Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Circus treat for village school pupils

A CIRCUS evening raised more than £4,000 towards new play equipment at Checkendon Primary School, writes David White.

A CIRCUS evening raised more than £4,000 towards new play equipment at Checkendon Primary School, writes David White.

TV mathematician Johnny Ball was the special guest at the fund-raiser, where Happy’s Circus entertained past and present pupils.

The show starred a father and son double act, Mr Happy and Pip the clown, and featured acrobats, aerialists and magic.

The event, which was organised by the Checkendon School Association, also featured a barbecue, bar, face painting, tombola and children’s games, including sponge the teacher and a giant noughts and crosses, a silent auction, raffle and sweet stall.

Jo Crook, co-chairwoman of the association, said: “It went very well indeed and we had some great prizes donated by local businesses.

“It was hard work but good fun to do. The kids loved it and they were crazy about the show. They were being squirted with water and shouting and screaming.”

The money will go towards a new play tower on the school field and the school hopes to have a second one built and to suspend a bridge between the two.



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