The ladies were treated to an afternoon tea when their children hosted a Mother’s Day Café at Merley First School.
And not only was it a way to indulge the mums but it was also an event full of education for the Year 2 and 3 children who pulled it all together.
The youngsters organised the whole event, devised a menu, made the food, worked out the costs and ingredients for more than 100 mums and, at the end of it all, aimed to make a profit.
Headteacher of Merley First School, Jane Phillips, said: “This is the first time we have ever held a Mother’s Day café for our mums and the children loved making them feel extra special.
“All term we have been teaching the children about healthy eating and also business skills and this event was the perfect opportunity to pull together everything they have learned.
“Their hard work has really paid off and all the mums seemed to have a wonderful time.”
During the event the children acted as waiters and waitresses to their mums. As well as serving them they had to work out the costs of items and give the correct change.
And not only were the mums waited on, they were also treated to performances of a song and a poem.
At the end of the day the children worked out how much money was made and if there was any profit.
Profits made will go to a cause of their choice.
Speaking at the event, mum Cherry Riley said: “What a wonderful idea. The sandwiches and cakes were amazing. Thank you for a lovely Mother’s Day Treat.”
Merley First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in the Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, St John’s CE First School, Hayeswood First School, St Michael’s CE Middle School and Witchampton CE First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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