Fun at the fete, despite the rain
IT may not have been blessed with sunshine, but spirits were not dampened at the Stanground College summer fete.
A host of activities took place throughout the day when the school, in Peterborough Road, hosted the fair last weekend.
It was the second year in a row that the school has hosted a fete after bringing the event back following an absence of many years.
Despite the lack of sunshine and some dark clouds overhead, organisers said the event was still well attended.
Business and administration manager at the school Jan Berridge said: “The main problem was the weather but apart from that it was a pretty good turnout.”
The school had hoped to hold an exhibition of work from local primary schools following workshops with the school’s own teachers.
However, Mrs Berridge said low attendance at the workshops meant this was postponed.
She said: “We didn’t have a lot of children for the workshops so we will be looking at that again for next year.
“Instead, we had our own pupils do some performances, including samba drumming and that was really good and went down well.
“There was a lot of different activities going on, including dance and acting from Shakespearian plays.”
However, rather then look back over this year’s event and celebrate its success, the school is already looking to the future and planning for next year.
The event was organised by the school’s summer fete committee and the newly formed Friends of Stanground College group.
It featured a vast array of stalls and activities, including a gladiatorial- styled inflatable fighting arena.
Mrs Berridge said: “It’s something that we are strongly going to build on for the next year and the following few years as well.”
FUN FIGHT: Corinne Quinn (10) and (right), Janine Quinn (12) joust during Stanground College summer fete. (METP-1906-10PF254)