Harrogate Grammar School PTA


Unfortunately we cannot deliver our usual fundraisers this year because of Covid-19 and have cancelled our summer festival, the autumn 'Old Skool' quiz, fashion show and shopping evening and our Christmas Party. This will leave a gap in our fundraising this year of around £6,500. However, we are very excited to offer a different and fun way to support the PTA and help us provide the extra resources, activities and experiences that are so important to our children to enhance their school experience.
Setting off from Dracula's castle on 31 October, our HGS PTA balloon race is a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon.

You can buy or gift one or more virtual balloons for just £3 each and give them a name and change the colour, shape and pattern.

The software designed to run the race uses live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked on Google Satellite map once launched. The winner is the balloon that has travelled the furthest in a straight line from the starting point. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place balloons. Thank you for your support and may your balloon fly fast and far and not get hit by a bolt of lightning or a flock of vampire bats!

Click the blue bar to buy your balloon.

If you could share this event with your family and friends, we would really appreciate it. We'll be tracking the balloons and it would be great for some friendly competition. The PTA#1 challenges you!

Our fundraising target is: £1500

Gross monies raised so far: £636

Supporters so far: 82

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Supporter Balloons (212)

  • Frazls joined the race on October 24, 2020, 5:08 PM

  • High Flyer joined the race on October 24, 2020, 4:41 PM

  • Poppa joined the race on October 24, 2020, 2:31 PM

  • The Allen Girls joined the race on October 24, 2020, 1:48 PM

  • The Allen Girls2 joined the race on October 24, 2020, 1:48 PM

  • Stus balloon of winning joined the race on October 23, 2020, 8:02 PM

  • Big Al joined the race on October 23, 2020, 7:44 PM

  • Daddy joined the race on October 23, 2020, 7:25 PM

  • BUSHERS joined the race on October 23, 2020, 7:24 PM

  • Williams balloon joined the race on October 23, 2020, 7:16 PM