Auchnagatt welcomes community cafe

Piece and quiet: Jaclyn Walker enjoys a coffee, while Sienna and Louise tuck into their scones.
Piece and quiet: Jaclyn Walker enjoys a coffee, while Sienna and Louise tuck into their scones.

A LOCAL primary school opened its doors to the public last week, as it held one of its regular ‘Community Cafe’ events.

Pupils at Auchnagatt Primary were to the fore in serving their customers, as people took the weight off their feet and enjoyed the chance to tuck into a fly cup and fine piece.

The community cafe is held once each month, and allows people from the surrounding area to come into the school to meet and chat over a morning tea or coffee.

One parent who came along early was Jaclyn Walker, who brought along her daughter. “It’s a chance to have a blether and a coffee and a scone - though most of us don’t need any excuse!”, she laughed.

“I’ve also got a wee one who’ll be starting school after the summer. This is a good way to get her used to the idea of being in the school and getting familiar with the surroundings.”

Under the supervision of staff, pupils took their turns at serving teas, coffees and juices, as well as cakes, scones and biscuits. They were also given the responsibility of collecting money and donations from those in attendance.

School auxillary Jean Thompson said that the Community Cafes were a good opportunity for children and adults alike.

“It’s a very good idea”, she said. “It gets folk together from the community and beyond, and is a good place for mums to get together for a coffee and a chat.”