A timely break in the unseasonable weather saw the sun shine on a Summer Fayre extravaganza at Race Leys Junior School last week.
Building on the school’s Proud Traditions, the staff and children came together to celebrate Fathers’ Day with the traditional dads versus the staff football match and to enjoy family fun time together on the school field.
The event was supported by a variety of local businesses and charitable organisations, making the event the biggest and best the school has ever seen.
In addition to the long-time favourite sweet and bottle stalls, families were able to get up close and personal with owls, enjoy the excitement of the inflatable slides, as well as take rides on the spinning tea cups and go karts as well as a host of other activities.
The afternoon closed in dramatic style with the staff team winning the football match for the second year running after a dramatic second half victory leading to a penalty shoot out in extra time. The winning goals were scored by Rob Dadley and Matt Bevan with the staff goalie and Year 4 teacher, Martyn Hole, being named “man of the match”.
Pupils were delighted by the afternoon, describing it as “awesome” and “the best ever.”
Headteacher, Suzanne Edwards, said, “We have set the bar high this year and have been delighted by the support of the local community in making the day so exciting and memorable. We shall aim to do even better next year!”