The Aviators have been created by Nikki Mills, Heidi Martin-Barshell, Victoria Woodford and Carla Jenkins; a group of mums who wanted to bring a breath of fresh air to the PTFA and to bring positivity to the school. We wanted a group in keeping with school traditions and the wider community and, with the creation of the Aviators, we feel we have achieved just that. When we designed the logo we were very aware of the two sites/one school ethos, so we included this within the stars.
We all come from a business background, having family and personal businesses, so we see the potential in creating something that will make money but we intend to also bring much needed fun to the children. We know education is the forefront of any school but, as parents, we want to know that our children are enjoying their school experience as well as receiving a first class education. This is where we step in; encouraging parent interaction will in hand benefit both education and enjoyment and will complement the hard work the school is making with our children’s education.
To bring a little fun, we have sourced and donated a mascot, named Shortie (after the Short brothers who are famed for bringing Aviation to Britain and took their first test flight right here at Muswell Manor in Shellness). We feel he is an instant identity and something for the children to engage with.
We plan to liaise with parents and teachers to bring events and fundraisers to the school. Not only that, we will encourage people to donate time with projects to help our school environment. We may start small but we come with BIG ideas! With help and support from the school, parents, carers, family and friends we really can make the Aviators great! We already have Hayley Street who has joined the team and has shown she is as enthusiastic as the rest of us, we can’t wait to meet new members along the way.
If you would like to get involved, please find one of us or speak to a member of school staff.