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Friday, May 28, 2010

Games and fun at school fair

THERE was plenty of fun in the sun at Darras Hall First School's Summer Fair on Saturday.
And for once the Head did not mind being bombarded with wet sponges in the 'stocks' during the afternoon of entertainment.

The annual event to raise funds for the school, organised by its PTA with support from staff, included a variety of games such as hoopla, coconut shies and a knockout football tournament.

Among the other activities were face-painting and pony rides and the day was also supported by Northumbria Police, which brought along police horses and a police car.

Darras Hall First School Headteacher Peter Tincombe said: "Everyone really enjoyed the event and there was a great turn-out not only from pupils, parents and staff, but also formers pupils and local residents.

"The glorious weather helped a lot and for the first time in five years my annual role of going in the stocks to be hit by sponges was the best job as I was the only one who was cool. We're still counting, but what we can say is that the fair will raise hundreds of pounds for the school."