Thursday, 23 November 2017

School raises money with music festival instead of fete

A MUSIC festival was held at Benson Primary School on Saturday.

A MUSIC festival was held at Benson Primary School on Saturday.

Summer on the Green included performances by Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams tribute acts.

The RAF Benson military wives choir also performed and some of the teaching staff at the school sang solos.

It was the first time the Friends of Benson School had held a music festival rather than a traditional fete.

There was a bar, barbecue and face-painting as well as several stalls, including cakes made by the Great British Baker, a company based at RAF Benson. A group of children ran their own stall with maggot racing and hook the duck.

Headteacher Helen Crolla said: “It was well-supported considering the rain. It did brighten up later in the afternoon and we had a lovely early evening.

“The musical act we had booked was a great success and we were very pleased with it.”

She thanked the Friends, especially chairwoman Harriet Render and treasurer Helen Luscombe, for their hard work.

The proceeds will go into the school funds, although it’s not yet known how much was raised.

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