Next PTA Meeting

25th January 2018 at 7PM

Irthington Worm Charming Championship Rules & Application Form

1. Each competitor to operate in a 3 x 3 metre plot.
2. Lots to be drawn to allocate plots.
3. Duration of competition to be 30 minutes, starting at about 2pm.
4. Worms may not be dug from the ground. Vibrations only to be used.
5. No drugs to be used! Water is considered to be a drug/stimulant.
6. Any form of music may be used to charm the worms out of the earth.
7. A garden fork of normal type may be stuck into the ground and vibrated by any manual means to encourage worms to the surface.
8. Garden forks to be suitably covered to prevent possible injury when being transported to and from the competition. No accidents please!
9. Each competitor to leave his/her fork in allocated plot on arrival.
10. A piece of wood, smooth or notched may be used to strike or 'fiddle' the handle of the garden fork to assist vibration.
11. Only 2 Worm Charmers must be on the plot at any time.
12. Competitors who do not wish to handle worms may appoint a second to do so. The second shall be known as a 'Gillie'.
13. Each competitor may collect worms from his/her own plot only.
14. Worms to be handled carefully and collected in damp peat and placed in a suitable, named container provided by the organising committee.
15. A handbell to be rung about five minutes before the start of the competition.
16. Competitors to keep clear of competition plots until given the instruction "Get to your Plots".
17. The competitor who 'charms' the most worms to be the winner.
18. In the event of a tie, the winner to be decided by a further five minutes charming.
19. Charmed worms to be released after the birds have gone to roost on the evening of the event.

Application Form 

PTA Committee

The General Committee, an elected group of parents and teaching staff, has responsibility for, and supports the administration of, ALL the affairs of the Association. The committee is structured in a way that provides a framework which can support all the activities undertaken by the PTA – and we are always on the lookout for people to give a helping hand.

Elected members for this year are:

Emma Skelton

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Chairs all meetings, prepares agendas for AGM and all other meetings. Prepares PTA newsletters/notes for Mrs Robinson to send home with the children, and a copy for the school website PTA pages. Arranges and oversees events with others, keeps full records of useful PTA information, contacts, businesses approached for prize donations, comments following events, forms required for events etc

Fiona Todd

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Assists Chair, chairing meetings etc

Jess Lawton

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Attends meetings and takes notes, recording decisions and proposals, and who is responsible for actions. Makes sure action points are clear, types up minutes and emails them to Mrs Harrison/Chair. Prints off and files minutes and sends to Diane Bryant to update on the school website PTA pages.

Leigh Rutherford

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Maintains all financial records, prepares floats for events, counts takings from events, banks cash, and arranges cheque payments once receipts received. Makes sure the annual lottery license form and PTA insurance is paid for, and completes the annual return.

Supporters of Irthington PTA

Irthington Village School PTA would like to say a big thank you to the following companies who have supported us in our fundraising events:-

Events 2014/2015

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Afternoon Tea for 2 for the Christmas Fair Raffle

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Voucher valued at £60 for their net activity, Games Night Raffle 

Moky Fit

Nicola Roberts Christmas Fair Raffle

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Cumberland sausage pack, Christmas Fair raffle

Fruits and Roots, Brampton

Supplied fruit for human fruit machine

Helen O'Grady

Scholarship, Grand Raffle

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Family pass, Grand Raffle

Casa de Modas, Carlisle

£50 Voucher Grand Raffle


Tablet, Grand Raffle


Donation of prize for the Grand Raffle

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