I have a confession to make… I, Caroline Hayward, PTFA Chair and PTA Community Adviser at Parentkind, have never used any of the BIG PTA fundraisers before – sorry! In truth, I like to do everything myself. But this year, when our annual family quiz rolled around, I found myself with no time. No time to write questions, organise an event, or prepare anything.
It’s that time of year, following a lazy summer with no clubs, activities, or events to be at; September hits hard. Suddenly, the reality of scouts, brownies, swimming lessons, music lessons and endless birthday parties – plus working part time – means that even the best laid PTFA plans take a bit of a back seat. With the sudden realisation that our quiz was just a fortnight away, and I had done nothing more than send the letters out, panic hit. So, realising I actually couldn’t do everything myself, I downloaded the Big PTA Quiz pack. I mean, why not?