Have you seen the amazing prizes on offer in the lobby of Tufnell Park School?  Restaurant meals, cinema tickets, footballs and keepers’ gloves,  gift vouchers and swimming sessions… Get down there in the next three days and make your guess – at £1 a go, they’re practically giving them away!

It’s all in aid of raising money for our school’s fantastic football teams. The winners will be announced at the Football Fundraising Friday at the end of this week.

Come along at 3:30pm for snacks and games, put in a bid for the signed photo of the Arsenal squad (auction at 4:00pm), and find out if your number came up. With this many prizes, you’re almost bound to win.

Cakes score big time

They look like chocolate but to us they're solid gold!

They look like chocolate but to our football teams they’re solid gold!

Thanks to all the lovely generous people who brought cakes for the sale today. Football team supporters and cake fans combined to raise £136.80 in a Valentine’s Day frenzy.

With the matched funding pledged by the HSA committee, that adds up to just about £275.00 to buy kit for our girls’ and boys’ football teams.  In January, we agreed to donate £50.00 HSA funds for practice balls as well – so go on now, teams, make us proud (again)!

Bring on the happy cakes!

All lined up to bring in funds for our football teams.

All lined up to bring in funds for football…

The school’s girls’ and boys’ football clubs are teaming up this Friday to raise money for kit and other costs. Please donate homemade or bought goodies for the sale.  Of course, we need buyers, too – so come and get yourselves a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day.

Made with love...

…and donated with love on top.

Football fun is about to get funner!

Football_girlHot on the heels of our girls’ football team’s triumph in the Islington Primary Schools Cup comes the great news that on 18th November work begins on the new multi-sport area in the Juniors’ playground.  It’s a major milestone in our playground project, and is funded by a grant from Awards for All Big Lottery Fund.

Meanwhile, take a look at our Links page for details of half term sports activities for kids in Islington.  Let us know if you come across any others that you’d like to share!