Fun in the sun!

July 10 2015

Charborough Road Primary School enjoyed plenty of fun in the sun at its annual Summer Fete.

Charborough Road Primary School enjoyed plenty of fun in the sun at its annual Summer Fete. Held in glorious sunshine, it was well attended by the local community who browsed the plants and “As New” stalls, enjoyed performances from local gymnastic, dance and drama groups, and munched their way through 130 hot dogs and 140 burgers!

Most importantly the children had a fantastic time: playing games, bouncing on the castle, eating ice cream and knocking their friends off the greasy pole with pillows!  Ella Murdoch, Year 4, said: “I especially loved throwing wet sponges at my Mum; it was the best 50p I’ve ever spent!”  The highlight for most of the pupils was having the opportunity to vote on which of their brave teachers to gunge. Year 2 teacher Mr Pavey won with a clear majority, and took his punishment in a very dignified way!  And just because there was a couple of buckets of neon pink gloop left over, Year 3 teacher Mrs Hannam was gunged for good measure!

There were plenty of fabulous prizes to be won; Rob Jones, parent to Morgan who is due to start at Charborough Road in September, won the raffle top prize of £100 Mall Vouchers, and the winner of the £100 cash prize who chose the Lucky Date of the year was Gary Warren, parent to Max, Year 2 and Alex, Reception Class. 

In addition to having so much fun, we managed to raise an incredible £4,400! 

Nicola Bailey, Head of Charborough Road, said “The money raised will help the children benefit in a range of ways: visits from travelling theatre companies, visits by the Science Dome, buying craft, cookery, gardening, music and photography supplies and subsidising exciting trips out.”

Cath Gregory, fete organiser and mum to Tom and Orla, said “There was a truly fantastic atmosphere; it was such a brilliant day!  As ever, we couldn’t have done this without the amazing support of all our school staff, parent volunteers, the children who helped run events, our local business sponsors and everyone else who donated or helped in any way.”

Jo Knight