Friends Fundraiser

In the absence of a Christmas Fair this year, the FHDJS have been thinking long and hard about how to have some festive fun and keep funds stocked up to support the Junior School.

We didn’t want to get too deflated so we came up with…

Drum roll please… a “Virtual Balloon Race”!

A virtual race works in the same way as a helium balloon race, but the balloons fly around their own webpage rather than in the atmosphere – eco friendly and fun.

Each balloon costs £3 (or 5 for £10) and we would love you to buy and sell as many as possible.

Balloons are available to purchase on ParentPay Tues 24 Nov until Tues 8 Dec

On Friday 11 December at midday all the balloons will be ‘released’ and left to fly around a virtual London.  Every hour each balloon travels between 1km and 20km.  At the end of the race, on Friday 18 December at midday, the balloon that has travelled the furthest wins a £50 Amazon Voucher, with additional voucher prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

Once the race has started you can track your balloons on our own race page!  Swell idea huh?!

Please don’t worry if you don’t see your balloon straight away – it will be there in time for the start of the race on Friday 11 December.

To buy your balloons pop over to ParentPay from tomorrow – the ladies in the office have set up the relevant links – give your balloons a nickname and a colour.  Don’t forget what you call your balloons!

Thank you for your support towards this fundraiser, let’s make it go with a bang – good luck!

Any queries please email

Free Entry by post is available.


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Bristol BS20 6DY