Mums’ day drive-by

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Students eagerly await their parents at the drive-through Mother's Day celebrations.
Camera IconStudents eagerly await their parents at the drive-through Mother's Day celebrations. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

St Joseph’s Primary School in Pemberton found a creative way to have its annual Mother’s Day celebrations on Friday.

Parents were invited to attend a Mother’s Day drive-through and were provided with presents as well as takeaway morning tea by students.

Principal Brett Wilkie said the idea came from a brainstorming session with teachers, as a way to celebrate Mother’s Day despite COVID-19 restrictions.

“This year for the first time in a long time, we weren’t able to get the mums into the school site, due to the pandemic.

“Normally they would come in and have a morning tea and a nice morning here at the school.”

Mr Wilkie said the school was happy with the turnout, estimating it had more than 20 cars attend that morning.

“We’ve got 31 families and apart from a couple who couldn’t get out of work commitments or were away, we had almost all of them,” he said.

Year 3 Tessa Bendotti-Van Der Spil said she had enjoyed the drive-through.

“It was really special for the mums, because they could each drive through and spend a few minutes with their children,” Tessa said.

“My mum had a big smile on her face and she really loved the morning tea as well.”

Tessa’s mum Laura Bendotti said the drive through was lovely.

“It was beautiful for them to put something on with this virus hanging around,” she said.

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