All new PTA at Costessey Primary School
At Costessey we believe that children need to have a wealth of real-life experiences to support their curriculum learning and cultural capital. The cost of living crisis has hindered our plans significantly as we are reluctant to put too many costs onto our families and the costs of the trips have increased significantly. Our parents have stepped in to save the day!
In September 2022 a dedicated team of our parents and staff have relaunched a PTA at Costessey. They have already had a huge impact on our school community and have raised over £1500in the Autumn Term. This money will be used to enrich the experiences of Children at Costessey.
The first event held by the PTA was our Halloween Disco. On 31st October, over 500 children collected their ‘treat’ bag and walked along a Pumpkin Parade to join in with the dancing to music by Chilly, our favourite children’s entertainer. Prizes for the best pumpkins were handed out to the children in their classes that week too! Everyone had so much fun – there were even some teachers dancing to Thriller!
At Christmas this year, the PTA are running their very own ‘Elfridges’. The children had the opportunity to buy a small gift, wrapped by the PTA elves, for their special adult. It was a fabulous idea which meant the children could take ownership of a little bit of Christmas shopping. The children were super excited on the day.
In addition to this, children designed Christmas cards that families could order, to make that Christmas post extra special! We also saw our first family colouring competition which allowed children and parents the opportunity to sit down and colour together.
And there are many more plans for future events and working with the community including a Mother’s/Father’s Day shop, ‘Wear What you love Day’ and a Summer Fair … watch this space!