Fun at the fete, de­spite the rain

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By NICK REINIS nick.reinis@pe­ter­bor­oughto­

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)

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