Sheringham Primary School fair

Eleven-year-olds Samantha Graves, Nathan Norfield and Willow Bushell with the Whack the Rat game the

Eleven-year-olds Samantha Graves, Nathan Norfield and Willow Bushell with the Whack the Rat game they designed for Sheringham Primary School's summer fair. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Traditional games, music, competitions and a silent auction were among the attractions at a summer fair held at Sheringham Primary School.

Eleven-year-olds Samantha Graves, Nathan Norfield and Willow Bushell with the Whack the Rat game the

Eleven-year-olds Samantha Graves, Nathan Norfield and Willow Bushell with the Whack the Rat game they designed for Sheringham Primary School's summer fair. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Organised by the school's Friends group, the event is one of Sheringham Primary's main fundraisers of the year.

Together with an annual Christmas fair, it raises around £4,000, with proceeds this year going towards revamping the school pond and trim trail, and purchasing a clutch of incubators used by Year 1 pupils to hatch and observe chicks.

As well as having a chance to bid for lots donated by local businesses and individuals, fair-goers were invited to take part in a chess challenge hosted by Year 4 teacher Matthew Perry, visit a nail bar run by pupils or enter a Great British Bake Off-style competition, with categories including cup cakes, chocolate cake and Victoria sponge.

Pupils were also asked to paint a portrait of head teacher Dominic Cragoe, senior teacher Tim Groves or teacher Jacqui Marshall, all of whom will be retiring at the end of the summer term.


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Music was provided by Sheringham High School band and a family jazz trio, with refreshments laid on courtesy of Lobster pub landlord Graham Deans, who provided a barbecue and marquee, and Felbrigg Hall catering manager Alistair Bradshaw, whose team cooked up 100 cream teas and 50 cup cakes.

Teacher Becky Robinson, who is chairman of the Friends group, thanked all those who helped make the fair a success.

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'We have had tremendous support from local businesses and we couldn't run the fair without our brilliant team of parent volunteers who have been working away behind the scenes,' she said.

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