All the fun of the fayre

Rutherglen Reformer - - NEWS - Staff Re­porter

James Ai­ton Pri­mary School is get­ting ready to host it’s big­gest ever fayre this Satur­day.

Par­ent coun­cil mem­ber Carol Ger­rard came up with the idea of host­ing a fayre and the group felt that rather than wait un­til Christ­mas, they wanted to lift the “back to school” blues and have it in au­tumn in­stead.

With over 40 stalls, a football tour­na­ment and a wide va­ri­ety of taster ses­sions, the Au­tumn Fayre is all set to be­come one of the big­gest and best school fayres Cam­bus­lang has seen.

Carol said: “We all felt that it is im­por­tant to pro­mote and es­tab­lish James Ai­ton Pri­mary within the wider com­mu­nity, as although it is a small school, it has a great ethos and won­der­ful chil­dren. What bet­ter way to show­case the school than to in­vite the whole com­mu­nity in to en­joy a great day out to­gether.”

As well as rais­ing vi­tal funds for the school, it will also pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal busi­nesses and clubs to pro­mote their ser­vices and in­volve the whole com­mu­nity.

T h e Ca m b u s l a n g Football Academy will be there through­out the day run­ning skills ses­sions, kids’ five- a-side and also a par­ents’ tour­na­ment for the com­pet­i­tive. There will also be a bouncy castle for the lit­tle ones and a mas­sive 30ft bouncy as­sault course pro­vided by lo­cal com­pany jump4­fun.

Lo­cal char­ity LEAP will run a knit­ting ses­sion in the morn­ing as part of their BIG KNIT fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive.

Brick­s4Kids, an or­gan­i­sa­tion who teach chil­dren the prin­ci­ples of en­gi­neer­ing and ar­chi­tec­ture us­ing Lego, will pro­vide a gi­ant bag of Lego for chil­dren to en­joy.

There will be a num­ber of amaz­ing free taster ses­sions on the day de­liv­ered by lo­cal busi­nesses in­clud­ing Lynn C Dun­can dance class, Bushido karate class, Reach for the Sky bas­ket­ball ses­sions, power hoop­ing by Fit­ness Fa­nat­ics and Pre­pare to Dance fin­ishes the day off.

There will also be stalls, live mu­sic, a car boot sale and a raf­fle - with the grand prize a hol­i­day in Tener­ife.

Ch­eryl Ry­der, mem­ber of the par­ent coun­cil, said: “I am amazed by the won­der­ful gifts sent in from grand­par­ents, par­ents and lo­cal busi­nesses; we have been blown away by their gen­eros­ity. Other prizes in­clude a Kin­dle, £50 ho­tel voucher, £ 25 Scotkart voucher, din­ner for two at The John Fair­weather bar, £10 from Ur­ban Al­fresco and a host of oth­ers!”

The fayre will run at the school on Mor­ris­ton Drive from 10am till 2pm on Satur­day (Septem­ber 12).

A fayre good time James Ai­ton pupils ad­ver­tise their school fayre

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