Many thanks to our children, families, friends and everyone else in our school community for turning out in such great numbers to our Summer Fair last Saturday and making it such a great success. I am especially grateful to the dedicated core of our brilliant Home School Association, who turned up early in the morning to erect the gazebos, set up the stalls and make sure that everything was ready to roll when the Fair opened at 3.00 pm. We really do appreciate the time and effort of our parents, families and staff, especially Mr Butler, who helped to make the event happen, while enduring the full range of English summer weather from torrential downpours to boiling sunshine. It was good to see and meet former pupils and parents. I was fortunate enough to meet some former members of the HSA from 30 years ago, who actually made the stalls, which we still use!
The Summer Fair raised a superb total of £1919.91! This is a really great result and a significant contribution to raising the £10,000 pledge towards our new play equipment, which is starting to take shape. The holes for the uprights have been dug this week and the posts themselves and the platform for the stainless steel slide are being installed as I write. We have been informed that the remainder of the apparatus should come together quickly and we hope to be ready for the laying of the safety surface next week.