Leighfield Academy fete is a great success

Leighfield Primary School staff doing the barbecue. EMN-140613-141938001
Leighfield Primary School staff doing the barbecue. EMN-140613-141938001
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A community joined together to make a popular annual school fete a great success.

Leighfield Academy in Uppingham held its summer fete and organisers were delighted with the turnout despite a rainy day.

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis

The fun and games included a bouncy castle, beat the goalie, soak the teacher and pony rides, all held on the field.

In the hall, Year 6 pupils held an enterprise stalls, where the youngsters worked in teams to see how much profit they could make for the school, with a start up budget of £10. They carried out face painting, nail art and friendship bracelet making to raise a total of £258.

The day also featured great music provided by the Uppingham Jazz and Soul Band, which includes former pupils and teachers.

A raffle was well supported by local businesses and prizes included a pamper session with Good Hair Days, lunch at the Lake Isle and a meal with wine at Don Paddy’s.

Headteacher Debbie Sedgewick said: “Leighfield Academy fete is always a special occasion and it was wonderful to see such a great turn out from the community.

“The fete raises money for the children at Leighfield, which enables us to provide resources and activities to enrich their learning. This year we have been able to fund visitors in school who have led music, poetry, maths and cultural days which our children have loved. I am grateful to the team of parents who work so hard to make this a success and to all the people who have supported the event.”