Fair a giant success
PUBLISHED: 17:26 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 15 June 2010
POOR weather failed to dampen support for an annual event in Honiton, which has been hailed a great success despite rain. Honiton Primary School's summer fair, held on June 27, raised £900, organisers have reported. Amanda Allison, chairman of the schoo
POOR weather failed to dampen support for an annual event in Honiton, which has been hailed a great success - despite rain.Honiton Primary School's summer fair, held on June 27, raised £900, organisers have reported.Amanda Allison, chairman of the school's parent, teacher and friends' association, said: "Without the tireless assistance of our relatively few members, we would not be able to support Honiton Primary School with extra-curricular activities."We have raised in the region of £900, which is a tremendous amount, and I would like to thank all those involved for their time and effort."Teachers in stocks, Tania's Cafe, a bouncy castle and tombola were among the attractions.New features included sumo wrestling, story telling and two giants called Bellever and Albion, of North Devon. The giants mingled, as far as giants can mingle, with crowds of children and adults, towering over them, oblivious to the rain.During the fair, the school showed off its new raised flower beds, tended by young members of the Earth Club. Otter Rotters, teachers and parents assisted with the project and it is hoped that the Earth Club will soon boast its own greenhouse, funded by the PTFA and erected by ROK.Children hope to be able to study the life cycle of plants in the greenhouse - before they eat the results!