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Thatcham primary school holds its summer fete
THE beach came to Francis Baily Primary School when it held its summer fair on Friday.
The themed fete saw a number of fun activities for children, including a limbo, and various performances from clubs at the school, including the Glee Club, Street Dance, Cello Club and school choir.
Chairwoman of the school’s parent teacher association, Sian Betteridge, said the event had been a great success with around 650 people turning up to support the school.
“All the food and drink stalls sold out – which goes towards showing its success.
“I think it’s lovely to show parents of the school what our children can do and how talented they are,” she said.
She said that initial feedback had been good, and the association would consider hosting an evening fete again.
The event raised more than £2,800 for the school, which Mrs Betteridge described as a fabulous amount.
“Both the summer and the Christmas events are our main two fundraisers, so it is very important to ensure it is run successfully,” she said.
“The summer event, is also a great way to wind down after what is generally a very hectic year, so a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves.”