For Lady Bankes Primary School, like many others, the end of the summer term is a very busy time with numerous events to organise. Not only did they present two performances of their very entertaining Year 6 Leavers’ Show, “Pirates of the Curry Bean” but on the following day, Friday July 14th, they held their Summer Fayre.
The school decided to continue the pirate theme by referring to the Fayre as a “Swashbuckling” experience! There were many stalls, games and prizes, a variety of food options to choose from, entertainment which included a bouncy castle where all afternoon there was a long queue of children eagerly waiting to take their turn. Other attractions were an opportunity to have a photo taken with the greatest pirate of all time, Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as Plunder Tombola with a chance to win a treasure. Some of the games and prizes were Splat the Ship’s Rat, Unlock the Black Pearl’s Treasure and Message in a Bottle. Children could collect stamps for participating and even more for winning.
Despite the miserable weather, numerous visitors were not deterred from attending and having fun. The Fayre managed to raise approximately £2,500 for the school which was due in part to the help of all the stall sponsors and raffle prize donations for which the school was very grateful.
Raising money plays an important role in schools these days so they can provide the best possible environment in which their pupils can learn and develop. However, schools are mainly judged by their pupils’ educational attainment. This academic year Lady Bankes Primary School scored well above the national average in all their SATs results. Congratulations to all the pupils and staff!