Sun and Fun All The Way
helped to produce one of the most successful Spring Fairs at Hethersett Junior
School for many years.
The crowds turned out
for the school’s first fair since changing its status from a Middle to
Junior school last September.
Over the years the
weather has often been a problem with hot chocolate more in evidence than cold
ice cream. On Saturday it was a different story, however, with inside
refreshments doing a roaring trade as people sheltered from the heat rather
than the cold and rain.
The Spring Fair is the
Parent Teacher Association’s main fundraising event of the year and proceeds
this year will go towards improving the school’s outdoor play areas. In
recent months the PTA has helped to pay for the re-surfacing and re-marking of
the front playground and the replacement of benches. Now plans include adding
larger apparatus and increasing the number of activities children can join in
at play times.
“I would like to
thank the PTA for all their efforts on behalf of the school, both in providing
equipment and ensuring the success of the Spring Fair,” said Head Teacher
The day included a
football demonstration from Hethersett Athletic Football Club, a special Stars
in Their Eyes session for pupils, tag rugby and Kung Fu demonstrations and a
raffle and auction of promises. The school steel band also performed at
regular intervals throughout the event. One of the biggest attractions of the
day was a climbing wall in the playground sponsored by Wimpey Homes.