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School Fete success 2016

Summer School Fete success

To celebrate the opening of Branton Community Primary School in September 2016, the Summer Fete held on Saturday 25 June 2016 was a great success!

learning to run and count

Running and counting…what fun!

With fun and free children’s activities, including a treasure hunt, pony rides, football practice, naming a sheep…and more…there were happy, smiling children and adults everywhere. Despite an early threat of rain, the weather held out and the sun also smiled on proceedings.

The Forest School demonstration, with an opportunity to toast marshmallows, was a particular favourite with everyone in festive mood.

There were some excellent refreshments for sale; including cakes, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, and drinks.

All in all, it was a small triumph and a real credit to the goodwill and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers of our local rural school. And, of course, many thanks to the Friends of Branton First School (PTA) for organising the event.

Raffle results

Hamper (Pink 222) Mrs D Liddell

Chillingham Castle Voucher (Yellow 04) Carol Stephenson

Prosecco (Blue 185) Nicola Wood

Beauty Voucher (Yellow 215) Hannah Smith

Beer Selection (ticket not noted) Yvonne Shell

Sing with Me (Blue 677) Louise Devlin

Plant (Pink 166) Julia Robson

Port (Yellow 102) Sarah Nelson

Prosecco (Blue 61) UNCLAIMED as at 27 Jun 2016

Funds raised

All-in-all, the event was an amazing fundraising push that will have a final total of around £1,000.

Riding Buttons

Riding ‘Buttons’

face painting 1

Preparing for face painting

face painting almost completed

And the butterfly is almost complete

marshmallows around the campfire

Marshmallows around the camp fire

toasting marshmallows on the fire

If you missed this…you missed a treat!

See you next year?

PTA meeting

There will be a PTA meeting on Monday 4 July at 4:30pm to look at what fundraising events might be next. So, if you have any ideas, come along or you can always phone or email the school.

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