Sum­mer fun gives school a cash boost

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEIGHBOURHOODNEWS - Pic­ture: Ge­orGi MAbee By NICK REINIS nick.reinis@pe­ter­bor­oughto­

HUN­DREDS of peo­ple helped a Stan­ground pri­mary school raise more than a thou­sand pounds at their an­nual sum­mer fete.

Oak­dale Pri­mary School, in Oak­dale Av­enue, Stan­ground, held its sum­mer ex­trav­a­ganza on Satur­day to raise money for ex­tra re­sources for pupils.

The event, which was or­gan­ised by the Friends of Oak­dale School Com­mit­tee and had a World Cup theme, was a huge suc­cess, rais­ing £1,800 in the process.

With the three-week foot­ball tour­na­ment now in full swing, the event fea­tured spe­cial­ist foods to rep­re­sent a num­ber of the dif­fer­ent na­tions tak­ing part.

Staff also got in on the act by wear­ing an ar­ray of foot­ball shirts. The event also fea­tured a host of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing in­flat­able games, pony rides and a ‘beat the goalie’ chal­lenge.

Head­teacher, John Yardy was de­lighted.

He said: “It went re­ally well. There was an ex­cel­lent turnout and the weather was re­ally good to us.

“There was a re­ally good fam­ily at­mos­phere to the whole event.

“We had dif­fer­ent foods for dif­fer­ent na­tions, like pizza for Italy and our bar­be­cue was for USA.

“The World Cup has been a re­ally big thing in school, with each class des­ig­nated four teams which they fol­low in the tour­na­ment.”

How­ever, rather than rest­ing on their lau­rels af­ter an­other suc­cess­ful year, prepa­ra­tions are al­ready un­der way to make next year’s event just as fun-filled.

The school will also be work­ing out how to spend the money raised this year, but it is ex­pected to be pumped straight back into equip­ment for pupils to use.

Mr Yardy added: “As soon as we fin­ished last year, we started look­ing at this year. So it’s a year in the mak­ing.

“We have a very ac­tive Friends of Oak­dale School Com­mit­tee and we will start meet­ing in a cou­ple of weeks to re­view what we did well and the things that didn’t do as well as we thought they would.

“We raised a to­tal of £1,800 in profit on the day. That will go to­wards school re­sources for some new items for the chil­dren, like quiet read­ing ar­eas.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the school, visit www.oak­dale.peter­bor­

Pic­ture: AlAn Storer

Ride: Fin­lay Brit­ton on pony Izzy Wizz at the Oak­dale Pri­mary School sum­mer fete, which rasied £1,800 for the school. (METP-12-06-10AS046)

Pic­ture: AlAn Storer

SKiLLS: Joseph Pot­ter (7), prac­tises his golf tal­ents at the fete. (METP-12-06-10AS043)

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