John Ruskin School Fundraising Committee
(or PTA!)

Hello, we are a small group of staff and parents who organise the running of our two main fundraising events for the school. These are the Coniston 14 running race around Coniston water in March, and our very successful Bingo! night in January. Both of these events are great fun and generate a significant amount of money for the school; money that goes towards those little extras outside our school budget.

The money we have raised has gone to a whole range of resources such as digital cameras for our GCSE art students, a set of tin openers for the catering department, rejuvenation of the long jump pit and new blinds on all the classroom windows in the school. The funds we raise also mean we can make regular contributions to the school library so the stock of books is up to date. Wherever the money goes, the benefit to our students is always top priority.

As a committee we meet approximately four times a year with the main purpose being to organise these events. It goes without saying that we wouldn’t be able to raise any money if it was not for the John Ruskin School community of parents, staff and friends who always go the extra mile to support us.

In normal circumstances I would have sent out an appeal for new parents in September to join us but the ‘new normal’ has meant both our fundraising events are cancelled for 2021. Several PTA parents left the committee last year when their children finished Year 11, so if you are interested in joining our merry band or would like some more information then please contact school – the easiest way will be to email Mrs D Wright via The PTA will need to be up and running as soon as social distancing allows.

Watch this space for further announcements.

Coniston 14

The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain. Each year it attracts some 1600 runners and has a reputation for being one of the best organised small races in the country. The Race is organised by an enthusiastic committee of volunteers from Coniston village.