It wasn’t just the kids who got all dressed up for the Valley Road Medieval Fair, the parents got into the spirit too to enjoy the feast of entertainment on offer which included Space Hopper jousting, wet sponge stocks, archery with Premier Sports, birds of prey and ferret racing provided by Millets Falconry.
The winners of the fancy dress competition, Laura McLoughlin and Nonnie Luke, dressed as jousting knights on horseback officially opened the fair.
The Wanging of the Wellington competition was a closely fought competition with the winner Jacob Norris winning the star prize of Jenson Button’s signed cap.
The baking competition saw Isla Wheeler from Year 1 win first prize with Amelia Priestley in second and Charlotte Harris in third.
The stocks were full all afternoon with “guilty offenders” who were then subjected to having wet sponges thrown at them by their friends.
The fair raised about £2,000 and will go towards the community Happy Valley Room building fund.
Siobhan Pratt, Chair of the PTA said, “Many of the Valley Road families attended the Medieval Summer Fair on Saturday on the school grounds, even though the weather looked quite grey and wet. Fortunately the rain held off until the end of the fair, and we were all able to enjoy a wonderful atmosphere in the medieval village created by the school parents for the children. The birds of prey display and ferret racing from Millets Falconry, which was hugely popular with adults and children alike. A great time was had by all.”