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Friends Of Woodlands School Association - FOWSA

The objectives of FOWSA are to engage in activities or provide facilities or equipment which support and advance the education of our pupils and to develop effective relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school.

FOWSA regularly organise social activities including children's discos, an annual summer fair, Christmas fair, Secret Santa, family nights and more!

Thank you to everyone for your support!





Fundraising Thermometer

We smashed our target of £10000 by the end of the last school school year!!

Well done everyone and thank you all so much for your support!

Let's see how much we can raise this year!

Our fundraising thermometer will be updated shortly.



Upcoming Dates for your Diary


Silent Disco 17th May 2024

We are holding a Silent Disco on Friday 17th May 2024.

Feel free to dress up if you would like to!

There are 3 available time slots available and all children in reception to year 6 are able to book onto any of the time slots, so siblings can go together if they want to.

Time Slot A - 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Time Slot B - 4:45pm - 5:30pm

Time Slot C - 5:45pm - 6:30pm

Unfortunately we are unable to open the disco to nursery children.

Tickets on sale online at

Sales will open Midnight 7th May 2024 and will close midnight 15th May 2024.

£5 per child (100 ticket limit per disco).

There will be a tuck shop selling sweets, crisps and drinks priced from 50p - £1. Please let us know of any relevant allergies on the booking form.

We will also have glow items for sale priced at £1 each.

Please note: Mobile phones are not allowed at the discos. Thank you for your understanding.

We hope to see you there and as always thank you for your support.




General FOWSA Meeting

We will hold a general FOWSA meeting each month term time.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 8th May at 9:15am at Dapa in Formby Village.

We would love to see you there.



Previous Events


FOWSA's 'Woody Bar' Sale!

Our Woody Bar sale was a huge success.

Hidden in 12 of the wrappers were shiny, golden tickets that could be exchanged for top prizes such as:

*Chocolate hamper*  *theatre tickets* *Bubbles world of Play tickets* *Easter Egg hamper*  *Limited edition Taylor Swift Popcorn bucket & cinema ticket*  *Family Swimming pass* *Family bowling ticket* *Kids entertainment hamper* *Giant plush bunny*

Some of the lovely hampers which were won with a golden ticket:



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Hello 2024 Disco

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our most recent disco and to all of our volunteers for helping organise the event.

DJ Alex, as always, held a fantastic disco and got everyione involved. The children all had a fantastic time.

We look forward to our next one!



Festive Friday

Our Festive Friday was a huge success! Thank you to all that took part.

We had lots of exciting games for the children to play when they visited the Festive room for example:

Complete the Song,

Teddy Raffle,

Sprout Tombola,

Poke a Tree,

Antler Game,

Roll a Coin,

Pick a Present,

Chocolate / Sweet Tombola,

Spin the Wheel and

Candy Cane Game.

Over half of these were guaranteed a win and the children had lots of fun filling their festive goodie bags with prizes.

Thank you all so much for your support, it is much appreciated.


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Monster Mash Disco

A huge thank you to everyone that came to our Monster Mash Disco! DJ Alex put on a great show and got everyone involved. The children all had an amazing time. We hope to see you at the next one!



Summer Fair

A huge ‘Thank You’ to all our local businesses for their support this year. Their generosity is massively appreciated and we encourage all Woodlands families to #shoplocal.
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FOWSA's Anfield Abseil

A huge well done to our 19 daredevils for completing the Anfield Abseil, raising money for Woodlands Primary School. They all did so well!

Special shout out to Claire, Melissa, Jamie and Suz, members of our FOWSA team, for organising the event and being crazy enough to take part in it as well!

So far we have raised an incredible £1024!! Thank you so much everyone, we are so grateful to each and every one of you!

There's still time to sponsor our team for their bravery if you would like to, we really appreciate every penny received!

Thank you all so much for your support!



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Coin Challenge

Thank you so much for contributing to our coin challenge!

The two winning classes (one from nursery / infants and one from juniors) have been informed and they are deciding how to spent their winnings!


Best of British Bingo

A huge thank you to everyone that made our Best of British bingo event a success!

It was a fun filled evening with lots of lovely prizes up for grabs. We had 5 rounds of bingo, Irish bingo, a raffle, tattoos, name the teddy and a tuck shop all run by our fantastic volunteers.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event, the organisers, the volunteers that helped out and also thank you to everyone that donated items at our recent non-uniform day, these went to making our event extra special.

Here are a few pictures from the evening.

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Festive Friday 9th December 2022

Our Festive Friday was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that took part in the event, the children absolutely loved it. A really big thank you to everyone involved in making Festive Friday happen, for making donations of items to use on our stalls and for buying goodie bags. Thanks especially to our volunteers for giving up so many hours of their own time to set up the event, run stalls on the day, shop for gifts, wrap gifts, label tombolas, make up hampers, make reindeer food, hand draw and label the goodie bags and even look after our giant elf until we adopted him off at the fair! Thank you all!

Each child taking part received a personalised goodie bag to fill with treats and their winnings from the fair. We had lots of fair games for the children to play while they were in our festive room, each child got the chance to:

Choose some sweets from our sweet stall,
Adopt a teddy,
Guess the elf's birthday to win the giant elf,
Pick up a bag of reindeer food,
Have two goes on our bottle tombola,
Spin the Wheel to choose a prize,
Have two goes on our random tombola,
Pick up a cracker,
Have two goes on our chocolate tombola,
Choose a gift from our lucky dip,
Pick up a candy cane, and
Enter into our raffle to win one of our many hampers, one of 6 tubs of chocolates, one of 2 giant teddies or a family pass to Martin Mere!

Here are a few pictures from our festive room:










Once again, thank you for all your support, it is much appreciated.



School Trip to See Aladdin at the Atkinson

This year we were able to organise a trip to the pantomime to see Aladdin at the Atkinson with all of the children from Woodlands. This trip had been delayed for a few years thanks to covid but it was well worth the wait!

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to see the pantomime and special thanks to those who also donated towards tickets for other children. You donated an amazing £2744.22 towards the cost of the pantomime and FOWSA contributed the rest of the money towards tickets and coaches (£1759.95).

It was a fantastic end to the term and all of the children had an amazing time at the pantomine.

Thank you to everyone for contributing and making this trip possible.


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Useful Links



Sign up to EasyFundraising and FOWSA receive donations each time you shop.



Online Payments

Pay for FOWSA events online at:

*The convenience of paying online does come at a cost to FOWSA, any contribution to the fees would therefore be much appreciated.

Thank you for supporting FOWSA.

Scan this QR code to visit our events site:

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Donate to FOWSA

If you would like to donate directly to FOWSA, please follow the link below:

Donate to FOWSA

We really appreciate all donations received.

Thank you for your support!




Co-op Local Community Fund

A massive thank you to Co-op's Local Community Fund and everyone that shopped at Co-op and supported our project.

We have received a total of £4,543.66 which is absolutely incredible!

Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it!




Meeting Minutes

Please follow the link below to access the minutes from our meetings:

Meeting Minutes



Contact Us

If you would like to contact someone from FOWSA please either

Email us at [email protected]

or leave us a message at the school office.

Thank you.

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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Road,
L37 2JN


Call us:

01704 876444

Headteacher | KD Williams

School Business Manager | Ms Roberts

[email protected]

SENCO | Mrs Crilly

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