Thursday, 21 October 2021

Primary school raises £4,600 with centenary fair

A FAIR held to celebrate the centenary of Sonning Common Primary School raised £4,600.

A FAIR held to celebrate the centenary of Sonning Common Primary School raised £4,600.

Attractions included live music, a barbecue, bouncy castle, stalls and games for both children and adults.

A clown called Big Foot demonstrated circus skills to children and balloons with the name of the school were released.

The proceeds will go towards a multi-use games area at the school. The school had held a series of events to celebrate its centenary, including reunions of former pupils, and this encouraged more villagers to attend. Pam Saker, who chairs the parent-teacher association, said: “We tried to make it a village event rather than just a school fair and to include more people from outside the school.

“Normally there are about 400 people but we had many more than that this year. We’ve also had some very positive feedback.”

Christine Atkinson, who helped organise the event, said: “The sun came out and it was a very good afternoon.” Headteacher Chris Hirst said: “It was quite simply the best village fair ever.”

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