On 6 July, the P&F hosted one of the biggest events in its calendar – the Summer Fair. This year’s theme was ‘Carnival of Nations’ and many of the stalls had a distinctly international flavour, with Japanese calligraphy, Colombian coffee/Moroccan tea and Jamaican jerk chicken on offer. We even had our own authentic French area, La Guinguette, with food and games from Heber’s many French parents.
As well as the usual summer fair attractions, children could make their own Brazilian-style carnival headdress, take part in the Round the World Passport Challenge or even have a go at Japanese-style inflatable sumo wrestling. And in the stage area we had live music and entertainment, including Irish and Ukrainian dances performed by children from local dance schools.
The weather was amazing and the Pimm’s and ice-cream stalls did brisk business – though one casualty of the scorching sun was the giant inflatable slide, which sadly was too hot to use. Braving the heat were some 100 volunteers, including parents, teachers and Year 6 children, who helped to run the stalls, provide the live entertainment and organise the activities. It was wonderful to see the whole school community pulling together to make the event such a success.
All in all we raised £4,519. Many thanks to our main sponsors, Spencer Kennedy, and all the other local businesses who supported the event.