Sheringham school stages family fun day to raise funds for equipment

Music and dancing at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Music and dancing at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Festival fever hits Sheringham Woodfields School next Friday, when staff and students will be staging an annual event promising music, dancing and fun for all the family.

Music and dancing at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Music and dancing at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Now in its fifth year, the W-Festival was the idea of a group of staff members who wanted to run a community event, at the same time as raising cash towards a new, £38,000 sensory room.

The event has grown year on year, expanding to include more performers, activities for youngsters, a licensed bar and a fish and chip van.

This year's line-up features Norfolk covers band Catch 22, Cromer singer songwriter Jack Daniel, staff and student bands, and north Norfolk community music band Playing for Cake.

Other attractions will include a refreshment area selling homemade cakes, a bouncy castle, children's craft tents and games and a fancy dress competition with prizes for the best dressed festival-goer.

Music, dancing and family fun at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Music, dancing and family fun at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

W-Festival runs from 4pm onwards on June 24 at Sheringham Woodfields School, Holt Road. Tickets, priced £5 (£3 children) are available on the gate, or by phoning the school reception on 01263 820520.

Proceeds from the festival will go towards play and educational equipment for Woodfields, which caters for up to 90 children with complex needs.

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