Summer 2024

Summer 2024

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In this issue, we are focusing on some exciting PTA activities. If you have seen the amazing games created by PTA chair Richard Brigg, you will know how impressive they are. We asked him to share his knowledge on how PTAs can create unique and attention-grabbing games that will create a huge buzz around their fair. Face painting is a popular stall at PTA events, but it can be challenging to get it right. Professional painter Caz Robertson recommends practising every design until you can complete it in under three minutes. Read more of her advice in this issue. Fun runs are a great way to increase fitness, get everyone outside and attract the local community. If you are planning to organise one, our step-by-step guide can help. We also highlight the benefits of business partnerships, look at the rules around selling alcohol and reveal our top 10 favourite fair stalls. Discover all this and more in the summer 2024 issue of PTA+ magazine.

Roundup: A school library gets a boost from Julia Donaldson, paint that helps save the planet, Magic School and more...

Build it!: Custom-made games are sure to deliver the ‘wow’ factor at your summer fair

Alcohol Q&A: Confused by the rules around alcohol at events? Our clear-headed expert has the answers

Hotspot: Business partnerships

Secondary school PTAs: A new stage of school life presents new challenges to overcome

‘We sold all 180 bars within an hour’

Going for gold: Take inspiration from the Paris Olympics and you’ll soon rake in the €€€s

Bit on the side: Piggyback on school events with these side hustles

‘The Warrior Challenge is our biggest fundraiser’

Top ten stalls: Tried and tested summer fair winners

Animal magic: Three PTAs tell us about their experiences with fur and feathers

PTA base camp: How to prepare for almost every eventuality

Run a face-painting stall: A professional face painter shares her top tips

Plan a running event: Everything you need to know about organising a fabulously fit fun day

BBQ Q&A: We grill an expert!

PTA top buys: Set Reception children on the road to a lifetime of learning and fun

Get sporty: Winning workshops to get pupils moving

Parents to avoid?: PTA parents get a bad rep, but it’s time to change the narrative


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