Event provides all the fun of the fair

Youngsters enjoy Bedlingtonshire Community High School's annual Family Fun Day.
Youngsters enjoy Bedlingtonshire Community High School's annual Family Fun Day.

Young and old came together as a school held its annual fun day.

A range of activities took place at Bedlingtonshire Community High School for their annual Family Fun Day.

Organisers said there was a “super atmosphere” thanks to a range of attractions including stalls, tombolas, pony rides, fairground attractions, animal antics, craft activities, hook-a-duck, face painting, glitter tattoos, gymnastics.

And there was a kite display by world record holder Josh Mitcheson, a student at the school.

Merck, Sharp and Dohme also attended the event with science workshops which proved to be one of the main attractions on the day.

A spokesperson for the school said: “The sun decided to make an appearance in the afternoon and visitors were able to enjoy the delights of the Vintage Café, hosted by staff and students.

“This was a lovely occasion and would not have been possible without the support of staff, students and the community.

“Parents commented on the open policy of the school and that they had enjoyed being a part of the event.”

Elsewhere, the high school hosted 46 Year 6 children from Bedlington Station, Stead Lane and Cambois primary schools so they could get a taste of school life.

The young students, who are moving to the school in September, had lunch at the school before mixing with older children on the school field.

They also enjoyed an activity session with Year 10 health and social class students with a World Cup theme, making a number of snack foods including fruit skewers, sandwiches and salad.