Morwenna Dunstan, Rockwell Green Church of England Primary School Head, said she hoped the school’s Summer Fair would make “about £1,000”. It was packed, popular and looks bound to hit the target.
The Fair took place on both the school’s grounds and in the hall, with stalls selling donated goods – cakes, books, soft toys, bottles and confectionary – and tombolas and raffles with prizes contributed by parents. There were two bouncy castles for children and lots of games and activities organised by parents – including painting messages on tiles donated by Buildbase – and face and nail painting. A sealed bid auction of an Exeter Chiefs’ rugby ball used in the team’s European Challenge Cup match and signed by all the players was to go the highest bidder. ‘Find the Duke of Wellington’ made imaginative use of large model of a new housing estate.
Active involvement of staff and parents at school functions and events such as summer fairs is vital to their success and the mums manning the burger barbecue on a very warm afternoon illustrated the support that Rockwell Green school enjoys.