Event raises useful funds for school

A successful summer fair was held before the end of term at Choppington Primary School to raise funds for important resources and equipment.

Saturday, 5th August 2017, 2:55 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 10:55 am
A group of Choppington Primary School pupils pose in the fun picture frame during the summer fair.

Organised by the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association, the attractions included fairground rides, a bouncy pirate ship, a fun picture frame and various stalls.

There was even a visit by a fire engine.

A number of local businesses and individuals provided prizes for the raffles and tombola. The event, which raised £717.66, was the first summer fair at the school in 10 years.

Headteacher Hilda Blythe, said: “We’re delighted with how it went and the level of support for the fair.

“It was a real community effort and I’m sure it will now become an annual event.

“This type of fund-raising is becoming more important as we’re having to cope with a reduced budget.”