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Get Involved

There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through FOWS.

Helping out with events

FOWS events include School Discos, Donation Days, Break the Rules Day, Family Quiz Evenings, Leavers Party, Summer Fête, Christmas fair and the Children’s Christmas Shop.

Offering to help organise, set up and run events during the year is so valuable – it really is a case of ‘many hands make light work’. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you can’t come into school for the event. There are always little jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare, e.g., wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the unseen ‘army of help’ that exists in school.

We have a dedicated FOWS volunteers Facebook group you can join, where we put out calls for volunteers FOWS Volunteers | Facebook.

Join the FOWS Committee

To plan and coordinate our events and fundraising initiatives we have a FOWS Committee which consists of a core team of volunteers and a teacher representative - Orton Wistow Primary School - Meet The Committee ( - who meet regularly. We keep track of the finances and finance requests from the school as well as look into new ways to raise vital funds for our school.  You, too, can join our committee, just drop us a message via email or Facebook Messenger FOWS (Friends of Orton Wistow Primary School) | Facebook or come along and have a chat at one of our events

Participating in FOWS events

Even if you can’t help through volunteering, supporting the FOWS events and donating will help us make a difference.  You can see all the FOWS Events listed on the school calendar - Orton Wistow Primary School - Calendar of Events ( - in the weekly school newsletter, on FOWS Social Media pages and on Posters at the school gates.