Join The Newtown Soberton Race the World see full details below!

As you are aware, due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have had to cancel our  fundraising events. This means a loss of most of our annual funds. For this reason, we have signed up to easyfundraising as an alternative way of raising funds for our pupils during this time.  This is a free, safe way to raise money for the school through online shopping with any of the 4,000 retailers linked to the scheme. Please click here to visit our fundraising page and sign up to support us. Thank you for your support. 


Registered Charity No:1106531     

 Newtown Soberton Infant School Race The World!


 The children of Newtown Soberton are raising money in aid of FONS (FRIENDS OF NEWTOWN SOBERTON SCHOOL) and every donation really will help. 

The children of Newtown Soberton Infant School, Hampshire are taking part in an interclass competition whereby each class will Race 6371KM around the World.  If you are able to please support the childrens hard with donation at .   FONS raise money to enhance children's learning environments and experiences as a small village school we rely on our fundraising events to help provide these. Due  to COVID most our fundraisers have been cancelled and with the uncertainty that lies ahead we need your support now more than ever.  

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause it means so much to us.

Race The World Progress so Far

Special mentions to Douglas Ker on reaching their 50 miles and achieving their Bronze Award! Your
certificates are on the way.

Oli Quickenden you are very close, well done to Alvar, Annie, Francesca (Hedgehogs), Barnaby (Rabbits) and Huxley (Early Birds) on starting the journey too.


FONS is a committee made up of parents, carers and friends of the school who are dedicated to raising money and providing extra curricular activities for the children throughout the year.  In 2018-2919 FONS raised an amazing £10, 000!  

Money raised by FONS is used in two ways;

Firstly, to allow key curriculum enhancements (in 2018 this included swimming lessons for Year 1 and a whole school trip to Winchester Science Centre to support pupil’s learning about the Moon Landing Anniversary).

Secondly, the money raised is helps to fund improvements to the school environment like the installation of the Trim Trail Climbing Equipment.  This year we are hoping to be able to create a school garden and outdoor learning space for our Year 1 & 2 pupils.  At our first meeting on Thursday 19th September 2019, FoNS was able to donated £5000 towards this project.  Look out for exciting changes in the Spring Term!

As a small rural school, government funding cannot cover such important curriculum enrichment and the money raised by FONS is essential for ensuring our pupils have a broad range of fun educational experiences.

How To Take Part in

The Race the World

How do I record the children’s miles?

All pupils should have received a walk 100 miles star sheet. Each star equates to 1 mile/KM, you
chose how you would like to record mile or KM! Each time your child completes 1 mile/KM simply
get them to colour in 1 star it’s that simple.  If you need a new chart they can be down loaded from

You can use app's like Strava or map my walk to help measure the distances travelled. 


Please send you child's weekly and monthly distance totals (please include your child's name and class)  to Sammy Hope via email at

Rewards !!

Children will receive certificates at the following intervals as recognition of their efforts; Bronze
50 miles, Silver 100 miles, Gold 150 miles and platinum 200 miles. The last day to submit any
distances will be Friday 16th July 2021. All children will receive an award. Please remember the
importance of ‘good sportsmanship’ and to record distances truthfully.


You can also add in your adwards for completing milestone, maybe a favourite meal or a movie night?

Make the most of those lockdown walks!

Christmas Raffle Update
Hoping you all have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.
Thank you to all for supporting our annual raffle, not only did we raise a fantastic £857 but we received some great donations from Elf Day.
We also received some truly generous donations from local businesses; The Stables Fitness Studio, Smyths Toys (Fareham) & The South Coast Laser Clinic.
Furthermore we received a Dominator Scooter and 2 x beautiful hand made cakes via our school community.
Thank you all
From the FONs Committee.

 Who Are We


Sam Hope   

Vice Chair 

Jane Jekins 


Helen Martin 


Amanda Collins      

PR and Marketing 

Rosemary Gatland 


Second Hand Uniform

We have lots of good quality second hand uniform available.  If you need anything please email