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School cafe is a real perk for parents

09:00 29 May 2014

Café crew (from left): Jeanette Webb from Rose Lane Tesco, deputy mayor Julie Hunt, mayor Val Elkins, café manager Debbie Hyde and Devon County Councillor John Matthews are pictured with Orchard Vale pupils.

Café crew (from left): Jeanette Webb from Rose Lane Tesco, deputy mayor Julie Hunt, mayor Val Elkins, café manager Debbie Hyde and Devon County Councillor John Matthews are pictured with Orchard Vale pupils.

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Lattes at the school gates prove popular at Orchard Vale.

STAFF, pupils and parents have raised a cup to the opening of a new café at a Barnstaple primary school.

The community coffee shop at Orchard Vale Community School was officially opened by Barnstaple mayor Val Elkins on Friday afternoon.

The brand-new wooden cabin-style café, paid for with funding from various organisations in the town, will enable even more parents to catch up over coffee.

Manager Debbie Hyde said: “The café opens for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon on school days.

“It’s an ideal place for mums and dads to build relationships, share tips on bringing up children, and learn more about the school community here.”

Project co-ordinator Dawn Crabb said: “The new facility also provides a space for child and health agencies to meet and allow Orchard Vale to extend upon its community cohesion.”

Money for the new café was made available by Devon County Council; North Devon Council; Barnstaple Town Council; the Barnstaple Bridge Trust; Barnstaple Round Table; Barnstaple Rotary Club; Barnstaple Lions Club; and Rose Lane Tesco.

Profits from Coffee Cabin will be ploughed back into the running of the café, and also go to help fund two teachers in Nepal.

This week the school also received planning consent to extend classrooms and create a new management hub. Read more here.

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