The PCA (Paddle Community Association) was formed in 1990 and is a registered charity. It is run by parents, staff and governors who volunteer their time to arrange fundraising events which support and enhance the school financially, educationally and socially.
Over the past 27 years it has organised a wide range of fundraisers and activities which are held regularly throughout the school year. These include events like the Christmas Market, Christmas Hamper Raffle, Summer Fair, Coffee Mornings, Air Ambulance Bag Collections and Valentines Disco.
Not only do these events raise additional funding for our school and other external charities (ie Macmillan Cancer Support, Great North Air Ambulance Service), they also promote an excellent partnership between the children, teachers, parents and the local community.
The PCA also organise discounted swimming lessons at Cockermouth Leisure Centre from Y1, ensuring all children have the opportunity to become confident and proficient in the water.
Meetings are held approximately 5 times a year, to plan and discuss events. Everyone is welcome to attend and being part of the PCA is an excellent way to meet other parents, as well as improving school facilities for all children at Eaglesfield Paddle Academy. The PCA would love to see more parents get involved so please take a look at their new Facebook page:
Please feel free to join the PCA knowing that you do not have to attend every meeting but you will be hugely appreciated if you can help in any way. They are aware that all parents are busy like themselves so it is better to have a lot of people who can offer some help some of the time, rather than a few parents having to do everything all the time. As member parents of older children move closer to the end of school, new volunteers are needed to take over and keep up the good work. If you have any fundraising ideas, the PCA would love to hear from you.
The current PCA are:
Edwina Seward (Chairman), Lyn Richardson (Vice Chairman), Sue Booth (Secretary) and Sally Edgar (Treasurer).
You can contact the PCA via their mailbox in the school foyer, their Facebook page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org