Chisenhale PTA Newsletter


Event news, fundraising updates and useful information from the PTA team



Hi parents, carers and teachers,

We're in the home straight of what has been one of the most topsy-turvy school years we’ve ever known. As the kids prepare to move up into their next class, and some prepare to say goodbye to Chisenhale, we're launching our summer fundraising activity - and we need your help!

This year, the PTA has already been the Easter Bunny – providing eggs for each and every pupil, have funded the incredible Space Dome in Science Week, plus Art Week activities, and have made sure the upcoming beach trips to Shoeburyness (ice-cream included!) can go ahead.

Sadly, our annual Summer Fair has been postponed until Sat Oct 2nd, but the PTA have two big fundraising projects starting next week and we want everyone involved.  If we're successful, we're hoping to raise enough money to procure these snazzy Imagination Playground building blocks (pictured below) which we imagine will be very popular with the kids!



Tour de Bow - get sponsored!


As the Tour de France kicks off, we’re bringing the Tour home to E3, and we need children (and parents if they wish!) to get sponsored, get active, and join us on the inaugural 21-stage 'Tour de Bow.'

We've re-created 21 stages of the famous bike race, all within our local neighbourhood. (Full route details will follow shortly.) You can do it on a bike, or a scooter, or just as a jog or a run. And if you don't fancy our course, as long as it has 21 of SOMETHING, that's all good too. You can make up your own number 21-inspired challenge: scoot 2.1km, swim 21 lengths of the pool, skip for 21 minutes without stopping!


If you want to donate, you can do so here: Tour de Bow > But of course what we prefer is children set-up their own online sponsorship page and get friends and family to sponsor them as they do their activities. You can set up your own linked fundraising page here (click 'Start Fundraising) or email and we'll help you get started. All participating children will receive a certificate from school!

As part of the 21-stages, we are also organising a Family Time Trial and our own virtual King of the Mountain race, with prizes sponsored by Lee Valley Velo Park and Paradise Cycles. The 21-stages will be hitting your inboxes this Friday, so get those tyres pumped and ready to go!

Any kids need more riding confidence? The PTA have organised a range of bike skills sessions after school. Dates and times will be sent home in bookbags this Wednesday, and it’s a first-come-first-served basis with very limited availability. To book, please email

Road safety sessions are only for those pupils in Years 5 and 6 who are already able to ride. Find out more about the courses here


Summer Raffle


For those of you who would rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, but still want to give generously, we also have the Summer Raffle coming up soon too. Prizes are coming in all the time, but here's just a tiny peek at what you lucky people could win: 

– A choice of a Bug Safari, Wild Food or Wild Flower tour of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for a whole family
–  A £50 voucher at Tonkotsu
– Up to three very cute indoor teepees for hire
– Two tickets for Romesh Ranganathan's “The Cynics Mixtape” tour. 
– Vouchers for The Coffee Room, The Pizza Room and The Bakery Room
– Bespoke cushions from Stuhl Upholstery
– A South Indian meal for a lucky family 
– Family portraits and quality prints
– Cocktails at Mama Shelter

....and loads more fantastic prizes incoming!

Tickets will start to go on sale from next Monday 28th , just £1 a strip. Buy them at the playground gates, or hop online to to get involved. You've got until Friday July 2nd to snag those tickets, with the draw taking place on Tuesday 6th.


Thanks for reading - more updates on all of the above coming very soon. We may not have a Summer Fair, but we need to raise money, so please do get involved with your children where you can.

Chisenhale PTA




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