PADBURY Primary School took to the airwaves recently for Free Coffee Friday.
Radio station 98five Sonshine FM visited the school to broadcast its breakfast show, bringing with it a van with free coffee and donuts along with the school’s breakfast barbecue and cake stall.
P&C president Jenny Evans said this was the second time the school had hosted 98five, which this time was “even bigger and better”.
“There was a great atmosphere amongst students and parents who enjoyed the entertainment of the breakfast radio show,” she said.
“The crowd enjoyed listening to the school choir perform and the West Coast Eagles ran a training session.”
Though usual breakfast presenter Kirste was absent, Morro and producer Corey were on hand to interview school principal Neil Wood, chaplain Jade Crompton and P&C member, parent and local artist Susan Arkley.
With just 107 students, Mr Woods said the success and happiness of the school came down to a community effort and creative projects.
“We have fantastic staff and parents who are involved in all sorts of events promoting the school, a chaplain seeking to organise community outreach, putting together fundraising to resource the school,” he said.
“If you have a happy school and you have got supportive parents, then the kids will be happy.
“If your kids are happy, then they are going to do well. That is what everyone wants.”
Money raised from the event will fund resources for the school’s chaplaincy service.