The 2017 Summer Fair was full of sunshine and fun – and we raised over £2,500! This fantastic amount of money will be put towards the many different things that the PTA helps to fund (including equipment, trips, books and more). As an example, the PTA has committed to paying for essential repairs to playground equipment over the summer holidays.
The day dawned slightly overcast, but went on to become gloriously sunny. This year, there were a number of new features (eg, photo booth and cream teas), as well as everyone’s old favourites (eg, tombolas, gift stall and crafts). We were keen to encourage people to enjoy the space fully, so situated the BBQ and bar on the grass, near the trees, with lots of seating in the shade, which worked really well.
Everyone’s favourite compere, Steve Bowbrick, kept people alert to the new stalls and deals, the Borehamwood Brass Band provided a jaunty summery vibe, the gym club flipped their way impressively around the hall floor, and the school choir sang beautifully.
There was a great atmosphere throughout and it was a wonderful example of how this lovely school community comes together. A huge thanks from the PTA for all the support from parents, staff and pupils in ensuring that the fair was a brilliant – and profitable! – event.