Deluge Doesn’t Dampen Spirits as Summer Fayre Goes Indoors
|Author: Redbrick||Published: 6th July 2012 15:57|
Despite the weather's best efforts, this year's summer fayre at Ockbrook School and Grangmount Nursery and Junior School to Ockbrook School goes on regardless as enterprising staff and parents move the whole event under cover.
The Summer Fayre takes place from 12.00 - 15.30 on Saturday 7th July in the school's Sports Hall and Birtill Hall. Face painting and bouncy castles are amongst the activities most eagerly anticipated, along with traditional games including Hook a Duck and Splat the Rat.
Parents and children can also test their skills on the Netball Shooting Competition, whilst those inclined can feast on cream teas and homemade cakes, or enjoy refreshments in the licensed bar.
Alison Steele, Head Teacher, Ockbrook School, says: "The heavens have opened but nothing will dampen our spirits. The show will go on and we're looking forward to a fantastic afternoon of fun, thanks to the Olympic efforts of Ockbrook School Parents Association. Organising the Summer Fayre is a mammoth task, and this year OSPA members have also had to face the added challenge of the inclement weather.
"Our fund raising efforts have been supported fantastically and all we need now is a final push at this, our last event of the year, to secure the retractable seating and possibly even some specialist lighting to furnish the newly created Drama and Lecture Theatre."
Other entertainments include Coconut Shire, Skittles and Dare to Dip, plus all manner of stalls including hand-made jewellery, holistic beauty therapy and nail painting.
Grangemount and Ockbrook Schools are located between Nottingham and Derby, just off the A52. Grangemount Nursery & Junior School to Ockbrook School is an independent school for boys and girls aged 2-11. Ockbrook School is currently an independent school for girls aged 11-18 years. For further details visit the website www.ockbrook.derby.sch.uk