Monday, 27 September 2021

Hundreds attend primary school fete

HUNDREDS of families attended a summer fete at Goring Primary School.

HUNDREDS of families attended a summer fete at Goring Primary School.

The event on Saturday began with the school’s 40-piece orchestra performing songs including

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
and

It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
.

There was a baking competition which was won by year six pupil Honor Roberts, who made a cake in the shape of a bucket and spade. Her prize was a cookery book.



Year 5 pupil Jamie Best built a Lego recreation of Goring which took up most of a classroom and included an electric railway. Visitors could build trains and carriages then put them into action.

Other attractions included football skills and rowing machine challenges for parents as well as fairground games like splat the rat and hook a duck, a lucky dip and a tombola. The fete was organised by the school’s parent-teacher association, which also runs the annual Goring 10km race.

Organiser Kate Kind said: “It was very busy — there was a constant stream of people and the barbecue was running all day.

“We’re glad the grey skies didn’t put anyone off. The forecast was terrible so we made some wet weather plans at the last minute but luckily we didn’t have to put them into action.

“There were lots of toys and books on sale and lots of ice cream being enjoyed. It was mostly just traditional summer fete activities but that’s what the children love.”

The event raised £5,300, which will go towards music, sport and IT projects as well as class outings.



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