High hopes for fair weather
Village school ready for annual event
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