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Gunton Primary School fete provides fun for all the family

PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 June 2015

Gunton Primary School summer family fete. Soak the teachers stall. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Gunton Primary School summer family fete. Soak the teachers stall. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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Treasure was found, teachers were soaked and talented youngsters showcased their skills as a summer fete was hailed a success.

Fun for all the family attracted “a fantastic turnout” to Gunton Primary School in Lowestoft last Friday as an evening of entertainment was enjoyed.

Organised by the school’s Parents, Staff Friends Association (PSFA), lots of different stalls, activities, displays and performances wowed the crowds.

And headteacher at the school in Gainsborough Drive, Matthew Jordan, was delighted with how the event went – as an “amazing” £1,200 was raised for school funds.

Mr Jordan said: “It went incredibly well. We had a fantastic turnout from all the families. A big well done goes to all the children who volunteered and came along to help on the stalls and on the microphone, along with those who performed. We are very proud of them – they all did a superb job.”

He added: “Our grateful thanks also go to Rebecca Richardson, from the school office, and Colin Lambert, our caretaker, for putting in such a lot of extra work out of hours. We raised £1,200 which we are stunned with.

“We did not think we would raise such an amazing amount. A big thank you goes to the parents, families and friends who all came along and contributed.”

The money will be used by the PSFA for additional equipment within the school. The next event to be organised by the PSFA is an end of year disco for pupils, which is being held next month.

With sports games, a treasure hunt, bouncy castles, children’s activities, games, competitions and face painting, there was something for everyone at the Gunton Primary School fete.

Teachers Mr Cullingham and Mrs Stone were among those who stepped up to the stocks to be pelted with sponges, before 18 children from the school took to the centre of the playing field and performed a range of skills.

The Gunton kids talent spot showcased dance and gymnastic displays, while songs were sung, music was performed on the piano, keyboard and guitar and three pupils performed parts from The Wizard of Oz.

Creative Gunton pupils also designed their own flags as they took part in a flag parade around the field - with guest judge Woody Bear from Pleasurewood Hills presenting prizes to winners.

The North Lowestoft Karate Club displayed their skills, while students from Shani Cantor’s Vocal Academy sang and danced during further impressive performances, before a raffle brought the fete to a close.

Mr Jordan said: “I was very impressed with the performances. Our thanks go to the North Lowestoft karate club and Shani Cantor’s Vocal Academy – we really appreciate them turning out for this community event. The committee of the PSFA did a terrific job, and I thought it was a fete that was really, really well run and put together.”

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