On Friday 24th March, mums and grandmas of pupils at Keresley Newland Primary Academy were treated to a decadent afternoon tea, organised by the PTFA. The menu was inspired by a local 12th Century Cistercian Abbey and our special guests were treated to a selection of freshly baked scones, cakes, sandwiches and fine teas fit for Lords and Ladies!
Pupils met their mums and grandmas at the entrance and led them to the mezzanine where tables had been beautifully decorated with flowers, including jasmine petals sprinkled across white tablecloths. A seating plan had been designed to maximise the space and children enjoyed this wonderful occasion sitting next to their mums and grandmas as they chatted about their learning.
Executive Headteacher, Mrs Fiona Hims played the piano during the second sitting to provide an ambience to fit this great British tradition, and as you can see from these photographs, everyone taking part looked relaxed and happy.
As our mums left this wonderful community event, they were presented with a beautifully wrapped handmade chocolate. As the author Jill Churchill quotes, ‘There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one!’
Keresely Newland Primary Academy also celebrated fund-raising for Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March. Children and staff wore red and sported silly glasses, red noses and ‘deely boppers’, raising money for Comic Relief 2017 throughout the day, culminating in a cake sale after school. Our loyal and hardworking administration staff welcomed families aptly dressed as ‘118 118 directory enquiries’ characters!
Mrs Hims said, ‘This has been very much a community effort combined with excitement of the children and that sums up what the school means to the village of Keresley. We are proud of the strong relationships between staff and pupils – our aim is to ensure that every one of our pupils feels valued.’