Sunshine hopes for summer fete
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Gone is the car boot sale, which has been replaced by art, music and drama workshops for the primary school children in the school’s vast catchment area.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
fun: Artistic Street KidZ group enjoying last year’s summer fete at Stanground College.