Annual Spring Fair
Hethersett Junior School will
be holding its annual Spring fair on May 10th with one of the
highlights being a special Stars in their Eyes competition for the children.
The competition was piloted
at last year’s fair and the children, who are aged between eight and 12,
were so enthusiastic that organiser Chris Watt, who is also a teacher at the
school, plans to extend it this year to run throughout the event.
Mr Watt, who is also a DJ,
has compered the Spring fair for many years. Late last year he had all of his
disco equipment stolen, making it virtually impossible for him
to carry on. Realising the
predicament this put the school in the PTA purchased a new PA system for the
school and so Mr Watt will be once again expertly compering the Spring Fair as
Another new attraction this
year will be the introduction of a climbing wall, partly sponsored
by Wimpey Homes. The wall, which can accommodate four climbers at a
time, will be open to all ages and will provide a challenge to children and
adults alike to reach the top. Head
Master, Andy Whittle, said: “If the climbing wall proves to be popular we
may look into hiring it during a school day so that all the children can have
Other attractions at the fair
include a circus skills arena where anyone can have a go at juggling, plate
spinning, stilt walking and many other circus skills.
There will be demonstrations of football, tag rugby, and kung fu
together with a raffle and an auction of promises.
There are also lots of other stalls and sideshows, a café, barbecue
and a beer tent.
The fair is organised by the
PTA to raise funds for the extras that school funding does not cover.
For the last two years, as a Christmas treat, the PTA have subsidised a
trip for the whole school to the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Circus.
The event will run from 11
a.m until 2 p.m with entry 50p for adults and unaccompanied children.
Accompanied children are free.
The PTA will follow the fair
with a quiz and chips evening at the school on Saturday 14th June.
The group is also looking into the feasibility of an ‘Antiques Valuation
Day’ in Hethersett Village Hall where members of the public will be able to
bring items for valuation by a well known auction house in return for a
Anyone wanting more details of any of the events should contact the school on 01603 810498.