Family fun day draws people back to school in Sprowston

Sprowston Fun Day at Sprowston High School. Beaver Caitlin Roll, 8, and Cub Luke Overman, 10, from 1

Sprowston Fun Day at Sprowston High School. Beaver Caitlin Roll, 8, and Cub Luke Overman, 10, from 18th Norwich Scout Group have a go on the crockery smashing game.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

School might be almost out for summer but families went back there for some summertime fun in the Sprowston sun to help boost a charity that supports people with a life-limiting inherited condition.

Sprowston Fun Day at Sprowston High School. Magician Jake Ace gives some juggling tips to Nataya Bro

Sprowston Fun Day at Sprowston High School. Magician Jake Ace gives some juggling tips to Nataya Broadfoot, 10.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Sprowston Community High School hosted a family fun day with proceeds from the event going to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

People of all ages were drawn to the Cannerby Lane-based school to sample the carnival atmosphere at Saturday's event which had more than 130 stalls, activities, food, drink and a variety of entertainment.

As well as bouncy castles, play areas, dance troupes performing and characters from the Marvel and Star Wars universe, there was also a magician show, birds of prey, ice cream, beer tent, Viking and Saxon camp and display as well as a huge indoor craft and gift fair with more than 50 stalls.

Jason Trattles, 30, from Angel Road, and his wife Vicky and children Saul, 10 and Maria, five, were at the event.


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He said: 'I thought it was really good. It was bigger than I thought – lots of really good stalls.

'I really enjoyed it. I thought it was one of the best fetes I had been to. The kids seemed to be happy with it all which was good. It's been really, really good and the food has been excellent as well.'

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James Royal, 36, who attended the event with his children, Charlie, seven, Jack, one, and Oliver, also one, was also impressed with what was on offer at the event.

He said: 'It's a very, very good family day. 'There's lots of things to do. It's really good for all the family and raising money for charity at the same time.'

Terrence Elsmere, 28, from Sprowston, took his one-year-old daughter Alex to the fun day.

He said: 'She's loved it.

'It's the first time I've been to it. It's been interesting to see all the local stuff. It's been quite nice. I would come to it again.'

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