High hopes for fair weather

Vil­lage school ready for an­nual event

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A VIL­LAGE school is gear­ing up for its an­nual sum­mer fair as or­gan­is­ers hope the weather holds out.

Den­ham Vil­lage In­fant School, on Cheap­side Lane, is hold­ing the event in the school grounds on Satur­day (July 4), from noon un­til 3pm.

This is the fourth time Wendy Cope, as chair­man of Friends of Den­ham Vil­lage In­fant School (FODVIS), has or­gan­ised the sum­mer event.

She has pre­pared for all even­tu­al­i­ties and is even pre­pared to move the bouncy castle in­side if it rains, be­cause if last time is any­thing to go by, it will.

“It chucked it down last year as well,” Ms Cope said.

Speak­ing about how well the prepa­ra­tions are go­ing she said: “Apart from hav­ing a ner­vous break­down, it’s all com­ing to­gether.”

She added: “Prepa­ra­tions are not go­ing too bad. I’m get­ting a lit­tle bit of help from other peo­ple. It’s com­ing along though. If it’s go­ing to be dry we’re go­ing to have a beach area oth­er­wise if it chucks it down we’ll have it in­doors, with the bouncy castle.”

She added: “I’m quite calm at the mo­ment though.”

On the day peo­ple can ex­pect a bouncy castle, a bar­be­cue, a gi­ant tombola, face paint­ing and var­i­ous stalls.

An auc­tion on the day, with prizes which in­clude af­ter­noon tea for two at Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, is also set to make the day go with a bang.

All pro­ceeds go to the school to fund fu­ture ac­tiv­i­ties with the chil­dren.

She said: “Be­cause we’re such a small school it can be re­ally hard go­ing so I try and do some­thing ev­ery month so we have enough money in funds that the chil­dren need.”

And asked how the pupils are feel­ing about the fair Miss Cope said:

“We’re gear­ing them up for it, and we tell them the bouncy castle as well is com­ing. They also love coun­try danc­ing.”

She added: “They’re very proud of what they do­ing and they love danc­ing.

“They’re go­ing to do a demon­stra­tion for the par­ents on the Satur­day. I’ll make sure they’re ex­cited by the end of the week.” GER­RARDS CROSS: The South Bucks Choral So­ci­ety is per­form­ing an Opera Gala at St James Church, Ox­ford Road, on Satur­day (July 4).

Iain Led­ing­ham at the pi­ano will di­rect 10

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