Friends of Rosendale (PTA)
Please visit the Friends of Rosendale website for lots of information about upcoming events, appeals, fundraising activities, our uniform swap platform, useful links and more.
Who we are
Welcome to the home of the Friends of Rosendale Primary School, formerly known as the Rosendale PTA. Rosendale School is restless in its pursuit of excellence … all are welcomed, efforts are valued, ambition is nurtured and the potential of every child is realised.
Our aim is to simply support the needs of our school and children by bringing the Rosendale community together to achieve great things.
So who are members of the ‘Friends of Rosendale’
All parents, carers and guardians of children at Rosendale, along with teaching staff, are automatically members, and as a registered charity we also have a committee of members to help to work with our school to meet the ambitions.
Our committee always welcome new members, love to hear new ideas and like to have fun along the way. So please do get in touch if you’re keen to help firstname.lastname@example.org
Support and donations
We welcome support of any kind, whether you can help out at one of our events, would like to set up your own fundraiser for the school or would rather just make a regular donation, we welcome it all.
If you’d like to donate or set up a fundraiser for the school yourself please visit our charity checkout page.
Get in touch
If you’d like to find out more, join a meeting or volunteer please email email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you and always enjoy a chat …
Thanks to the wonderful support of our community we have helped to support our school in a variety of ways. Recent purchases have included:
Enhancing the outdoors
- Gym equipment in the KS2 playground – used throughout the school day during playtimes, PE lessons and after school club
- Coloured lines in playgrounds – used daily for the class mile and PE lessons
- Outside playground equipment and grass for our Nursery Class – supporting play based learning
- Playground games
- Funded the base for the school pizza oven
- Woodwork tools
Other items and activities
- Funding a 3 year lease of iPADs
- Matching the schools funding for ‘Speech Bubbles’ – a speech and language programme for children who need that extra support
- Contribution towards outward bound trips
- Debate club contribution to help subside places
- Set of early reader/class books for Year 1
- Percussion instruments
- 30 x Ukuleles
The Friends of Rosendale (PTA) have a subgroup – Rosendale PTA Clean Air group
Please visit the Rosendale Clean Air blog for the for latest updates on Clean Air Initiatives.
Air Pollution Around The School
Air pollution around Rosendale School is almost at illegal levels. It is over the recommended World Health Organisation guidelines for particulate matter pollutants (PM) and very close to the EU legal limit for pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
What Does This Mean For The School Community
There is known no safe level of exposure to these toxins and this is particularly the case for young children with developing bodies. Regular exposure to air pollution has been linked to respiratory problems, stunted lung growth in children, and heart and lunch disease. There is also evidence to suggest it reduces cognitive function in children.
What is Causing Air Pollution?
Vehicle emissions are the leading cause of air pollution around the school. Pollution that is created by the morning rush hour sits in the air all day, infiltrating the playground and school buildings. To reduce air pollution, we need to work as a community to reduce traffic around the school.
Active Travel to School
The school are participants in the Transport for London Stars program which provides education and support to the school community to reduce the number of car journeys made to school and promote walking, cycling or scooting. We were delighted to have been awarded a Gold Star in 2022.
How Can Parents Help?
WALK, CYCLE, SCOOT
We understand that it may not be practical for all families to walk or cycle to school every day. But we ask families to consider if they can make the switch for perhaps one on two days a week? And we are here to provide support – Rosendale Clean Air blog has resources to help start cycling with your family and there are plenty of family cyclists at Rosendale who would be happy to provide advice. Even small reductions in pollution can make a difference to health impacts.
3 reasons to switch to active travel.
- Cars give off air pollution that damages kids health.
- Air pollution can be 3 times higher inside your car than outside it.
- Car travel makes kids sluggish – exercise boosts learning and concentration
Park and Stride
When you are driving to school try parking as far away from the school as you can so you don’t contribute to the air pollution around it – then walk the rest of the way.
This cuts down on pollution around the school and wakes kids up for the day ahead.
Turn Your Engine Off
Idling is when drivers leave their engine running while their car is stationary. Perhaps it is cold, and you want the heating on? Or you need to charge your phone? However please remember vehicle exhaust is toxic and harms the health of the children all around you. Please turn off your engine when stationary.
Join our clean air WhatsApp group – keeping updated and spreading the word amongst parents takes no time and is invaluable in getting the message out. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the group.