School raises £1.8k at summer fair

SOAKED: Pupils Scott Somers and Daniel Tucker, both 8, delighted after throwing wet sponges at Rhoda Pierpoint, centre.

BULLSEYE: Rhoda Pierpoint being soaked in the stocks.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A SCHOOL in Kidderminster raised about £1,800 at its annual summer fair to go towards a new seating area.

More than 600 people turned out at Heronswood Primary School to take part in the fair, which was organised by teachers, pupils, families and local residents.

The fair had 30 stalls, which offered a range of activities, games and things to buy for people of all ages.

Rhoda Pierpoint, deputy headteacher, said the school was delighted with the number of people who turned out to support it.

“It was lovely to see lots of our families, friends, relatives and local residents soaking up the carnival atmosphere,” she said.

“There was a happy and relaxed feel as people explored all the stalls that were on offer. The gift bag stall appeared to be the most popular, as all they had sold out in the first 45 minutes.

“The hot food van and bouncy castles were also a huge hit and, with the sun shining on us, we couldn’t have asked for any more.”

The money collected will be added to the other amounts that have already been raised for the school this year, to provide pupils with an area where they can learn in comfort.

Mrs Pierpoint said: “Overall, the summer fair has been a huge success but it would not have been possible without all our families making donations over the last couple of months, without a core group of parents attending the meetings, doing leaflet drops in the area, as well as setting up and running the stalls.

“Thank you to everyone for making our fantastic fair possible.”

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