Caythorpe Primary Schools’s FSA (Friends of School Association) have recently launched a coffee morning event to encourage community integration for people from the village and surrounding areas.
The event is held every first Friday of the month with tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes on sale at very reasonable prices. Held in the school hall, the coffee mornings are open to everyone, not just parents and carers of pupils at Caythorpe Primary School.
All of the money raised is used to support the education of the next generation at Caythorpe Primary. Funds have been utilised to subsidise school trips and pay for school resources such as musical instruments, sports kits and leavers books.
And spending isn’t just decided by the adults at the school. The PTA recently gave £100 to each class for the pupils to help their teacher decide what the money will be spent on.
The coffee mornings are the latest in a long line of events organised by the Caythorpe PTA, including discos and school fayres. A parent of a pupil at Caythorpe explained how the coffee mornings are excellent for the whole community, not just the school.
“It is great for the community. This is the only place in Caythorpe you can really stop and have a coffee and it is open to everyone. It is fantastic to know that these events support the school, the pupils and their education.”
Louise Whittaker is in her third year as PTA Chair. She explained, “We try to provide as many events as possible to support the school and the coffee mornings are a great way of encouraging the public to see what a fantastic environment Caythorpe Primary school is. We are in the process of funding a Friendship Bench which will be a great addition to the school.”
The next coffee morning will be held on Friday 5th April. If you are in the Caythorpe area, why not drop in.