Sun­shine hopes for sum­mer fete

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By NICK REINIS

HOPES are brew­ing that this year’s sum­mer fete at a city sec­ondary school will be its best-ever event.

For the sec­ond year in a row, Stan­ground Col­lege, in Peter­bor­ough Road, is host­ing an ac­tion-packed day for the pub­lic.

It will be held on June 19 from 11am to 2pm at the school, with some new ad­di­tions to the sched­ule from last year’s spec­tac­u­lar.

Gone is the car boot sale, which has been re­placed by art, mu­sic and drama work­shops for the pri­mary school chil­dren in the school’s vast catch­ment area.

An open in­vi­ta­tion has been sent to seven schools in Stan­ground, Farcet and Yax­ley for their pupils to go along and join in the fun.

Busi­ness and ad­min­is­tra­tion man- ager at the school, Jan Ber­ridge, who is or­gan­is­ing the event as part of the sum­mer fete com­mit­tee and the Friends of Stan­ground Col­lege, said: “We are look­ing to build on last year’s event so we have sim­i­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and stalls as be­fore.

“We held a car boot sale last year but this year we will do a sep­a­rate one in­stead.

“That’s mainly be­cause we are look­ing to do art, drama and mu­sic work­shops for school chil­dren on the day.

“They will come across and work with our teach­ers be­fore do­ing a demon­stra­tion when they have fin­ished their projects.

“We had a bit of rain at the end of the event last year but it didn’t dampen the spir­its. We are hop­ing for a nice sunny day.”

The school is also en­cour­ag­ing the wider com­mu­nity to get in­volved on the day.

To do this, they are ap­peal­ing for busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups and pupils to host their own stalls on the day. They also need do­na­tions of prizes for the raf­fle.

Carol Austin, who is part of the sum­mer fete com­mit­tee, added: “We would very much like this to be a com­mu­nity event and want to en­cour­age as many stu­dents and par­ents to get in­volved, to make this a re­ally suc­cess­ful event for the lo­cal area and the school.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part, call Carol Austin at Stan­ground Col­lege on 01733 564071 or email c.austin@stan­ground­col­lege.co.uk.

fun: Artis­tic Street KidZ group en­joy­ing last year’s sum­mer fete at Stan­ground Col­lege.

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