St Oswald's School 250th Birthday Heritage Project

Project by St Oswald's CE Primary School PTA, Fulford in York, England, United Kingdom

St Oswald's School 250th Birthday Heritage Project
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On 17th June 2021 we successfully raised £1,545 ( + est. £253.75 Gift Aid ) with 45 supporters in 28 days

Help restore and display the original school foundation stones and create a seated garden area to celebrate the school's 250th birthday.

by St Oswald's CE Primary School PTA, Fulford in York, England, United Kingdom

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St Oswald's CE Primary School: 

250th Birthday Heritage Project

2021 marks the 250th birthday of St Oswald's Primary School and after all the challenges of the last year, we are hoping to celebrate the occasion by making it really special for our children, staff, families and our wider community.

One of the many celebratory projects we are working on is to restore the original foundation stones of the school from 1771 and 1846.  We will display the stones in a new heritage seating space which will feature a newly carved and engraved date stone to reference the 250th anniversary.  The area will feature bench seating, time capsule and a replanted garden.  The bench will also incorporate tiles that will be designed and created by the children in collaboration with a local artist. 

We have received some very generous donations towards the project from local businesses, trades people and the Fulford and Heslington Ward. We do, however, still have a shortfall of funding and with your support we hope to be able to fully fund the project so that the new space can be built over the summer holidays, ready for the celebration in September.  

We know there are many excellent causes that need your help at the moment, but if this is a project you feel you would like to support, any donation would be very gratefully received. 

Many thanks for your continued support

Claire Sinclair & Amy Harker

Chair of Governors & Chair of PTA - St Oswald's CE Primary School, Fulford.

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Figure above, architect's illustration of draft proposed designs, North View.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Bronze Reward

All families at the school will receive a digital copy of the "History of St Oswald's School" book, which is currently being written by the PTA with the kind support of Fishergate, Fulford and Heslington History Society. The digital book will also be made available to all donors to the project.

£25 or more

Silver Reward

Donors of £25-£49 will receive a handwritten thank you card and a digital copy of the "History of St Oswald's School" book, which is currently being written by the PTA with the kind support of Fishergate, Fulford and Heslington History Society.

£50 or more

Gold Reward

Anyone who donates £50-£99 will receive a handwritten thank you card & a digital copy of the "History of St Oswald's School" book, which is currently being written by the PTA with the kind support of Fishergate, Fulford & Heslington History Society. Gold donors will also be invited to the unveiling ceremony of the new heritage area, led by the Archbishop of York (invitation will be dependent on any covid restrictions at the time).

£100 or more

Platinum Reward

Donors of £100 or more will receive a handwritten thank you card and have the opportunity to have their business or individual named in the press release. They will be invited to the unveiling ceremony with the Archbishop of York (subject to covid restrictions) and receive a hardback copy of the "History of St Oswald's School" book, currently being written by the PTA with the kind support of Fishergate, Fulford and Heslington History Society.


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