Thursday, 18 August 2022

£1,200 raised for Badgemore playground

A SUMMER fair at Badgemore Primary School in Henley raised £1,200.

A SUMMER fair at Badgemore Primary School in Henley raised £1,200.

More than 200 people attended the event, which was organised by the school’s Friends group. Attractions included a “splat the teacher” game, book and toy stalls, a beer tent, cake sale, tombolas, raffle, a bouncy castle, barbecue and candy floss.

Badgemore Pre-School also had a number of stalls, including one where children could decorate biscuits.

Headteacher Jackie Steele said: “The fete just goes from strength to strength. Past pupils always turn up and it’s so lovely to see them. For such a small school, I think it says a lot about our community to raise that much.”

She thanked businesses for donating prizes for the raffle, which raised £500 alone. The money will be spent on new playground equipment and markings.

Meanwhile, at the school’s sports day pupils took part in javelin throwing, a relay, hurdles and skipping rope races as well as welly wanging and a fancy dress race.

Parents enjoyed picnics with their children and then watched them compete. Mrs Steele said: “It’s lovely that the parents come and support it. It epitomises the ethos of Badgemore - we’re a village school in the heart of the town.”

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