Families in three local schools enjoyed their super summer fairs on Saturday – Badgemore, Shiplake and Trinity. With all the traditional stalls, refreshments, entertainment and competitions, there was something for all the family to enjoy and lots of money was raised for the schools.
Children here enjoyed soaking the headteacher Jacky Steele and teacher Mrs Rowlinson with wet sponges, plus there was a bouncy castle, obstacle course, lollipop lucky dip and test your strength to ring the bell with the hammer to name just a few. Councillor David Eggleton was invited along to draw the raffles and judge the ‘Woodland’ fancy dress competition. The PTA were delighted to raise £1,200 which will be used to mark out new markings in the playground.
Out of this world – Space was the theme of this year’s Fayre and started off with live music from the Drum Club which was followed by the Wacky Wheels fancy dress competition, dance performances, races and then finished with the traditional annual tug of war with the boys and men winning the competitions. There was a great exhibition of classic cars again this year and stalls included spaced-themed treasure maps, flying saucer knock the cans down plus lots of other favourites.
Super foam was the recipe for fun again this year at Trinity School. In the arena there were performances by the Henley Music School Ukulele and Recorder clubs, Hoola Hooping by Rose Tolhurst – with a chance for the children to join in too – and Steph’s Dancing Divas doing Bollywood dancing. There were two competitions – a bake off and craft off. Florence Rait was the Key Stage 1 winner for her fantastic miniature garden (pictured above).