Yes, Soho does have a primary school. And it’s vulnerable.
Soho Parish School is a lifeline for many working class families in and around the area. Due to limited space in the old Victorian building, pupil numbers are small, which means the school is poorly funded. In addition, they face further Government cuts.
Without financial support from fundraising activities organised by the school and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – Soho Food Feast, for example now in its 10th year, as a major contributor – the school would be in a critical state.
PTA mum Sandra told us: “We have to decide ‘Do we give the children fresh fruit, or do we give them stationary?’ Those are some of the decisions the PTA have to make due to cuts.” The mums of the PTA urge more local businesses will play a part in Soho’s fantastic community spirit by donating money to the school to help build the next generation!
You can donate to the PTA by using this link: www.sohoparishpta.com
Words and photos by @the.soho.girl
Special thanks to *Hummingbird Bakery for the Mother’s Day cake!
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