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All the fun of the May Fayre makes £900 profit for Bishop's Stortford primary school Thorn Grove



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Traditional British entertainment was the theme of Thorn Grove Primary School's summer fayre.

Around 170 families enjoyed the event on Saturday (May 21), which featured a Punch and Judy show, donkey rides, a coconut shy, penalty shootouts, bouncy castles, pottery painting and dance displays.

All pupils were invited to wear red, white and blue to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with prizes for the best dressed.

Thorn Grove pupils in a whole-school dance. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822434)
Thorn Grove pupils in a whole-school dance. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822434)

The new mayor, Cllr Dave Anderson, attended and the chair of the organising committee, reception class mum Carolyn Forbes, said he even helped the team tidy up at the end.

She added: "Highlights were having our headteacher, Peter Luck, in the stocks with students throwing wet sponges at him, and the whole-school dance – all of the classes had learnt the same dance to do together for the day."

With the help of local businesses, the fayre generated a profit of more than £900 towards creating a library system and sensory garden. The parent-teacher association also funds a termly book prize.

Carolyn said: "We were lucky to have the support of lots of local businesses for our raffle prizes, including town centre traders Pircio, Roni's, Hellenic Bakeries Herts, M Salon, Empire Cinema, Ace of Lanes, The Little Arts Workshop plus Tesco Express in Havers Lane and Caulfields in Snowley Parade.

Leo, 8, and Ella, 5, take full advantage of the fact that headteacher Peter Luck is in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822425)
Leo, 8, and Ella, 5, take full advantage of the fact that headteacher Peter Luck is in the stocks. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822425)
Theo, 5, takes a shot at the tin cans. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822426)
Theo, 5, takes a shot at the tin cans. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822426)
That's the way to do it! Punch and Judy at the fayre. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822428)
That's the way to do it! Punch and Judy at the fayre. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822428)
PTA member Jess Townsend, from The Little Arts Workshop, looks on as Hope makes a badge. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822431)
PTA member Jess Townsend, from The Little Arts Workshop, looks on as Hope makes a badge. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822431)
Finn flipping burgers. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822433)
Finn flipping burgers. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822433)
Tombola time for Lachie, 5. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822436)
Tombola time for Lachie, 5. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822436)
Arsenal fan Bella takes on the penalty shootout. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822437)
Arsenal fan Bella takes on the penalty shootout. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822437)
Mayor Cllr Dave Anderson takes aim on the coconut shy. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822438)
Mayor Cllr Dave Anderson takes aim on the coconut shy. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822438)
Mayor Cllr Dave Anderson with his prize from the coconut shy. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822439)
Mayor Cllr Dave Anderson with his prize from the coconut shy. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822439)
Seth, 5, playing air saxophone. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822440)
Seth, 5, playing air saxophone. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822440)
Jo from South East Donkeys with Keira, 9, and Kyla, 7, on Rocky and Taffy the donkeys. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822432)
Jo from South East Donkeys with Keira, 9, and Kyla, 7, on Rocky and Taffy the donkeys. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822432)
Holly, 6, and Sophie, 5, show off their painted faces. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822427)
Holly, 6, and Sophie, 5, show off their painted faces. Pic: Vikki Lince (56822427)


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