FOA Recent Events

Cinema Night – Saturday 16th March

Balfour Hall was turned into a cinema for the Friends of Ashdell cinema night viewing of Madagascar 3.   During the film children and parents enjoyed pizza and popcorn.


Disco – Saturday 12th January 2013



This year the disco was at the HSBC Sports and Social Club with the girls and parents all in the same hall.

The girls played lots of party games and danced the Conga, La Macarena, and Gangnam Style.






The P4 girls claimed a corner table as their own and celebrated the completion of their high school entrance exams with home made chocolate cake.

- L. Richardson




Christmas Fayre – Saturday 1st December 2012

Father Christmas and his little helpers opened up their grotto again at this year’s Ashdell Christmas fayre.

There were loads of great prizes to win in the big raffle, tombola, and lucky dips.  There was a variety of unusual stalls including a tatty teddy shop, face painting, cakes, nail painting, pre-owned books, bag painting, and even a wellie shop!  Mrs Pilling bacon sandwiches were a huge success.

The Friends of Ashdell shop was selling unique Ashdell logo baubles and tea-towels printed with a self portrait of each girl.


Quiz Night – Friday 19th October 2012


Fashion Show – September 2012


FOA Olympic Evening – June 2012

The Olympic evening saw six teams compete in the Ashdell Modern Pentathlon following an opening ceremony with hula-hooping display!

The five events : Nerf Gun shooting, bean bag putting, Space Hopper racing, 3 legged racing and a coxless four Boat Race, were highly competitive with all parents and teachers present competing in at least one event (except Mr Guntrip who was our Gary Lineker for the evening).

The gold medal winning team was Alan’s Team with the Dorito Dudes getting silver and The Addled Addlingtons (with their goggles and snorkels) bronze.

Thank you to all who took part.

- M. Buchanan


Mums’ Walk – Sunday 27th May, 2012

Gentle 5 miles stroll around Baslow followed by lunch at the Robin Hood.


Spring Ball - Saturday 17th March, 2012

The Ball took take place at Baldwin’s Omega on Saturday 17th January and was run jointly with the Friends of Birkdale School. Tickets went on sale at £50 per person. This price included a welcome drink and a four course meal plus entertainment. This year the band was The Bootleggers and Birkdales’s jazz group Octopus played for us on arrival. There was a disco which finished off the evening (and us)!

A fantastic night was had by all!

If anyone is interested in advertising in the next Ball programme, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss. Similarly if anyone would like to donate auction or raffle prizes, please get in touch.

The Balls are a great opportunity to have a good night out while raising funds for the school!


FOA School Disco – Saturday 14 January, 2012

Pupils from Ashdell and Snowdrops along with their brothers and sisters hit the dance floor at Virgin Active on Saturday 14th January for the annual FOA disco.

Disco Dave provided music from current favourites such as “California Gurls” and “Moves Like Jagger” to various action songs and games.   There were high heels, party dresses, makeup and a whole lot more including a moment or two of dancing round handbags!   Dance competitions were closely battled out and laser lights provided a fun backdrop.

Virgin Active produced a tasty meal for the children and parents caught up over a drink.

- H & K Edwards

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