Festival & Fair beat the rain - mostly
17th June 2016
Well, we made it - despite the weather! The Midsummer Festival was a roaring success - so beautiful to see the Maypole. A new addition to many but bringing back memories to those who have seen more Midsummer Festivals than myself. Thank you to everyone who donated flowers and their time to set up and make the arena and the flower bearers look so beautiful.
Huge thanks go out to every member of the Parents' Association and every member of staff who gave up their time to make tonight's Summer Fair such a fun evening too. We really do appreciate all of your very hard work. The weather forecast for this week made it look highly likely we might miss out on our fun but we got through the whole Midsummer Festival and most of the Fair before the heavens opened. We moved inside temporarily but the hardy climbers were out on the climbing wall again before long - including Mrs Clifton I hear.
Year 6 served us well running the games stalls and apparently the burgers were particularly delicious this year on the barbecue. The children were very clearly enjoying the range of activities on hand including archery and simulated caving.
As the rains really pelted down, there was a tense time whilst most people were enjoying the raffle and Mrs Smith realised we were in danger of flooding again. Having had a bit of practice earlier in the week, this time we were ready for it. Mrs Weir and Mrs Oliver got the indoor bags of sand from Year 6 whilst myself, Mr Hartwell and Mrs Clifton tackled bagging off the top of the stairs near Mrs Locke's class and bailed out the trapped water. Behind the doors, Mrs Smith, Mrs Weir, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Brighten stood ready to deal with a breach but this time we managed to head it off.
A bit of extended sunshine would be nice for the rest of term please!