At the recent AGM of the Friends of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, chairlady Anne Kelliher presented Dr Fenton with a cheque for £20,000. This fantastic amount was the result of fundraising activities during 2009-2010.

The money raised has gone towards the refurbishment of P2, one of the school’s Physics laboratories. The donation will help towards creating a flexible learning environment.

The Friends organise a number of events during the year to raise funds to support the school, ranging from a quiz night to a cabaret evening, and the annual Christmas Fair. On behalf of the school, warm thanks go to those parents who are heavily involved with the work of the Friends, and to all those who have contributed during the course of the year. The next major Friends event is the Christmas Fair and Grand draw, to be held in the School from 12 noon to 3pm on Saturday 4th December. We hope to see you all there, and would welcome any further offers of help from interested parents. Please contact Mr Atkinson at school if you’d like to get involved.